Siblings Philip Mure and Roberta Mure have an extensive collection of clocks in their Mayville home in Chautauqua County. Most came from garage sales and thrift shops. Here is how they described their old Victorian for our latest Home of the Week feature:
"This Victorian house is beautifully decorated inexpensively with garage sale and thrift shop finds. How many houses have you seen with anniversary clocks, over 30 working cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, mantel clocks and wall clocks beautifully displayed?
"The floral wallpaper reflects the exterior paint colors. An intricate front patio leads to the foyer which has a restored treadle sewing machine and an oak staircase graced by two windows incorporating stained glass.
"The first floor features oak flooring. One parlor has a very large church organ, fireplace and mantel, while the second parlor features a beautiful reed organ. The dining room has furniture inherited from our grandparents and a crystal chandelier.
"The bright, old-fashioned kitchen has a picture window overlooking an enormous backyard. Bedrooms upstairs are wallpapered and feature pine floors," they wrote.
Do you love your house enough to show it off? This could be your chance.
The Buffalo News is looking for other beautiful local homes and the stories behind them and their décor. Those chosen will be displayed in a weekly feature at buffalonews.com and could be chosen as Home of the Month in a Sunday edition of The Buffalo News.
If you are interested, tell us about your home in 150 words or less, and email 10 images (in .jpg form) of the interior and exterior to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's OK to separate the images into several emails.
Those chosen for BuffaloNews.com will be contacted by Home and Style Editor Susan Martin. A phone number is helpful. Single-family homes, condominiums, lofts and apartments are eligible.
The News will include your name and the city or town in which you reside but not your exact address.
If you have difficulty submitting images, please email email@example.com.
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