Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Finding the Perfect Lighting Fixture

I have been searching for new lighting for a few rooms at the homestead. Something fun and fanciful would be perfect.   

Then, I thought to look at my Pinterest board: see here:

 Do you have a favorite?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I'm Back!

I missed blogging! I have been involved in many projects, in many directions But, I have missed posting and reading your posts~ Additionally and thankfully, my Interior Design business has busy!

Making recycled jewelry has been a wonderful pastime.
I love making necklaces the most. 
Getting lost in putting together the parts of the pendant is wonderful pastime!

The Brayton Homestead is still a most magical place to live! 
Our sitting room, my favorite place for sipping tea...

                                   and gardening can always transport you to a happy place!
                                                    Hoping you have all been well!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

She Shed Dreams

 I so intended to create my She Shed this Summer. I envision a bright space created using recycled materials. I have been collecting antique doors and windows for the exterior for my oasis.

Creating a place fit for a queen for the day! Fresh fruit, croissants and freshly squeezed juice served on an old vintage silver tray  sounds divine.  
Mostly creams and white accented with wood tones (worn and aged, of course) will give the inside a vintage hideaway retreat. Will keep collecting antique furniture and architectural pieces and shoot for next year!
thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Smells great: Looks great!

I love making these Heart shaped homemade cinnamon decorations for Valentine's Day!
This easy to make cinnamon dough recipe is so easy to make! It makes wonderful smelling decorations!
This easy to make cinnamon dough recipe is so easy to make! The lovely homemade Country smelling decorations dry to a clay-like consistency. 

Here is the recipe: 
Dust hands with cinnamon for handling
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-1 1/4 cup (130 grams) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves (optional)
You can add a teaspoon of cloves, ginger and allspice to round out the fragrance.
 To get them dry quicker, bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for one hour. Remove from the cookie sheets and bake on the oven racks for another hour and a half. (Don't roll thinner than 1/4 inch if you're using this method.) I like to let mine air dry.