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

January 24, 2009

~ OCEAN SPRAY & TREE SAP ~

Good Morning Guys...Well I thought Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and her new thing Met Monday as I call it would be a fun thing to do.... Please go by and see Susan to see more great spaces today..http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Susan is the one who does all those BEAUTIFUL Tablescapes on Tuesday...




Now this is my Sun room...we just added this on to the house in 2005 and never did any thing with the cement flooring...we were at Lowe's one day trying to find tile for it...but told the sale man I didn't want anything thing that when wet we would slip on...as this room is attached to my kitchen door and we go out and in it every day..we have one of those homes that no one ever goes to our front door.. You know the old back door guest are the best ??? any way we got this paint that is for garage floors...First Len had to use an acid bath and scrub it...wait for 48 hours to make sure it was dry...and the paint went on then ...





Here is Len rolling on the paint and of course he is also fogging the air with his mouth...which he does every time he into a project...Oh!! my sweet little ears and what I have to listen to when he gets into a project...sounds just like the dad in the movie "the Christmas Story" fixing the furnace lol !! This floor is so great as I can just mop it and nothing stains it..and girls Len did a wonderful job on it...see where he taped off the glass even.. he did that because he didn't want to hear me fog the air ha ha!!




Now girl I love my Sun room...and the reason we painted the floor Ocean Blue is because I live in the mountains but do love the Ocean..so I tried to give this room a Nautical look and also I had so many Nautical stuff in my barn that I needed to find a home for... So Girls " WELCOME ABOARD " my mountain top...


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This is whats called a Four Season Sun room all glass ceiling and walls...and its so great to sit out here and watch the deer come out and eat...we have at least 6 bird feeders here and 3 Peanut boxes to feed the squirrels... I love doing dinners out here during the summer months








Just look at that sky is it not pretty ?? and you can see all the cedar and pines trees we have here..and that is a blue light in the ceiling fan which also has clear blades on it...










See how pretty that blue floor looks ??? and by the chair there is my Lemon tree...which I love when it comes into bloom or the sweet smell is wonderful in this room then...









Now this is from a ship it a 1910 Anunciator from an engine room ...and those things at the bottom are ships Cleats... The Ball hanging above it is a "fish Ball" that my Aunt and Uncle gave me years ago...these were use to float fish nets with...they bought this back from Guam to me...











Now here is a Fish net and an old Oar that I found at my Second Sunday swap meet last year and the straw hat was my Dad's Fishing hat from their home in Cabo, Mexico and just some shells I have hanging...I made S hooks so I could hang things down in here as it has no walls.. and Girls I can't stand to have any thing naked...












Now here is an Old port hole that I also have shells in and that Picture above is the "Hole in the Rock" in Cabo...My mama had a gal painted that from a picture she took one day when we were out on a glass bottom boat...and the little Picture is of their home they had in Cabo...






Now!! this is my Newest Oldest thing in here...its a driving helmet from 1941 USS Navy its all brass and cooper...Len got this for me for Christmas... Is this not the coolest thing?? it sit on top of our soda frig... Told you girls I like weird things...Maybe that why I love Len....So there you have seen my Mountain, Ocean Sun room...Thanks for visiting Sure hope all the ocean spray didn't ruin your hair do and that the pine tree sap comes off your shoes...






Have a safe and blessed day dear friends...






Hugs and smiles Glria

53 comments:

Justine said...

Ooh ooh ooh, this was such a fun tour! This room is so fabulous I wouldn't even know where to begin. You don't know how much I wish I could just visit with you there, sipping coffee and enjoying the surrounding nature.

Now doesn't it get really hot in there in the summer?
And ooh, the smell of lemon blossoms is heavenly!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, every time I see that glass ceiling in your sun room, it just takes my breath away! What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of God's sky. Of course, I'd have to be enjoying all of your neat things inside the sunroom before I was even able to look up and enjoy the view of the sky. Oh, and that blue floor is wonderful-kind of just brings it all together. laurie

ksarra said...

