Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's A Cotillion, Out of a Burton Dream


The Mistress couldn't take anymore sitting at the Casa, so I took a small walk around the grounds to taken in the fall foliage which is now in full swing! After, I had driver take me to Lambertville to see the Burton House for what I call the Midnight Cotillion! Not really Tim Burton's house, but the lady who lives there every year, has a Halloween display that knocks off everybody's socks! It sort of reminds me of the Nightmare Before Christmas come to life. I have talked with the owner before and she used to be a art teacher at the high school there. She started to make these creatures years ago and usually adds a new one each year. This is the new one for this year. She even had a bunch of flowers behind one ear, how fashionable huh?



Most of them are made from tree branches, twigs, and paper mache. She then paints them and give them life by giving them each their distinctive looks and wardrobes! At night she has black light on them so they appear to glow, and some even have glowing eyes. You wouldn't believe the crowds that gather to see the spectacle. She now has so many she is even placing them on neighbors lawns! They are very neat to see. I took these last night, but with my flash you lose the glowing affect. I just love the one with the glowing cigarette below. I guess she would be the socialite of the group? The owner also has a signed book for purchase for tourist. You can click on the picture to embiggin to see detail.


Love the queen of the creatures sitting here with her chamber maid and her pets. Her eyes were even glowing orange. And in the next picture the twins are almost adorable.







The fat little lady sitting here is also a favorite of mine. The owner even has dry ice to create a mist. And how about the one flying in behind her. Creepy!







I can't help but wonder, after everyone is in bed, if they come to life and walk the street looking for mischief?

27 comments:

  1. We finally had to take over our neighbor's lawn when I had a large collection of middle schoolers at my disposal :-)

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  2. That is amazing!!!!!!!That woman has real artist talent!

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  3. Amazing!!!! Incredible art! I would love to see this!

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  4. Every year William and I walk pass this house, and the owner is always so gracious to all! I do believe if I lived next door, seeing them in black light would give to the chills!

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  5. Is that a dog or a rabbit? It looks cool!

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    1. Hi honey!!! I do believe it is a rabbit, a very creepy rabbit!

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  6. That is a jaw dropping yard display that is unlike anything I've ever seen! So glad you got out if even for a little!

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  7. I'm so interested in whose work this is... I love a good creative mind! I wonder what she does if it rains?

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    1. I have been by in the rain and she has to painsakingly wrap them all in plastic.

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  8. That is absolutely the coolest personal display I think I have ever seen for Halloween! How lucky for you to see it!

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  9. Love the twins! The East Coast really is the best part of the country, I swear, I miss it terribly.

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    1. I have thought of moving before, but I do believe I would miss the east coast also! The twins are among my favorite also.

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  10. Thanks for sharing these amazng pics! I think I see lots of influences here for some costumes!!!

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  11. Holy Moley! These ARE amazing! Some of these pieces look a bit Beth Robinson-ish, but really, they are AMAZING!!!!! And the foliage I assume is quite stunning!

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  12. That is truly incredible! Very Tim Burton like...I do believe I see some Helena Bonham Carter in there! You live in such a great area!

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    1. Dont get me started on Helena, I just love her!!!!! Have you seen her in Dark Shadows yet?

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  13. Oh Mistress...this was so fun to see. Thanks for sharing! I do believe Im in love with those black and white striped socks.

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  14. I could so see this here in P-Town for the Halloween festivites! I have to keep looking at the details.

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  15. This a very creative, but how cute would a houseboy couple be?

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  16. Oh wow they are just incredible, Americans are so much more creative with Hallowe'en than we are, I'd love to go to somewhere like Salem some year for it.

    Glad you're getting back up onto your fine haunches, it'll soon be party season and you're our leader!

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    1. Oh alas Tabs, I sure hope I'm up to par by then! I sure would hate to miss party season! So nice to see you honey!

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  17. Those stripey stockings have Mistress MJ written ALL over them!

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    1. then you'll be happy to know you have 19 pair coming to you!

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  18. gosh is it that time again - time to haul out my cobweb tights & pointy hat...poor Charla has been sequestered in non-internet non-kinky China but is back with a Witches vengeance. Thanks as ever for dropping by my humble Boudoir Privee MistressM xxxx

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    1. Your welcome darling, we have missed your presence here!

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