Monday, August 15, 2011

MY HOMESTEAD: LIBRARY CIRCA 1796



Can you hear the faint sound of violins?


a casual violin concert at the homestead , circa 1796, was a dream.
vintage chairs lined up waiting for guests...


tapestry and burlap pillows for the music lovers that selected the Victorian sofa...


Sunshine streams into the library...


there was even an audience of ceramic dogs enjoying the music.


spaniels and of course yorkies...


on my parent's 25th wedding anniversary silver tray...


a lovely time... 


hope you enjoyed,
Karen


Thanks for visiting!
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

20 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, I am totally drooling. This is so pretty and what a creative idea. Love all the cloches and your dog collection. Gorgeous room and beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Your library is lovely, Karen. I love your collection of pups and the pretty cloches over them. Your sofa is so pretty, too. I'd spend a lot of time in here! :-)

XO,
Jane

XO,
Jane

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, everything looks so wonderful! I'm in love with all of your cloches and those darling little dogs poked under them! :) Your library is just amazing and so beautiful!
Be a sweetie and thank you for your kind words,
Shelia ;)

ShantyGirl said...

I love how the colors are so warm, the textures are beautiful! Very pretty room.
Sherry

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh how beautiful! love all the cloche's! What a great room.

katie said...

Oh such a lovely home. I love the dog collection, I have one also. I also have a Yorkie but he is a large one 17 lbs.
Beautiful room you are very talented.

Ido said...

How beautiful!!! Yes I did hear the violins! Gorgeous room!
Enjoy your day!
XXX Ido

Anu@MyDreamCanvas said...

You have a beautiful blog. This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Veronica said...

What a stunning room and I love the colours...and the cloches, of course!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

JudyBug said...

That is just so sweet...it makes me smile! Love it!

LV said...

Really enjoyed my visit nad seeing all your vintage goodies.

Coloradolady said...

sweet post. I love your pups under glass!!! Happy VTT!

Jane said...

This is so pretty. Your home is gorgeous!

Jane
frugalfineliving.com
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Martha said...

I love your dogs in the cloches -- very creative!

linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

SO love this! SO nice to see such elegance. Here from Btw Naps Tablescape Thursdays.

victoriantailor said...

Thank you ,very relaxing and enjoyable, love the library, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

niartist said...

What a stunning display! Truly love every piece, and I can totally see why you'd be happy to share it with all of us! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!

I hope you'll stop by my blog to check out my new feature. I've gone back to doing posts on my home, and I've got my newly styled "bar" in the dining room up. Would love to know what you think!

Thanks again for sharing! Stunning.
xo,
A

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- love your little gathering of pups under glass.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Such pretty settings.

Lovely.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

Just beautiful!!! I love vintage homes and I always enjoy reading about the history behind their walls. What a gorgeous home!