Saturday, June 30, 2012

week end...

wising you a wonderful weekend, next week we will be celebrating the Fourth of July.
Oh, and my birthday too!

actually the next week but we always have cake on the 4th for my twin brother and I.
My wish is to spend time with my wonderful son,
  and my family then leisurely wile the day away...

followed by cake and a nap
cannot wait
hope your weekend is wonderful...

did I mention wearing a tiara for the day? hehe..


Thursday, June 28, 2012

A deer visitor

While watching an old English mini series on netfix at my friends house the other day a deer came right up to the house- a house with large expanses of glass. 

Clearly he saw us gawking, yet continued his dinner of grasses anyway. Wow, not a car in the world. And he was beautiful.
We are watching the 20 part English mini series THE GRAND.

he looked like this!

I can see if we were in the remote part of the country, or maybe camping...

a fun treat for all, even Krumpet enjoyed the view and the popcorn snack!

More Attic inspiration

sweet, simplistic and so inviting a use for an attic space...

a light flooded attic as an art studio would be sensational, love to get back to my painting..

 an attic space as a huge closet with room to dream, can you imagine?

loving this attic/ loft room. have always wanted to turn my attic into a magical space such as this.
The combination of old barn board, wood beams. plaster walls and fabulous bed makes me swoon.  
Your thoughts?

but barn doors to close off a portion of space could give the opportunity to have a bedroom and art studio, so many ideas....

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Recycle/ Reinvent

I LOVE this idea for hanging planters! Reinvent/ Recycle old pretty glass light shades originally part of a ceiling fixture. Multiples look inviting together! Have been seeing these around for years, now am on the lookout! 
More  recycling old treasures here at Pinterest...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Your home your castle...

They say a person's home is their castle, I can agree with that. 

I try to offer items at Brayton Cottage to make your home beautiful at a good price...

William Morris' quote says it best... 

If I were asked to say what is at once
the most important production of art  
and the thing we most longed for,
I should answer,
A beautiful house.

- William Morris

I hope you can visit
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Red check Week!

Red check love this week!
Even Krumpet loves checks!

A happy new week from my kitchen to yours.
Red is always so welcoming each morning,
so love my Kitchen Aid appliances...

and my new basket drawers!

thinking of adding this behind my stove-from an old post
your thoughts?

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

cottage living

Cottage life should always include flowers & chocolates...

handmade scarves, earrings, vintage tie backs 
all are found at Brayton Cottage. 

pretty pink shabby chic curtain holder...

in ivory as well...

an antique tapestry purse adds richness to a formal affair...

love this plate with charming holder to put your fingers through
a charming porcelain rose adorns the corner of the dish.

hope you liked my new items at Brayton Cottage

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Makes me Smile

An oversized hat with huge floral blossoms makes me smile, I could so wear that, really...

Crumbly walls in pinkish purple make me smile, I could so live there, really..

pink hair, makes me smile, if I were 10 years younger I would so do that, really...

orchids, one of nature's finest flowers makes me sigh and smile, if I could actually keep one alive I would raise them, really,

What makes you smile today?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pink Lemonade

Love this outdoor setting. A pink upholstered couch has to be the epitome of luxurious outside entertainment. Cloth lampshades of linen, burlap and ruffles do not even seem out of place to me.
Oh, what a party this would be...

Only a pink glass filled with pink lemonade would do. The touch of a real pink rose and striped vintage style straw, magical!

What else but relax after the party in an old vintage chair with your own parasol. Needlepoint, my favorite textiles, adorns a pillow and footstool ( look close to notice the dainty white trim around the stool).
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reds remind me of summer...

remind me of summer time. I never really like the color but now I wear so much red and my  kitchen is saturated in it. Well, white is slowly taking over the kitchen, but a nice balance  right now.

Brayton Cottage
is featuring reds now for the season. I now adore red roses and attempting to grow them at the homestead...

Come by
if you have time and thanks.

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marketplace post -fab!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Daisies and bike rides...

Daisies and bike rides are what I wish for your weekend, or your translation of a wonderful time...

That you get all you need to accomplish and have quantities of time

I am looking for the perfect old bike to meander around town on,  Krumpet snuggled in roomy  basket. A picnic on route of hot tea accompanied with

or back at the homestead would completes an idealistic day to me.

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