Open House Party

by Sherry
Hi everyone and welcome to another Open House party!  You will find the link to join the party at the bottom of this post.
Today I have a special treat for you antique lovers and collectors.  Richard at My Old Historic House  has renovated the gorgeous 1845 historic Elgin/Cottrell home to it’s original Victorian splendour.  When Richard purchased the home in 2006 it was not even livable but he transformed it into a beautiful home for himself and Ms. Sissy Dog.  Richard also opens the home for tours and rents it for special occasions.
Richard is an antique dealer and has some of the most amazing collections you will ever see and he is extremely knowledgeable about each and every piece.  His collection of Meissen, Dresden and Staffordshire make my heart beat faster.  His collection of Staffordshire dogs…oh my!
This historic home was featured in the July, 2011 issue of Victorian Homes magazine.  So if you want to see more of this stunning home you can visit  My Old Historic House or pickup a copy of the magazine.
Enjoy the Tour.

Can’t you see why Victorian Homes did a twelve page spread on this beautiful home?  Richard, thank you for allowing us into your wonderful home!  If you ever decide to sell the Staffordshire Dogs I get first dibs.
(I can see my husband sweating right now)
On to the party.


Thanks for joining the party!  Next weeks party will be replaced with .. 
I am hosting “Summer Entertaining” on 6/23/11 so get your tablescapes, recipes and any entertaining  ideas ready to link up.  You can get more info about the week long blog party at At The Picket Fence.  I will also be having a giveaway during the party for this wonderful French Script pillow graciously donated by 
Hope to see you there!

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[email protected] June 16, 2011 - 12:24 am

I love Richard's beautiful home and decor, and he is such a sweetie! I am in love with that white laundry room, and yes, I can see why his home would be featured in a magazine.

Candy @ The Little Round Table June 15, 2011 - 10:30 pm

Lovely home and I especially like the cow creamer display.


Ann from On Sutton Place June 15, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Hi Sherry…I met Richard through Pat at Back Porch Musings. I just adore him. His house and collections are unbelievable. His knowledge is seemingly never-ending. How nice of you to feature him. Thanks for hosting, as always. Have a great evening!

bj June 15, 2011 - 10:37 pm

O my gosh…this is the most amazing house, ever. Just stunning. I love all the collections..those little cow pitchers are so adorable. Thanks so much for showing us this beautiful home.
xo bj

[email protected] Ground June 15, 2011 - 10:47 pm

The cow creamers and that 4th of July pic really grabbed me! Just linked up, thanks for the party, Sherry! xoxo Debra

[email protected] June 15, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Thanks for the tour Sherry. As always, thanks for hosting. I love that pillow.

NanaDiana June 15, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Beautiful house. I would love to walk through it personally, wouldn't you? His collection is amazing..and I love the color he has used through the house! xo Diana

At The Picket Fence June 15, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Hi Sherry! That was an incredible home to see. What an amazing restoration! Thanks so much for hosting another fun party and we can't wait for next week! 🙂

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) June 15, 2011 - 11:03 pm

Wow, that is some house and the decor is so interesting. Thanks for the tour and thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Sarah June 15, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Sherry, thank you for sharing Richard's home and collections. I've enjoyed his blog. He does have some amazing collections! ~ Sarah

lvroftiques June 15, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Hi Sherry!
Girlfriend I'm happy any time you manage to drop by! No pressure my friend!
And Richards house is in a word "stunning!!" His collections are amazing! Is there anything beautiful that man doesn't collect? *winks* I'm very happy and blessed to have him as a friend! Vanna

Theresa June 15, 2011 - 11:08 pm

WOW! What an amazing place, I would love to read the interview too, I'll have to check out the mag. Thanks for sharing and for the party! xxoxo

Karen June 15, 2011 - 11:22 pm

It's a very beautiful home! I LOVE the cow creamer collection!


