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

May 14, 2009

~Junk-N-Stuff~

Hello girls...Yes I have been MIA for a few days...will tell you why at the end of this post...But just wanted to Share with you my new wreath I just got Yesterday...I had seen this at Shanda Blog and it was one of the things that just screamed my name..said she got it from QVC so I had to order one...Just look at the little bike on it...its all metal so cute...



Here's a close up look at it...Oh girl I just did my "Happy Dance" when I got this...love the little basket with flowers and flags...




Now this is my old Schwinn Bike that I have had for many years...just gave it a new coat of Red paint last week added a basket of flowers and flags and put it on my front porch...Now last year Len and I were at Lowe's and I found these window shelf's brackets and had to have them...I have always loved window boxes...just something that says WELCOME to me about them...





Now this is my little ole carport with some of my tractors wheels...And you see that pink flower pot hanging there...well 3 weeks ago a Mama Blue Jay made a nest and laid 4 eggs in it and on Monday she hatched all 4 of them..So now I have Mama and Daddy flying in and out all day feeding these naked little babies...I have taken a ton of pictures of them....







Another wagon wheel that hangs on my house and a 2 man saw...




This is an Old scale I have ivy in hanging from the up stairs desk... Now I know this kind of junk is not for everyone...but I do love my Antiques inside and outside...




Now Wally made this wind chimes years ago for me...its all brass tubing and has a boat spinner on the end of it...weights a ton...but when it goes off it sounds like the Bells of St. Mary's...




Now this is the basket I did for my bike...




Remember me telling you my entry way was in a Barn Silo...of course you do...well this is the top of the Silo where my stairs are and my front doors...its all round...it really was hard for my contractor to put square doors in a round frame...but he did it...




Just a few jugs I have at the door...and an old Ice cream Parlor chair that the bottom fell out of...so I painted it and made it into a planter...








My Guard Bear...this was made by a local guy using nothing but a Chain Saw....





An old mop bucket I also use as a planter...





Hand pump...this all sits on an old school desk...




2 old crocks and that stick thingy is a Branding Iron...this all sits on the right side of my doors...









I am flying our colors....Not only because I am a proud American...But also for my Grand son Jacob...which brings me to why I have been MIA....Its hard to type when you can't see because you have been crying....You see my Jacob didn't not get his extended leave...so He left today by train to go to Texas...as he have to be there no later than Monday to check into Ft. Hood...and report to duty by May 20, And his wife due on May 22nd..Left with him...So that's means my Dawna won't be able to see her first born grand child being born...Oh I just pray we don't have an Amtrak baby ha ha!! I am worried sick about these kids traveling by train to Texas and her due at any time...


Any hoo I had to drop everything Yesterday to make a trip to go see him before he left...We went to Olive Garden for dinner and I had a Hugh lump in my throat just looking at him and wondering when would be the next time I got to see my boy...Dawna didn't even get to see her Son and say Good bye...so she is just heart broken...we all tried to tell Morgan his wife to wait until she had the baby and he had housing for them...but said after him being gone to boot camp for 4 months she wanted to go with him now...Oh to be young again and not think beyond today...Like I said hope we don't have an Amtrak baby also pray there a Doctor riding the rails with them if we do...Take care Jacob Grandma is so proud of you !!!

Thanks guy for coming by and seeing me with my swollen eyes....You guys are the best...

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


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

41 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great post Gloria! Love the wreath & bike. You've been very busy!

I'm so sorry to hear that Jacob wasn't able to extend his leave, & hope the baby holds out till they arrive. ☺ Diane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'm sorry to hear Jacob didn't get to have an extended leave! I certainly appreciate his service to our country.

The wreath and your schwinn are gorgeous! I'd love to find an old bike.

Your train story reminded me of my train story. I was a few weeks old, when my mother and I boarded a train to Texas. I wasn't even 6 weeks old. Mother was trying to get to Texas before my father left for the South Pacific. Anyway...during the train ride which was 8 or 10 hours, I think. Those were the good ol' days when trains didn't move fast. This was during WWII. Mother was nursing me and the milk dried up. I was starving. I don't know where they found a bottle, but the cook on the train mixed up that old standby formula of carnation milk and karo syrup. Do you remember that? Anyway, we made it to Texas and I continued to do fine with carnation and karo. We missed daddy, though. We didn't see each other until I was over 2 years old

ceekay said...

