WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

October 21, 2008

~~~ SHOW ME THE MONEY~~~~

Ok everyone who knows me from RMS knows my passion is antiques... I thought I would share just a few things with you that take money.(besides my husband)This is a slot machine a Jennings from 1948 that takes dimes, next to it is a Mills slot machine 1947 its a nickle machine, also this is a Wurtizler Jukebox its called a 1015 but most people call it a bubble machine or Happy Days Machine..it still plays 5 songs for a quarter..next to it of course is the RCA Victor dog Nipper.Now this slot machine is a Watling quater machine from 1935 my husband just love this one..and why not he gets to keep the Jack pots...This is called the bird of paradise machine or Rol-A-Top
This is a player roller piano I bought out of a bar...must of had too many drinks at the time because this puppy is heavy to move...it takes a quater for one song...so pour a beer and lets have a sing-a- long.... ca. 1910



This is a music box from Germany and its one of the oldest music boxes I have it from ca. 1840 and it called a Symphbonia Musik Automat and it takes a dime for one song.This shows the inside and you can see the disc it plays...I have about 30 music disc for this..This is a Phongraph from England ca. 1880 it take an english dime to play one record rumor has it that these use to be in theaters lobbies...so I guess who could have Pop corn and music. I call this my BIG HORN as I also have RCA Victor and Edison ones...but this is the BIG ONE!!!

Now I know everyone knows what this is... come on we had them in all the diners at one time..put in a quater and get five Elvis tunes...ca. 1950 Oh NO!! the dreaded scale...but hold eveything you also get your fortune this one takes a nickel and I love it because it weights me so LITE!! GREAT SCALE...bet I could sell this one to alot of people...you think??? ca. 1950. Now the thing hanging above it is an Emergery call box you know the ones that use to hang on a pole?? Well I keep Toilet Paper in it in my Husband bathroom haha!! no more screaming at me when he runs out !!! the bull dog on top is a mustache curler but that another collection yet to show you all...
Hope all of you enjoyed my money making stuff... hey I got to get my decorating fund from some place..



Hope all of you have a blessed and safe day....Thanks for coming by...hugs and smiles Gloria OH and Susan I added music so Stop singing now girl !!!












30 comments:

Ma'dame French said...

GLORIA!!! Fianlly you made it to blog land~~~Welcome and hugs from me:) French

xinex said...

Thanks for showing us all your money making machines, Gloria. Now I know how you can afford to buy all your antiques.:-)You know they still have those little table top jukeboxes at Mel's Diner at the Universal Studios in Florida.

Glenda said...

What an amazing collection you have. Have you ever hit the jackpot, or is it always someone else? I never did locate your sunroom on RMS. I don't think it is there any longer.
Congrats on your awards and thank you for your kind words on Laurie's blog. You may not be from Georgia, but you are definitely a peach.

Anonymous said...

Gloria you just have the best toys and pretties! I do remember those jukeboxes too. My godparents owned a little dinner that I worked in during one of my highschool summers. I just loved to look at those little guys and flip through their song selection.. Thanks for the memories. Love ya Cindy J.

Chris said...

Wow, tahnk you for taking us on a tour of your antiques. You have some wonderful items.

Hugs,
Chris

Picket said...

Morning girl...ohhhhh Cher..wow girl you are alittle saucy this morning ain't you! lol I love the new background color...Those treasues are fantastic girl...I've never heard ot that music box you had on the wall...that was gorgeous but my favorite was the little diner jukebox...course I don't remember them...uh...my mom told me about them...yea that's it...my mom! lol Hey those scales are broke..I stepped on them and the thing kept going atound in circles...wait what are you playing now..WE ALL SLEEP ALONE!!!! Girl I am getting a new picture of you here ...I can see you in the mornings in your fuzzy robe with your little Barbie Doll self dancing and bebopping all over the kitchen...I bet Len walks softly around you!!!! lol lol I love it girl and I love you...hey you even got me bopping in my chair this morning! lol

decorator101 said...

Good morning dear friend.. Love the new look and the music... this was such a fascinating tour. I can only imagine when company comes and puts money in..what a way to keep the decorating fund going..lol I think you added the music because you were tired of hearing me sing...lol..sure hope you're feeling lots better..off to work ...hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! Oh, what wonders you have. Now, being the piano gal that I am - I love that player piano! It's so beautiful.
You're doing so well in Blogland! Whopee!! Ain't this fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hey Girl...I'm fine...just taking a day off every now and then. Probably just going to blog 3-4 days a week so I can spend some time reading all the great blogs out there and getting some stuff done in my home. I love this post...you have the most wonderful and facinating antiques. Heck, you could do a whole post on any one of this amazing pieces you've shared today! Do you ever "play" with any of these. My DH bought me a pachinco game for Christmas when we had only been married a few years 'cause we saw one at a friends home and got the biggest kick out of playing. I still have it in the basement...should drag it out for show and tell sometime. Love ya, Susan

onlymehere said...

Gloria, welcome to blogland!! Picket told me you were here. I'm Cindy or onlymehere from RMS and I do remember you! You'll like it here. It's such a nice friendly place!! I'll be back but I'm adding you to my favorites!!

onlymehere said...

