Oct 26, 2010

My Old Halloween House...

We have been having our first fall storm
four days of wind and rain...

Laziness has filled my days

I was looking at old photos
and thought I would share a few,
timely ones....
 



 
We moved into our house
just a few weeks before Halloween,
eleven years ago...
 
It was an old Victorian House that I adored
 I had watching it, 
hoping to buy it someday...

A major fixer upper
with chippy paint
and a few rotting boards...

Not a plant in sight,
no real updates to the house in 50 years!

Although daunting,  a perfect blank canvas,
To build a dream on,
full of original features...


The stark original black and white color scheme
made a great Halloween backdrop
in it's simplicity...


Yes...
I loved crows even then :-)


These days
with it's pink exterior
 and lavender porch floors,
Eerie just doesn't work so well :-))

Today I am joining
and
Kathleen for White Wednesday

Thanks for visiting me today!

38 comments:

Rebecca said...

I just love old houses before we alter them-I know what you mean-they just have a quiet, mysterious character of their own-if only the walls COULD talk! Happy WW

Olive Cooper said...

It is eerie but lovely at the same time. ♥olive

debi said...

Oh, what a perfect Halloween house!! It's hauntingly beautiful!!!!!

kayellen said...

How fun!!
I love your spooky decor:))

Wonderful!!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday~~~

Kay Ellen

eileeninmd said...

Looks perfect for Halloween, love the decorations.

Brenda Kula said...

I just love those sweet old houses. I haven't been reading you very long. So looking forward to seeing the whole house and yard!
Brenda

ourpicturewindow said...

What a lovely blog and house! I'm glad Outdoor Wednesday brought me here!

Lori Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE how the leaves have blown and stuck to the 'webs'! SPOOOOOKY!
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* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

LOVE your home!! It is beautiful and perfectly spooky in the photos!! Hugs,Rachel

Ruth said...

what a beautiful house!!

NanaDiana said...

Your home is as lovely outside as inside, Bella. It suits you perfectly. Are there pictures somewhere of the pink exterior? One of my friends had a very small rancher that she painted pink and had lavender flower boxes and white trim filigree. It was like walking up to an enchanted house. I think there was some pale green accent on it too. I never saw the outside of your house before-but I would have picked that one for you!>) xxoo Diana

Linda said...

Oh the spooky look was perfect! I would like to see that same shot now!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is lovely {snd a little spooky dressed up for Halloween!} I love how you caught the leaves blowing around!

XO,
Jane

Cabin and Cottage said...

WoWee! Love the look of this! The leaves really make the scene don't they? I love that old door, and of course the colors work for me. So perfect in its simplicity! What on earth are you doing online so EARLY? Ha!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Your house is PERFECT for Halloween!

I like the fun photo affects. :)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
What a wonderful and haunted look! Love it!
Great photo effects too.

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful home. It's hard to believe something that is supposed to be frightening can be so lovely.

Tete said...

I love your house and am so glad you saved her. She's got very good bones...hahaha.
Hugs- Tete

Light and Voices said...

Nice mysterious house and halloween atmosphere.
Joyce M

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Bella
I quite love how you decorated the porch.. the crows [love them] and all the scattered leaves really have a great look to it... We don't do Halloween too much here [australia] .. getting more popular and I'm considering decorating this year.. must get on to it.. thanks for the inspiration..

Thanks for your lovely comment.. so appreciated.. ciao xxx Julie

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BELLA HAS ALWAYS YOUR POST IS WONDERFUL AND FULL OF INSPIRATION,I KEEP MY EYES ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL PINK CAKE..HUGS SANDRA

KATHY said...

What a lovely home!! Perfect for halloween.

Kathy

Vicki said...

I hope the weather breaks for you soon! Love these old photos of the house on Halloween. They are great!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful house. I hope we get to see more of it.

Carol

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, I grew up in a Victorian out in Redlands Ca. similar to this they are so cool. I luv the way it is decorated out front with the leaves in the web which make it even more spooky. Luv the crows have a good Halloween.....Julian

Janet said...

Bella!
OMGoodness! You have such a lovely blog and even lovelier home! I can certainly see why your home was featured in a magazine! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!
Blessings,
Janet

stefanie said...

oh, i love the spookie look, how fun you have great pictures of the "before"

Jane said...

That's a beautiful house, I love the Victorian edging along the roofline, and that porch is romance itself. I don't recall seeing your house face-on, I'm usually admiring those lush gardens of yours surrounding it.

shopannies said...

I love victorian as well wether scarey or lovely

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
Visiting you is always a pleasure
Kisses and Hugs

Gracie's Cottage said...

No wonder you fell in love ...it's a marvelous house and it looked great all dressed for the season!

Jan

Donnie said...

The photos are just beautiful. That is one lovely house. I'm so glad I got to see them.

Lavender Cottage said...

I can see why you fell in love with this house Bella - such Victorian character.
The porch is something I crave for - newer homes like ours are lacking in many ways.
Your pastel paint has given it new life and a whole new look.
Judith

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a beautiful home! I live in a 100+ year old home and I love it as well. Well, okay, it is sometimes love/hate (would it be too much to ask to have some closets???), but I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Judy

Sherry said...

This is wonderful Bella! Very fun decor and beautiful old house. Reminds me of the one I grew up next to.
Sherry

gail said...

I love old houses. I'm so drawn to them and I could never live in a new one. Yours is beautiful.
gail
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maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, your house back then was just perfect for halloween makeup!!!
Is it pink right now?? How lovely!!!! I think I´ll have to browse through your blog again to see it, why did I missed it??
cariños

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Those pics should be on the cover of a magazine!*!*! BEST!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!