Friday, December 23, 2016

My new favorite appetizer!

My new favorite and easy dip/ ball! So easy to make and you may have many of the ingredients already!
Pinecone Cheese Spread Appetizer
5 min
Ingredients: 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese (I substitute Neufchatel Cheese to save calories), 2 T Dijon mustard, 3 T jalapeno peppers (or more to add spiciness), Pretzel crisps or crackers to serve, ⅓ C sliced almonds, 2 C shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Krumpet!

Dear Krumpet turned 9 years old! What a sweet soul he is! A great companion and good listener!
Thanks for visting!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Small touches to create a Fall mantle scape in my kitchen

I added a burlap wreath and decorative apples to my mantle design to create more of a Fall feel. The kitchen mantle already had my watercolors and frame .

I think the Burlap strapping draped through the mantle scape pulled the Autumn look together. Adding a few chestnuts from the homestead yard  added a bit more texture; but only gathered a few from my yard this year. The squirrels got there first!
Happy Fall!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Garden is so lush this year!

My garden is especially full this year at the Brayton Homestead. I think it is because in New England we have had high temperatures early.

The clematis are particularly full this year; love them!
The purple clematis contrast nicely with the pink and pale yellow roses. These plants have never bloomed together before! Hope they do again...

Thanks for visiting Brayton Homestead interiors and have a wonderful week,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New studio display~ recycled vintage!

 Many new recycled necklaces, (well vintage and recycled parts) in my studio! Do you like my new display? It was easy to create and portable for shows! Keep a lookout for a giveaway for one of my pieces!

Monday, May 30, 2016


"Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms we share in this great nation"; a lovely quote from Susan Freeman. The Doyle family had a lovely day and hoping you did too! #BraytonHomesteadInteriors #braytonhomestead220

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

Recycled an old window screen into a necklace holder for my studio. With an old house 220 years old , I pick them up whenever I find them. Too small for my windows; Recycle & Reinvent!!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring! Thinking of being out in a balcony in France!
Not that it is not lovely at the Brayton Homestead, but tonight here in Bew England, we are supposed to get snow! Yes SNOW!
 I am going to look at pictures of gardens from Romantic Homes magazine and plan my summer plantings while sipping tea- here a mug ring from my Brayton Cottage online shop...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Thinking Spring!

I am thinking Spring! Typically, my style is more traditional with a lot of vintage and recycled materials; but I love everything about this room from Anthropologie!       Remember using murals when I started my design business...
#Anthropologielove#braytonhomesteadloves Anthropologie 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Snow at the Homestead!

Love how the snow glistens on the architectural details, making then stand out even more!
Here at the Brayton Homestead,  our house particularly shimmers with this lovely white coating in the recent snow storm. Historic houses like ours, built in the Federal period, have architecture that features clean simple lines and are symmetrical in design.
Thanks for visiting the Brayton Homestead...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Textures for Winter Warmth

Winter textures, warm and inviting. Woven  bottle cover, painted crunchy textures add visual warmth to any room.

My handmade hearts have old buttons and newly handyed fabric, sitting on the fireplace mantle.
Some items are available on my online shop; Thanks for visiting the Brayton Homestead.