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April 19, 2009

~RANDOM BLUES and A WINNER~

Hello Girls...Well today for BLUE Monday hostess by Sally At Smiling Sally's I thought I would just take a few random shots of BLUE things in my Kitchen and Dining room...and also I needed to announce the winner of my 100 post gift away...PLEASE go by and see Sally today and see all the BLUEness waiting you!!






Now isn't this exciting ....my Roma dishes and look all the way up its BLUE...even BLUE wine glasses... Oh My how did those green apples get in these...hey I'm a STUFFER...that's what my mama called me...as I would stuff, stuff everywhere lol!!




One of the ceiling medallion in my kitchen...with an antiques light fixture...



Another ceiling medallion with a double angle Rail Road car antique coal lamp ca. 1880 that I made into electric...and it has what else but feather BLUE shades on it...



An Italian oil lamp in my Dining room..ca. 1880




BLUE lamp hanging above one of my stain glass windows...




Now this one one of my stain glass windows..I have four in my dining room...2 large and 2 smaller ones that are all from the same church from southern Illinois...My Late FIL had these sitting in his yard buried in snow the first time I seen them..Oh girls the wood had been painted like 6 differ colors and had sat in his yard for 15 years when I found them...He got them from his old church when they were tearing it now...Oh I just loved them..and he told me "girl if you can get them home you can have them" Well that poor man didn't know what hit him !! I grab him around the neck gave him a big ole Hug and went running for the phone..with in a day I had them loaded on a moving van being shipped to California...Poor papa didn't have a chance to change his mind...



One of my hanging Parlor lamps also in Dining room... I just love the BLUE shade on this one...its a water scene with an crain on it...Oh you can click on any picture to enlarge them...but remember my dust rule girl..its all antique dust ha ha!!



Another one of my windows..Now girls it took me 4 months to remove all the old paint from the frame on these windows...then I had to redo some of the lead on them...then we builted the Dining room just to put these in...so let's see Window's FREE...Shipping to California $280.00 supplies needed to redo and finish $80.00 Building Dining Room $25,000. coming from Papa PRICELESS .....




Victorian print...ca 1900




OK Girls .....Now I guess I need a drum roll here...ha ha!! I want to thanks all of you who left comments on my 100 post give away...without all of you I would have never made it to 25 let alone 100...I just ♥ all my blogging friends here..I can't believe all the wonderful women I have met while blogging...What really surprises me is that in the wonderful world of blogging their is no age different...we are all women with a strong love of God, our children and our family...We all have the same caring and sharing needs that women no matter what age have...I have felted so blessed to be able to care and share my life with all of you and read about your life...YOU all have made me feel complete....Thank You!!!

Now I had 65 comments on the give away post ....how ever you will see Mr. Random thingy has only 1-63...2 comments left were from my Grandson Josh and my daughter Dawna..And HELLO! Josh I can't see you with a tea cup lamp and Dawna you always have a car that's looks like a LOW-RIDER every time you leave my house...and Mama will made you one...lol!!




Now Mr. Random thingy picked number 6....here is my list so that would be ...Cass from that Old House...Congrats girl on winning...Now I need you to email me your address so I can get all your Rose stuff packed off to you...WOW!! I see you live in New Jersey...so this Little lamp will be going to the other end of the United States from me...May you enjoy it Cass..

Now I want to thanks you all for your kindness...May you have a great Monday..



Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


50 comments:

xinex said...

Love all your blues, Gloria, especially the lamps. Congrats to the lucky winner of your lamp. She sure is lucky!...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sending you hugs...forgot to do that too! I am a terrible bloggy frind! I hope to heavens I am first commenter this time...
You are a dear and I love you to pieces Gloria. Don't give up on me!! Running...running..here...
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh ...almost said a bad word! I wanted to comment..darn it! on your lovely blues. The are just beautiful!!! The lighting fixture is to die for...You have SO many pretties. How is the baby doing??? Love and hug..
Mona

Cynthia said...

Hi Gloria,
First, Congrats to Cass, she's going to love the wonderful lamp and other goodies. Oh, this tour was just the best!!!!! I enlarged it all and wow, those blues are so so beautiful. I love all the china and the medallions and lamps are just stunning! Where do you find all these beautiful things? The stained glass windows and the neat story I just loved. What a treasure trove of beauty, and plus the wonderful bloggy friends tribute. Now, I have to go back and look again, HUGS, Cindy

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I'm so happy that you gave those stained glass windows new life! They are worth every penny you spent. (You can tell your husband.)

Your blue and white collection is beautifully displayed. I clicked on the picture, and Oh My! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Picket said...

Morning sis...I love those gorgeous blue treasures...I can't decide which is my favorite those glorious stain glass windows or those beautiful blue light fixtures hanging from your ceiling( your kids do know I am your favorite ....right?????) lol

Congrats to Cass on being the lucky winner...she is gonna love that little lamp girl...Happy Blue Monday sweetie...you have a glorious day! ~♥~

Jessica said...

Morning G~

I love all your blue but the stained glass~ WOWEEE it's stunning and such a treasured gift. I love the fact that you added your dining room to accomadate them. My Mister always teases me that we will need to do the same thing...lol.

Congrats to the winner of your give away~ I'm so glad you stayed here in blogland with us.

Big hugs~ J.

Chris said...

GM Gloria....Just checking in to see what's happening with you and I'm so glad I did, I got to see some more of your beautiful house. And that prize looked beautiful, lucky winner. OK girl, got to go , going to plant a Magnolia tree today, go for new glasses and get my nails done. I think I'm going back to work, I don't have time to be retired. :) Miss ya.

Love Ya,
Chris

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Congrats Cass, you lucky girl!!!!

Gloria, your stained glass windows are too beautiful for words!!!!!! And I loved how you told us the price of each thing, including the $25,000 dining room built around them!

Justine :o )

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, all your blue is so beautiful. The light fixture is my favorite so to die for. Give
the baby a huge kiss for me.
blossom

bj said...

Oh, such beautiful blues...those windows are just absolutely to die for, Gloria...just beautiful !!
Congratulations to the winner of your fabulous giveaway....
hugs, bj

Carrie said...

What beautiful blue things in your home. The dishes are my favorite.

Happy Blue Monday.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Gloria! What a wonderful surprise, to come to the computer this morning and discover that I had won your adorable tea cup lamp! I am so excited!!!

I will email you my address today, and start deciding where in That Old House the lamp will "live." I need to decide before my daughter Anne gets home from college, as she loves all things to do with tea, and she'll try and snatch it away from me!

Love you "blue" post -- so many lovely things! I like your "dust rule," too. My "dust rule" is -- "Dust is a protective coating on fine antiques! Do not disturb!" :-)

Happy Monday, and again, THANKS! Cass
PS The stained glass story is amazing -- thank goodness the frames were so heavily painted; it's probably what protected the wood outside!

Knitty said...

I can't pick a favorite since I like it all so much, but the stained glass windows are breath-taking!

marty39 said...

All of your blues are gorgeous, but I have to say the medallions and the stained glass windows are my favorites. I just love them all. Such really pretty things. Congratulations to your winner also, you have such a wonderful giveaway to send her. I know she will love the beautiful lamp and all the other wonderful rose things. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

ooh i love all the blue lamps! congrats to the winner!

ceekay said...

Gloria....your lamps are wonderful. And the stained glass windows. Really, could you just do a post of a slide tour of your home. You would make me very happy!! Have a good week!!

Marie said...

OMG...luv that blue medallion and chandelier...gorgeous!
-marie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, lovely pictures...thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

ann said...

congrats to Cass.she has a Gloria original.
those windows are priceless.i can't believe they were outside in the snow?i'll have to go read that again.i MUST have been wrong.but,girl.you have em fixed up now........
i love that parlor lamp.it looks alittle like that one i got at a flea market last yr.remember?but...it'll cost a fortune to redo all those crystals it holds ALOT..........of crystals....ann

Loretta said...

Hi Gloria,
I just love those stained glass windows. I would build a room for them too! The best part about them is they will always remind you of your dad. Love the antique coal lamp. Have a especially sweet day my friend! Hugs, Loretta

squawmama said...

Hey girlfriend... I am on for a few minutes and wanted to touch base with you... Hard for me to sit for a long time still... but with time & great doctors this will all pass ☺ Loved all your blueness today as always you have the greatest things... and those windows I can see why you got so excited... Love YA

(((HUGS & KISSES)))
Donna
Congrats to Cass on her great win!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful blues! The lucky gal who won your giveaway! Those are very nice, especially the teacup lamp! Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Chrissy said...

Hey you!!! Great post as always, love your stained glass, and I agree it is funny that age does not matter on here, I never really gave it any thought, you smart little cookie you!! Take care, x0x0x0 Chrissy

Raggedy Girl said...

What beautiful blue things. I love the windows and the story behind them.

Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

josh said...

dang it grandma, I was excited about that tea cup lamp. well im glad Cass won it. I think auntie dawna and i need to not be such sore losers j/k. well grandma i love you so much. i will call u later grandma. love josh

Chari said...

Hey Sis...

Just coming by to see what you're up to today!

Ooohhh...I really, really enjoyed this Blue Monday post, Darlin'!!! Girl, I see a few lamps and lights that I've never seen before! First of all...love those beautiful ceiling medallions...did you paint them yourself? They're just so perfect with those gorgeous lights!!! This was the first time I seen that little Italian beauty...Ooohhh, that has got to be the prettiest shade of blue!!! I was just mesmerized by that shade of blue globe!!! And the designs on that pretty lamp...fabulous!!! I do believe that you should be called "Queen of the Lamps"...seriously!!! Each and every lamp and light that you have is sooooo very beautiful, Sis!!!

Ohhhh myyyy goodness...I just can't believe that those beautiful stain glass windows were outdoors, let alone...buried under the snow! That's like digging and finding a few thousand dollar bills just laying around! Hehe!!! What a keepsake treasure!!! I have been bringing home (from Russ' dad's place) some of Russell's mom's stained glass! Girl, I just wished that beautiful woman was still alive...she passed away when she was in her mid 50's...it's so sad! She did all of the stain glass work and was really good at it...sold her work in stores and galleries! The few pieces that we have are some of her first works...I'm just treasuring them!!! Oh shoot, I've gotten side-tracked..hehe! Anyway, I just love all of your "pretties" and I always just love looking at all of your photos...enlarging them and savoring them!!!

Just wanted to say a big Congratulations to Cass for winning your fabulous "Rose Giveaway"...lucky, lucky lady!!!

Well darlin'...hope that you're having a marvelous Monday!!!
Love ya honey,
Chari
PS...so glad that you're interested in doing the "Sunday Favorites" meme...I've got to figure out how to get Mr. Linky on my post...hehe!

Happy @ Home said...

So many pretty blue things on this post. I love your light fixtures and lamps and the stained glass is to die for.

Congratulations to your lucky winner.

kimmcl said...

Hi Gloria!! Wow - you sure do have some treasures in that beautiful home of yours girl! How sweet of you to have a give-away!! I love looking at all of those pictures of Kyra, and that is the sweetest name! I LOVE it! It goes perfectly with her sweet little face!

salmagundi said...

More gorgeous blues from your home!! Love all of the lamps, and the story about the stained glass was great. I've had some "free" projects like that before. Have a great week. Sally

Sue said...

Hey sweet G!! Ya mean I didn't win?? Oh well, congrats to Cass!! Gloria, blue is your trademark color girl, your blue treasures are fabulous for sure!! Wonderful seeing all your blue today! Love ya sweetie! xoxo

Mary said...

Gloria, you have the most beautiful home with so many beautiful antiques. Loved the story about your Papa and the stained glass windows. I always love seeing pics of your home and antiques. Congrats to the winner of your giveaway. She is a lucky lady!! Have a wonderful evening!

Betty said...

I just love all your lights! As you may remember my house was built in 1862 but never had any fancy light fixtures, save maybe the one, that one my husband swears he doesn't know what happened to it. It had those porcelain light fixtures, the real basic ones with one bulb and a chain. Some day I hope to replace some of them with vintage light fixtures, hubby doesn't seem to say to much any more! lol

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria, WHEW!
I just got my keybord back up and running. It was out all day and I was going nuts not being able to comment to anyone.
My hubby figured it out when he got home from work.

I LOVE the Blue stained glass window!
That is a gorgeous piece.

Congrats to the lucky winner of your wonderful giveaway. I know she will enjoy it all!

Have a great evening my friend.
~Melissa :)

kbbryant said...

You have many lovely items in your home. I can tell you appreciate the treasures from the older eras.

Kathy b

jeanne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Your blues are to die for. The vintage windows, lights lamps on and on. I love your beautiful things and your stories too. Congrats to Cass. lovely gifts.

Hugs...Jeanne

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Gloria,
I loved all of your blue today but I must say the stained glass windows are my favorite, how blessed you were to get them. Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Sue

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, I love all of your blues today. And the windows - they are gorgeous, and what a special story. I cracked up though when I read how "free" they were. And what is with our daughter's cars anyway, Cait usually has a "low rider" when she leaves here too! Hugs, Kathy

Jill said...

I love the lamps but especially the stained glass window! Happy Blue Monday!

Crystal said...

Hi Gloria,
Your blog is lovely. You have a lot of beautiful antiques. Everything was just gorgeous. Thanks for visiting today.

thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Congrats to Cass, she will love the lamp. I am excited to try my hand at making one and my sister also. Now on to your home, yikes what amazing stained glass and light fixtures! They are truly impressive! They are beautiful.
Cathy

Tootsie said...

stuff that stuff in my uhaul....
just checking in saying I am still alive.
went to Montreal last weekend!!!! UFC was awesome....life stills smells a little rotten here...but I am sure the worst is officially over.
Have had issues with my email server....got your photos of Kyra....girl she is perfect!!!! I wish I could give her a little kiss on that perfect sweet little nose.
When you see her face to face....make sure you tell her how much I love her and give her that Kiss for me!
Getting a passport...seems I am fearless lately...the airplane ride didn't phase me this time!
Also...applied to the police force here...wish me luck!

Tootsie said...

did I mention....I miss you? I miss my blog and all the sweet people who are so special to me...but I miss my "MOM"....LOVE YOU !!!!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Wow, lot;s of nice antiques, love the Victorian portrait and all of the blue goodies! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I love comments. :O)Mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, I loved seeing those stained glass windows! They are absolutely gorgeous! All of your other blues are pretty too, but I am just crazy over those windows! Oh that pretty lamp was supposed to be mine! But Cass is a great person to get it. It will look lovely in her home (almost as lovely as it would have looked in my home)! laurie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful blog...have so enjoyed reading it tonight...I am beginning to love BLUE...
Hope you will stop in and visit this new blogger.

Charli and me said...

Gloria, Oh my gosh I really like all of your blue. I especially love your lamps and chandiers. They are just beautiful! Stained glass is one of my favorite things. Your windows are just lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a great day.

Candy said...

What beautiful pieces, each one unique and lovely. You know how we girls love blue!
Happy Tues, Candy

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

Hi Gloria,
All your blues are so pretty...I LOVE those windows....I would have done the same as you putting them on a truck and ship them home....way to go....

are you sure I wasent # 63.... I think I was.....can you check again ????

Congratulations!!!!! to the winner.....
Have a wonderful Day Gloria,
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Congrats to Cass!

Wow, your blues are beyond incredible! I love antiques, and those are some of the most beautiful lamps and lights I have ever seen, also very unique! What a treasure those stained glass windows are too! I always wanted some stained glass for the house I had two houses ago. Wow, you sure can bring on the blue!

Love those plates too! I sure do love blue plates and spongeware.

Kady