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 5, 2009

~ TRASH TUESDAY ~

I thought this sounded like a fun thing for Tuesday to do...as I have lots of Trash that I have turned into " my treasures" but I think we all have done that Right?? Please go pay our Hostess Diane at visit at http://diane1876.blogspot.com/ A picture is worth a 1,000 words to see more great Trash -n- treasures today..


Now these sweet little chairs I got 2 of last June...a friend of mine that has an antique shop had these in his back room..they are from England ca. 1840 and they are Nursing chairs for mama and her baby...that is why they are so low and arched the way they are...and the best part of these sweet chairs...is my friend said "Gloria you like those?? and of course I said Yes and he told me to just take him....YAHOO!! he was going to toss them out...well girls I could't load them up fast enough...Now they had some stains on them..so with a bottle of Rit dye and some old rags I took the outside and dyed them..


As you can see I dyed them a Tan color and the little foot stole I got out yard sailing and recovered it with just some old fabric I had and glued on some trim.. this one I put in my living room...



Now here the second chair in my bedroom...at the end of my bed...not back for a $2.97 bottle of Rit dye wouldn't you say...when and if my Granddaughter Candace ever has a baby I want to get one of them recovered for the nursery for her...Hoped you enjoyed my Trash chairs..
May all of you have a safe and blessed day.
UPDATE: On Baby Kyra...she was taken off of life support last night and even had a bottle and my Grandson got to hold her for the first time since she was 6 hours old..mama and Daddy are doing great and so is Kyra..my daughter Gina (grandma) went to Texas today to be with the happy family...God sure did hear all your prayers...thank you all from the bottom of my heart and Kyra's..
Hugs and smiles Gloria




55 comments:

Tootsie said...

that baby is a fiesty little thing just like her great grandmother! woo hoo! I am still praying for her...but hey...this is fantastic news!!!!!

I remember those chairs from an email you sent me...(are they the ones?) lol....love the trash...you can throw your trash in a u haul and send it here anytime momma!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So glad to hear Baby Kyra is doing well!

WHat a wonderful idea do just rag the dye on the fabric of this chair! I had never thought of doing that!! Beautiful chair and it just is perfect at the end of the bed in that gorgeous room of yours!!

Got to do a little after Christmas shopping as we went to the big city and was surprised Hobby Lobby still had a rather nice selection! I used my Christmas money to buy mercury bulbs and candlesticks and sweet little glasses! I think I could keep the bulbs out all year-

blessings
mary

Melissa Miller said...

YAHOO!!! Oops! Did I hurt your ears? I'm just so happy about baby Kyra. What a blessing. :)

Gloria these chairs are truly beyond gorgeous. Talk about unique! How cool. I love the shape.
Nice work! :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, I'm so glad to hear that Kyra is doing much better. I know your grandson's heart starting singing the minute he got to hold her.I know Gina can't wait to get there..yes Prayers are answered. You did not use rit dye on these chairs and they turned out like this. Girl these are just gorgeous.. Never would have thought rit dye could do such marvelous things..
Yes.. I'm soooo relieved to have the carpet in. You should have seen dh and little man. They couldn't wait for me to get down and see it.. That my dear was worth a billion bucks..
You've got some great treasures here my friend..hugs ~lynne~

Gollum said...

I am so happy to hear about Kyra--she's taking a bottle!! That's such good news. I've been worried.

Those chairs are fabulous. After you described them as a mother/child chair, I saw how they were gently curved. I learn so many wonderful things from you!!!
Hugs,
G

tardevil said...

Oh Gloria, I'm so glad she's doing better! I know it won't be long before you get to hold her either! You know you don't look old enough to be a great grandma! Loved your bargains! Even more cool is that I've never heard of a chair for that purpose, so I've learned something I hope to be able to remember when I go TIQUIN! LOL!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, that is an amazing deal! Those are beautiful antique chairs! Way to go!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Diane said...

I'm so happy to hear the news about Baby Kyra!!!

Those chairs are amazing! I never would have thought of using Ritz dye on them. You're sooo clever! ♥
Diane

mbkatc230 said...

What wonderful news to wake up too! I know your grandson and his wife must be so happy to be able to hold and feed that precious baby. Hopefully soon you'll be able to sit in those gorgeous chairs and hold her yourself - what a find. And the rit dye, who knew? Hugs, Kathy

Jessica said...

Kyra Shea gets a cartwheel! :) Wonderful news! I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

Gloria~ these are the sweetest chairs I have ever seen. I'm so glad you saved them~ what an heirloom these will be!

Hugs~ J

Jill said...

Gloria I am sooo happy for the update I actually got chills up my spine reading it! I pray only for the best for your family!

It's uphill from here I pray!

Mary said...

Hello Gloria,

I found your blog from your comment at Mo's Cottage. I love your decorating style. I am so happy to hear the wonderful news on your great granddaughter. She was in my prayers. Love the chairs and I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your home. Very pretty! I love antiques also.
Have a wonderful day!

