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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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Thursday, October 15, 2015

My Friend Gail's Halloween Collection~Come Tour Her Home!

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?

Cathy G


  1. Love Love Love it all! What a neat home - with all the prims - the Halloween fits right in. Awesome!

  2. What a fun home to visit - you gals must have had just a blast!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. An amazing collection of treasures!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. That is such a fun house, love her home and decorations, feels like a step into the past.
    Her dolls are wonderful too, I can see she has a creative and whimsical sense with her decorating and pieces.


  5. What fun!!! So many lovely things. Do I dare say, it must be a treat. :)

  6. A real treasure trove of antiques and fun collections!! Such a treat, thank you for sharing!!!

  7. WOW! Her house is full of wonderful furniture as well as Vintage Halloween delights. I have visions of dunking for apples at a Halloween party long ago, Goodies like these were all over the house.... who knew that someday they would make marvelous collections.

  8. Halloween is serious business in this home! I have a pumpkin on the front porch and sometimes that is as good as it gets

  9. What a fun display of Halloween treasures ! Neat to see some of those items, they brought back memories .

  10. What a TREAT, Cathy! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

  11. Wow, that is some spectacular decorations. It must be fun to have a good Halloween party there. One could really get into the Halloween mood.

  12. That was fun!!!!!! she has so much I need to look again, she sure enjoys it. Hope you ladies had a great time and found more.

  13. Wow, amazing collection of Halloween goodies. She sure has a great way to decorate them all, so much fun!!!!! Blessings Francine.

  14. Gail's Halloween home is spooktacular! Thanks for sharing with us. So many wonderful items that I would love to have myself. Janice

  15. Wow, she sure has quite a collection!!

    Cathy, thanks again for taking some time to talk to me (a beginner) about rug hooking when my step daughter and I stopped by your studio the other Saturday.

  16. a fabulous tour, what a collection!
    thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi Cathy,
    Such fun collections!! I really loved that orange wall box with the skeleton sitting in it!!! Her home is the perfect showcase for all those amazing pieces!!! So nice to be able to visit with you!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  18. What an amazing collection!!!
    Thank you so much for the tour.
    Hugs :)

  19. Cathy - Thanks for taking us along to experience the fun day with you! Gee, I wonder if Gail likes Halloween a little bit? LOL Does she go all out for Christmas too? Or is this her specialty? FUN!

  20. OMGOSH !!!! I love her home, with or without the Halloween...awesome collections !!!!!!!!!! and if you look past the Halloween decorations it is absolutely unique !!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing....could you share her home at Christmas ??? What a treat!

  21. I like the black and white dog.

  22. Holy Hallowe'en. Makes me wonder where she keeps all of this when she brings out her Christmas stuff. Such memories in a collection that vast. Amazing!'

  23. A very fun home thanks for the tour.

  24. Thanks for capturing my Mom's beautiful home Cathy-you did an amazing job and I'm so happy others will have a chance to enjoy it!

  25. WOW!!!! Cathy your many talents just keep shining through, awesome tour! My Big Sister, Gail has a huge collection of wonderful primitive items and a true knack for displaying them. However, her greatest PASSION is Halloween. Great that others can view and appreciate this . .

  26. Oh my goodness...what a treat...I loved this wonderful house tour...what a talented lady your friend is...Happy Halloween!!

  27. OMG, I am dying! This home is FABULOUS!! Her floor in the bath and laundry is amazing!

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