Artful Living

circa urban grace

Illustration by pve design – circa 1834 Captain Coleman Jenkins Cottage

Ever since I joined the ranks of blogging, I love to refer to as “before” and “after” or shall we say circa.  The above home is circa 1834, posted by interior designer, Erika over at Urban Grace.  She has a way for posting about things that make my heart beat a little faster.  Be it her obsession with plumbing, or her ability to scout things out at various markets and give something an “after” life which is an art.  Erika traveled to Bean Town to shed some urban grace on this cottage.  Would you look at this, ain’t she a “beaut!” Ahoy Mate.

photo courtesy of urban grace, 1834 cottage
Imagine being the Captain of this cottage, out to see before the storm, and then coming home after and seeing this baby still standing- stalwartly.  Enter into the cottage and smell something simmering on the stove and finding things just as you left them, only better.  I love things that have a story, a history and a before and an after.  If only those walls could talk.

photo courtesy of urban grace, a whale of a hearth.
I am excited to see future posts on this home and to see what Erika has in her heart for this home.  Erika always does a whale of a good job. ( sorry, just could not resist!)
(My thoughts are with each and every one of you as you perhaps are without power or picking up after the wrath of “Ike.”  Please know that I keep you in my thoughts for order restored.)