Justine said...

Wow, those chairs are so neat looking! I can't imagine trying to get UP from one, but look so comfy to sit on with a baby!
Now girl, I have to comment on your bed. Holy headboard!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did you get that, and how old is it? It's incredible!!!!!!!!! And holy cow but you've got a lot of stuff. You're lucky your hubby can put up with all that girly stuff you have surrounding him. LOL

Can I be mean for a second? Ditch the fake fern on that beautiful planter stand. It's just way too pretty for fake stuff!

Tiney :o )

Glenda said...

Love what you did with the chairs. You are too smart by half.

My greatest pleasure however, was in reading your UPDATE postscript. I am rejoicing that God's answer was YES to the many, many prayers on Kyra's and your family's behalf. I have two GC that spent about six weeks each in neonatal intensive care. It tears at your heart to see all the tubes running from such a tiny body.
Be comforted that sweet Kyra is being carried along on an ocean of prayers.

Kristen said...

Yeah for Baby Kyra!!

Your chairs are definately treasures now. I can see you rocking a baby in them!

Helen said...

Good news indeed!

ann said...

Aren't you the smart lady?Yes,I remember the day you brought these home.I felt like I was waiting on a baby to come waiting for you to e-mail a pic.They turned out better than awesome.You did a fabulous job.I'm so glad you joined us today.And what GRAND news about that ggbaby.God is good...Ann

Buttercream Cottage said...

The chairs are beautiful! I never heard of dying anything like that. Great news on the baby.

Fieldstone said...

Gloria-the latest report on baby Kyra is such news, indeed! What a nice connection today with your "mother and child" chairs. I love your Trash to Treasure story. On RMS I once read about someone who tea-dyed her sofa, but I wondered about the eventual decay of the fabric from the vegetable matter. I'm sure rit dye is better. Question: Did you add vinegar or salt to your dye mix? And did you dilute the dye from the bottle? Blessings, Pam

onlymehere said...

That's the greatest news I've heard all day! Your grandson and his wife must be in heaven right now just being able to hold that little darlin'! I'll keep praying that she continues to improve. Now about those nursing chairs.....I've never heard of them but they look so comfortable and you just can't beat that price! Great job with the dye. I wouldn't have thought of that!

Lynette said...

Yay for Kyra!!
Those chairs are incredible - you find the best things Gloria and the Rit dye - I would never have thought to do that!! They look great!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I am so happy to hear good news about the baby!! Prayers are being heard, aren't they?

I have given you an award...go check it out on my blog.
Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh Gloria, I have tears in my eyes of happiness for baby Kyra. What an ordeal for you all, poor little thing, when you said she was off life support that is just the best news. I will continue to pray for her and this sweet little family. I am astonished at the thought of dying something with a cloth and Ritz dye, my goodness you are clever.. this gives me some ideas! Love, Cindy

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hi Gloria, I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I am so sorry I hadn't stopped earlier. It has just been crazy nuts at my house but things are finally back to normal.

Kim

Sharon Kay said...

Prayers for Kyra and her family being sent from Ohio to God.
I love the chairs that you redecorated, they are so vintage and so pretty. You did a good job on them. I am having a giveaway so come over to the cottage and sign up. Hugs to a new friend.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...I'm so glad little Kyra is doing better! And I love the chairs...they look great! Hugs to you, my friend...Debbie

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear that the baby is doing better!!!! I will continue to keep it in my thoughts. Loved the chairs and hope that they are being used soon with little Kyra! vickydarnell p.s. enjoyed your music. Imagine is my all time favorite song.

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

What a awesome god we have!! I am so glad that baby Kyra is doing well. My daughter was a month old before we got to hold her. I know how they must feel. I pray she continues to get even healthier.

Those chairs are awesome. You have nice friends!!
Hugs, Terrie

salmagundi said...

So happy that Kyra is progressing. May she continue to do so - I'm still praying for her and your family. Love the chairs! Did you dilute the dye or just apply it full strength? Great rehab!! Sally

jeanne said...

Hello Gloria, I adore your chairs. I never would have thought of dye. Good job, plus they look lovely where you placed them.

I am so happy Kyra is doing well. you will using those chairs very soon.

Blessings...jeanne

Susan said...

Beautiful job on the chair!

I am very happy to hear about Kyra... and that prayers were heard...and the answer was what we all hoped for!

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, I have an award for you at my blog. If anyone personifies this award, it's you - I think you are the QUEEN of making lemonade! Hugs, Kathy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Gloria,
WOW! They are beautiful! You did a wonderful job recover/repairing. Thanks for sharing...Have a wonderful day...

Lynette said...

Hey Gloria - I've left you a little something at my place - come by and pick it up if you get a minute!!

Picket said...

