Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ghost Tours at Richard's Historic Home

Hello everyone, hope all had a wonderfully "haunted" Halloween! 
I found myself here...



in Clarksville, Missouri


Richard hosted a Haunted Tour at his historic home. 
He had things decorated like a funeral from the 1860's. 
Mirrors and chandeliers and wreaths were covered in black fabric, 
and each room had a spooky candle light glow.


(the above and below photo taken by Richard Cottrell)


Richard's sweet niece Linda helped with the tours.

(photo by Richard)

And guess who got to help with the tours?! 
Yes, me! 
We had tours every half hour from 6 to 10:00.
It was so much fun!

(photo by Richard)

But guess what was even more fun?! 
Sleeping in one of Richard's beautiful guest bedrooms! 
In the photo below the bed and chandy are covered with black tooling 
and a few mourning wreaths are on the bed.


More black tooling on the mantle.



And here is the view from my bedroom window. 
The Mississippi River!


I got to use this wonderful bathroom


with this beautiful pink chandelier.


After a busy evening, 
there were 83 people who came for the tours, 
I was "dead" tired and ready to climb into bed. 
THIS BED! 


And oh was it a dreamy night!!

Thank you Kathy over at A RETURN TO LOVELINESS for featuring my Hauntingly Romantic post.

Thank you so much for visiting and Happy November to you!

I will be joining the following linky parties for this week...
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi

15 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous house, and what??? no ghosts??? half expected to hear of ghosts.
    Please tell Richard i love the Urns and pumpkins on the front walk...grins, Sandi

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  2. SO glad you shared your haunted stay!
    What a great treat this would have been to see in person and then to stay in this gorgeous bed!!! What a neat thing to be a part of.
    Spooky,
    d

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  3. It looks like fun to be part of something like that. I would just love to tour the home and sleep in that bed!

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  4. THanks so much for the kind commnet on my blog.... I used to try to be victoriawn but I didnt ahve the marvelous antiques to go along wiht it,, so I know all about being a wannabe... so I just let our home evolve..... to what it is today...
    But I so enjoyed your post. Hubby and I love to stay at b and b's when we travel.... these look wonderful!

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  5. I'm glad that is over. I don't like anything about ghost tours and hated to see Richard's beautiful house with all that black creep parer and funeral stuff. Glad you enjoyed your time there anyway. As I always love stepping into his fabulous mansion

    I will be so glad to see his house all decorated for a more cheerful even like Christmas and New Year's.

    Glad you had fun

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  6. Thank you for sharing, I was happy to see Richard in the pictures and know his fine. It has been a long time since he posted on his Blog., and to you pleased that you did this post. Again Thank you

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  7. Wow how wonderful! His home is beautiful and I so enjoyed visiting it, my favorite is the chandeliers! Lucky girl you got to spend the night.

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  8. Amazing house! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. What an amazing house and what fun to be a part of this. The bed is awfully inviting!

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  10. How hauntingly fun! I hope none of the funeral patrons visited you in the night. lol! Fun that you got to help out, and I bet you were tired! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. What a wonderful house! No wonder you had such a wonderful time! PS...glad the Guy Fawkes info helped!
    Ruth

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  12. What a fun post! The house is gorgeous and what a view from the bedroom window. I don;t think I would ever tire of that view. I bet you had a great time! Visiting from Share Your Cup.
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  13. Such a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it Gina.

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  14. What a beautiful house!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. Gina,
    I am looking through your blog and realized that i missed a whole bunch of posts!! I am catching up!! I love that you got to assist with the tours at Richard's house!! Lovely!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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