It's kind of scary... and loads of fun... when you get a chance to roam around my friend Gail's home and see her marvelous and HUGE collection of vintage Halloween memorabilia! Her love of these colorful and hard to find pieces is evident in every room in the house.... including the powder room as you will soon see in a photo!
Gail's kitchen is filled with many neat old store display pieces like this metal spice cabinet which works perfect for displaying the hundreds of small pieces which are all neatly organized!
You can't help but smile or laugh out loud at some of the whimsical ways she displays, like these little skeletons in the half moon tin.
Candy candy everywhere! Displayed in one neat old jar after another!
An old wooden tote with orange paint... perfect for a Halloween display!
Gail loves to collect old advertising signs and this is a beauty from the Gustafson's Creamery which was here in Rice Lake! A most sought after local piece of history!
A couple of neat old vintage Halloween costumes hang in the entryway.
I love this stenciled floor in the hallway... nevermind my foot... lol!
A most unusual iron bed in one of the bedrooms.
More spookiness waits upstairs....
.... and I just love the color Gail painted the stairs...don't you?
The resident pooch.. Relfie... followed us up the steps! Isn't he a cutie?
I told you the bathroom even has a year round Halloween touch! LOVE the black and orange tiles!! I should have closed the lid before the photo though...LOL!
A very rare metal and glass spice container probably from a general store... the containters swing out to access the glass holders. Of course Halloween candy fills the jars!
The old sink is wonderful in Gail's laundry room!
Gail with some of her Halloween creations! Wonderful paper mache' pieces she's collaborated with a friend in the past to sell. I believe she still has some available but in very limited numbers. Let me know if you would like to know more about them.
Thank you Gail for letting us browse through your lovely home today and feast our eyes on your rare and wonderful Halloween collections! We had so much fun!
So after we had all this fun touring Gail's home... our little band of friends hopped in the car and took a road trip to some local shops... looking for more Halloween and vintage goodies!
left to right: Sue, yours truly, Gail, her sister Dawn and Liz
We need to do this more often.... right girls?