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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

She LOVES Halloween! Lizzie's Home....

Well here it is as promised!  The tour of my friend Lizzie's home and her FABULOUS collection of Halloween!  Both vintage and artisan made pieces are lovingly displayed in every spooky nook and cranny!  Even the front porch beckons you to linger, setting the stage for what's inside!

Liz is a quilter!  She even took my beginning rug hooking class!  She has yet to finish a nice sized rug she has started but leads a super busy life!  She is married,  grooms dogs, and is a very loving and devoted daughter who is caring for aging parents!  She is a dog mom and you will meet her fur children a little further down in this post!  

Autumn splendor fills a red cupboard on the front porch!  

If you care to sit and view the scenery the striking black and white stripe cushions will keep you comfy!

Every room in this gorgeous home has been decorated with Liz's collections!  Yes it takes time and little bit of help!  She tells me it stays decorated to the delight of visitors who stop in through out the season until Thanksgiving!  I wonder what she does for Christmas!?

Part of Liz's collection are these one- of- a kind paper mache' sculptures made by Gail and Linda of The House At The End of the Road. They are an artist duo who create and sell their unique Halloween pieces together.  They are friends of mine also so if you should be interested in their work and would like more info. just email me using the email button in the upper left of this blog.
Look for their work throughout Liz's home! She has acquired quite a few of their pieces and they really make a statement as you can see them here displayed on the island in her kitchen.

I was fascinated by these long framed old Halloween prints!  They are wonderful and she was able to purchase five of them at an antique show! Look for them in the photos that follow!

New and vintage Halloween toys and candy containers fill display cabinets and cupboards through the entire house!  

Love her coffee bar as you enter the kitchen!  

I love her quilts displayed everywhere too! 

This is a fabulous piece by Gail and Linda displayed in the kitchen window!

Liz has these one-of-a-kind pieces displayed on turntables so you can view them from all angles!  She's thought of everything for your viewing pleasure!

I LOVE this bobbing for apples piece! They have a unique style and I can't begin to imagine the work that goes into these!  

Another one of those wonderful long prints!

Even the bathroom cannot escape the wonders of Liz's decorating! 

The sun room is a cozy spot to sit and read the morning paper or perhaps stitch or hook.... She will hook again one of these days I hope!  After the Halloween decorations are all packed away!  Right Lizzy?!!  LOL!!

More views of the sun room.

So meet the fur babies!  The adorable and very well behaved Scotties are named Olive and Violet!  They have their Halloween collars on!  Perfectly groomed of course!! They are the sweetest dogs!! They take after their owner!!

And then there's PEARL!  The Bull Terrier!!  OMG is she hilarious!!  The ball never left her mouth and she growls and sounds like she wants to rip your head off!!  It's all bluff however!!  I think she is just trying to get you to play!  I am told she can open drawers and loves to eat butter!  Mom has to keep an eye on the butter sticks when she's baking as Pearl can scarf one down in an instant and afterward smile that adorable Bull Terrier smile!

So here we end up in the grooming salon where my fur babies are getting groomed!  I hope they realize how dog-gonned lucky they are to be accepted into this posh and beautiful dog grooming parlor that Liz so meticulously runs!! She is booked solid and it's very hard to get your dogs in to be groomed!  But lucky me.... and Smokey and Max.  They still hate getting groomed and Smokey even threw up in the tub while he was getting bathed. Maybe next time he won't be so nervous!  

A friend like Liz is more precious than gold!!  She has a huge and tender heart for animals and humans alike!!  We are soooooo blessed and lucky to have her for our groomer and friend!!  Right Smokey and Max?  I will post a photo of them next time sporting their new do's. 

Thank-you Liz for allowing me to show case your home here on my blog!  I know my readers will enjoy getting a peek into your "spooktacular" decorating and warm and cozy home!  

Halloween Hugs!!
Cathy G 


  1. Cathy,
    Thanks for sharing Liz's wonderful home. Her decorations are out of this world. Love them all. She must have a large storage area. Yes, what does she do for Christmas, hope you can show us. Her kitchen is a dream and that front porch is breath taking, I can vision sitting there and hooking or doing some wool applique. She is a lucky girl.

  2. Thank you for sharing Liz's amazing home. That is the best collection of Halloween I have seen. I love that kitchen! Hope you can show us what she does for Christmas.

  3. Wow, that's a lot of Halloween stuff! I love those old prints, too. Thanks for the tour. Sarah

  4. What a fun gal!!! That doesn't take time...it takes DAYS!! And I could look at the pics for days & never see it all. Really enjoyed the tour!!

  5. Wow!! talk about decorating for Halloween. It's SPECTACULAR but it must be quite a job to put up and take down but I'm sure she knows exactly where everything goes.

    Her home looks so warm and inviting and the dogs are beautiful too. I especially love the two Scottish Terriers because they are quiet and well behaved, my kind of dogs. Thanks for showcasing her beautiful home. It was fun seeing all her many decorations.

    You are indeed very fortunate to have such a nice friend and groomer.


  6. Omg!!!!!!! What a spectacular home, so many treasures I spyed. Love the cupboard on the porch with all the Halloween goodies, fantastic. Liz's fur baby's are precious, sweet. Thanks for sharing, loved the tour.Blessings Francine.

  7. Good heavens, her home is a cross between a museum of Halloween décor and store specializing in Halloween. Very entertaining tour, thanks.


  8. what a FUN tour!!!! wow she is as crazy about Hallowe'en as I am! Thanks for allowing us to visit you Lizzie ~ and thanks to you Cathy for sharing her with us!!
    Blessed be!

  9. Cathy, thank you for a wonderful tour. Halloween is my favorite holiday so you can imagine how I enjoyed looking at all Lizzie's wonderful treasures...I must find a Halloween harness for Winslow Homer...Love Lizzie's fur babies and your's too! Hugs from Maine...

  10. I found your blog through a commenter on Kim's Quilting Adventures and really enjoyed the home tour of your friend. And I thought I had a lot of Halloween décor!

  11. wow! that was an amazing trip through her home!
    loved it all!

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