Well bloggy friend, my wreath came 2 days ago! I have talked about it for about a month and hubs finally got sick of hearing about it.
Your front porch looks wonderful. All my kind of "stuff"!
Hope all goes well with the baby. Sorry you have been so sad...hang in there!

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria your porch and new wreath are perfect for you! You were right!
Love the little red bike.
It's just too cute!
I shop QVC alot myself.
Can we see the bird babies?

I'm sorry about the military and all the unpredictable ways about it.
It really sucks sometimes believe me I know.
Everything will work out just fine for Jacob and the baby I just know it.
They are beautiful couple. They look so happy and ready for their new baby boy.

Let us know how it goes sweet friend. I want to see pictures of him.
Love ya girl. ~Melissa :)

salmagundi said...

Oh! to be young and not realize life's perils. I'm praying for them; I'm sure God will watch over them. Love your patriotic dress outside your house. Combined with all your great outside antiques, it is charming. Sally

sue said...

Oh sweet G, I sure hope Jacob and Morgan get all settled before the baby arrives, she looks like she will pop that little one out any day now! LOL! Thats such a shame Dawna won't see the baby being born!
So G, you have been a busy bee outside getting all decorated for summer, the bike I love, I just showed Butch and told him to be on the lookout for one for me! And I know that wreath well because I know QVC well!! LOL! Heartfelt Home with Valerie! I have alot of her things! I love all your antique things scattered around, thats my favorite look too! have a great weekend sweetie!! xoxoxo

Cathy said...

Oh Gloria...they look like babies themselves!!! I could never let them go!!! I have a lump in my throat just thinking about it!!! My heart goes out to them...and you!!! I will be praying for all of you!!!

Your Memorial Day decor is wonderful. You go all out...I love that in a girl!!! I love the bike...so nostalgic!!! I want to go get my stuff out now. You have given me some great ideas!!!

I had a wonderful visit here today!!! Thank you!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Tootsie said...

wipe your eyes silly girl! I know how hard it is to be saying goodbye...can you feel my hug?
Your place looks wonderful! Now I have never seen this view of your castle! I love the way the
carport is all in the flowers...you should link this up to my fertilizer Friday post!!!
lookin good girlie...the way you use the antiques all over the place...is just my style!
love you mom

Tootsie said...

yea!!! you are going to play with me!!! I love the yard art too!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Gloria..you have had alot going on! I could spend hours in your yard discovering all your goodies.... I will add Jacob and his wife to my prayers... Let us know when the new member of the family arrives! Sending hugs to you my friend!
Susan

ksarra said...

Hi Happy! What a wonderful post today. I'll keep Jacob and his family in my prayers. I wish I could visit longer, but there's a wreath at QVC that's calling my name! HA That is the cutest wreath I've ever seen. Your home is just precious...

Jessica said...

Dear Gloria~

The old romantic heart in me can imagine Jacob & his beautiful wife telling their child how they traveled on a train for him to report to duty just before their first child was born....but I can't imagine how you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you, always.

Now, let me just tell you I love that wreath...yes I do and all the red, white & blue is really getting me in the spirit & that bike ooh la la....I ADORE it!

Hugs to you my friend!

♥ J

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

What a sweet photo of your grandson, his wife and the baby-to-be. :)

Your home has so much personality! The new wreath is really adorable so I can see why you were itching to have one.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, I have tears in my eyes! Just thinking of them leaving on the train and you being so sad. Hopefully, she will make it through the train ride, and I will say that I think military doctors are wonderful. I can't wait to hear how it all comes out!! (Pun intended)! Your wreath is just too cute, but I LOVE the way you decorated your bike to match it! You are such a smartie. If I came for a visit, I probably would never make it inside the door-I'd be too busy admiring all of your treasures outside. laurie

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, what is up with our armed services that they cannot allow a man to be with his wife for the birth of their first child, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes for them and mad as hell at I dont know who, whoever told him he couldnt stay a little while longer. Pray that they get to Texas safe and all is well! Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

My heart just goes out to you and Dawna with Jacob & Morgan leaving. I guess there is nothing you can do about it and I would be crying my eyes out too. Hang in there if you can. ;-)

It was so nice to see all of your outdoor things. I love the look of the old wagon wheels and the saw. And your bike is incredible!! The basket is just gorgeous and it all looks so retro leaning against your house (which I love!)

