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 27, 2009

~WHATS ON MY WALL~

Hey girls !!! we have a brand new thing to do on Wednesday its "called whats on your walls" this is hostess by Barb at Grits and Glamour http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ Please go pay her a visit and see all the great ladies today with all the great wall eye candy for you... Now every one knows my love of Second Sunday Swap meet where they have over 300 vendor's and many have asked me what I got 2 weeks ago when I went...well here it is my new shelf..I love all things that are wood craved and when I walked by this just SCREAMED Gloria to me so It had to come home with me...Len just got it hung today for me in the Living room it lived in our garage for 2 weeks...now I did have to bribe him with a Scampi dinner to get him to hang it...oh girls the things I do for antiques....the little gold bust I also got that day and the white bust I won on EBay 3 weeks ago...I just love this shelf because it has a plate groove on it so I could add some of my R.S. Prussia plates... This I hung above my antique wood craved sofa... Please feel free to click on any picture to enlarge them...but remember the Dust rule...I don't want to hear about my dust...after all its antique dust... ( sounds good to me ).



Now here is my French Mirror I got last year in an antique shop in Reno, NV and the sweet little girl picture I got also last year when once of our local shops was going out of business and I love the way she is reflected in the mirror...this is a corner fireplace so very hard to decorator...and here is also my new Bust Len got me for Christmas...I have moved this bust all over this house trying to fine a spot for her..I call it have bust will travel...





Another French shelf also Second Sunday find...just loved the colors on this piece and love how my R.S. Prussia plate with my piano babies look with it...





I found this picture my first trip to Second Sunday...also very French and antique.. again it was the colors I loved on it...






Also got this mirror and wall table to put in my entry way...loved plate holder also from Second Sunday and again it SCREAMED my name as I had never seen one with candle holders on it...










Here is a close up look at it and of course hanging next to it is another one of my Yard longs...this one is called" Courting" and from ca. 1910....














Now you can really see just how pretty this plate holder is....and just another R.S. Prussia plate..those pictures you see there are tins ones..










These are old bridge supports...when I found them they were really rusty...I had them sand blasted and then powder coated and I have these hanging on each side of my door way going into my Living room... this is the right one..











And here is the left one...these are all iron and very heavy...I had these in the barn for Years and Len just got them hung for me last year after we painted the Living room... Well girls I hope you enjoyed seeing a few more of my antiques and Please go see Barb today...Thanks also Barb for hosting this for us gals....




Hope you all have a safe and blessed day...




Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


53 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Gloria your new look on your blog is wonderful girl! I love that gorgeous shelf and my, the lovely plates you have-

I think all company is gone for a little while!! I just now got my Christmas decor down as I have been gone longer than intended! Now house is just shambles and looks so bare with all the pretties in the basement!!

Blessings
mary

marty39 said...

Gloria, that new shelf is just gorgeous. All of your treasures are really lovely, and I really like the way you have them hung and displayed so beautifully. I loved seeing them all. Hugs, Marty

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

Oh, my gosh. It never ends with you. LOL You have so many beautiful things I never know where to start. I love.. that shelf in the first picture. And those bridge supports are just too cool. Everything is wonderful!!
Hugs, Terrie

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria everything is just gorgeous!
The way you hung the mirror and picture to reflect it.
That looks awesome! Your new shelf is so detailed and rich looking.

LOVE the green bridge supports!
FA-BU-LOUS!

~Melissa :)

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love your bridge supports, those are beautiful painted in that color.

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed seeing all your goodies on the walls.

Lady Katherine said...

I love it all! The two shelves are beautiful! As are the mirror, the plate, the print, The door way hangers! Wow how beautiful your Mountian home is!
Hoping all is well with Kyra! Thanks for the sweet note you left for me. I am OK, just sorting out everything, that is to come in the next weeks and months. I had a lot of emails and notes, I am just taking time, to sort it all out to find my way to go forward, with all that is to come in the next weeks and months. Thanks for caring! Means a lot to me.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria.. these are wonderful. I love all your Prussia plates.. they are screaming my name.. lol. Those bridge supports are totally awesome. Glad Len got them hung for you. I hope you're feeling better girl.. hope to catch up tomorrow.. hugs ~lynne~

prof en retraite said...

Well...I gues I'm just gonna have to get on a plane and head out there for that Second Sunday!! you found some beautiful things...French antiques!! Amazing! I especially love that first shelf you showed us. Have a great day!!!hugs...Debbie

Tootsie said...

love it ...but you already knew that right? lol
guess what I bought today for $9? a solid cement 14 inch bust!!!! I almost peed when I saw it in the dollar store! so I have now got two! this one and the one I bought for you that I am not sending! lol
love ya mom

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks my friend. :)
You say the most wonderful things to me and I really appreciate it.
I'm very blessed to have such a wonderful husband.

Diane said...

Wow, was that a wonderful score or what! The shelf is gorgeous! I love the bridge supports. I've never seen anything like that. How did Len hang them? ♥ Diane

Glenda said...

