HAPPY HALLOWEEN! You guys are the best readers ever! Thank you so much for your suggestions for my sheet music project, I knew y'all would have the answers. I'll show you my remake soon. As for the most votes for Ellie's costume, tallied by comments, email and Facebook, she is wearing the winning choice at the end of the post.
No tricks here, I think you are going to love this treat! An exterior tour of a gorgeous Victorian dressed for Halloween!
This house! Every time I have an opportunity to drive by it, I do. It's a restored Victorian owned by the most amazing people who decorate it beautifully. Their Halloween decor is one of my favorites...
In addition to being such wonderfully kind people, the McBurneys are incredibly talented decorators. The home is owned by our town's mayor, Williard McBurney, and his wife, Darlene McBurney. Steven McBurney, their son, is an interior decorator who also lives locally and owns and operates McBurney Designs, a fine interior and antiques store.
He has helped me several times with my home, remember my large foyer mirror and curtains? (Here if you missed it). He's currently remodeling his store, which is housed in a beautiful historic building that was formerly a church (with soaring ceilings and stained glass windows! Love!) and will reopen soon. I've already been stalking it, trying to get in early. :)
Steven restored the Victorian home several years ago. Darlene loved the house as a child and used to walk past it often, saying that just maybe someday she would live there.
It was meant to be, because she and her family have lived there many years now. She and Steven always decorate the house beautifully and give the town a treat with each season.
I hope this to be the first in a series of local house tours. This may entail me knocking on some stranger's doors, but a tour is worth possible humiliation ,right?
For now, enjoy this beautiful Victorian. Thank you to the McBurneys for sharing your home with us! Happy Halloween!