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 22, 2009

~WHERE THE BILL"S GET PAID~


Hello girls!! well today I took some more random shots and this time it's my office...this is the room I play my juke box in, play with my slot machine's and do my monthly bill's....Now the ceiling Fan is from 1903 and a GE...Please click on any picture to enlarge them... Now this is an Old time National time clock that I have one of many of my slot machines sitting on, Also the lamp is from a funeral parlor, Juke box is 1947 Wurlitzer its called a bubble machine...I know I have shown this before..but its one of my prize things I own...My Wally got this for me for my 39th Birthday lol!! OH and that was many years ago he he!! Don't you love Nipper sitting there...



An old piano stool that I keep under the end of my desk for extra seating...




Now this is my desk and where I do my blogging from.... And pay the dreaded Bills...YUK!!





Now I just wanted to show you a few close up pictures of this English bench I have in here...this is the back and seat....Love all the details in this piece...this is also one of my oldest pieces in this room..ca. 1700


This is one of the arms and the bottom front...its all oak and very heavy I love that it opens up so I can store things in it...and you can be sure I have it packed to the max ha ha!!




another shot of the center panel...


Just another one of my stained glass windows...





Now this shelf is an Victorian drapery rod...see the drapery rings on it...I add the oak shelf on top to make it into a shelf.... and of course my Diner music box sits on it with an Ostrich and emu egg..


These 2 slot machine sit under the shelf...one is a dime and the other a nickle machine...



Now this is another slot machine I just got 3 month's ago...its a fifty cent one...and that thing on the floor next to it is an old miner's warning horn... And another small stained glass window...





Oh!! Girls I love this viewer it's so neat to look at all the card pictures with...these cards are all 3-D how cools is that...





Now this is the mirror above the bench..these 2 pieces were not made for each others but once I got them I put them together so it looks like one unit...





Just an old Oliver type writer and an antique light fixture...



These is a double oak file cabinet that I found in a welding shop it was full of welding rods...I made the owner an offer he couldn't understand and had it refinished and brought in home ha ha!!


one of my Lawyers book cases...I keep all my Lenox Disney in it...and that sweet picture is my dear Mama at 18...



top of my Armoire this holds all my DVD's and VHS movies...





Now remember how I told you we added this wall last year....This office use to be apart of my Living room...but I wanted an office so Len added a wall and I shown you my Living room already so this is whats on the other side now...We had to add a support wall that's why you see the nook like here...




Now you can see in this shot the support beam and wall...I added this little Victorian shelf I had at the very top to just give it a pretty look... Well girls that was my Casino/office...Now you know where I set in my Old Red robe every morning drink my coffee and do my blogging...Well I didn't bore you too much today...I mean how exciting is it to look at an office...



Thanks for coming by and if you want to leave a comment I would love it...I love hearing from all my great cyber friends here...May all of you have a great day...






Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

45 comments:

Cynthia said...

OMG Gloria,
This room is awesome!! I feel like I am getting one of the best home tours ever!!! Your office is so full of beautiful antiques and all your lovely touches, just like those cute little boxes you have on the shelves. The neat old juteboxes and the lamp from the funeral parlor, I got a kick out of that. Thank-you for sharing all this Gloria it's just a treat! Hugs, Cindy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Nice office! I particularly like your oak filing cabinets! You have a lot of unique antiques I noticed.
~Patti

salmagundi said...

Once again, more wonderful antiques to show us!! Is there no end? I bet you have scads of stuff stowed away, also. Show us more!! Sally

mbkatc230 said...

What a great room! You have some of the neatest things I've ever seen. That oak bench is just gorgeous, and my mom has one of those old viewers with the 3-D cards, they really are fun. And the diner music box, how fun. But my favorite is Nipper! Thanks for sharing this, now I'll be able to picture you better when I read your blog! Kathy

Picket said...

Girl you have more treasures in one room than I have in my whole house and shed!!!!! Gosh sis I'd pay good money just to take a tour of your beautiful home!!!!! Everything is just so beautiful and you know the history of the pieces....but sweetie..can I ask you something....about the funeral parlor lamp..couldn't we just pretend it was from a 'speak easy' or something...I mean you have got it in there with all those juke boxes...no one would ever have to know! Noo...no...I'm not ready to go yet....oh...I see ..the open door means you're ready for me to go!!!! lol lol Love ya sis! Always a treat to see your beautiful treasures!~♥~

Linda said...

You have some really cool stuff! Nice tour.

Tootsie said...

pretty sure you know what I am going to say.....so I will save my energy for the trip! lol

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I love that you are taking us on a tour of your house! I can visualize it so much better now! I love this room...but that bench!!! I'm heading your way with my U-Haul!! lol Thanks for sharing!!...hugs...Debbie

Rue said...

