Thursday, March 25, 2010

Behind the Seams

How epicurious my children's initials spell jam

Love little chairs

Restored 1873 Mural(living room)

Floor use to be battleship grey, room still needs chandelier replaced and paint


When I'm not working on vintage clothing and taking care of babies I'm very busy restoring my 1870 Italianate 3-story brick monstrosity of a building, a building which hadn't been lived for over 30yrs that my husband and I found while looking for a larger home to accomodate the impending arrival of our twins.  I actually really did have something more traditional and practical in mind and never in my wildest dreams did I think in my 6th month of pregnancy with twins would I be taking a huge risk by going under contract for a building that the city would not allow us to live in and we would not be able to get a mortgage for unless we could get the city to change their minds....and so with our future looking a lot like a toddler unsupervised at the edge of a pool we hired a lawyer and made a case, asked ever so nicely pretty please and won.  A relief because I had visions of the little ones sleeping in dresser drawers.

 So if you are  looking for unique (cheap)architecture, a place to work and live.... Bridgeton may be worth a looksee...there is a lot of inventory available at the moment that includes a business on the first floor with living quarters above.


  1. good god, it's just gorgeous.
    wow. really amazing.

  2. Thank you, but I have to say except for the living room the rest of the place is pretty much a shell of it's former self, couldn't even get away with calling it "shabby chic":)


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