Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Little Sitting Area

Welcome to one of my favorite seating areas in my home, the Brayton Homestead, circa 1796. This spot is located in the center front of the house; with some stretching you can view the Taunton River.

A small space, the top hall landing to be accurate.
My attempt was to create a space to linger or to look out at the water. I think it has
a bit of a French flair, do you?

So I am linking with the beautiful
French Cupboard's
Vintage Inspiration post

here vintage needlepoint on my walls and pillows,
and a bench I created from
salvage pieces..

even the door to a bedroom is adorned with vintage needlepoint, my favorite textile,
and a set of old suitcases just waiting to be needed...


Original shutters from the cellar make a wonderful folding screen
while hooks from my kitchen's pot and pans rack
allow me to rearrange pictures easily, such as my watercolor painting a of a stone cupid statue and of course vintage needlepoint!

and linking with these great blogs:
Between Naps on the Porch - Met Monday
House House in the Roses - Show off your Cottage Monday
Smiling Sally- Happy Blue Monday
Savy Southern Style- Wow Us Wednesday
and French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Hope you enjoyed and thanks for coming.

Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

34 comments:

Tess, Gilded Days said...

Ooh I love it! What a sweet little space!

Shirley said...

I could see myself sitting there, staring out the window, enjoying the warmth that surrounds me. Your home shows exactly that! No Place Like Home..
~Shirley

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How wonderful that you are a keeper of such a orginal American home! Yes the landing looks very inviting!

MARY PERNULA said...

You little seat is just lovely, I would sit a spell on it. HUGS MARY

Red Door Home said...

Love your little sitting area. Sometimes it is the small spaces in our homes that are the most special.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

So quaint and relaxing. Love what you did with the shutter.

Take care,
Lisa

lvroftiques said...

Awww what a sweet space! I bet the view of the river is wonderful! I'm a needlepoint lover too. Vanna

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Thank you all for taking the time to share with me that you enjoyed my post. It means so much to me....
thank you,

Karen

Clavs said...

Nice chair! I would love to sit there and read my favorite novel. BTW, I am your newest follower,
clavsupclose.blogspot.com

gengen said...

Oh i like it pretty...Happy blue Monday.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Just lovely!
Barb

Donnie said...

Looks like a lovely place to sit.

Bee happy said...

I love the bench and the shutters, they're great, sounds like a fab view :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

SmilingSally said...

I love the touches of blue.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
I hope you'll join in on the fun.

Pretty Things said...

LOVE the shutters!

bikim said...

so cozy!!!!!!!!!!!
:)
Happy week,
Rosa

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

!Hope you can visit my My Blue Monday

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥Love your blog♥

AshTreeCottage said...

What a precious spot! I love needlepoint too. I learned how to do it once, but now I just pick up finished ones from consignment shops.

Love to you and Krumpet,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such a lovely space, I especially love the old shutters!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Rebecca said...

What a lovely area-I loved seeing more of your home!

Fishtail Cottage said...

i truly believe everyone needs their own spot! So fun to see yours! xoxo
~tracie

Jingle said...

lovely message in your post.
cute blue ...

Uncovered Ruby said...

I love your cozy little nook!
Lisa ;-)

Clavs said...

Hey there Ms. Karen, guess what? I just gave you stylish blogger award! claim it will yah?
http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-blog-award-ever.html

Rebecca said...

Very French... love the shutters!
Blessings today
Rebecca

Gypsy Brocante said...

what a lovely French inspired nook to take a glimpse of the water ... very pretty! Love the old original shutters you are using for picture display.

Thank you for your inspiration at Voila!
xo
Jill

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh, I definitely see the French flair =)

Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration!

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard
Counting Your Blessings

Erin said...

This is a beautiful space! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Bella said...

I love your bench by the window, a great nook to read and daydream... I am a big daydream believer:-))
Bella

Edward said...

I agree, great place to sit!! I love window seats in all forms!! We all need to sit and enjoy!

jasmin said...

viele Grüße,
es wäre ein Translate schön auf dem Blog, dann kann ich auch gut lesen, wenn viel Text ist,
schöne Fotos, schöne Zierkissen,
herzlichst Jasmin

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful landing - I adore that little bench and how great to have a view of the water! Bet it is just wonderful to sit with a cup of tea and look out the window~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)