Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Newport Mansion

Take a twirl with me around this grand Newport mansion, The Elms. Marble glistens, cherubs delight, a party will be here soon...

I am so fortunate to leave within an hour of the glorious Newport Mansions. Everywhere you look is a treat for the eye.

Soaring high ceilings punctuated with luscious tasseled valances with flowing damask draperies make my heart flutter...

Beautiful brass sconces hold unusual half shades creating a perfect glow to the marble sculptures. Doesn't it feel as if a party is about to start? Well you would be right. The new Barn Chick Party will be guest hosted for me at Idyllhours this Friday...

Please accompany me to the party,enchantment will ensue...


oh, I wish I had my Magnolia Pearl bloomers to wear to the
BARN CHICK PARTY!

thank you Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors 1-5, Regina Studio 5

14 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Ooooh Karen, I am in love with those mansions... this Barn Chick wants to live in one of those! Can a Barn Chick live in a mansion??? Thanks for mentioning the party... I need your help with the linky thing!... xoxo Julie Marie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Julie Marie,
ok -will send it to you- cannot wait!

Karen

Tess, Gilded Days said...

Gorgeous pictures! I went to the Breakers years ago, but I would love to go back and see all the mansions.

agnesofgod said...

What a lovely post about the mansions. Your pictures are beautiful.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, what beautiful pictures, I especially love the first one with the cherubs. I'm planning on joining in on the Barn Chick party, but I will have to do my post Thursday morning, because I'm leaving to go out of town, can you link me up to the barn party like you did last time, remember when I was having trouble with it. Just let me know! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

will definetly link you up to the Barn Chick aprty on Friday Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade,thanks for asking and coming by!

Karen

Patti's Artful Design said...

I visited a couple of the Newport Mansions this past summer...but no time left for The Elms. Thank you for sharing, Karen. Just lovely!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hey Karen, thanks so much for offering your help again, your so sweet to do this! I think last time it was just me not knowing what I was doing, but I have been having some problems linking ever since we changed to firefox, my husband said he would look at it to, and try to see what the problem is, but it will probably Sunday, anyway didn't mean to write so much, thanks for offering to link me up to White Wed too, but I have so much to do before we leave on our trip that I can't add one more thing to do! I would love to join in on White Wed, next week, I've been planning on it for a while now, just haven't because I've been having the problem with linking up... anyway I will do my Barn post early Thurday morning, before we leave, and I will make my rounds to everyone's post when I get back on Saturday evening, thanks so much for you help linking me up on my Barn post! hugs~~~ Daphne

gail said...

Ah Newport....love it there! our daughter went to Salve Regina and we went to visit her every chance we got (I don't know how happy she was about that).
we still try and go once a year. beautiful photos!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Julie Marie said...

Hello Barn Chick Queen... have registered with Mr. Linky but can't figure it out... HELP! xoxo Julie Marie

Edward said...

Love those pictures. What a photographer!! Love to see your work, keep sharing.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

loving all your generous comments. Newport is a cool place to visit!

Thanks,
Karen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, talk about jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. We were just in New England at the end of September and I am now posting our pics. You live in such a beautiful part of the country! I did a post on the Breakers Mansion.
~ Julie