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

November 7, 2008

~~PINK SATURDAY~~~

Well girls ..its doesn't seem like it been a week since I did this last...Please Check out Beverly's http://http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/How Sweet the Sound to see all the great PINK stuff today...I know I am having a ball with this because if I posted for a year I could never run out of PINK !!! I thought I would show you my PINK sitting room in my bedroom today and yes its PINK.. from the carpet to the walls...now that little side table is really an "Coats and Clark" spool cabinet ca. 1880 it use to be in a general store..the little Settee is also from 1880 but I had it recovered and of course in PINK roses...all those round things you see stacked our old Hat boxes I covered in rose wall paper...And the KITTY taking a nap on my ottoman is so sweet..It never eats, drinks or runs around and I don't have to keep a litter box for it...its my Fake Kitty..it goes with my Fake bird in the bird cage....Now this also is one of many of my "Gone with the wind" lamps with its PINK roses painted on it...



This is an English Chamber set from ca. 1870 and it has little PINK roses on it..Also this is one on many of the Victorian lamps shades that I have made..This shade took me about 12 hours to make ..as its all hand sewn and I dye all the fringe and fabric myself...nothing is glued on these shades... Oh and the piece it is sitting on is one of my oldest antiques..ca. 1740 its a wine cabinet from England...one day I will show you the whole thing..this was the first piece that started my passion of collecting... In 1980




This is my Victorian Ladies sink area..and yes the walls here are also PINK... The lights on the wall were gas lights that my late DH made into electric for me..I just love the glow of the shades on them they are called "Elsie" shades and of course they are what else but PINK...The little vanity lamp and shade I also made...I know Fake flowers are a No No !! but these I added lights to so I use them as a night light...and the sink is in an old dresser from ca.1910 makes a great sink area when I love all things antique and Victorian...






Well girls I hope you enjoyed some of my PINK stuff...now go and visit some of the others and see all their PINK things they are sharing today...Have a great PINK Saturday....I'll see all of you on Monday...as tomorrow is my second Sunday swap meet YAHOO!!! over 300 dealers so I will be out for the day doing my Happy dance for sure...p.s am taking my camera with me!!!

Hugs and Smiles Gloria



61 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Gloria! I can tell you right now that Jacob would love, love, love the lights that are converted from gas to electric. That is right up his alley. You are very creative and you sure have some lovely pieces. Hope you are having a fun weekend and I can't wait to see your Mionday edition! ~ Robyn

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

So many pretty things! I love the vanity and that's a clever idea about the lights in the flowers. Enjoy your swap meet.

Elizabeth said...

Love the lampshades you make! Such meticulous detail.

bj said...

Oh, I love coming over here on Pink Sat. because you have so many pinks to show us. This is just absolutely delicious looking...beautiful!
I don't have much pink so I have to surf for pink pictures...I love playing Pink Sat., tho, so I just keep surfing the net....
love, bj

Anonymous said...

Hey Gloria, enjoyed seeing your pink Sat. you have some great things! Love ya girl! Sasha

Picket said...

Morning girl....beautiful pink post! I love seeing all your antiques...that cat does look real! lol I told Bill I want a pretty cabinet thingy with a sink in it for my bathroom...I just love that look...thanks for coming by girl..that pic is my old dough bowl that I put some gourds & a pumpkin in a few years ago and took a picture of it....I just did the 'spotlight' effect on it and added my name! lol lol Have a great weekend sis and hope you find some treasures at the swap meet! Love ya girl!

Lynne said...

Oh girl you know how I want to go with you tomorrow. Sunday's Swap Meet sounds like fun to me.. I can hardly wait to see what you come home with.. Think of me darling, think of me..lol. I love all your pink..That lampshade is just the bomb..you're leaving it to me right??? please, oh please...and the spool cabinet..I've wanted one of those for years and now they have the touch of gold on them in our area..so no can touch that..Sweet G....no gingerbread men except for a huge banner for the door or wall.. I'll take pics of that today..I miss you too...I need my coffee fix in your kitchen. Sure glad you enjoyed the cookies with your coffee this a.m.
hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Gloria, what a pretty pink posting! I love that carving on that wood piece. Can't wait for you to do some more pictures of it. Your lampshades are absolutely amazing! You should go into business selling them. laurie

erin said...

What lovely rooms! I especially love the lampshade you made! It is amazing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sue said...

mornin Gloria! You just missed me putting on my new post! Your beautiful victorian pictures are fabulous, I would give anything to have my own bathroom! Enjoy your weekend sweetie! xoxoxo

Sue said...

sweetie, I loved that visual of you running on over in your red robe a flappin!!! You always make me laugh and leave me with a huge smile on my face! Love ya G!! xoxo

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday Gloria;
I love love, your Pink every thing. Your lamp shades are so beautiful, my you do wonderful work.

Have a great day!

Hugs;
Alaura

G. Bloom said...

Happy pink Saturday! Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures!
Gina

claudie said...

It looks so inviting and cozy. I love it all.
Claudie from Canada

Anonymous said...

g, I am making plan now for my tan and pink guest room... thanks vicky

g said...

wow, Gloria, your things are so gorgeous. I am so impressed by that Victorian parlor - perfect!!

Have a great Pink SAturday, and best wishes to you.

Stephanie said...

Your room looks like something out of a magazine! And, the bathroom...so fabulous!! How lucky you are to get to live in such pink perfection!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Stephanie

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the lamp in the second photo... very pretty!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

tardevil said...

Hi Gloria! I came by to thank you for following me! I know it's Pink Saturday, but I can't get past that beautiful spool cabinet & the wine chest. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Gloria, it is just a beautiful living room and I love your lamp shade.

Kim said...

Wow! What a big room and what a lot of pink! I love all your fancy lampshades--but what I love most is your wonderful antique furniture pieces.
*smiles and happy pink*
Kim

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

What a wonderful pink post! You know I love your decor, but listen... you had best be sharing pictures of that wine cabinet! Oh and could you share the measurements too, so I can find a van to put it in??? ;)

Hugs,
rue

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful~ Love the room and all the pink. It's so tastefully done. You are a talented lady. The curled up kitty sure could fool anyone. That is too cute!
Have a wonderful weekend.~Melissa

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Gloria, Your room is awesome and especially love the sink, wonderful post and hope you have a great week,
Hugs
Judy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very pretty Gloria! Happy PS

Vintage To Chic said...

gloria, is this little town near placerville, I visited my aunt there some years ago and I think we went to this little town.
Judy

Carrie said...

Great decor photos...lovely pink post.

Shelia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Gloria! Oh, what beautiful things you have! I really could shop in your home all day long! Your sitting area is so beautiful! Everything in there. I dearly love your gond with the wind lamp. Your lampshades are to die for! You are so very good, Gloria!! And the chamber set - oh, my goodness. Where on earth have you found all these things? I love your Pinkness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lvroftiques said...

Gloria you are pink perfection!! If I had a bedroom like yours I don't think I'd ever come out! And your shades are exquisite!! Vanna

Bo said...

Hi there litle missy Gloria...Your house is so FUN! Pink, blue, yellow or whatever color...you can entertain us forever! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I don't care what "they" say, I'll use fake flowers and plants--why I still have a fake tree in my living room! Happy Pink Saturday!

Connie said...

It's lovely, my little cherub!!! Oh my, the pink bathroom is quite gorgeous. I'm looking forward to mine being painted in the next couple of months. One room at a time for me! Can't do it all at once with so much around this house. Hah...

Be sure and read tomorrow's post on my blog, sweetpea, you'll enjoy it but bring tissues and prayer.

Smooches,
Connie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
Love your sitting room area! How wonderful to have that much space in the bedroom!

Sue said...

hey G!! You had me laughing over at Donnas when you were talking about being on drugs when you added the A to Dawn, I thought you were gonna say you were on LSD or somethin, then I kept reading!! LOLOL!! Well what do you expect me to think when you said you're an old hippee who protested in Berkley! LOLO!! You are a hoot G! xoxoxo

Glenda said...

You truly have an amazing talent with your lamps.
On your chamber set, there were a couple of pieces I'm not familiar with. To be honest, the only one I recognize is the chamber pot itself. I have seen pitchers that matched chamber pots, but the largest vessel didn't appear to have a handle for pouring.
This entire room is like a fantasy. Absolutely gorgeous.

Donna Marie said...

Gloria,

(LOL) I love your Daughter's name.. Dawna Marie... sounds like you have a winner on your hands! I hope you have a super weekend!

xooxoxoxo
Donna

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Very lovely pink post!
*Happy Pink Saturday*

Patricia said...

Completely beautiful !!! I am speechless - the shade of pink, the furniture, just each and every detail, oh ! I hope you have a wonderful new week and Happy Pink Saturday.

xinex said...

Hi Gloria, You sure have so many lovely pink stuff and I am glad you got to share them with us....Christine

ksarra said...

Gloria, your antiques are beautiful, and your home is soooooo welcoming! Thanks for sharing.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your home is so lovely, in so many shades of pink.

You're Invited to A Christmas Fair in Blogland on November 21st. Stop by and read all about it.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Karen

suesueb said...

so beautiful. i love all your stories. i haven't done pink in a while 'cuz i ran out of pink pics but i love visiting everyone when i can. have a happy pink week!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Gloria.

Your rooms is lovely and elegant. And, I adore that chamber set.

Sue said...

Good mornin sweet G! I see here you're going to a huge swap meet, wish I was with ya girlfriend! Add me to your bloglist over here to the right of me! Have fun today and don't forget your camera! xoxoxo

Justine said...

You made that lamp shade? Holy crapola, it's just gorgeous, Gloria! And the furniture pieces. Oh my, they're just amazing. Yes, you need to do a post just on some of your older, more precious pieces. I'm amazed when furniture that is so old has been so well preserved. Ooh, I bet you're dancing through that swap right now. Cannot wait to see what you find to take pics of for us! I am soooooooo glad you started blogging!!!!!!

JUstine :o )

Sue said...

Gloria snow?? Lucky girl, it probably looks so pretty! I gotta back away from the computer, I deleted my background a few minutes ago but I got it back LOLOL!! TTYL!! xoxoxo

onlymehere said...

I'm amazed that you handsew those fabric shades, absolutely stunning. I'd love a close up of it. I have to say I love that spool cabinet from Coats and Clarks! I could put it to so much use in my house!! This certainly is a very genteel room and I love the English feel of it. I just love looking at your treasures.

Joy said...

Gloria, I am drooling over your settee. Everything is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Gloria I have the sparrows nesting in all my backyard birdhouses, its so fun to watch them take stuff into the houses to use for the bedding, I had teeny tiny jenny wrens nest in my porch birdhouse this summer, CUTE!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Beautiful pink Gloria....I love the bathroom. And I'm still laughing about your comment on my clown post....you cracked me up!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Well HELLO sweet Gloria!! How are you!? Yes, it's me - back from my little hiatus. I just got a wee bit overwhelmed with life around me but decided that blogging is "My Time" so here I am! And look at you with your fabulous blog! I love your pink room! And those lampshades are just gorgeous! Did you ever sell any of them? I love the sink dresser/vanity. It's just beautiful! And I was chuckling along with you about your hubby and the "simple" task of hanging new lights. I know how that one goes - it's never simple with my hubby either! But at least they are handy! Well I am going to add you to my blogroll so I can come back really soon. Have a great weekend! ~ Laurie

Dawn said...

Beautiful furnishings! Happy belated pink saturday!

Picket said...

Hey girl...see where you told Sue you got a 'dusting' of snow!!! Maybe you just got a heavy frost and didn't have your glasses on! lol lol It is cold down here today ...I got the heat on...may even turn the gas logs on! I even made me another pot of vegetable soup with some cornbread! lol Hope you have had a great day girl..

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Pinkness to you, Gloria...your antiques are divine..your pink color really looks good with all of the natural wood. Have a great week and stop by for a visit!

Peace and Pink
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Donna Marie said...

Gloria,

Help yourself to anything on my blog!!!! You are more than welcomed!!!! I hope you had a lovely weekend!!!


xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna

Sue said...

Gloria you make me laugh out loud, I saw what you said to Donna LOLOL! Hey I still don't see my blog listed here to my right!! Hop to it!! xoxoxo

onlymehere said...

Actually my pictures don't enlarge and I don't know how people get them to do it! I came over to see the shade and it's beautiful! Thanks for the info though, I'll use it on other blogs from now on.

KatCollects said...

What a beautiful sitting room. Happy Late Pink Saturday!
Kathy

Picket said...

Morning sleeping beauty! lol This is Monday and I can see you on the couch in the other post but you gotta turn your comment thingy on so we can 'talk' to you! lol

CC said...

Such a beautiful room with lovely pieces. I especially love the pink lampshade. Happy late Pink Saturday and have a lovely week. Come visit..:)

ann said...

60 COMMENTS,GIRL----THATS GOTTA BE SOME KIND OF RECORD,MY GOODNESS.
WHERE DO I START?YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK MY FAVORITE THING OF ALL ARE?YOUR LAMP SHADES.YES,THRY ARE JUST MAGNIFICENT.YOUR ENTIRE HOME IS JUST TOTALLY AWESOME.I COULD NEVER VISIT,I'D BE AFRAID TO TOUCH ANYTHING.I'D BE SO NERVOUS AROUND ALL THOSE LOVELY THINGS I'D TURN INTO A CLUTS.[SP]I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME...ANN