I could go on and on! All of your flowers are wonderful and I LOVE the window boxes!

I'll hush up now. You are just a sweet lady to take the time to make a post when you have so much going on. You and your whole family are in my prayers. Keep us posted sweetie...

xoxo
Jane

carolinajewel said...

I love all your recycled planters! That's what gives charm to a place!!! Sorry Jacob wasn't able to extend his leave. My prayers are with y'all. Jewel

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

Gloria, Those bikes are adorable. I can see why you had to order the wreath. It was calling your name. Your flowers are lovely. How fun to have a silo as a entry.
Hugs, Terrie

marty39 said...

Oh how wonderful to have such a fine grandson and thank him for me for the service he is doing for our country and for me and my family. I know it is a huge sacrifice for everyone, but I so appreciate him and I will keep him in my prayers. I love the outside of your house, everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, I just love all your red white and blue! And all of your yard and porch treasures are just great. I especially like the scale with the ivy. I'm so sorry that Jacob didn't get his extended leave. I know that you are worried sick about them on that train ride, but God will watch over them. I will certainly keep them all in my prayers. Just hope baby boy waits till he gets to Texas to be born - yippee! Seriously, will they be at Ft. Hood for awhile before they go to his permanent station? Let me know when that baby is born, at the very least I'd love to send them some flowers or something - sort of like extended bloggy family you know? Take care of yourself, and let me know if I can do anything for them. Hugs, Kathy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, I love the wreath. I had seen it before but didn't realize it was this cute.

I will add Jacob and his wife to my prayers.

Barb

SILVIA said...

hi gloria i could seat out there for hrs looking at all of your treasures and beautiful plants and flowers, the bike and wreath are really cute..i'm very sorry to hear about Jacob,i'm sure they r very excited about the new baby(boy or girl)?...have a great evening my friend...xx

silvia

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria i love the bike wreath and how cute to paint your bike the match!! Your wagon wheels look great. I have 2 that I brought with me from NM and I am still trying to figure out what to do with them.

Blessings
mary

Carol said...

OH, I love your new wreath,
Gloria! I'm to check it out on QVC on-line. I feel it calling my name too!

Let us know when the baby arrives.

Hugs,
Carol

Tootsie said...

it is perfect for my post! thanks Girl!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I'm sending hugs to you and love, too. Sorry about Jacob's leave not being extended. I know that must disappointing, but what a joyous thing to be having that baby! ANd what fun your bike and your wreath are! Love those flags! Love this country! Love what Jacob is doing for us!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Justine said...

Oh Gloria, I'm so sorry Jacob didn't get the extended leave he was hoping for. I can't say I blame Morgan for wanting to go with him. First baby and all, she wants to be with her man when it's born! I'm glad you at least got to spend some time saying goodbye to him. I feel bad for Dawna though. She must be heartbroken!

Okay, that ice cream parlor chair made into a planter is the coolest idea, and I love the basket on your old bike! That bear is incredible! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would LOVE to stroll through all the rooms of your house and just soak up the history!

Justine :o )

Heather said...

you have the cutest decorations around your home. and that bear- i love it!!!!!
i'll pray for your grandson and that the baby holds on until they get settled in.

Joyce said...

I had to laugh when you said Amtrack baby:) I love the bike wreath and what you did to your old bike. I love all the American flags. I am sure it will all work with the baby in Texas. My son is army so I know how those leaves go. Take care and think about how cute that new baby will be when it decides to make its stage debut but just not at the Amtrack station!
Joyce

"Blossom" said...

The wreath, bike, flag, jugs,flower boxes and the new baby.
You got it all going on girl.
My well wishes for the mother and her travel to Texas. All is well here.
blossom

onlymehere said...

I absolutely never tire of seeing your treasures! I hope all goes well with the baby!!

CiNdEe said...