[email protected] Porch Musings June 15, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Thanks so much for featuring Richard's beautiful home. It is absolutely wonderful. J and I have visited Richard in his home. He has worked so hard to restore this old home, protect it from the Mississippi, and furnish it with absolutely period perfect antiques.
Richard is a delightful host, as well.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style June 15, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Sherry, I love the cow creamers collection. Thanks for hosting.

d e l i g h t June 15, 2011 - 11:45 pm

Beautiful renovation on a lovely Victorian Home! I love all the dogs! Thanks so much for hosting this is always a pleasure!

Karie's Chic Creations June 15, 2011 - 11:49 pm

Sherry, As always thanks for hosting. And thank you for showing that gorgeous home. I must get a magazine to see more. Karie

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses June 15, 2011 - 11:50 pm

Thanks for hosting. I can't wait to look through the links.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove June 16, 2011 - 2:42 am

Hi Sherry! I have visited Richards blog many times and just think he has done an amazing job with this house! Thank you for hosting.

Tynk June 16, 2011 - 1:02 am

I'm loving his laundery room!! Great ideas in there, I'll have to go out and get Victorian Homes Mag tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

The enchanted home June 16, 2011 - 1:11 am

Wow beautiful home. It is magazine worthy for sure. Got to this late so a bit late to link up and plus I am still learning! Next time, I hope:)
Stop by..doing a great giveaway for a gorgeous Kilim bench!

Richard Cottrell June 16, 2011 - 1:12 am

Ms. S. Thanks so much for bring my home alive on your Open House Blog. I am so thrilled you picked my home to share this week. I so do appreciate it. I am having so much fun with my blog. I have meet so many fun and nice people on here. I hope everyone keeps it up, and you too as well!!!!!!RC

Emily June 16, 2011 - 1:47 am

Sherry, what a wonderful tour of the victorian. Richard's home is amazing with so many collections. I fell for the staffordshire dog collection right off, just stunning. Victorian Home is one of my favorite magazines. What an honor for Richard's home to be featured.
Thanks so much for hosting, always a great place to see amazing posts.
Sherry, I can't wait to see your new bowl………

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Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns June 16, 2011 - 11:28 am

Wow that is an amazing place! Love the flag display in the last photo!

Jann Olson June 16, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Truly a Victorian beauty! Dishes even in the laundry room, wow! I love that collection. If he ever does decide to sale, I get dubs on it. Hee-hee. I too love the flags!

Pamela June 16, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Thanx for sharing such a beautiful home Sherry!

Richard Cottrell June 16, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Sherry, The Victorian Homes Magazine with my house featured is actually the June Issue and is on new stands right now. Thanks for mentioning this. Richard at My Old Historic house

Chari at Happy To Design June 16, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Hi Sherry…

I have just recently met Richard and added his lovely blog to my list of blog follows. Ohh my goodness…his home is FABULOUS!!! I just love the old, historic homes and the fact, that Richard has kept this beauty close to its "roots"! The Elgin/Cottrell home certainly did deserve a magazine showcase and I was so pleased for Richard when I learned of the article! I also loved getting a peek at a few of Richard's awesome collections! The cow pitchers are sooo pretty…love those! Thank you, Richard…for allowing Sherry to showcase your beautiful home for the Open House party this week! It was such a treat!

Well dear lady, thank you so much for sharing Richard's beautiful home with us and for hosting this sweet Open House party! I am so happy that I was able to participate this week!

Warmest wishes,

Sherry June 16, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Thanks for sharing this wonderful home! What a beauty. I love the cow creamers! Thanks for hosting.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ June 16, 2011 - 9:47 pm

I love the Victorian style. That is one beautiful home.


[email protected] June 17, 2011 - 1:00 am

Sherry, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures of the victorian home remodel! All the rooms are stunning!


tammylovesdishes June 18, 2011 - 12:36 am

What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing this tour with us. I am loving the cow creamer display. Too cute!


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