Sooooo many treasures! I agree, those odd finds are the best. Love the diving helmet! Your sunporch is awesome.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, This sunroom is beautiful! I just love it! That diving helmet is the coolest! You have so many interesting things. I saw you stopped by a little bit ago. I messed up on my blog and didn't give the lemonade award to everyone I wanted to. Anyways, I gave one to you, I'm sure you already received it so no need to post it if you have. I hope you have a great week! Kristen

Susan said...

Oh my...what a room! I would LIVE out there! Beautiful!

I really like the blue floor too...

sigh.. my deck project is so far down on our to do list! Too many other have-to-dos before it!

mbkatc230 said...

This sun room just makes me smile every time I see it. The ceiling fan is so perfect in here, I've never seen one like it. But I must admit, that diving helmet is my favorite - it's so fun and quirky and hey, alot like you my friend. What a great tour. Hugs, Kathy (ps I know exactly what you mean about "fogging the air" and Christmas story, too funny)
K

Picket said...

I love seeing your sun porch again girl...that would be awesome to just walk right out of the kitchen onto this great room and have a clear view all the way around! I love it! Your beautiful 'treasures' just make it perfect and I think Len is a keeper girl for all he does...just use that cattle prode on him alittle more often (did I say that! lol) Just kidding Len! lol lol Love ya sis!♥

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Gloria! Oh your comment about hitting Len with the candlestick had me laughing all the way over here. But girl, look at that gorgeous sun room! I love it! What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the day - good weather or bad!.. And I think you've got the sweetest man ever! Give him some lovin'! He really knows the key to your heart. I scrolled down to your pink Saturday and you have the neatest things to look at! I love the wheelbarrow & that yard long picture, very pretty. Sorry not too much to report on my end - the kiddo's have been sick all weekend. Though I did update my pictures on RMS. All of a sudden I started getting "comment" emails on my rooms - been months! So when I went over to check out my rooms - I was so embarassed at their "before" state that I had to update them. Now I think I am a bit sorry. You know, already got the "Clutter Police" patroling me. :) sigh...when will I learn...I like blogland so much better. Have a great week! ~ Laurie

Mona said...

Well, my hair is all sticky and kinky curly like it always gets in salt air! :) The room is amazing..the ceiling..and that fan is my favorite! I have NEVER seen anything like it. What a great room!
I am off to read a bit more on your blog.
Oh.. :) and I love your border!
Mona

onlymehere said...

I love the ocean too. I've only been once but it's something I dream of doing again. I love this sun room. I decided that our next home must have one bz I love to sit out and enjoy the feel of outside but I hate dealing with all the flies and mosquitoes that like my un-enclosed deck!! Thanks for the tour.

marty39 said...

Oh, what a wonderful four seasons room. I love the ocean decor in the mountains. You do have some gorgeous things and your newest Christmas present is a real treasure. Made me feel like I was really at the shore. Hugs, Marty

Ma'dame French said...

What a great tour that room is outstanding!! Love the diver's helmet! So many goodies in here;) French xoxox

Melissa Miller said...

Well Gloria look what you've been hiding from all of us bloggers!

What a treat to see this beautiful room.

I LOVE the ceiling!!! :)

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, I see this wonderful room of yours again. I just love the glass ceiling and glass walls. It must be so relaxing to be out here and you can do it all year round. That's perfection!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Gloria, That was a perfect solution to paint your concrete floor the pretty color of blue! When you're sitting there, I would think that the color under foot provides an anchor of serenity. Beautiful! Fieldstone/Pam

Cynthia said...

This is an amazing sun room! That ceiling, oh my, it's so cool. I love how you have decorated it too. Thanks, Cindy

Tomarie said...

Great idea on the floor!!...I had to laugh at Len sounding like the old dad in A Christmas Story!!
I have loved this room every since the RMS days. Love the glass ceiling...and loved the tour of all your unique and wonderful things! Hugs are going to your little Kyra! L~

Jessica said...

Gloria~

I just love your sunroom~ it is stunning. From the floor to the ceiling and all the treasures in between. It's a beautiful retreat.

Hugs to you ( & Len...yep he's a keeper )

J.

Sharon Kay said...

Gloria, please can I come and sit with you in your lovely sun room. I love everything. The blue on the floor sets every thing else in motion, also like the netting and all your nautical items you have through out.......please please can I come and sit with you..........Sharon K

ann said...

Hello dear,
I certainly owe you 2 apologies now.Screwing up once wasn't enough.Ha.I had to do it even bigger.
I am truly so sorry.I was trying to honor you ,to straighten out my first mess/And by golly I made a bigger mess.
PLEASE take your well deserved award and do with it what you please.
Cheri is a grat mom too.She is welcome to keep hers also.But PLEASE again,come get it.
This is no excuse,I should've noticed when I got there,but you two addy's have always confused me.
I had alot on my mind,your baby,Vanna,Debbie,and my family.Of course,i'm got an excuse.ha.I love you.
PLEASE come by Tuesday,I have sort of a"tribute" to you.ok?
Anniepoo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great job Len did.. Thanks Len for helping our Gloria's vision come to life. Gloria.. this is one fantastic room my friend. I think we could sit out here for hours and visit. Len can bring the coffee and we won't even have to get up.. Your view in all directions is just beautiful.. I'm off to work.. I'll chat with you later my friend. Have a super day.. hugs ~lynne~

Linda said...

Gloria, This is fantastic! It is so well put together. I bet you love spending time in there.
Now as for the air fog...I just love that description and may just have to use that phrase once inawhile with my hubby!! LOL

Helen said...

Gloria Gloria!!! This sunroom is one of the lovliest I have seen. What a great job you and hubby did. I would love to come visit, sit a spell and talk.

Shelia said...

Dear Gloria! I truly love your sun room! I had forgotten about it. Len did an outstanding job on the floors. We were thinking about doing something like this to our garage floor to make it look nicer! Your furniture looks so pretty - love those stripped cushions! I'd love to come and sit with you, sip tea and watch those deer! What a heavenly place!!
Be a sweetie and thank you, Gloria, for asking abot Mother - she is feeling and doing better.
Shelia ;)

Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

Hehe...you always crack me up...you just have a way about tellin' a story..."foggin up the air"...hehe!!!

Girl, I love that floor and you're right, Len did a beautiful job on it!!! That pretty blue color is soooo perfect for your nautical sunroom!!! I remember awhile back, taking our morning coffee breaks out in this fab room!!! It's gorgeous...I love it all...all of your nautical themed decor and what a view!!! Those mountains are so pretty!!!

Well darlin', you have a great Monday!
Love ya,
Chari

Glenda said...

Don't worry about the tree sap. This red Georgia clay will cover it right up.

I'm so glad you re-posted this sunroom. And now I can enlarge the pictures, unlike on RMS. I think there might be a couple missing, but I'm not sure about that. I am just so glad to see this room again. Everything is so special from your Dad's fishing hat, the gift of the fish ball from your Aunt and Uncle, to the picture of your parent's house.

Love the way you used the porthole as a frame for your shells. Len has got your number. He knows how to make you "Happy To Be" as he demonstrated by the thought he put into your Christmas present.

He did some beautiful work on that floor and I would definitely consider him a "keeper". Besides with the sun pouring into the sunroom that "fog" will clear away in no time at all.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love it! Such a beautiful space to sit and watch nature! I would love to sit in there and smell the lemon plant! Love the sky pic. That is Wonderful!!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

The floor looks perfect. And he did such a great job! And you did a marvelous job decorating it! I can imagine you would never want to leave this glorious room!!

Nancy W said...

Gloria,
Incredible job! The floor turned out so great! You are an awesome decorator! hugs from texas!

beddow said...

Your sun room is so awesome.

Betty

Linda said...

Gorgeous room - The view of the sky is glorious. Wonderful idea to paint the floor.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Miss Gloria~ You had me at SUN ROOM! The floor, glass ceiling and fan, every personal touch was perfect.
What a wonderful place for respite.
My hubby and I had always wished for this exact style of sun room....unfortunately because of our split level homes roof it couldn't be done without a Bill Gates income. We opted for a tented gazebo instead.
We vacation at the coast every chance we get and so I'm drawn to the nautical themed settings. You've got some great ones...a porthole and that diving helmet, amazing.
Thanks sooooo much for sharing.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

P.S. Fogging the air...to funny! I've not heard that one...I've got just the hubs to use it on.LOL!

salmagundi said...

That's one beautiful room! How great to be able to see the sky, and I bet that watching the weather come rolling in is fun. Have a great day. Sally

Tootsie said...

so....how often you you have to clean that roof? if it were mine...it would always have bird poop on it...and it would drive me insane! lol
I love your sunroom....it is a little different from mine...which does not have a clear roof...One day...I will sit on that loveseat and have lemonade as the moving men load my u-haul! lol

Tootsie said...

by the way...have been meaning to tell you...love the new background on your blog...it suits you!

9405018--Pat said...

This is a Fabulous room, and your ceiling is awessome...thanks for sharing Pat

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Such a beautiful room, Gloria, and I love the way the floor seems to reflect the sky. All you girls with sun rooms and screened porches are making me nuts ... our summer temps are between 90 and 105 from April until late October, and after that it's cold and damp for 3 or 4 long months. Sooner or later all this faboo inspiration will come together and I'll figure out what to do with the patio and backyard, both of which we hope to redo this year.

Hugs,

Victoria

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

WOW what a fabulous 4 season room! Those kind of rooms here in Ohio are only 3 season rooms! It's been like a deep freeze here this winter. Love the diving helmet, what a great gift to receive!

I love Romantic Country also! I keep them in a basket next to my chair and drool over everything in them. I absolutely adore the stories about our blogger friends. It makes the magazine so personal.

Have a grand week! Hugs, Sherry

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

My my my is that ever pretty! I can just imagine how lovely it would be to relax with a good book in that room :)

Hugs,
Dena

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm sorry to hear you are down.. Wish I could be there visiting with you in your beautiful sunroom. Today has been along day. My Bailey was up sick all night long, so not alot of sleep, then Bill got sick.. he was ok for me to go to work. So my Catie took off to come and get Bailey. I called home at noon and Bill told me the poor Miss Scooter got sick.. girl I think I might sleep in the garage with Murphy. However, he would bark because I wouldn't let him in the truck, so I guess I'll just try sleeping in my own bed..hopefully, all night. lol.. I'm off to work again tomorrow.. you know me the energizer bunny just keeps going and going and going.. lol.. You feel better darling.. holler if you need me.. hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Your sunroom looks like a room I could spend all day in...night too! The color you chose for the floor is so soothing looking...
great job Len! ;-) Bo

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Gloria,
You are my hero!!!!! How long have you been collecting???? You have a little bit of everything.....you amaze me.....I love your new sunroom...great job on the decoration!!!!!
I looked up that tea room in sutter creek you were talking about....we are going to Gardnerville next week and we always pass though Jackson on the way to our friends(we are going for his 70th birthday)....I think Sutter Creek is around there somewhere,,,maybe I can talk hubby into stopping by that Tea shop...I look it up on line and it looks darling....I must go there!!!!! Have you been there for the TEA....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

santamaker said...

Hey there, wow that room is fantastic! How in the heck do you ever get any work done? I would have my butt glued down to that chair with a book, some coffee and perhaps my laptop!

Momovthree said...

I love this room! It's fun and looks like a relaxing place to be all at the same time. You did a great job!
~Michelle

The Muse said...

magazine worthy my dear Gloria...what a fab redo!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mercy me, Gloria! This looks fabulous!!! Oh, girl, you did good! And I love that glass ceiling. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynette said...

Love it Gloria - it is so pretty and oceany and relaxing!! All the details just make it perfect!!

Thanks for sharing ~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Gloria!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a perfectly peaceful place to be! It is beautiful! One day...I, too, will have such a room!
Have a happy week!
;-D

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

In case you were still looking for cupcake wrappers like Gollums....you'll find many beautiful linners and then some at Fancy Flours website. They carry sooooo many decorating confections!
Their website is my sweet addiction!!!!!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...Just gorgeous! The floor is a reflection of the sky! I'd be out there every morning with my coffee!!Beautiful!...hugs...Debbie

Linda said...

Oh to fun! LOVE your sun room, want one here!!! And the decore is so fun.
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing it all.
Linda

lvroftiques said...

Gloria this room is fabulous!! I didn't think it was possible for it to be better....but that color blue floor is perfect!!Like the perfect beachy blue! As I told you earlier, I'm already having some ....issues.....I think I need to go fog a few windows *winks* Vanna