Hi,
I came over from Tootsies blog and wanted to say hi! Love all your pictures!
I am sorry Jacob was not able to get an extended stay too! I also hope they make it to the hospital to have the baby(-:
The wreath is so cute!! I love the bike too!!!

CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

Nancy said...

Gloria, I don't know where to begin! This was a great post! I can feel your sadness about Jacob and his wife...my prayers are with them!!!
Now, let's talk about the wreath! If it's missing in the morn...I didn't take it...LOL ! It is to die for and I can see why you had to have it! I want one to...QVC did you say? Love your bike and all your antiques! My mother would be in heaven at your house! She loves all that stuff!
Hope you have a great weekend! Nancy

Smilingsal said...

That wreath with the bike is precious.

Don't worry; that sweet young couple will look back one day and remember this as a Great Adventure.

Melissa Miller said...

Ahhh I love you too girl! :)
You are one of the warmest and kindest hearted ladies in Blogland. Everyone is touched by your honesty and wonderful posts. Delete your blog? Hmmm....I think I would have flown out to CA looking for ya. LOL!

My father was in the AF while I was growing so I'm familiar with all the branches in our extended family. The rivalry thing cracks me up for sure. In the end your right they are all amazing individuls who sacrifice for us. I'm proud of all of them. :)

Let us see those new baby pics when the time comes!
Have a relaxing weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

"Blossom" said...

Yes, we are going to visit with the grand daughter so her parents can take the boys with my other daughter to cumberland lake for the week-end. My son-n-law has a big race boat and I would rather Kara be with us. No, I don't have any tatoo's either. lol Love Brooks and Dunn.

Mary at My New 30 said...

Hi Gloria! Popping over from Tootsie's to visit your garden! LOVE the garden 'artsy' stuff and that wreath is awesome. I can see why you loved it. Love that Schwinn too!! Sorry your grandson couldn't get an extension - goofy military, but I guess they are stretched pretty far these days.

Well nice to meet you! Hope to check in next Fertilizer Friday!!

Nicole ~ said...

That wreath is precious, and the bike, oh my goodness, darling!!!! I love all of your touches outside, the wagon wheels, old pump, crocks, I just love it!!

I am sorry for your sadness. Nicole

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Nothing is more important then family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your grandson his wife and their baby on the way. Young love concurs all and where there is a will there is a way. I was 9 months pregnant when my husband and I were transferred across the country so I can sure relate to what they are going through. Changing doctors and leaving loved one’s was not easy, but we did ok and 25 years later are still going strong. Oh, yes, I loved, loved, loved seeing the outside of your home. The red bike, adorable wreath, bear carving, crocks and flags are so cute I am ready to move in. ~Cathy~

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

Hi Gloria,
I was just enjoying your post ....I just knew someone must have put your fabulous treasures in a paper and as far as the tours o...I am not one bit surprised.....you have Wonderful Treasures....
I will keep your grand son in my prayers for a safe return and your new little grand baby....when you are young all that matters is being together...young love...I love it.....
Have a wonderful Sunday...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh myyy...I certainly can see why you'd be doin' the Happy Dance with getting that pretty wreath!!! I just love it Girl..it's so different...love that cute little red bike with its basket of flowers and flags!!! It's just darling!!! It looks gorgeous on those pretty oak doors too!!! Girl, your entryway is so charming...just like you!!! Ohhh now I see why you had to paint your old bike red...it's perfect to go with your new wreath!!! Why aren't you clever!!! Love the cute little basket with the stars and all...and more pretty flowers and flags!!! What a warm and welcoming entrance!!! Love your big and little bears...Ohhh my!!! And all of your old crocks!!! All of your plants are so pretty! By the way, who would have ever thought to use an old scale to pot a plant in...what a grand idea!!! And you know when I saw your pretty flowering window boxes...I thought of Europe! Everyone over there has them...I thought that was so pretty!!!

Well Sis...I'm so glad that you shared your entrance with us...it's so fun and festive too!!! I just love all of the red, white, and blue!!! What a grand tribute to our great country and to your grandson!!! I sure do appreciate his service...Lord bless him!!! So have they had that baby yet? Hehe! Kids!!! Oh to be young and carefree...right?

Love ya Sis,
Chari