Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wedding Bells

Soon I will be a Mother in Law! yes, a very lucky one indeed! 

My son, my only child Doyle
 asked his lovely girlfriend  Ivy
for her hand in marriage last year and the wedding is 8 months soon!

everyone says how fast it goes by, how quickly they grow,
it is so very true

loved every moment and now even more wonderful times...

such blessings to treasure...

wishing you all your dreams come true
and always
 Doyle and Ivy

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Cottage Life

A cottage life, so very simple, so very enchanting

That is the feeling I have tried to capture at

romantic lace scarves have been added to the shop

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thank you for visiting,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Relax and Unwind

Hello, thanks for visiting.
Don't you just love the weekends?

a perfect time to relax if you are lucky. Get lost in the novel you have been wanting  to read...

and  surround yourself in comfort.

My plan is to do all of this and listen to some Adele.

Always on my list is to spend some time with my wonderful son,

Hoping your weekend and week allows you to escape!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

New Collage, New venture

You may already know that I love to make collages. Not having Photoshop or another great picture editing program, I use Picture it that came with my computer. It has limitations, yet it works. 
Photos represent items have available at my new shop, 
Brayton Cottage

I am so thrilled to be a sponsor on the beautiful blog
thank you Courtney!
check out her lovely blog party that I am linked with.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dress Form Party!!

Join the Dress Form Party at The Polka Dot Closet!

I did and what fun!
and what fun taking pics of my crazy mannequin. Not enough light inside so I carried it outside.

Collecting dress forms have become increasingly difficult to find, and I love them.

An expandable mannequin comes in handy when altering garments, here it has been relegated to holding my pins. Many will be available at the Brayton Cottage shop.

Krumpet enjoyed the photo fun as well!

he loves to part of everything..

you must visit the
POLKA DOT CLOSET  to see all the dress forms.

and thanks  for visiting here, 

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Have you been to the Cottage?

Have you been to the cottage yet?

I mean my new shop, Brayton Cottage.
 The shop is finally opened and I would love it if you could visit 
and let me know what you think.

Items have started to be listed; there is so much more to come...
new scarf to look old -available in other colors

I have described the Brayton Cottage on the website as:

Welcome to

Brayton Cottage


Travel to a wonderful cottage world

 Reminiscent of exploring the

 Brocante at the Paris Flea Market  

 Romance of the Cotswolds

Allure of a secret garden

Yesterdays manner of Shabby Chic  

Treasure chests of jewelry new and old

Originality of unique artisans and the

Nurturing of a blush vintage rose.



Friday, February 3, 2012


Thought you might enjoy a few of my new favorite things
oh, so lovely and oh so

pillows abound on a a sofa with unique bottom shaping,
further enhanced on a poster like carpet

well Krumpet of course,
who resting patiently near by as I fill my new shop

Thanks, Krumpet 
and thank to you for visiting.
I started listing items on my new shop

but there is so much more to add
 so please visit and please come back when it is full, thanks

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

graffiti and shop

Only a few days left before my shop
will be up and running...

Graffiti at local mills in Fall River, MA,

you might have heard of Fall River as the home of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders,
well the city is also know as a huge center of manufacturing textiles, full of so cool old mills,

on a stroll around some of the old brick buildings I happened upon this great Graffiti painting!

it reminded me of the pic for my new shop's HANDMADE section 
coming soon- within the week- was delayed this week

you never have to deal with No Parking signs when you shop 
braytoncottage.com, hehe...

think I will use one of these pics above that I
I have copy written.

Do you like my pieces? hope you will come visit, 
it is a bit daunting and scary venturing out on your own.
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