Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween

I created this kitchen sideboard vignette
to reflect the owner's style
the season, of course.

Have a special
keep on smiling..

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods...

....to Grandmother's house we go...
Especially if she resides in a thatched cottage...
This beautiful OLD needlepoint depicts an enchanted country cottage. With its thatched roof and pastoral scenery it perfectly evokes the spirit of the upcoming holidays. Very shabby chic. Oh, to be so tattered and yet so lovely…
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors ~ vintagedchic

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Workspace Wednesday IV

Isn't this workspace tucked into a little nook delightful? Equipped with laptop and printer, file cabinet and shelving, it has all you could desire. All rooms need a chandelier, don't you think? A charming slip covered chair, a voluminous curtain, a sweet lamp and personal mementos create a lovely setting that I could work at all day! enjoy...

Image: Lauren Ross

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Fall Wedding!

We are having a Fall Wedding
in the family..
It was only two years ago
my twin
(left of priest)
was married

his handsome and
wonderful son
(to his left )
is getting

You know I love barns!

Taken at
my twin's
lovely reception...

A beautiful restaurant
in a
restored barn
of course
Happiness to all....
Images: 3-6 Brayton Homestead Interiors, 1-Maison Douce, 2- Beautiful Things to Share

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Decorating

I gobbled up a pair
of vintage turkey vases
one to keep and one to sell.
here's how I decorated mine...

available on etsy
if you have
ideas of your own.....

and create
your own
Fall display.....

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors ~ vintagedchic on etsy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Barn Renovation

I LOVE this Barn Renovation! Wish there was still a barn in my backyard but it was torn down about 50 years ago; I dream of rebuilding one someday and it would resemble this warm and welcoming interior. Barn board walls and rugged support beams mix seamlessly with white furniture accented by a kilmn covered ottoman.
A perfect place to spend an Autumn day...
Image: Carrier and Company

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vintage Apparel

Happy Weekend!
Leopard bag is sold... Feather hat is sold...
I opened an new section in my vintagedchic shop for cool vintage accessories and clothing, starting with this mint forties hat , Perfect for Fall. The Margaret Smith leopard bag is in mint condition ( just SOLD, but more vintage bags will be listed). I love to decorate with hats (see earlier posts) , and wear them. Do you?
Image Brayton Homestead Interiors

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Work Space Wednesday III

One of my favorite authors, editor, designer and antique collector is Mary Emmerling. This is a magazine photo of her desk area dug out of my design files. She is known for combining baskets, Native American artifacts and black and white photos with unexpected accents. Surrounded by warm country textures on a modern steel and glass table~organized, functional, yet so inviting, enjoy...
Image: Mary Emmerling

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Apples

Sitting on top a vintage mirror
sits my fall apple kitchen centerpiece ~
a chippy old basket lined with red checked napkins
holding a bounty of glittery apples ......

Of course, there had to be freshly baked
chocolate chip cookies
to celebrate....
Peak past the basket
hydrangeas are drying nicely from summer
vintage needlepoint
and a lovely pillow from Petit Coterie
rest on a handpainted bench used to stay toasty
near my 213 year old kitchen fireplace...


Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors