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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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Friday, December 4, 2015

Collecting Christmas~ Come Tour Gail's House!

If you liked touring my friend Gail's house at Halloween, well you'll be singing Christmas carols when you see  her home now all decked out for Christmas!  Every nook and cranny is FILLED with fun, unique and hard to find vintage and antique items that has taken years and years to find and collect!
Gail made the comment when my friend Sue and I stepped inside her door today that we might think she could be considered a hoarder!  Well we assured her we'd be happy to step in and take some of her wonderful things off her hands should she decide to clean out!  LOL!

We had so much fun looking and admiring each little treasure!  So please take your time and search the many photos... I'm sure something will bring back memories of the Christmases in your childhood! 

A real tree graces the antique harvest table in Gail's kitchen! 

Gail admits she has a thing for those old little pointy Christmas bulbs! 

I WANT that vintage wool cap!  How cool is that! 

Putting an old wooden trencher bowl to use holding goodies!

Did I mention she has a weakness for those old pointy colorful bulbs! LOL!

We recalled a day a few years ago when Gail and I were together at an antique dealers house and he had this cool sled for sale.  Gail couldn't make up her mind if she wanted to purchase this sled... a few miles down the road we turned around and went back... I am so glad she got it!  It's PERFECT and a stunning piece on her coffee table in the living room!

Sweet little vintage brush wreaths displayed in the laundry room!  

I love how Gail uses all the old vintage store display pieces to keep her collections organized and visually easy to view!  She has a super eye and talent for display!

I love the old little red metal scooter and it's in near mint condition!  So perfect tucked in the laundry room.... waiting for Santa perhaps? 

This little cardboard cookie box with string handle sure brought back memories for me!  How 'bout you? What caught your eye in this merriest of Christmas collections? 

Thank you Gail for once again letting me photogragh your home and share it with my readers!
Merry Christmas to all! 

Cathy G


  1. Oh my gosh - love it all! Thanks so much for sharing Gail' s home! So many clever displays and each one more charming than the next. Have a wonderful weekend, Jane

  2. A walk down memory lane. Thanks to both of you for sharing.

  3. Awesome! The little gnomes/elves in the yellow basket

  4. My oh my. It's all amazing. I would take the funnel (in pix 5) & so love the old wind-up laundry line. Thank you both & Merry Christmas.

  5. Please thank Gail from me for allowing you to share her beautiful home. Everything is just perfect.
    I had a Horseshoe drying rack just like hers. It is one of the few antiques I've ever sold since I did not have a place for it when I moved.
    Hugs :)

  6. Thank you Gail for letting Cathy share your wonderful home. Such great collections of Christmas goodies, brings back many childhood memories. Blessings Francine.

  7. What a great collection of holiday decorations! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wonderful display of all that's merry & bright! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love it all - so much to look at! I bet you could look around in there for days and still see something new each time. I am the worst at decorating. Do you think Gail would come to my house?!

  10. Not going to call Gail a hoarder because I would be calling myself one! I remember well those pointy Christmas bulbs!

  11. What a lovely collection! I have some of those things that I have tucked away I need to pull out.

  12. I'm counting down the days to spend Christmas in that beautiful house. Look out for Krampus!
    (Did anyone see him in the photos?)

  13. Love your passion and fun for decorating Gail!! tell her I said that :o)
    I love all of it!!!!
    Thanjs so much for sharing.
    ***Merry Christmas****


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