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

April 21, 2009

~IT"S NOT GRAND...BUT IT"S MY ENTRY~

Hello !! Guys, Now today I thought I would show you some random Pictures of my entryway...its not grand by any means...Also its completely round.... Remember I told from the outside of my house this looks like a barn silo...of course you do ha ha!! Any way this is what you see if you walk into my front door... Now if you make a right turn you will see this window and Chandy at the end of the hallway I made this window like 30 years ago in stain glass class its acid etch...and down below are the doors going into my bedroom...


If you turn left you will end up in my living room...Now these are old Bridge supports on each side of the door way...this is the right side...this way also goes into my laundry room, kitchen, dinning room, office and sunroom....


And here's the left side...








Now this is just a shot to show you the around ceiling going into my hallway and bedroom...





This is at the end of the hallway...




This shot I took coming down the stairs... This was not an easy task to put square doors in a round wall...




Now you can see by the baseboards how round it is....This also shows you how my hallway starts..




Right side of door..looking down from stairs...






Now these pictures of my yard longs are not hung crooked...remember this is a round wall...even the wall paper border looks crooked but trust me its not...





Just a shot of the bottom of the stairs...I know some one you are probably fainting looking at this Rose carpet...But I do love this color and its always goes so well with my antiques..ha ha!!





Now this is the top of the stairs leading into the guest room and bath...This room has no door on it...I know it sound weird...but will tell you this room sits so far back that we didn't want to enclose it with a door as soon as you walked up the stairs and BAM!! a door right in your face...This Landing is very wide...as you can see I have an old spinning wheel even sitting there...






This is a shot of the very top of ceiling..its 3 stories high...so remember the Cob web rule here...Hey if I can't reach it...its don't get clean...My Wally use to tell people that our home was clean up to 5'1 because that's all Gloria could see...Ha ha!! Now I hope I didn't put you all to sleep today with my entry...May all of you have a great day...I should go clean cob webs...No I don't think so...all critters need a place to live ha ha!!

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria




51 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria!!!
Oops! Did I hurt your ears...?
You've been hiding this beauty from us for too long girlfriend!
It's gorgeous!!!

Love the height of it,
the rounded curve to the staircase and the stained glass sconces. They look really beautiful.
This entryway is a showstopper and I love it!!

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness Gloria, That is a gorgeous foyer! Love the steps and doors, chandy...oh I love it all!

BTW, I have decided to name my couch, Gloria! And I am going to do a post all about Gloria one day soon, just for the REAL Miss Gloria!

Love ya, Nancy

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Just read your sweet note and wanted to come by...this is a quick "drive by" honey...I'm needing to leave to go into town...meeting Russell and doing grocery shopping...sheeshh I'm already running late!

I promise to come back this evening for a better look darlin'! Ohhhh myyyyy gosh...your entry way is spectacular!!! Why haven't I seen this before??? Girl, I love, love, LOVE IT!!!

Hugs and smooches..till I come back
Love ya,
Chari

kimmcl said...

What a beautiful home you have Gloria. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely pictures with us. I am in love with that chandy!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

It is really grand and beautiful. My front door opens and you are in the front room. I love how you decorated it.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
I love coming to visit you
from
Roberta Anne a.k.a. The Raggedy Girl

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! This is beautiful! You have so many lovelies! My DH gets after me sometimes about the top of the fridge - I forget it because I don't see it. Oh well - it's ok as long has he keeps me informed! LOL

Joyce said...

I think this is all so pretty and what a lovely welcome to all who enter.
Joyce

sue said...

Gloria it is a GRAND entry!! Wow how awesome, I still can't believe this house isn't a mansion! Thanks for peeking at my baby, aren't we lucky to have these beautiful babies to love! Hope you're having a great week sweetie! Love ya, xoxoxo

Mary said...

Gloria! Not grand? Lady, you do not know the definition of grand. Wow, your entry is stunning! I do love your antiques. Your home is beautiful and beautifully decorated! We need to see more! Love the pink carpeting!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

You have a beautiful foyer! I love it and I love your home. All of the detail and your taste in furniture... Love it. I would like to have those bridge supports, if you don't mind!! ;-)

Thanks so much for the tour!

xoxo
Jane
PS. It IS grand!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What do you mean this is not grand??????? With that gorgeous stairway and beautiful hall tree and victro (Oh my how do you spell that!!!) this is all the makings of grand to me!! I wish my house had an entry way- you walk in and there you are- no introductions like an entryway!!

So glad to be back! Always love your stuff!!! You have quite the eye for the pretties!!

blessings
mary

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

This was so much fun! You've got more to look at just in your foyer than I have in my entire house!!!!!! Ooh, I love that spinning wheel! My mil has one too, but it doesn't look as if it's quite as large.

How DID you put the doors in on the round wall? I'm guessing you had to build the wall either in or out some?

Justine :o )

Heather said...

so beautiful and i think it's very grand!

janet said...

WOW...well i happen to think your entry is GRAND! absolutely gorgeous!!! oh i would have so much with an entry like this. My entry is one small somewhat long narrow space, only walls to decorate...lol oh and i love your etched glass, stunning! thanks for sharing your lovely space.
hugs
janet

salmagundi said...

It looks pretty grand to me!!! I wouldn't get up there to clean either. Love the bridge supports. The whole area gives a great welcome to your charming home. Sally

Linda said...

all I can say is "WOW"... very impressive.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Loved your post today on your entry! It is spectacular! I am only 5' 1" myself so I worry when someone taller than me comes to visit....they might see something that hasn't been dusted! lol
~Patti

"Blossom" said...

This is your entry?
It is grand for a grand queen that lives in this palace with round walls. You have been holding out on us, what other grand features do you have hidden in those walls.
This is stunning and I would get lost in this house of yours. There is not another blog woman on this site that can say she has round walls; you are a hoot my friend. Thank you Gloria I needed to see some beauty tonite.
Blossom

Jessica said...

Oh my Gloria~

Your entry is stunning & so unique. I just love the curved edges and those bridge supports! Beautiful.

Big hugs~ J

SILVIA said...

now thats what i call a grand entrance!!, its huge and so beautiful ,you have so many treasures and the glass over the doors amazing!!!...
thank you for always coming by and your beautiful comments my friend, its good to know you are here...have a great evening and ill be back...
silvia..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I would definitely call this a grand entry! How gorgeous it all looks! I can just imagine putting in that curved baseboard! Bet somebody was cursing when they did that! You are the only person I know who would have a set of bridge supports! Those are amazing! Loved this tour. laurie

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
you just crack me up! I am so excitied about seeing pics of your lovely home. That round silo room is just amazing and that chandelier, oh I love that. And girl, I just love your rose carpet, it's pretty and goes with so much of your lovely things. Your house is so interesting and so beautiful, thanks for sharing it. Cindy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I love this! You are wrong...it is grand! Just gorgeous!! I had to go slowly and study each picture. You need to open your beautiful home for tours!! I'd be first in line!! Hope you are having a great week...hugs..Debbie

Anne Marie said...

Where is a picture of the outside of your most unique home?

that's just wild!

Picket said...

Gosh sis...I am sitting here with my mouth wide open!!!! I'd be stareing and gawking for hours just in the foyer!!!!! Look at all those treasures in that one spot....oh my word...what a glorious entry into your beautiful home sis....gosh...I'd have to put my 'stick' on before I came in! This is beautiful girl...just beautiful!

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

Gloria...I LOVE your entrance! It's wonderful! I love the acid etched glass you made...you've always been talented in creating beautiful things, I see! Your entry really is round, isn't it...how cool is that! The chandelier is magnificent! I see so many great antiques, too. Gloria, you could put your home on tour and charge each and every day...it is better than most museums! I'm so glad you are blogging now so we get to see your home without fighting the slowness and problems of RMS! :-) Susan

xinex said...

I love your entry, Gloria! That chandy is fabulous! I wish I could tour your house, it will be very enjoyable and interesting for sure...Christine

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey, I enjoyed the tour. And you can will me those bridge supports girl ! Love them.

ceekay said...

Seriously, you are killin me girlfriend. Remind me, where do you live? Cuz, I seriously want to come visit you and that Gorgeous home of yours!! I honestly can't stand it. And the old phonograph....ok, breathe, breathe..

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

I'm backkk!!! Oh my gosh, I'm pooped! Hehe!

Girl, I just had to come back when I could spend more time going through your GRAND entryway...yes, I said GRAND!!! It truly is!!! My friend, I just can't even begin to imagine having a fabulous home like yours...seriously! I just love that the entry hall is round...it's so unique...I just love it!!! You know, my dad was a carpenter but I have never...in my entire life...seen how they build round walls...it just fascinates me! And like you said...I would have loved watching them get that your front doors in! Hehe!!!

I love that beautiful antique hat rack (what do they call that piece?) Of course, I had to enlarge all of your photos...I was admiring all of your pretties! The old hats and purses...walking sticks and umbrellas! What a grand piece and you have everything so beautifully displayed on it!!! Darlin' I love your rose colored carpet and you're absolutely right about your antiques looking fabulous on that color!!! Ooooh...love the pretty cherub wall border going up the stairs and that you have displayed some of your "yard longs" here! Ohhh...those steps are just soooo inviting...I just want to go up and see that guest room sooooo bad! Love that you put your spinning wheel on the landing upstairs and I sure did notice that pretty pink quilt on the railing too! Gorgeous!!!

Gloria...I didn't know that you knew how to do stain glass! Girl, that etched glass window of roses is simply magnificent!!! I would love to learn how to do that! And that chandelier looks sooo beautiful in front of that etching....Ooooh!!!

Darlin'...your entry hall is GRAND!!! I would certainly have a crooked neck all of the time...just standing and looking up...all the way up to the ceiling! That my friend...is GRAND!!! Sis, you have such a beautiful home...just makes me want to jump on a plane and come for a visit! I just know that I could spend weeks...even months...looking at and enjoying all of your pretties!!! You've done such a fabulous job planning, building, and decorating your home!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us...

Love ya honey,
Chari
PS...seriously, I can't hardly stand it...I want to see your guest room, Sis!!! Hehe!!!

Loretta said...

Hi Gloria,
Decorating a round room is certainly a design dilema but you have done a great job. You have an eye for detail. Your entry is very welcoming! Hugs, Loretta

Smilingsal said...

I know I missed a bunch, but I stopped with YOU MADE THAT GORGEOUS WINDOW... WOW!

"Blossom" said...

Gloria,
You are never fall from the thoughts too. Tootsie, Martha and you have been right there with me and I can't tell you how much you guys have held me up, listened to me and gave me hope to go on. I miss you too and things will get easier and I miss mother every day.
blossom
Now get shopping! I don't know where you can put one more thing?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a beautiful and unusual entry. I love the shape!!

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Hello Gloria, this is my first visit here and I love it! I beg to differ, it certainly is grand! Blessings, Celene

Domestic Designer said...

Looks pretty GRAND to me! It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

Chari said...

Yeeeeehawwww!!! I did it...I did it...I got a Mr. Linky!!! Hehehehe!!!

Girl, you are fast!!! I just published that post and you already had a comment on it!!! Oh yes, please try it out...I'd like to see if it's going to work okay!

Love ya honey and thanks for all of your help!!!
Chari

Chari said...

Yeeeehawww...you did it!!! You joined Mr. Linky's "Sunday Favorites" (test run)!!! Hehehe!!! It looks right from my end...how about yours?

Love ya,
Chari

ann said...

oh Gloria,this is as unique and lovely as you.i cannot imagine another house like this or another Gloria in the world.i love it.that etched window is glorious.i love it...ann

Happy @ Home said...

Just the soaring height of your entry makes it grand and the round shape makes it so interesting. I love it and everything in it. I think your beautiful home would be a perfect setting for a tea room. Just gorgeous!!

9405018--Pat said...

Your home is gorgeous...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

g, what took you so long! That round foyer is the coolest thing! I love the bridge support, so differant. Thanks for not letting me miss it.

Betty said...

I think it looks grand! I never realized it was round. There used to be a round house up the road a ways, unfortunately it didn't find any one to love it and it got torn down. I used to think it would be so neat.

Betty

Tootsie said...

OKAY BABY!!!!! Just think of all the space you will have once I pull out with BOTH of the Uhauls!
WOOOO HOOOO!!!!
Yep....TOOTSIE IS GOING TO CLEAN YOU OUT!

I love most everything you have....especially love you tho! hope you have a good week mom!

Rue said...

Not grand.... woman, you're crazy! LOL You know darn well your home is grand. I've only been telling you that for about 2 years LOLOL

I love that the whole room is round, kinda like the oveal office, but an entry ;)

(((hugs)))
rue

Rue said...

Oops! I forgot... Rich says he hasn't been there, but he knows it's hot and dirty and they call it Fort Lost-in-the-woods LOL

xoxo,
rue

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love your unique entry way, and everything you showed us! And oh those supports on the doorway! And the antiques. And the rose stair carpet. Myyyyyyyyy color!

All of this, was a lot of work to construct and to finish, of course. But what a finished product you have. Unique. One of a kind. All those good things.

On top of all that, it's so warm and homey and inviting. Yummmmm...

Love tours of houses. Of real live houses, in which real live people live, especially.

Hugs, hugs, hugs,
'Aunt Amelia'

Kathleen Ellis said...

Well, Gloria...if THIS isn't grand...what IS? My goodness girl...it's lovely! I love that it is round! and the spiral staircase....Ooooh!
;-D

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yes...I agree with Melissa. GLORIA!! You live in a...a...mansion! WHOA! Gorgeous!!!
I had this cozy little farm house pictured. LOL
You have been hiding this light under a bushel...Absolutely beautiful. I mean..even if you didn't show EVERYBODY..you could have at LEAST shown me! LOL I would have kept it to myself. I would have felt smug..yes...that is so true...but..you could have shared with ME!!!
Hugs and smiles~
Mona :)

Nicole ~ said...

Your entry is most certainly grand, and it is beautiful! It is amazing, I love the shape of it. You did a wonderful etching job on the glass, and oh my goodness that chandelier is spectacular!!!

I hope you had a wonderful week. Nicole

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Well, it sure looks GRAND to me!! You have so many beautiful and interesting things everywhere in your house (mansion!)

Enjoyed seeing this!

Katherine