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Welcome. Now Serving Country House Style Daily!

There are a thousand ways to put Country House style into your life – it comes down to the details. All those thoughtful littles add up to One. Great. Big! Browse the photos. Try something – just one thing – today and see if it doesn’t change your POV. And visit again tomorrow for more exclusive, new pics and ideas!


Nibbles & Sips


In the Garden

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At the Table


Floral Note


Style Snippets


Out & About



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…Lodge – my term for “a mess”. My hanging spice shelf embodied that term big time! You know, it’s one of those spots in the kitchen that truly ends up becoming a catch-all (just like
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There’s a relay race going on right now at Connecticut Country House, with one (or 2 or 3) woody-stemmed shrubs blooming at the same time. Their volume, color, and scents make the gardens truly come
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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell   Love, Nora

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Collecting woven serving trays is a great idea. Anything you serve on one instantly says naturally casual. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, colors, materials, and sizes. Nesting a stack of them where
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Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is one of my favorite perennial cottage garden plants. These low maintenance plants are a perfect solution for edging your garden in a full sun to lightly shaded spot. About 10
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A New Day

Favorite Quotes

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah
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Roses are always a good idea – in any shape or form. Here’s a fabulous new recipe my friend Holly shared with me. One look at these absolutely gorgeous apple pastry roses and I knew
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If you were to ask me what one of my favorite plantings at Connecticut Country House is, I would have to start with the forsythia. I think my love of forsythia started when I was
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A walk through the gardens of the Governor Stephen Hopkins House is well worth it, even if it’s early in the season. On a recent trip to Providence, Rhode Island, we stumbled upon this beautiful
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The way I celebrate Earth Day is to take care of my neck of the woods. And I mean that literally. I live on a beautifully scenic road in Connecticut, filled with protected woodlands, streams,
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The Country House lifestyle is all about comfort and joy, and one of the most comforting things I can imagine is a beautifully handmade quilt made up of something very personal – your child’s favorite
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Foodie friday:Chicken Soup Love

Connecticut Country House

Nothing tastes better (and more comforting) than a bowl of homemade chicken soup served up really hot. A couple of weeks ago I was as sick as a dog, so Murph got busy in the
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