Woo Hoo on the great news on baby Kyra!!! That is fantastic girl...now about those chairs they are beauties indeed and you got them free!!!! But I had a mental block when I read they were nursing chairs..Girl I couldn't quite picture you & Len the same anymore! lol lol Sorry...It's the withdrawals from the Pepsi! lol lol

Lady Katherine said...

No! You did not just dye them and that's it! How lovely they are! I want to meet your friend. lol
Such wonderful news about your lovely Kyra! I know they are so happy to hold her! We shall keep on keeping on praying for her.

lvroftiques said...

Gloria I (of course) love your victorian chairs!! And I'm with Mary Ellen...I would have never thought to just rag touch them up with RITT dye!! And that fabu bed of yours makes my heart pitter pat!! It's sooo gorgeous girl!! Vanna

Deb said...

Gloria! That's just wonderful about baby Kyra! The Lord is good! Love those chairs, I would have never thought to use Rit dye. You learn something new everyday! I had to sneak on the computer for a while, but look I got everything on my list for today done before I got on. Is that good or what? I think so! Deb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I would never have thought about dying the fabric that way! You are so smart. They turned out beautifully.

I am SO glad to hear this news about Kyra! God is good. laurie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, What wonderful news on little Kyra! "smiles" I love your chairs, and I would have never thought to use the Rit Dye like that! Great idea, so glad you shared it! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Shelia said...

Evening, Sweet One! Oh, I love your chairs. I've never seen anything like this before. What a great idea using Rite dye to change the color. You are so amazing! So thankful to hear about little Kyra! Praise God!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

Those chairs are definitely treasures now! I love the style...it's so unique. And I'm so glad to hear that little Kyra is doing so much better!

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

Hi Gloria,
I'm so happy to hear that Kyra is improving!

You are so smart to fix those chairs up! I have to agree..they are classic!

thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure!

bj said...

Oh, I am so happy to hear the news about your baby girl. All praise goes to our Heavenly Father. I will continue praying for full recovery for the sweet little thing.
Your chairs look great. I never, in a million years, would have thought to DYE them. Pretty cool...

niartist said...

I'm so glad baby is doing well! YAY! ooo, and FREE! My favorite word! LOL! You did a great job turning these almost trashed chairs into family treasure!

"Blossom" said...

Yes, you did see the 66 red corvette; I couldn't find one of the photos to post during the restoration and soon I will post it. I don't usually show much about my husband or his hobbies, but I felt I would do it one time.
Look for the posting soon. My son-in-law will be comming to get it to paint it red once again after 43 years. Thank you, Mother's medicine has been changed and seems to be better for her. I am taking it a day at a time right now. Just got off the phone with my sister who has been with her for the last couple of weeks.
Blossom

Lynette said...

I guess I should be thankful I have hair, but Gloria. . . a POODLE!! I look like a poodle today!!

Picket said...

Hey girl..so glad you came by and thanks so much for that great encouragement..but about the 'fig newtons'...we aren't allow to say that word in this house right now! lol lol I am trying to stay away from all sweets right now...I just had way too many over the holidays..my Lane cake..the Peanut Butter cookies...the Fudge...the Brownies...the Chocolate cake and oh lordy I won't even tell you how many Orange cakes I made! lol lol
But I am doing real good...I thought I would have knockout headaches going cold turkey on the Pepsi but I haven't had the first one...I'll have one again one day...but not today! lol Love ya girl!♥

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

* Such FAB news about lil' Kyra ~ what a blessing! I also noted, with great interest, that you have posted my favorite Helen Keller statement (top right)... wonderful, isn't it? Warmest wishes to you this new year 2009, dear Gloria. Love, Linda

Tomarie said...

Gloria~ I am so happy to hear about little Kyra! I know you and yours are taking a huge sigh of relief and feeling DEEP happiness in your hearts.
I have never heard of Rit dye...I'm going to have to check that out! Beautiful chairs! L~

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, I am so grateful for answered prayers! Sooooo glad your baby is doing well. When I posted my story of Momma bringing the plant over, I have to admit that I thought of your love for your Momma. It is a beautiful thing. "Talk" soon sweet friend!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria...love your adorable chairs. I didn't know you could dye chairs that way...too cool! You are sooooo smart, girlfriend! Awesome news about Kyra. God Bless her and her family. And God Bless the doctors/surgeons who studied for so long and hard in med school to learn how to work the miracles they do. Susan

KATHERINELLEN said...

Gloria,
Thank you for stopping by...you are sooooo sweet. I read your pofile...and what a testimony....God is Good! You are a cancer survivor...Horray! Thanks you for stopping by...I put you on my follow blog list...Beatuiful blog you haveHave a great day tomorrow...Smiles and Hugs Kathy

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on Kyra - your Miracle Baby. I love the chairs. They are unique in appearance and you did an amazing job of giving them a new look.
Sweetie

Angie said...

Beautiful room!