Sunday, July 29, 2012

Preparing for son's wedding day

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Mine is chock full of wedding details. My son's wedding is right around the corner, cannot wait! Will probably have to fast to fit into my silk dress that maintains absolutely no give!
I have never understood the magnitude of a family wedding before this one, ok , the tears are back, so blessed. Be prepared for a barrage of wedding pictures soon...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Office textures and views

Another section of my office, take a break for tea in leather chair and ottoman
sort papers in leopard binders atop a black cabinet...

closeup of items on shelving... 

favorite rug mounted on check wallpaper...
love textures and shades of brown at the homestead.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My office

My office has some of my favorite things in it: My new light creation, original 1796 shutters and metal office baskets that keep me organized...

 sister's college trunk, old shelf, comfy leather..

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Roses~ and~ Cupcakes~

Brayton Cottage enters the kitchen

a hand painted wood egg cup with fun roses.
I painted it in a 
type style.
more boxes on my shops.

Happy Week!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

new items at Brayton Cottage...

new items at Brayton Cottage!

and do not forget to sign up for the giveaway...

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Monday, July 9, 2012


I am having a blog giveaway, one of my vintage spoon necklaces!

It is to celebrate the birthday of my twin brother and me- this week!

 and to thank you all for your friendship and support!

boy does time fly!
to enter just be a follower and leave a comment...

for additional entries to win you can
join me or follow me on  facebook, pinterest, tumblr or twitter
or visit my Brayton Cottage shop and leave a comment...

pic of my twin and I-!


It is my Birthday this week , so I am celebrating with a giveaway -one of my handmade vintage spoon necklaces!
(from Brayton Cottage shop)

 giveaway ends July 22.. 

That expression time flies is so true...

my jewelry box with a photo of my twin brother and I ( from an old post on my blog) 

so join the giveaway!
be a follower and leave a comment to enter
if you wish -join me on facebook, pinterest or twitter
or post about it for each additional entries. 


Friday, July 6, 2012

My Dressing Room

My dressing room. Horizontal old wood strips make it warm and inviting 
right off my bedroom...

wood pegs placed between the panels make an easy way to hang my hats
and grab the perfect summer straw purse...


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrating the 4th

We have so much to celebrate today
The Fourth of July.

here at the Brayton  Homestead
circa 1796
 we dress for the holiday!

The decorations are not that different from the year before, really liked it,
but this year I painted the front door red.
What do you think? 

my kitchen got some gussying up too
in red white and blue..

again ,wishing you and your family a wonderful day...

thanks for visiting.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

having fun on facebook

part of a new page on Facebook named 
Design with Vintage
great members, whitty commentary and we are having fun!
It got hopping when I Chris posted her pic below: 

It got hopping when Chris posted her lovely bunny pair from her ever delightful yard... 

my bunny post of stone rabbit in my side yard...

and his friend...

Theresa's handmade Blue Calico Bunny
this girl is talented..

so I made a collage of other's pics
aren't they great?

more to come,