Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Williamsburg inspiration at Brayton Homestead


Christmas at the Brayton Homestead is inspired by my recent trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. It started with a gold tone metal ornament holder in the shape of a tree that I purchased years ago.Although  a bit dated it seemed perfect for my house this year.It has been an incredibly exciting year; topping off the events is Fifi O'Neil coming to style my house then the homestead featured in Country Sampler magazine.
The snowman ornaments that I made  accompany a mix of tartan bows red apple ornaments and green icicle ornaments.


More Williamsburg inspiration on my kitchen fireplace mantle;.simple greens flow up and around my watercolors of fruits and vegetables. I collect interesting artificial fruits whenever I find it. A vintage French etching of a rooster centers the mantle arrangement.   


A peak of my paper mache snowman on my counter. Been been making them for years and love putting them out each year. Love that I can leave them out all winter, especially with our Massachusetts weather!


The idea of putting a candle in a wrought iron holder was something I saw while shopping in Williamsburg. Theirs was a lovely red lantern, but I improvised and really like it was. 


Merry Christmas from all at the Brayton Homestead. 
to you and yours.

Thank you for visiting the Homestead,
Karen

7 comments:

Susan Freeman said...

So charming!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Susan Clayton said...

Very artistic. I bought some similar garland and had a rough time figuring out how to best use it. Wish I'd seen your post then! Merry Christmas.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love everything, especially those snowmen heads on the jars. I'm your newest follower, number 616.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your snowmen ornaments are darling! How wonderful to have your home photographed for a mag Merry Christmas!azine!

kitty said...

I love your style! My late beloved hubby and I went to Williamsburg on our honeymoon in 1970. Your mantle looks so pretty and I love the snowman heads!
Thank you for your visit and Merry Christmas.

The Charm of Home said...

It looks wonderful! I have always loved Williamsburg! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Karen Doyle said...

thanks Sherry, I so love to visit Williamsburg- thanks for visiting here,
Karen