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?