Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day With Friends

Monday this week I drove over to Clarksville Missouri to tour once again Richard Cottrell's 1845 mansion all decked out for a Victorian Christmas.
His House is beyond any house I have ever toured for beauty and amazement. His decorations are over the top beautiful,lots of them he makes.
He also has a very sweet beagle named Buddy and he stuck right beside me this tour. Richard had a silver tinsel wreath around Buddy's neck
 Buddy is a sweet very well behaved dog and I could have taken him home with me,I miss my dog
We all were upstairs in one of the bedrooms. His toile wallpaper is wonderful.
 Richard made this cardboard house a replica of his house
 These candelabra's  are my favorite thing in his house and always look for me a pair even though my house isn't large enough to showcase these. This is mantel in his dining room,everyroom in his house has a fireplace
 This is the front living room looking out you can see the Mississippi River and a large steamboat was passing down the river,it looked like the Queen Mary, however we think it was a Gambling boat being moved down river?

Please Look at Bernideen's latest blog post she has many more pictures posted than me and every beautiful detail of this magnificent house.

Call 573-242-9688 and schedule a tour for only $5 per person

I want to go back this month.

Linky parties I joined in 


  1. Always so thankful that you three lovely ladies go to and share pictures of this wonderful house tour. I would truly love to visit there myself someday.

  2. WOW so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing your photos. Yes, Buddy is so cute.


  3. It's such a beautiful time of year to tour houses like this! WOW! Great photos!

  4. What fun! I have never seen photos of Richard's place at Christmas. Beautiful! I also took a look at your last post. Lovely treasures you have collected. That red and white quilt!!! I can't believe what you paid. Your mice are adorable. We have the real kind lately. We lost our kitty a couple of months ago and he was really on the job! haha! Such a crazy busy time. But I see you are having fun. Merry Christmas!

  5. What a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. The cardboard replica is amazing! And Buddy looks like a sweetheart.

  6. Glad you got to visit with Richard. That replica dollhouse is amazing!

  7. How fun! Thank you for sharing the beautiful tour with us at Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

  8. Such great photos Janice! I didn't take any this time, and wish I would have!

  9. Oh, and your photo of Buddy is totally adorable!

  10. Janice:
    These are great photos and somehow I missed this! Love the Buddy dog!