Meet our little house — a modest cape sitting on a slight hill just up the road from the Benjamin River in the small coastal town of Brooklin, Maine. Built in 1860 by my great great great great grandfather, Moses Day, she has been home to generations of red heads and boat builders. My husband and I are lucky enough to be the seventh generation to inherit the house we now call our Brooklin Heirloom.
The house has been sitting lonely for the past 11 years after my Great Uncle June died in 2005. This past summer we have started the long task of getting her back in shape during weekends away from our city life in Boston, Massachusetts. Because my relatives were meticulous keepers of anything and everything, our little heirloom has so many stories to tell, so many old photos sleeping in boxes and albums, and so many new beautiful vignettes to show off, I’ve decided to chronicle all of that here.
I know the “blogosphere” is so saturated these days with carefully curated snippets of people’s lives. So what can you expect from this tiny sliver of the internet?
- Design inspiration and planning
- Musings on Maine
- Renovation plans and progress
- Updates on new vintage goods featured in my online shop (funds go towards our project).
My goal is so show the imperfect, authentic, emotional, exciting, and exhausting aspects of renovating not just a home, but a family heirloom. I hope you’ll follow along in our journey!