Your shelves are gorgeous, it goes without saying, but the plate holder that also holds candles is magnificent. Love the antique pictures displayed on it also. Very smart of you to use the double small frame instead of another plate.

Loved the way you have hung the picture so it would be reflected. That made that corner a very interesting spot. Very clever use of the shoe to hold the fireplace length matches.

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HOME.
I FOUND YOUR BLOG THROUGH LAURIE'S BLOG.
I AM NEW TO THE BLOGGING WORLD BUT HAVE ALREADY MET SOME AWESOME WOMEN.
I AM SLOWLY GETTING STARTED. THE ONLY ONE THAT I KNEW THAT BLOGGED WAS MY COUSIN'S WIFE.
I LOVE ART SO NATURALLY THE PICTURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE COURTING CAUGHT MY ATTENTION. I LOVE HOW THE LITTLE GIRL REFLECTS IN THE MIRROR.
I LOVE...LOVE....LOVE YOUR SUN ROOM. IT IS SO PRETTY. I THINK I WOULD SPEND ALL MY TIME OUT THERE. YOU CAN HAVE SUCH BEAUTIFUL PLANTS
MY DAUGHTER HAD CANCER WHEN SHE WAS 101/2 THAT WE BATTLED OVER 4 YEARS...NOW SHE IS 32 AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A DIFFERENT CANCER...THEY TOLD US ON JUNE 10, 2008 SHE ONLY HAD 2 MONTHS TO LIVE.....DECEMBER 10,2008 WAS HER LAST RADIATION AND CHEMOTHERAPY...WE ARE IN A HOLDING PATTERN FOR 4 MONTHS WHEN THEY REPEAT THE PET SCAN...THE TUMOR IS GONE...PRAISE THE LORD...BUT THE DRS. WON'T REJOICE BUT I GIVE ALL PRAISE TO GOD.
I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU STOPPED BY MY HUMBLE BLOG.
debbie

Bo said...

I just knew we would be in for a treat at your home and boy, was I ever right!! Gloria, your collection amazes me...Sotheby's would have a field day with your beauties! Also, I want to thank you for voting for Lil Bear!
Hugs, ;-) Bo

mbkatc230 said...

That shelf you found is amazing. You have so many beautiful things I don't know where to start, but I admit those "yard longs" are really unique, love em. The Prussia plates are beautiful, and the. . you get the picture! Antique dust? You crack me up! Our house is over 25 yrs old, so does mine qualify or is that just reserved for dust on antiques lol? Hugs, Kathy

Jessica said...

Gloria~ you find the most amazing treasures~ I want to go shopping with YOU!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Big hugs~ J

Justine said...

Wow, when I first read that you bought a "shelf", I was thinking a regular shelf. That thing is more like a piece of furniture! Beautiful. You've got so many pretty things hanging, I think you can do this What's on your Wall Wednesday for many months to come!

Justine :o )

squawmama said...

Hey girlfriend... Your blog is looking soooo you... Very cool... and I loved your post today... You have so many awesome things to share with us... I am amazed... Hope all is well with you guys and Little Kyra is doing great... She is so adorable... Loved the pictures... Have a fun day! Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Momovthree said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
~Michelle

Smilingsal said...

Your new shelf fits right in with all the other treasures you've collected. Thanks for sharing, Gloria.

niartist said...

Gloria, these things are beautiful, I particularly love those bridge supports! Happy Wednesday!

Chrissy said...

Your wall tour was awesome!!! Got to get back to posting myself, hope all is well with you!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You have some BEAUTIFUL things Gloria. My faves are the busts & the piano babies. Happy WOYWW!

Chris said...

Poor Baby, I'm sorry you are under the weather with a cold. Hope you get to feeling better soon. I'll miss all your sweet comments. Now, you just lay still while I go strolling through your house and look at all your beautiful collections. Get well.

Love ya,
Chris

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, You have some beautiful things on your walls! Love the pic of the little girl, so pretty.... and it does look neat reflecting in the mirror! Kristen

Sweetie said...

All of your treasures are lovely. You must have had a lot of fun shopping. Your yard longs facinate me. I never heard of them before but would love to have one.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Carrie said...

Your wall display items are all just fabulous.

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG. I LOVE COMPANY AND I SO ENJOYED OUR VISIT...I HOPE YOU COME BY OFTEN.
ONCE AGAIN, YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HOME.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS,
debbie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Gloria, All of your collections are just fabulous! Your antiques are all so pretty! I love the bust and Prussia plates!

In enjoyed the post below on your sunroom. :) ~hugs, Rhonda

ceekay said...

You have some lovely wall hangings. I really should join this! I love the plate hanger with the candles the best!

Lori said...

Gloria,
Thanks for coming to my blog! I have been to your blog many times. I remember one post you did about your dh fixing I think a crack in the wall. Well did he ever finish? See I have been stalking! LOL Please come by often, and it is great to final meet you. Your home is lovely:)

Linda said...

