Thursday, January 28, 2010

check love

alternating checks of red and cream
create a pattern
that is contemporary but also traditional
I hope to recreate a portion of this in my homestead kitchen...

Love red and white checks-
hearts I am making to fill my kitchen table wood bowl
Valentine's Day
will be here soon
I hope yours is full of red checks...
Images: unknown 1, Brayton Homestead Interiors 2

Monday, January 25, 2010

happy birthday Poe

Attended an afternoon event aptly named

" Once Upon an Afternoon Dreary:

a Celebration of the 201st Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe...

at the beautiful Fall River Public library

in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Three talented staff members recited the poetry and short stories of Poe,

this gothic poet born in Boston, MA...

David Mello performed and read "The Tell Tale Heart"

How powerful, incredible and convincing in this role, well done...
all at the library for free...

So Happy Birthday to Edgar Allen Poe



Images: Fall River Library #2, Brayton Homestead Interiors 3 & 4, unknown 1 & 5

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dr. Zhivago chic

After listing new items on my Brayton Cottage shop
like the white vintage Russian hat & child's vintage rabbit muff'
did I realized I was on trend
with a current fashion style of
Dr. Zhivago chic...
to me no one wore it better than
Fur, faux or real,
especially the Russian style hat
can be seen all over ...
on the catwalk...
on the street...
on stars such as Angelina...
fashion is for all ages...
please check out my shop
Brayton Cottage
for all your white chic needs
thank you...
IMAGES: 1. Brayton Homestead Interiors/ Brayton Cottage collage, 2-8 Google images

Sunday, January 10, 2010


What inspires you?

Long after I posted about inspiration boards I have been wanting to make one. I make design boards for my client so why not make one for for my ideas and wishes.

Gisele would say "Do not just dream about it ~visualize it coming true and it will"

So here are my inspirations~ fresh flowers always around the house, continued family meals around the table with great conversation, get back to knitting, etc.. Not all are literal translations of the photos but a feeling or emotion.

OK , yes,
there is the photo and expectation of
owning a French Chateau...

IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

all in white

Maybe you have noticed I recently opened a second shop called BRAYTON COTTAGE, where all treasures are in shades of wondrous white. A clean new and fresh way to start a new year. Has been a challenge making the white objects look interesting and stand out. What do you think so far?

Thrilled to be another treasury in this second and new shop. Thanks JudyRuth.

IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors/ Brayton Cottage, Etsy

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year!

the 1st day of a new year
a new decade...
hope you had a great New Years Eve...

that you were the life of the party...

that this morning you have a wonderful
breakfast ...

and then start your resolutions

Happy New Year...

IMAGES: Google images, Country Living, Google images, Brayton Homestead Interiors,
Country Living