Gloria, welcome to blogland!! Picket told me you were here. I'm Cindy or onlymehere from RMS and I do remember you! You'll like it here. It's such a nice friendly place!! I'll be back but I'm adding you to my favorites!!

laurie said...

Gloria, I've always thought all of these "money-makers" were just fabulous. And how wonderful to have enough room to display them all. I'd just love to come visit you sometime. I'd start up that jukebox first and then I'd go around just playing all the games. When the jukebox ends, I'd try out the piano, but I'd save the best for last - my favorite -the music box. I just love the sound of those. I've only heard them in museums though. Your collection is museum worthy. I'd leave your house broke, but happy. laurie (bargainhunr)

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...fascinating post today and I saw some art on your walls I like too. I'm going to go jump on your followers list so I won't miss anything...hope you can join mine too. ;-) Bo

Pearl said...

Hi Gloria... I found you through Picket's Place... Welcome to Blogland... This is a terrific place to be, and I've met some amazing, wonderful, caring Ladies here... am sure you will too! Dot has been such a good friend to me, and has supported my heart 'n soul with many of her beautiful prayers... She is so tickled that you've begun a blog! It looks like you're off to a great start... Please come by for a visit, anytime... Take care...

~blessings~
Pearl

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gloria, Welcome to blogland!! I didn't know your were here. I haven't been feeling well. I love all of your treasures!!
Hugs, Terrie

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ooooh...I'm so glad that you posted all of your amazing "money machines"...I think they are fabulous!!! I really can say that I'm learning about some of these antiques/treasures...you have such a gift and it's all so exciting and interesting!!! Thank you for sharing your treasures and knowledge with us!!! I just love, love, LOVE IT!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...and thank you for the sausage & egg McMuffins this morning...you made my day honey!!!

Tomarie said...

Gloria,
I love all of these...but the German music box is just breathtakingly beautiful!! The wood and carving is fabulous!
Love ya!

Tootsie said...

I'm Loving it mom! but you do realize...that you need to have us all over to actually make any cash right? lol.....you should have tours, your house is full of fun! I loved the lesson today...and just so you know...I will be sending you an updated list of things to put in with my sofas when you send them here! lol....my big purse will already be full....

Tootsie said...

lovin the tunes...can you hear me singing? lol...sorry...didn't mean to hurt your ears or shatter those glasses...lol

Sue said...

Gloria your antiques are fabulous!! You are a special lady you know that!! Have a great night sweetie! xoxo

jerseygirl211 said...

Mmmm, now you've made me feel old, older, the oldest????? I know I've seen a lot of these antiques around and not in antique stores.:(

It looks like you are well on your way to enjoying your blog, there are so many good people here. I hope you will count me in as one of them.

I'll say Good Night for now, plesant dreams.

Or, XOXOXOXOX as my granddaughters would sign off, along with ppppppoooooffff, adding I'm outta here. :)

'D'

lvroftiques said...

Gloria I can NEVER get enough of your antiques!!! And how useful that over the years they pay for themselves!!Lol! Oh girl that symbonium is divine!! And so is the wurlitzer!! Be still my heart! This many gorgeous antiques can make my old heart beat a littl too fast! *winks* Vanna

bj said...

Tootsie sent me over...and I am so glad she did. Gosh, you have some fantastic gaming machines here. How neat to have such treasures!!
You are lookin' good with your blog...I hope you will just love blogging. I sure do...
love, bj

Lynette said...

Good Morning Gloria - Thanks for visiting me last night and the sweet comments about my bench that FINALLY arrived. Yes, I'm a RMS'er, but like you said, it has been sooo slow, that I moved on over to blogging!! I have a link on my blog if you ever want to check out my spaces - you can just click on it and the link will take you right there. Your antiques are so lovely and unique! Like Susan said, you could do a spotlight on just one and have enough to say about it to keep us all enthralled for a while.
I'll be back to visit soon. Oh, BTW, I'm going to try to post some better, not washed out pics of the guest BR tonight - I figured out how to turn the flash off of my camera - I read the manual - DUH!!
Have a good day.
Lynette

ann said...

Good mornin Mrs.Gloria.Well done my friend,well done.Already you've gotten 24 comments.You're gonna be a star.And a darn good one.
You know I love your antiques,your home,and everything about you.I can't wait day to day to see what's next.love ya...Ann

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria!! Oh, thank you so much for the compliment on my new doo!! I know, Blogland is so much fun, but takes take when you go around visiting folks. I'm just loving it. It's become my job! lol

Now you are going to have to tell us some of your flying stories. Your life has just been amazing and I know, me as well as all the other Bloggites would love hearing them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Hi Gloria, Thanks for visiting my blog and I really enjoyed your blog when I checked it out. You are doing great for just getting started. You're going to love it and it can become addicting' so be careful. You won't get anything done! I'm going to add you to my blogroll so I can can see how you're doing. Oh, and I loved your antiques!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Please stop by I have an award for you!! Hugs, Terrie

santamaker said...

Hey Gloria,

Girl, you have some beautious antiques! Wow, so interesting and beautiful. You have a terrific collection! Thanks so much for sharing!

Justine said...

Oh wow, I knew from RMS that you had a lot of antiques, but I had no CLUE you had this many. It's incredible! People must love visiting you, because they also get to visit history in a very cool way. My favorite is the player piano. Boy is that thing GORGEOUS.

Justine :o )