Friday, December 17, 2021

Victorian Christmas

 "Holy cow, gee whiz, oh my gosh, gol dern. How soon do

we move in?"





We aren't moving here, Precious. This is a 28 room
Victorian farm house built in 1880's by a rich man.
He imported the 4 tile fire places and rich wood mantels
directly made in England. He also imported the craftsmen
to assemble all. 

The photo of the house outside was taken in October about
4 years ago.  But I went for the Christmas decorations just
a week ago while the roads were clear and dry. This time
of year on twisty hilly country roads are iffy.











If you would like better look into this museum, just look up
Victorian Museum Millersburg Ohio USA and they have
professional photos to enjoy.
 This was my Christmas treat to myself this year.





The above is one of the maids rooms on the 3rd floor.
The house had hot and cold running water, two half baths and
one full with claw foot tub. Therefore they plumbed the maids
rooms and the nursery with marble sinks, too.



And this is just one example of the exquisite painting on the 
curved ceilings.  I forgot to take photos of the chandeliers, but they
were both electric and gas. General Electric provided electricity only
3 hours a day, so they had gas plumbed into the same fixtures. 




"Really Lynn, 28 rooms to explore and hide in.
 I couldn't go wrong hiding in here."

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and a comment.
It is much appreciated.







9 comments:

  1. Goodness Gracious how beautiful! What a house. Dad's salivating over these photos. He says if he was younger and could still do all the work he'd love to have a place like this. That stove reminds him of an old Village Crawford that was sitting in the basement of the house he grew up in. And then he ruined everything by saying it would make for a perfect haunted house, too. Lovely pictures, Lynn, and thank you for sharing these! Happy weekend!

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  2. What a magnificent old house, and such lovely Christmas decorations. I always enjoy visiting historical homes, though I do find Victorian decor quite dark and oppressive. But you can't beat the craftmanship!

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  3. Gosh that is stunning Lynn ... & the Christmas decorating is superb. Imagine doing all that bannister railing!! Every time I look at big mansions like that all I can think of is all the vacuuming I would have to do!!! But Yes - Precious would have lots of rooms to hide in & places to sleep in. Wishing you both a wonderful festive season Xxxx

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  4. Holy cow! That is magnificent! I love every single picture. Precious!!!

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  5. Beautiful! The wood flooring, the stove, the fireplaces... The maid's room is bigger than mine!

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  6. The woodwork in this home is breathtaking, Lynn. And the stained glass! I love touring museum homes like this. I was fortunate to tour Hearst Castle in California, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park home and studio in Illinois. I'm glad you treated yourself to a tour of the Millersburg mansion. Merry Christmas! xx

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  7. What a gorgeous looking house! I LOVE visiting places like that! I grew up in Calgary and they moved some of the old Victorian Houses into Heritage Park. It was a terrific place to go and visit at Christmas as they too would decorate everything up that way too. My Mom and I would go every year. Thanks for the wonderful memories. I wish you the happiest of holidays! Love Barb Oh Yes, Jo Jo and Marv and Kozmo send Precious their wishes and hope she gets everything she wants for Christmas!

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  8. • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

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  9. Que pases una ¡FELIZ NAVIDAD!

    Saludos desde Salamanca.

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