Tuesday, November 30, 2010

worn and white

With all these wonderful worn White cloth doll bodies you must have guessed

that it is Faded Charm's


these charmers sit in my personal home office
and represent my closest family members
this is my blue eyed son

I purchased the 3 muslin dolls on Ebay and intended to make Santas but just loved them as they were; they are my Mom and two wonderful sisters. Big hazel eyed doll, is my twin brother...

and yes, the zany blue eyed brunette is me!

Have a wonderful week!

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas came early at the homestead, my gate!

came early at the
HOMESTEAD! maybe you remember my sketch for my
dream gate
well it has arrived and I love it,
do you?
it is not totally working yet, needs more welding.
Did you know that you can make any paint color into a solid stain
like this one?
but it will be ready to greet my family on the holiday
cannot wait to open the gates on
thanks Ed

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Martha's Vineyard client's white kitchen

white and black with accents of red
and a Mackenzie Child teapot...

Texiles and

can be enjoyed in my client's Martha's Vineyard kitchen
it was a joy to design and decorate,
the kitchen sitting area overlooks the landscape
featuring birdhouses on pine and oak trees

is reflected in the rooms colors and finishes.
This gorgeous house can be
rented for your next vacation...

A perfect place to relax and peruse
the wonder of Faded Charm's

IMAGES: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It's BARN CHICK PARTY #4! Time flies when you are having fun. Especially in barns like this one above. It does not hurt that this is also a local winery!

Ever so grateful that you came to the party and join in if you can. No barn pics are even necessary to link up. I mean, this post is about wine tasting, oh yeah- and barns...

Soaring original wood beams
in this excellent example of Victorian Barn Architecture
create an abundance of ambiance...

Oh thank you again Chicks for making these
parties so much fun!
There will be more parties in the Spring...

The winery provides a nice variety of lovely
wines to sample...

Krumpet and I hated to leave.
Yes. I said my dog, Krumpet.
The barn doors are always opened for guest dogs
to play with owner's pets...

If you prefer pour yourself a cup of tea

Did I hoot how thankful
I am that you Barn Chicks
be here?

Does the
look like fall?

It is perfect for Thanksgiving...

When I just visiting my client on MARTHA'S VINEYARD, I picked up this magazine, "Edible Vineyard". Did you know that the island is covered in acorns? I did not. You may remember that I love acorns and etched them in the image below...

These nuts were a staple in the diet of Native Americans. The Native Americans probably taught the first Pilgrims how to first boil acorns in water. This removed the tannins, a substance that usually was unpalatable and made the acorns bitter. The acorns could then be eaten as is or they were ground up to make a flour for breads and cakes. Think I may try a bread for Thanksgiving.

Hoping you enjoyed yourself

it was wonderful to have you here!
linked to Faded Charm's charming
linked to Common Ground's lovely
IMAGES: Brayton Homestead Interiors 1-9 &11, Etsy 10 & 12

Friday, November 5, 2010


Please join me and other Barn Chicks for this month's BARN CHICK PARTY~ November 10th. They really are a lot of fun. Do not worry if do not have any barn pictures. Fall photos, recipes, or used barn pics are just great!

The great thing is you do not even have to leave the house to come to the party. Although, a ride in Magnolia Pearl's car would be a treat, wouldn't it?

Krumpet will be here! Shown held by model, Ivy. She is wearing a vintage faux fur jacket available now on my vintagedchic etsy shop....

At Brayton Homestead Interiors we enjoy dogs, dog collectibles, barns, pink, brown and your company!

So come join the
November 10th
let me know if you would like you me to add you to my side bar list
and come that day to link up!

Images: google, Magnolia Pearl, Brayton Homestead Interiors, 3 & 4, Magnolia Pearl

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vintage photo shoot at the Homestead

HOMESTEAD~ circa 1796~ only fitting..

Meet the beautiful, talented model, Holly. vintage coat, sequin top and rosary

vintage clothing and more, please check it out

thanks Faded Charm's White Wednesday-must visit her lovely blog

and do not forget the Barn Chick Party here on November 10th- no barns necessary, recipes, decorating, etc...

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors