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 7, 2009

~Oh No!! I have Stones & Mold~

Did I get your attention !!! Being as Easter is almost here and I keep seeing all these chocolate bunnies all over blogland...I though I would show you my antiques Easter candy molds...these are all from ca. 1800 Baby Bunnies that makes 4 Candies...Please click on any picture to enlarge to see the details on them...

How about an Easter Basket one to put them in...

This is a Monkey playing a fiddle mold

Now this one reminds me of the candy bunnies we still have today....

A Peter Cotton tail one...
These I have displayed above my french doors going into my sun room...and those are not curtains at the doors...those are Tin cut outs that hang on the door just like a wreath hangers would...
This is an Railroad triple angle lamp from an old rail road car that I also have hanging in this same corner of my kitchen...and you also can see some of my old coffee grinders....

Now I just love Stoneware of any kind...this is Red wing number #8 crock and next to it is a number # 6 crock...love my little feed sacks sitting on them...this is on the side of my frig...

Now this is my oldest Milk Pitcher I have its from ca. 1700 and I just love the bull dogs that hold the handle on it .....

Also one of my favorites milk pitchers...this I bought right out of a collector home in 1986...Now this gal that had it was so sweet and had a huge collections of stone ware...She also was featured in Country Living Magazine in 1982....

Here is the page from the magazine that she had with the pitcher and if you enlarge this picture you will see my milk pitcher in it....

She also gave me this note telling me about the history of the piece she had it for over 50 years and it belongs to her Grandma before she got it...is that not sweet to have a bit of history with it...This lady was moving into a smaller home and had to down size and that's why she sold it to me...Lucky Me!!

Just more of my collection...of milk Pitchers and bowls...


Love the grapes on this one...


Some of my Yellow ware bowls..or mustard as they call them....

This is how I have them displayed in my kitchen...this is an old Camel cigarettes display case from an old store ca. 1920... just had to have it...Oh and you can also see my sweet "Borden" clock ca. 1930 that thing in front of the clock is a string holder also from a General store...Years ago they did not bag your purchases they wrapped them in brown paper and tied them with string...And that apron was my Mama's...So I hoped I didn't bore you too much with my Passion of antiques today...But I do have a General store kitchen....Thanks for coming by guys and seeing just a little corner of my kitchen...Hey I could have done a BLUE Monday post with this..


May all of you have a great day....


Hugs and smiles Glria



35 comments:

ann said...

oh Goria,how i do love your home and everything in it.These are so typically you.beautiful ,expensive and unique.you have been such a GOD sent to me.what did i ever do before you came along.i love you dear...kiss kiss...Ann

Cynthia said...

OMG Gloria,
I just love all your antiques and collectibles. It's so fun to see a little part of your lovely home. I have a coffee grinder like you and a few Red Wing but you have a lot of awesome pieces. I bet your home is just such a treasure to see. I'm packing my bags, LOL, hugs, Cindy

salmagundi said...

What a fun post!! You have the most amazing collection of antiques I have ever seen. A lot of everything!!! I have a little of a few things, and I thought I had a lot until I met you!! Keep showing us your goodies. Sally

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

Gloria, if I ever came to your house, I'd just never want to leave...you have the most wonderful collection of antiques and collectibles! I love that you have the history behind the pitcher...that is soooo neat! The molds are all facinating...little works of art right by themselves! :-) Thanks for sharing more of your wonderful home with us...I always love getting a little tour. :-) Susan

kimmcl said...

Great post, as always Gloria. That's quite a collection of candy molds you have there. What a delightful home you have. If only I could see it in person :( One day, we'll all have to take a girl's road trip to visit one another's lovely homes. Whatdya think??? HA!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Hmmm.. .if you consider your kitchen a general store, then you really need one of those glass jars with the stick candies in them!!!!!!!! Every general store I've ever been in has had those!
I cannot believe those are tin cutouts on your doors and not curtains! Where did you find those????????????
Btw... LOVED the title of this post!

Justine :o )

Deb said...

Gloria,

I loved the tour, you have such interesting things, I bet everyone of them have a unique story

Nicole ~ said...

Oh my goodness, you have so many wonderful collectibles. Those molds are like pieces of art. You are very lucky to have that milk pitcher, it is very sweet, and what a neat story. I just love them all!!

I also love those tin cut outs on your French doors, they are so pretty. I remember seeing them in a magazine a couple of years ago, and really admiring them.

Thanks for sharing all of your collectibles with us, I really enjoyed them. Nicole

bj said...

Whoa....you do have some incrediable antiques, Mizz Glory...
I love love love looking at all of them. Is a feather duster your best friend??? :O)
xo bj

Connie said...

Gloria,
You have the neatest collection of dishes and other goodies. I hope you have tons of room for your collection ~~I am doing just the opposite, that being, scaling down. I played that game of turning the hanger facing back and then you know if you wore it at all that year. Guess what ? I have antiques in my closet !!! I love my sweats, though, and would rather buy something for the house or something fun. have a good week. .. Connie

Liz said...

Hi Gloria! Thanks for sharing that great collection. Your home is so warm and welcoming! I have a few pieces but nothing like you!!! :)

Thanks for the sweet compliment on my blog! High Praise indeed. I think I have told you a couple of times how much I love your beautiful blog! :)
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
~Liz

SILVIA said...

oh wow gloria, you have sooooo many treasures,what a collection,they are amazing..someday i would like to collect something but ,what????lol.
thanks for posting i loved it...
silvia..

Picket said...

lol Lordy girl...I thought you was gonna tell me you had gall stones or something! lol lol man you just have the neastest stuff...I loved this girl..and those thingys over the french doors..ohhhhhh where did you get those...they are beautiful...like pretty doilies! Those old crocks and feed sacks just call me....seriously..long distance and they reversed the charges!!!! lol lol Beautiful post sis...just beautiful! Love ya!♥

ceekay said...

Love it all! I am especially drawn to old kitchen items. Would love to see it all in real some time!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

So many lovely antiques and our collections are amazing. I love your stoneware.
Karen

Linda said...

Wow you have some really fun collections, love the molds and that one milk pitcher crock with the man on it,amazing! Now those are things I would like to collect if I didn't aready collect so much.
Nice! I do have one old crock in my kitchen that I bought from an older neighbors garage sale.
Linda

Melissa Miller said...

Too cool Gloria!
I love seeing that note.
It really means something.

Everything is really pretty and very interesting.

Have a wonderful day my friend.
~Melissa :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, your candy molds are so great! I've always loved your cigarette stand that you use for display. You just have the most unique ideas and collections, and I love coming to see what you'll show us next. Now, I really want to know about those metal thingies on your French doors. They are so pretty. I've never seen anything like that. Where did you find them? Great post. laurie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wonderful treasures Gloria! Have you ever made candy in the molds? ☺

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

You have some of the same spongeware that I have! I found them from various sources including Country Peddler parties, Home and Garden parties, antique shops, garage sales, and eBay. I just love it!

Kady

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
One of the reasons I love visiting your site is because you collect such interesting objects. You also display them so nicely. I love those mustard colored bowls; they would look spiffy in my kitchen! I can’t believe how many molds you have, must have taken a long time to find them…thanks for sharing this. ~Cathy~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GLORIA!!! What an absolutely wonderful collection! Wow..why come you never showed us these lovlies before?? I really must drive up there one of these days..and take a look see at all of your treasures. I know..I know..it's just a pipe dream..but you are so darned interesting..and one of the few that are NOT on the east coast. :) What a great post!!
Those candy molds!! And bunnies at that!!! (I'm SO jealous!) :)
Smiles and hugs~
Mona

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

Those candy molds are awesome girl! You have the greatest stuff!!

Thanks for your encouraging words sweetie! I really appreciate it. That's what's keeping me going of late. I'm gonna try the cranberry juice thing that Kate told about! I've got to do something to get started losing again!

Have a blessed week!
Hugs,Sherry

Nancy said...

Gloria, I love your pretties! I adore the bunny molds....Everything is beautiful!!! Nancy

Chrissy said...

Gloria....I just got your note.. may I just say you are the sweetest thing that ever walked the earth!!! You are sooo kind to make that offer,it just made my day..and maybe one day I will take you up on it but right now I can not afford their things! Thank you so much for you kindness, you are a lovely lady!! Oh, and before I forget, your kitchen looks as warm and inviting as I would expect!! All the best, Chrissy

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Girl, I am always learning such neat stuff from you!!! So happy that you shared some more of your beautiful things...I have never seen a triple angle lamp...it's quite unique looking with the rounded clear glass at the bottom! Love it!!! Loved seeing some of your stoneware or crocks as I call them! I don't know...there's just something about crocks that you gotta love! I have a few and I always keep my eye out for more!!! Love your old stoneware pitcher with the bulldog!!! Okay, now I'm thinking that they call all that pretty stoneware with the blue...blue spongeware...am I right? I loved enlarging the photos and looking through your pretty collection!!! Russell was sitting here with me last night while I was looking at them and he was quite intriqued with your old Borden's clock...hehe!!!

Ohhh my, I remember seeing a few of your old chocolate or candy molds before but how befitting to show these now at Easter! I just adore them and they're so pretty hanging up on your wall...love that pretty silver color against the blue!!! Have you ever used any of them to make candy? Wow...just thinking that these are what they used to have to make all of the pretty shaped candies...not like the technology of today where they can produce them by the millions! Gloria, I just love those pretty white lacey tin trims that you have on your double doors...they're gorgeous, Sweetie!!! Where did you find those? They're so pretty!!!

Well Sis...don't know how much I'm going to get done today...feeling a little under the weather! I think it's due to all of the weather changes...one day we have 6ft. snow drifts and the next it's 60 degrees...shhheeeshh! It's hard on my ol' body! Are you getting everything together for your Easter gathering? Who all's coming? Geezzz, I'm nosey, aren't I? hehe!!! Talk to you later, Sweetie...have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Smilingsal said...

This sure looks like a Blue Monday post. I love your blue stoneware!

Lori said...

How very cool! I love the bunnies! You did get my attention when you said you have mold!!! Very clever!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gloria!
Thank you so much for your nice comments! After reading your profile you sound like such a fun person with a very positive outlook on life! Sure could use more people like you in the world!
Love your chocolate molds!
~Patti

Deanie's space said...

Hi Gloria, I am on a 3 week tour of Europe so won't be posting for a while but hope to get to read some of the blogs. Blessings, Deanie

Chandy said...

You have a lovely home gloria and those candy molds are wow!

nikkicrumpet said...

Your house is so beautiful...and I love all the wonderful items and how you've displayed them. But I'm thinking those bunny molds would be even MORE awesome if they were filled with chocolate and then shipped to ME ME ME!

kymber said...

Great post as always Gloria!
You have me drooling on my keyboard!
LOVE the blues! You have such lovely things!
((Hugs))
Kymber

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
You sweetie! I got your Easter card today and again you made my day. Thank-you so much my friend and have a wonderful Easter with your wonderful family! Hugs to you, Cindy

texasdaisey said...

You have a beautiful blog. I love the background and that stoneware is gorgeous too. Thanks so much for the kind encouragement. Blessings to you
Debbie