Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Aunt's Victorian House

I spent this weekend at my Aunt's house. I figured since I had a school assignment at an observatory near her house, that I'd spend the night while I was out there. She lives in a lovely Victorian house that is filled with antiques and Halloween decorations. They even say it's haunted. (They had me sleep in the "haunted" room, but I didn't see any ghosts. :/). I took some pictures of the house while I was there.

Below, is just a portion of the Halloween decorations they keep. Around Halloween time, they go all out to decorate. I'm not kidding. My Aunt was even born on Halloween, and she's the one who really fueled my love of spooky things during my childhood.

 This is an antique baby carriage they keep in front of my cousin's room.

 This table is in the front parlor. I thought it was beautiful, and the witchy sign is a nice touch.

This beauty is probably my favorite thing in the house. It was an antique organ that came from a very old church. My aunt and uncle had it restored, and it's just so lovely. I've always wanted one of these in my home.

This is the view as you walk through their front door.


Below is a petticoat table. Back when most women wore petticoats, they would be able to see in the mirror below if it needed adjusting.

My uncle built this cannon as a prop for their pirate-themed spooktacular one Halloween. (They usually decorate to a theme each year. Their house is the talk of the town.)

 This is a gazeebo in the side yard. I thought it was pictureworthy.

 Well there you have it, people. I have some interesting family members with an awesome house. Hopefully, I'll be able to live in a house as nice as their's one day.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pics - love Victorian houses!

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  2. That house looks amazing!! I really love the organ. :)

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    1. Me too! The organ is my favorite thing in the house.

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  3. Jeeze! That house and everything in it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. The pipe organ and the skull in the baby carriage - squee! I love your aunt and uncle, and I've never even met them! :D

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    1. I know! They're really cool, and I love their home.

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  5. What an amazing house! Your aunt and uncle must be so cool! I always wanted awesome eccentric relatives, but I didn't get any, so I must content myself with being the eccentric relative to everyone else!

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    1. I love having eccentric relatives. I always joke about me being that crazy aunt one day. I imagine it'll be fun.

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