Wow, all gorgeous things and I can see why you got them. You like the same things I would like and would probably be fighting you for at those places, tee hee.
Enjoy your home, I will have to put you in my favs so I can come back often!
Linda

FrenchGardenHouse said...

good heavens! LOVE it all. Especially that blue and gilded shelf. :) We have the same girl {your traveling bust} I move her around, too, she always looks great.
xo Lidy

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA....so many gorgeous treasures....That plate holder is the coolest thing EVER!!!! Thanks for sharing your treasures....now if you'd REALLY "share" them with me...that would be GOOD!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, you have quite an eye for antiques. Quite an impressive collection.

Ma'dame French said...

Would you look at all the frenchiness in here;) I kinda like it with me being Frencdh and all (lol) Hugs French;) xoxo

Linda said...

Your shelves are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the one you just got - the first one in wood - Wow! Linda

Mona said...

WOW! What unique and beautiful things you have collected. WOW! Just lovely!

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

Well Gloria, You did it again....you amaze me with your beautiful treasures....Just beaitiful and that shelf...I want it...hehe....
Guess what....Hubby is taking me on a side trip to Sutter Cread on our way home from Gardnerville...what a guy....he is the best!!!!! Now I hope the weather holds out and no snow....or our little trip will not be...so keep your fingers crossed.....Our friends have been there too and said it is a cute little town...just what I like!!!!! Thank you for the info.....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

The Muse said...

Fabulous...I feel as if i have been to the candy store!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

like the big bad wolf....my dear what pretty things you have in your home. hahaha tee hee!!! this is my first visit to your blog. Really like those bridge supports. Come by my blog and see my new twin grandbabies...I'll be back to see you again....

Lori said...

Good Morning Gloria,
Come on over and see my room that was posted on RMS! Happy Thursday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hey cutie.. you changed your blog dress and header picture.. love it .. It is so happy.. I hope you're feeling better my friend.. just checking in before heading to the shop. hugs ~lynne~

ann said...

Gloria,can I come over?I need to do a little shopping,ok?
Girl,I love it ALL.WOWOWOWOW.I want everything I saw.You have truly been so blessed AND have good taste...Ann

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

How are you doing today, Sweetie? I hope that you got a little rest during your "down time" yesterday!!! I need to be gettin' busy but here I sit at the computer...I think I feel a "down time" comin' on today...hehe!!!

Girlfriend...you know that I just adore your home...it's fabulous!!! I just wished I could come for a visit...I know that I could spend hours...days...just looking and enjoying all of your pretties!!! Love that new shelf and your pretty plates...Girl, the things we have to do for decor...hope Len enjoyed his shrimp...hehe! I have to tell you that my very favorite thing that you showed on your post today was that fabulous frenchy picture with the lovers on it...I think I need it!!! So when I do come for a visit...I'm bringing my big bag!!!

Well Dearheart...hope that you're having a terrific Thursday...you know I love ya, Sis!!!
Chari

xinex said...

Hi Gloria, I am so sorry you have a cold. Just let Len pamper you for a while and it will be gone in no time. I love your new carved wooden shelf and love all you have everything in it. The Prussia plates are lovely!...Christine

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

I'm back...hehe!!! I have a decorating dilemma and would love your advise...I just put it up on my blog...if you have the time, I'd sure appreciate your input!!!

Love ya,
Chari

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, look at all of your pretties! I know you are just in love with them all! Oh, my! Don't they make you smile every time you look at them??? And look at the luscious color of that Prussian plate! If it happens to go missing, it might just be vacationing in a magpie nest! ;-)

Thank you for sharing your amazing collection with us!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tina said...

Even though I have known you for soooo long, I learn something new about you everyday you post your blog - as a matter of fact you play such great music I listen to it everyday at work. LOL Miss and love you always. Tina

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

How fun for us that it was What's on your Wall Wed? What a treat to see all your beautiful items displayed in your home.

Love the new shelf! Well....everything!

tardevil said...

I have to be honest, I read your entire post, but I can't focus on the other things b/c that shelf is so gorgeous. That is a one of a kind treasure. I surely understand how that screamed your name! What a great find.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Wow Gloria! You have some gorgeous things on your walls! But I think my favorite picture is the one with the bust & the mirror with the painting reflecting in it. Beautiful!! But then again that new carved wall shelf is just stunning! and I really like that gold crest shaped picture (is it raised? like a chalkware plaque?)with the couple embracing - so romantic! You find the best stuff!!
~ Laurie

lvroftiques said...

Gloria I'm so sorry to admit this but I am having a really hard time with jealousy!! Normally I can keep it at bay, but girlfriend that new shelf was saying "VANNAAAAA" I know that aaaaaa sound at the end confused you so you didn't hear the v, but trust me when I say...it said "VANNAAA!!!" Lol! It's an easy mistake to make but if you send it to me stat, everything will be just fine! And I won't have to come over with a moving truck AND my big purse!!*winks* Seriously I have been looking for a french painetiere for more than 20 years!! And your shelf has the exact same form! Only difference is a painetiere would have wooden bars on it to keep people out of the bread. Now I'm the frenchy girl darnit!! OK...well would ya at least tell me if you find another? I'm going to go cry now and eat chocolate.....Vanna