Hi Gloria ;)

Where the bills get paid... boring?? Not on your life! I love that bench, even with the face on it ;)

Off to see your entry....

Linda said...

Now that is such a fun room, Gloria, that I don't know how you get any work done in it! You have some wonderful furniture and memorabilia! Linda

Mary said...

Gloria, you have the most beautiful home filled with such treasures. I love reading the history you give of each piece. Your home must truly be fascinating! Wish I was your neighbor! Have a wonderful evening!!
Mary

Raggedy Girl said...

What an incredibly beautiful room. You must love to be in there.

Roberta Anne

Nancy said...

Hi Gloria, I love it all! You office is beautiful, the Oak antiques are my favorite! Your home is so pretty!!! Love seeing it! Nancy

janet said...

you were kidding about the ceiling fan, right? lol oh my gosh i couldnt let my husband near that room, he would want to bring home your jukebox and slot machines. You have so many lovely peices, what a great space, so multi purpose and so fun.
hugs
janet

Kris said...

Very Nice Gloria, I think I would actually enjoy paying bills in this space, at least I could go over to one of the slot machines first and hope for enough wins to pay them. LOL

Have a happy day

Kris

Oh' love your entryway too, I do think it is quite grand

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria you have the neatest things!! I love that floor lamp by the stained glass piece and love the way you placed the book case at the end of your bill paying desk! Great idea!

Hey I have one of those viewers too!! My freind Millicent had one that I used to look at all the time when I was little and it was one of those things I just had to have when I got old enough to collect so kept hunting till I found one (cheap of course)!!

blessings
mary

~CC Catherine said...

Happy to Be, I LOVE your stained glass items and all the nice oak pieces! WOW...and those slot machines are really cool too! ;) How fun! You are so original! Love it! ~CC Catherine ;)

prof en retraite said...

Hi there, Miss Gloria...You were right...the dishes are pottery...just glazed with tin! Don't ask me how that works...no clue!! lol Enjoyed looking at your office again...hunting my big white bag!! lol Have a great rest of the week!!...hugs...Debbie

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh myyy...it's the most glorious office I've ever laid eyes on!!! I just love all of the old oak furniture...that beautiful carved bench being my favorite...what an awesome piece! I can't believe that is from 1700...oh my gosh!!! Can you just imagine all of the stories it could tell? That big oak framed mirror above the bench is fabulous too...I love that you put the two together...I really thought it was one big piece (the bench and mirror)! Love all of your oak file cabinets...well, all of the oak is just fabulous!!! Ohhh...don't want to forget that beautiful armoire too! Love the carvings at the top! Girl, you have the prettiest antique pieces that I've ever seen!!! It really just blows me away...breathtaking!!! Of course I love, love, love your jutebox...all of your juteboxes! hehe!!! That would just be so much fun to have! Do you play it often? Hmmm...just wondering if it plays 45's? (Now I'll lose all the youngin's on that question...hehe!) Oh yes...that reminds me...I have never, ever, seen a typewriter like that! WOW!!! That is so interesting!!! I'd love to see how it works...does it use ribbon..oh, I just can't imagine!!!

Girl, love your pretty red checked drapes too...and all of your pretty decorative pillows! The entire room is so interesting...unique...and truly beautiful!!! I'm so glad that you showed us your office and where you do all of your blogging!!! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous room and all of your magnificent antiques...it's such a treat!!!

Love ya honey,
Chari
PS...Girl, I didn't realize that the little kitty was a stuffed animal until I enlarged the photo...it's so life like and absolutely darling!!! hehe!!!

mishebe said...

The bench is a WOWEE! mishelle

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
I WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR NOT GETTING TO YOUR BLOG MORE OFTEN. I LOVE IT AND YOU. YOU ARE A VERY POSITIVE LADY.
I LOVE STAINED GLASS ALSO AND YOURS IS VERY PRETTY.
I LOVED SEEING THE DESK YOU BLOG AT. I CAN JUST SEE YOU SETTING THERE BLOGGING AWAY.
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A PIANO STOOL AND EVERY AUCTION OR ESTATE SELL I HAVE BEEN TO THEY GO IN EXCESS OF 150.00 AND MORE.
YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL.
I AGREE WITH DEBBIE...I ONLY HOPE MOI, THIS debbie, BEATS HER TO YOUR HOUSE WITH THE U-HAUL FOR THE BENCH.LOL
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LOVELY HOME
LEILA, AMY'S FRIEND STARTED CHEMO YESTERDAY AND HAS THROWN UP ALL NIGHT AND UNTIL THIS EARLY MORNING...THIS WAS JUST HER FIRST DAY OF 3. DID THEY SAY YOUR CANCER WAS A SARCOMA?
BLESSINGS
HUGS
XXOO
debbie

sue said...

mornin G! Girl if I had an office like this... Oh you would faint if you saw the room I sit in and blog! LOL!! Anyway... your beautiful furniture is priceless, and I am intrigues by your slot machines. Butch and I would sit all evening and play on them, he would LOVE that!! LOL!!! Ya know we are 90 minutes from the Atlantic City casinos and used to go all the time, but that was in our younger gambling years! G your office is just beautiful and thanks for showing us! Love ya! xoxo

sue said...

oh I forgot to say, wouldn't Dot just love to have your NIPPER!!! LOLOL!!!

Jessica said...

Gloria~

Everytime I see your home I'm like a kid in a candy store. If your walls could talk oh, the stories they would tell. My favoritest thing is the bench, the typewriter, your tea pot bill holder, oh I just love it all. The picture of your mother is stunning. A true treasure.

Big hugs~ J

Smilingsal said...

It is interesting to see your office; I think your personality is reflected there.

"Blossom" said...

This home should be tour daily and charge for it. Girl, you have such wonderful pieces of furniture.
Let me know when the daily tours start; I wanta be on of the first to visit.
Blossom

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Okay, just lock me in there for a day and throw away the key. You've two of my most fave things...juke boxes and slot machines. yahoo, what fun I could have.
LOL! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place to "play and pay". I"m sure you enjoy it very much!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi G! It's just beautiful in here too! You must love to come and pay the bills in this grande office. LOL!

The bench is gorgeous and amazing with the detailed carvings.

Have a great day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Helen said...

Dear Gloria! This room is like a priceless museum ... so many goodies I can hardly stand it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I wanna come play at your house! You have such fun treasures! That bench and the piece above it are absolutely gorgeous, and I thought it was all one piece! They look so great together, you smart lady! laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I enjoy every trip to your home Gloria....your office is wonderful!!

janet said...

Gloria, i have an award for you girl, would you like to stop by and get it.
hugs
janet

Tootsie said...

come and pick up two awards that I think you very much deserve...
yes I am kissing up! lol
love you lots mom
the awards will be posted Saturday morning

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello Gloria,
I so love this room, I love antiques also especially oak The English bench is very unusual , and sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Boring? Girl, you couldn't do boring if you tried! I enlarged that first picture and was amazed, looking at the details of this and that. There were so many things that caught my attention in here! My goodness, when people visit you they must just wander around as if they're in an antique mall, or better yet, transferred to the past!

That bench is absolutely amazing!!!!!

Okay, the filing cabinets. What the hell were you doing in a welding shop in the first place? LOL!

And how can you sit and put money in your slot machines when you know there's nothing to be won? LOL!

I love all the history that you've surrounded yourself with. Now don't think me crazy for asking this, but because of all the old items you have, have you brought home any ghosts inadvertently?

Justine :o )

Jill said...

Hi Gloria!!!!!!!!! I love this room but I wouldn't want to pay bills in it!
All your pieces are so much fun. I love the slots!!! oh and the juke box!!!!!!!!!! I can just see you dancing!!!!!!!!!

Josh said...

hey Grandma, love your office/cassino. I have always loved that juke box, thats my favorite piece. i remember playin some Elvis hits when i was a little boy. I love how it would change colors. thanks for the tour grandma. love you

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria! I absolutely love your blog!
I think you look like the kind of woman who deserves an attitude of gratitude award, so I'm offering you one!
All you have to do is come to my blog where you'll find it!

Sherri:)

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

Hi Gloria......
You have the most amazing collection I have ever seen....I was looking at your post yesterday and today and just drank in all the amazing eye candy.....you have the real deal....just lovely and I love your round walls.....if only all that furniture could talk...what amazing stories it would tell...
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

kimmcl said...

Hey Girl! I left you a little somethin' on my blog!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria, Thanks for coming by! and thanks for the hugs and smile award:)
Now that I've finished the gratitude post I have a little more time to come back and tell you how much I really love your antique furniture!
How lucky that you found those oak file cabinets! I have been looking for one forever! Do you have a "before" picture of them? They sure look great now! LUCKY girl!

Bye for now,
Sherri

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, you have a lot of eye candy in this room!! I love that intricately carved bench & mirror, and that juke box looks like so much fun. You have so many beautiful pieces!!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I don't think I've ever seen a room with so many delicious treasures...and that bench is making me all tingly!!!

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
You have done so many great things to your home. I love to visit your blog. I am totally in love with your English bench & mirror. I will be happy to take it off your hands anytime!
~Cathy~

Happy @ Home said...

Thanks for the tour. It was so fun to see where you pay your bills and, more importantly, blog from. Love all the beautiful antiques.