Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Haunted House" Wanna Be

You all know how me and my house are Victorian Wanna Be's, right? Well, this time of year we are Victorian "Haunted House" Wanna Be's! Just in looks, by the decorations, not really wanting to be haunted and all, like from spirits and such. Just kind of cutesy haunted I suppose. So which way shall we go first?


Shall we visit the graveyard first? It is rather small so it won't take too awful long to pay our respects.


Okay, now that we have done that, let's head back in the direction of the Haunted House.


The Jack-O-Lanterns are so thrilled to see you, they have been waiting all day for a visitor. So please make your way inside. Lucky for you that you arrived before nightfall, the place is quite a fright late at night!


Floating around  in the foyer, waiting to meet you, are a couple of family ghosts. The Skeleton Maid is seated and will receive you now, and your calling card.


But please don't place your card in the holder...


hand it to her, she would like to inspect it first to make sure you are not one of them. After inspecting it she will tell the lady of the house that you have come calling.


But before you go into the parlor, she wants to show you something that makes her smile. Her very existence came to be from these little maid and butler tassels. The tassels were purchased at Michael's and a good friend of mine made the clothing to fit her 
(the large skeleton). I do not hang the tassels together though, I hang one on each side of the doorway portiere.


The lady of the house accepts your call and says to please join her in the parlor. She does not get around well so you will need to show yourself around the place. But please don't be frightened of her she is just in mourning over the loss of her beloved husbands. They are the 3 buried in the graveyard out front and you DON'T want to know what happened to them!


She wants you to notice the mantle that her Skeleton Maid has decorated for your viewing pleasure. I know spider webs would make it look a little bit more spooky but Skeleton Maid is kind of a neat freak.


She and the Skeleton Maid are very fond, and very protective, of the kids living here and want you to admire them (and the decorations) up close.


In fact they are so fond of the kids that they try and parent them. They don't seem to realize that I am the mother around here. Oh well, they have allowed us to stay here so I just go along with it. I don't want to make them too mad!


Mr. Ghost wants to know if you would accompany him to the Masquerade Ball later this evening. If so, you may borrow this lovely hand held mask.
No, you say, you have other plans? I can't imagine what you would have going on that would be more exciting then a date with a ghost!


Before leaving the parlor, the Skeleton Maid wants to show you  two of her favorite Hallowe'en postcards.


The candles are lit but the Skeleton Maid regrets not having dinner ready for you, she simply ran out of time.(because she was trying to mother my kids!) BUT...if you would stay longer, she may be able to have something prepared a little after nightfall.


No, you have to go now?! Really? Awww. Well if you must. 
The maid will bid you farewell now and see you out.


But not until Mrs.Ghost tries to bribe you to stay. She says if you stay she will give you her beautiful spider web necklace. It was a family heirloom and very special.


So won't you please stay? Nightfall is descending upon us quickly and it's about to get a little weird around here!


Back out front the Jack-o-Lanterns are all a-glow, the crow has left, (he doesn't much like what happens around here after nightfall)


and this "haunted house" is waiting for its next visitor. 
Or shall I say "victim"?


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I am joining the following parties for this week, please come and join us.
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at Dwellings
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty A STROLL THRU LIFE
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn at WE CALL IT JUNKIN
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME  with Maria at OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful!!! Love the skeleton maid!

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  2. Your children must really love having the house decorated for Hallowe'en!
    Thank you for the tour!
    Do you dress up on a costume to hand out candy when the nightly visitors come a-calling?
    Ken

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  3. Your decorations are really awesome, Gina. Wow! But I don't think I can go there in the dark, it's too freaky, lol...Christine

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  4. Gina,

    Loved your Halloween House tour!! The skeleton maid is fantastic and so is everything else ! Love the grave yard in front of the house!! You should link this post up to the Halloween party at the Fanciful twist. The link in on my side bar . Just email Vannessa and ask her to put your blog name on her side bar. She will tell you what to do..

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. Gina, what an awesome job decorating! Those old Victorians are full of prior resident ghosts and I was delighted to meet those who live at your home during the Halloween season. This was fun to read.

    Debra

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  6. I totally love this post! I had to chuckle when I saw the skeleton maid, the little feet sitting there on the chair was so cute. The Tassles are a first for me, haven't seen anything like those before. I like those and love Michaels. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

    Will be back soon
    Blessings
    Betsy

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  7. HA HA ..... I'm totally under your spell for decorating and storytelling... It seems you've got quite a spirited house filled with fabulous ghoulish elegance and fun... I'm so thrilled that you've shared...The children must love it !!!! Fabulous post.....HUGS

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  8. Oh Gina how frightfully charming!! *winks* So much beautiful and scary eye candy! I have always wanted to love a house enough to want to haunt it....Haven't you? And what would be better than a grand old Victorian mansion for a perfect haunting spot? *winks* Vanna

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  9. Obviously your place is loads of fun at Halloween! So many darling touches. Love the tombstones! You asked about the teacups--I no longer own them, but I think they are Copeland/Spode. I loved them!

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  10. Very cute! I love your hall tree and skeleton maid. I do have both the maid and butler tassels from Michael's also...I think you saw the butler in my Halloween post! I usually hang them in my dining room.

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  11. Oh my gosh I adore your wonderful Halloween decorations, so many spooky scary fun things, love the way you dressed those cute skeletons, they are adorable...Love the little graveyard, such a fun fun post...I am your newest follower...see you soon, come on over for a visit...

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  12. Your house is dressed for Halloween outside and inside! I love the skeleton in the parlor for she is dressed for the scary day. Your Mrs. Ghost is very spooky and ready to scream and boo! Love your graveyard and jack-o-lantern. Have a Happy Halloween!

    Pam

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  13. Love your Halloween decor! How fun! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post to my party which is live now! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  14. Oh my word, how fabulous is this. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  15. You house looks spooktacular. Have a wonderful Halloween!

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  16. Very creative, Gina, and spooky! Have a great weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. What a fun tour! My own Halloween decorations are pretty much non existent this year. NEXT year I'll do better! :-)

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  18. This is a hoot! You have some really lovely antique furniture, I love that hall tree. I so wish I had room for one! Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  19. Really spooky! I've never seen a skeleton maid, bet kids love it! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. Wow, awesome Halloween decor - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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