Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vintage Silver All Aglow

When getting up recently in the middle of the night to make a cup of peppermint tea , I switched on my bedside light and started walking out of the room. I turned back for a second and could see this wonderful glow.

So I went a got my camera and starting taking pictures.
Yes, about 3:00 am!

Now, this problem is getting serious dear friends.
I have always loved taking photos, but since blogging
~ I am a bit overzealous!
Is this happening to anyone else? I see so many things during my day to photograph and share. I am pleased with the outcome of these pictures, are you?

An antique silver lamp graced with a needlepoint shade, a beat up candlestick, my dragonfly monoprint,books that are really boxes for easy to grab items, and a Pottery Barn cordless phone all hang out together...

enjoy...
Karen
IMAGES: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

20 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Karen... I have missed our visits!... love your beautiful silver all aglow!... hope all is well with you Miss Barn Chick Queen!... xoxo Julie Marie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I missed your visits Miss Julie Marie! thank you for dropping by...

Karen

lvroftiques said...

It does cast a lovely glow! And as a very inexperienced blogger I realize (usually too late) that I need to LIVE with a camera around my neck! *winks* Vanna

Debra@Common Ground said...

I hear ya...my camera goes EVERYWHERE with me. But it does cause me to look at the world a little differently. Joy in small things! Just beautiful Karen, beats kleenex and a Nyquil bottle! te he.
xoxo,
Debra

AshTreeCottage said...

I am glad that you captured all of those lovely images to share with us. I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who wakes up at 3 am with my camera by my side!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful silver and a lovely job of photographing it!

Gypsy Brocante said...

I sooooooo "get it" ... I'm hooked as well!
Beautiful photos ... keep it up!
xo
Jill

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

The lamp is exquisite and the whole piece is beautifully put together!

Carole said...

I've tried to curb that late night photo session but sometimes you have to seize the moment.
Great pics...it was worth staying up for
x
C

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I love your comments- thank you. am so glad I am not alone fellow blogging friends!

Karen

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ I love it. Sometimes the right light, the right time of day, the vignette, etc. it just all comes together and looks beautiful- like this! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Lisa said...

Thank god for those sleepless nights. At least you are taking advantage of the time to create!!!

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful silver. I was actually ATTEMPTING to polish some silver for the first time today. I used Goddards silver foam, and I have some tarnx I haven't tried yet. What do you suggest?

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Thanks! I do not polish most of my silver, but if and when I do , I only use Goddards.

Karen

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Karen,
Beautiful silver! I think your pictures & lighting is perfect. I love your winter white post from earlier. Yes that English Country Living was inspiring. I was going to mention in my post how many more European mags I'm reading these days since we've lost so many here (ME Home Companion, Country Home and others)
Lisa

Rebecca said...

Ha, the sun was coming into the living room over the weekend and I ran and got my camera... my husband rolled his eyes! All he said was blogging and laughed at me.
Beautiful pictures! Love the silver...
Blessings
Rebecca

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your vignette is stunning. Love the silver pieces and the lamp is fantastic. The shade is so unusual and beautiful. Great pictures. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is beautiful! I love that lamp! And your photographs are gorgeous!

Lou Cinda

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely vintage silver!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

hee hee heee!! we think pictures taken in the wee hours of the morning are some of the best pictures you can take :) the lighting maybe?!! love all of the silver...one of our passions!