Sunday, July 31, 2011

my black and white etchings

Sharing a pair of my etchings.
a self portrait in an antique silver hand mirror- hand drawn, etched, then printed on white and black papers. Cannot decide which one I prefer so I think I will frame them together in the same frame with 2 mat openings. Any suggestions?
Have a wonderful week.

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Friday, July 29, 2011


Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. I took this precious little girl's photo a couple of weekends ago at the Bristol R.I. Quahog Festival. With her mother's permission of course, is she not adorable?

I plan to wear many hats this weekend
and a pretty dress too!

time to spend with Krumpet

listening to music...

bike riding, etc...

perhaps I've planned too much?

and have fun.

Images: 14 & 7 Brayton Homestead Interiors
2 ,3 & 6 Etsy
5 google

Monday, July 25, 2011

...favorite things

these are a few of my favorite things...

Shades of sepia
Golden white tones
Feathers, wings, and textiles

What are your favortite things?

Images: mine- brown bowl, barn doors, hooked rug

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

cloche love...

Cloche Party at Marty's.
Thought I would post pictures of a side table in
the library with a wonderful ceramic dog given to me... 

he rests nicely under an old cloche.

back drop is an old ceiling tin 

snuggled with a paperweight collection

are old books and other favorite collectibles.
enjoy and thanks for coming to visit.

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors 

Monday, July 18, 2011

new use for old suitcase

A vintage suitcase transforms into the perfect container for red and white petunias.
It was so Simple and Fun, you have to try it!

just put the potted plant into the suitcase. You could fill with moss if you wish.

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Friday, July 15, 2011

travel in style

A perfect weekend to pack up the car with vintage picnic baskets laden with delictable goodies for a luscious picnic. For me that would also include taking Krumpet, my yorkie, with me. Adoring these custom made car seat covers,  love to try to make some. Not to worry Krump, I could wash them!  Imagine this lovely pocket on the dash filled with wild roses; so reminiscent of Magnolia Pearl's car.


Images: google, Brayton Homestead Interiors

Monday, July 11, 2011

went to a Polo match!

I attended my 1st polo match for my birthday this weekend
 at the Glen Farms in Newport, RI.

It was all that I thought it would be, grand!

perfect table seating next to the action

yes, of course I wore a hat!

and felt like a princess.

cannot wait to go again...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

lovely daisies

daisies~ quintessentially summer

forever youthful... 

which brings me to good news,
a new baby in the family...

my nephew and his wife are expecting their 1st child,
so exciting,
I had posted about there wedding...

babies, daisies, summer
all so lovely and renewing

Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


A fan would be most welcome here in New England.
The hottest day thus far in Massachusetts, perfect beach weather
or to stay in and make more jewelry.
Hope you are staying cool. 
 For more handmade one of a kind pieces you can visit my shop.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

make memories...

waiting for your latest destination plans, memories of
a vintage parade float. a vintage bike basket interwoven with faded blossoms.
had it once carried warm baguettes from the French patisserie?
will it now transport cheeses to a Fourth of July picnic?

enjoy your holiday and make wonderful memories....


Image: shashamane