Monday, June 28, 2010

Ever After~ White Wednesday

Atop a graceful hill glows a limestone castle surrounded by fields of lavender as far as the eye can see. Fit for a handsome prince waiting to meet his true love, yet no room in this spacious residence for any wicked step mothers and surly step sisters.
Gisele, thanks for your comment on my last post,
I can see now that my silver beaded slippers on esty are reminiscent
of the classic love story movie
"Ever After"

This Chateau located in France (pictured above),
where the movie was filmed is spectacular
with its French limestone, domed roof tops
and perfectly manicured privet hedge...

the costumes
especially this costume ball gown
is so breathtaking

Just Breathe...

of course, anything that even hints of Leonardo DaVinci I love!

So thank you Gisele
and everyone, for your lovely comments.
and be sure to check out White Wednesday at Faded Charm...

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors 2, google 1, 3-5

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

vintage barns~ White Wednesday

I love vintage barns and I love weddings.
What it is about an old crumbly barn
and new vows of a wedding that go so well together?

Crackling paint mixed with the perfect amount of rust create a

wonderful barn door in my town of Somerset, Massachusetts.

You may remember a post where my twin brother was married
in a gorgeous barn converted into a restaurant.
I always loved barns but more so with the Brayton Homestead,
circa 1796, that had a barn~ long since gone...

and thank you FabricatedFamily
for including my Moroccan slippers in your etsy treasury.

and this is my first time participating in Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

Images: 1 google, Brayton Homestead Interiors 2-4

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Wishes

Do you have a Summer wish list? I do...
I plan to attend fab parties even if I have to host them...
Partake in wine tastings...
and start planning another trip to Paris...

And wish you all a wonderful summer!

Images: Covetable Designs, etsy, etsy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Weekend

The heat is here~ just right~ not too hot. I would like to say that I have been having a productive weekend. However, except for going to yard sales ( which I really should be banned from as I exhibit no self control) it has been a couple days of rest and relaxation. Lots of wonderful vintage jewelry was found though!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend !

Image: BraytonHomestead Interiors- poodle on R.L. ottoman my den

Monday, June 14, 2010


Thank you for coming to the Homestead to visit

because of you I am thrilled to have
and new friends...

so have a cupcake

and please
keep coming by the Homestead.

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors 2, google 1& 2&4, Paris Hotel Boutique 3.

Friday, June 11, 2010

gone to the dogs...

my shop
has gone to the dogs...

Have a wonderful weekend...
Images: google, Brayton Homestead Interiors

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

the winner is...

again for all your well wishes and birthday greetings
for my mother. I loved reading all your lovely comments
and hope you continue to come back and visit!

Krumpet and I would like to announce that
the winner is
Image: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Monday, June 7, 2010

Who's calling?

thank you for all your wonderful
comments and followings
on my blog giveaway honoring my Mom.

I will be anouncing who won!
(a snippet of my desk late at night/ pics of my son)
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

blog giveway - let's dance

There once was a little girl who loved to dance. She would whirl and twirl around her canopy bed. Her Mom brought her to ballet lessons when she was 4 1/2.
Thanks Mom!
I took lessons until I graduated from high school
then danced in the state dance company.
Mom drove me to dance lessons for years and years... she watched countless dance recital rehearsals
until I am sure she knew all the dances by heart...

So here's to you Mom with all my love
and thanks to you for reading.
Enter my giveaway by following my blog and leaving a comment.
Post about it or put my button on your side post
for another entry...
Images: google 1 ,3 & 4