Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Basket drawers new to my old kitchen

New kitchen basket drawers were added to 
my old homestead kitchen.

and it is not easy making any changes to a house circa 1796...

but I been picturing them for quite some time..

this is the space that I had to work with.
removed 1970's drawers completely off their tracks!

Now open freely and I love them beside my 
CHALKBOARD painted fridge.

hold frequently used white ironstone dishes and platters. 
Even recycled all the old wood to make them.
Hope you enjoyed.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekend Thanks

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

sharing some homestead photos from last summer.
Only just started to dress up the Brayton Homestead  now..

will be recreating this again, old suitcase with flowers,
but that one rotted, oh well...

it is such an easy house to decorate...

I think it's age just gives it character,
planted roses along the front stone wall last year

and added these big red gates...

this year a big expensive new roof, yikes...

wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend
remembering those that made it possible..

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Picture Pairing at Pinterest

Been playing with picture pairings on Pinterest.
trying saying that three times!

so love Pinterest, however addicting!
and  fun to play with the items for sale at my Brayton Cottage shop.
add your Pinterest name so I can follow you!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Who Doesn't Love a Scotty?

Who doesn't love a scotty dog?
Lately, I have been drawn to them. Is it because it reminds me of a darker version of my

or my Celtic heritage?

love the real thing...

so thrilled to have an item for my 
 featured at Debra at Common Ground's 

hope you enjoyed my 
"Ode to the Scotty Dog"
Karen & Krumpet

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MOM is 90!!

Mom will be 90 years old TODAY!!
Time to celebrate an incredible woman.
Hoping your weekend is special!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a wonderful week...

My Mother's Day was utterly lovely.
spending time with my son and family top my list of favorite pastimes always....

A wonderful start to a wonderful week,

I finally picked my gown for my son's wedding in October!

an office that I have nearly completed decorating opens this week.
I will take lots of pics and will be adding them to my website portfolio at

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All photos: Pinterest

Monday, May 7, 2012


Whites cast rich reflections, 

enhance textures and exude warmth... 

An ivory handled pocketknife in the shape of a ladies' shoe...

and a Bakelite terrier amid vintage textiles
all at the
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one on Etsy- Brayton Cottage 
and my Brayton Cottage 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Relaxing in style

Are you sitting or lying down?
About to announce the winner of my scarf giveaway...

thank you all for signing up, the response was fantastic and 
I am grateful for your participation and lovely comments, so..
without further ado- the winner is 

hope you enjoyed visiting Brayton Cottage and keep checking in for new items

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