Saturday, April 30, 2011

Which to choose?

Can you help me choose which liquid soap dispenser for my
guest bath,

I posted on this bath a bit back,but have been indecisive about accessories
yes, an interior designers to get stumped!

Should I go for whimsy like this mustache choice?

Would a French inspired  fixture compliment my statue?
I do not always have the vase of flowers in the room, sometimes it is a large ceramic
bowl filled with big square French soaps...

perhaps the dispenser made with an old mason jar
in the 1st pic would repeat the
 glass element in the bathroom?

 what you cannot see is the flooring is a new, reproduction tile...
what do you prefer?
I would love to hear your choice,

Linked to beautiful -WHITE WEDNESDAY

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wedding Centerpiece


As I am finalizing all the details for my client's daughter's wedding
for which I am the wedding planner
it occurred to me that I had not shown you the entrance piece I made for my sister's
50th Wedding Anniversary party...

My sister, Colleen,  was a beautiful bride again,
Richie, her handsome groom...

A cloud of goldtone sparkled dragonflies greeted guests...


A great tip, I put together the urn at home -here in my kitchen-
by filling in the base with Styrofoam
 then adding the wild natural branches...

also tested how the vintage mirror would look underneath...

so all I had to do once I arrived at the reception room was put on all
the dragonfly ornaments I had made...

they were also the guest's favors-
hope you enjoyed...



all images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm in Romantic Homes Magazine- ad

Hello and thanks for coming by. Hoping you have a great week!
I am included in this photo along
with 3 other talented member's of  the shop at

Yes, I am in the new issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. 
here is my
an eclectic mix of vintage findings... 

You must visit French Cupboard's online store
that I am so pleased to be included in...

 and check out the new issue of Romantic Homes Magazine
the ad is on page 34

 and my shops vintagedchic  
for more handmade jewelry and vintage items
Brayton Cottage

Thank you for coming by,


ps. sorry to be misleading, this is a shared ad not a feature, my first ad in fact,
  I am just so thrilled- thanks...

and linked with White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Last week it was snowing here in
New England
and next week is Easter!

Where did the time go?

I love everything about

Nothing like a girl with her pet, here is Holly in faux fur, with my yorkie, Krumpet

Are you ready for the holiday?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Romantic Pink

Pink has always been a color that I gravitate to, Especially in my bedroom.
 Here are a few pics of my bureau top...

where pink is predominate from my jewelry to an old faded photo of my twin brother and I...

a pair of old lamps with roses started the whole collection of objects.


My bed side table always warms me up
but I thought it needed color for the Springtime... 

So Voila,
I added feathers...

this tickles my sensibilities

then added a sweet sequin crown...

and from this came alot of inspiration


Thank you for looking, hope you enjoyed the ambiance...


Linking with Silver Sunday- Beautiful!
and so Cool- Graphics Fairy
Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

Sunday, April 3, 2011


 Just back from Martha's Vineyard, where I was working decorating a client's home. Wanted to tell you about a collection I have been working on- It will be fully launched soon- I call it the

Here a hint of the materials I am creating with and a Winter line in progress...
all handpainted, one of a kind...
SOLD- one of these snow kissed ornament with vintage chenille stem
all hand made- and aged- but there are 10 more available now and more to order.

It's vintage and handmade home decor and holiday items

and handmade one of a kind  pieces of jewelry...

 Influenced by trips to Paris, London and my own home, the Brayton Homestead.  My one of a kind 
jewelry pieces have started to be listed on my vintagedchic shop, with more to come.

SOLD- this locket necklace is sold, thanks

The Brayton Blush Collection will highlight soothing shades of blush, cream and white mixed with metals tones and antiques. All with a trace of times gone by and and touched with of age.....

thanks for looking,