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 4, 2009

~WELCOME ABOARD~



Hello Girls...well today Our Hostess Barb's at Grits and Glamour



Is having a Porch and Patio Party...How fun is this going to be seeing everyone great out door space...I don't have a porch ready yet to show...But I asked Barb if I could do my Sun room and she being a kind Southern lady of course told me Yes !!
So "WELCOME ABOARD" my mountain top girls....ha ha!!




Please grab a cup of hot coffee and a fresh baked sugar free cookie and I'll show you around my Sun room....Don't you love my little boat tray....and notice even the coffee mugs have Lighthouse's on them...



This Sun room we just added in 2006 and it's a four season..its all glass...oh and don't use a weed eater next to it...Len did this after I told him not to and broke the window..Can you say the man needs to listen to me !!
I have always loved the ocean...but of course I live in the mountains...So with this room I decided I would bring the ocean to me...

See I even have a Lobster pillow...Len painted the floor in here OCEAN Blue for me...Hey I can pretend you know...


Toss your hat on the chair...and will take a little tour.... This was My Daddy's hat from cabo...sighs..


Now this is what you'll see if you leave my kitchen...this is the left side of room...

This was my Mama's Bathing suit from the fifties...And the fish ball hanging there My Aunt brought me home from Guam...


Walking in from out doors....



Now this little table I just fell in love with when I seen it in a catalog...love the little Oar legs on it and the boat shaped top...Just knew I had to order it...The tray on the coffee table goes inside of it...


Now I shown everyone my Diving Helmet that Len got me for Christmas last Year...and the Old port hole...this sits on top of my Soda Frig... Picture is of the Hole in the rock"...Cabo..



A fish net I hung up with S-Hooks added some shells, an oar I got at Second Sunday Swap meet that I paint Yellow and some of my Aunt's Old Shell necklace she brought back from Guam...


An Antique ship's lantern...



Now these were some old dirty shelf's I painted white added to the only wall out here...Don't you love Paint?? It always makes everything so fresh and new again...


Now this is a drop front desk that Len had and girls it was so ugly and brown...I just painted this last weekend white and then Painted the ship on it...See it's all about the Ocean..



"FULL STREAM" ahead....Look even my rug has anchor's on it and Sailor's knots...



Ship's Cleat's...



Now this sign I just love it fore warn's you before you come into my house that their no Martha here ha ha!! OMG I can see me in the window...



Just another sign hanging from my Sea Shell wreath...But will tell you Len thinks this sign is for everyone but him ha ha!!


Well girls I hope you enjoyed seeing my little Sun room in the Mountains...Now Please go see Barb, Thank you Barb for this fun day for us gals...




May All of you have a GREAT Day...


Hugs and smiles Glria






64 comments:

Cynthia said...

Dear Gloria,
I should have known that you would have the most original and unique porch around! I do so love this, the boat table OMG is that cute and the diver's helmet is quite the find. I do love that floor painted blue, this was just so much fun. Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

EVening, Dear Gloria! Oh, how I love your porch! It is filled with the most wondrous things and it really does feel beachy! I'd love to come and sit with you here!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, what a wonderful space, and I totally agree...if you can't get to the ocean, bring the ocean to yourself. Your accessories are so pretty, I especially LOVE all the family mementos, those are truly treasures!

ceekay said...

Of course you have the most unique porch...love the nautical theme. That little boat tray is too cute!

Kim Kasch said...

Love the sea theme.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, I love how you decorated this wonderful sunporch! It is soooo unique and pretty. I love that helment and the boat side table is perfect! I just read Cynthia's comment and I promise I didn't copy. lol....Your porch really is wonderful!! Kristen

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hi Dear Friend! I love, love, love it. I think it is wonderful that you brought the ocean to you! There is so much to see. What a great collection you have. But oh my - I know why you fell in love with that boat table. That is fantastic. I have never seen anything like it! Thank you for the cookies, I grabbed an extra one to take home to Mr Grits. :-)

Thank you so much for joining in the Party. You are such a dear! Hugs, Barb

Cathy said...

Gloria,
I love your sunroom!!! The nautical theme is just wonderful!!!
The little boat you are using for a serving piece is just too cute!!! I have always wanted a sunroom...just saying it sounds sooo indulgent...so glamorous!!! Lucky you!!!

Thanks for stopping by earlier...it is always a thrill to here from you!!!
XOXO
Cathy

xinex said...

HI Gloria, I am glad you posted this. I love this sun porch of yours, it really is so beach like. I like your mama's swim suit. I wish they still make that style...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah Gloria you're here for the porch party! This event is popular tonight huh? WOW! :)

Yours is one of my all time favorites! Love that it's all enclosed and that ceiling. AMAZING!
Love that lobster pillow.
Too cute!

Good luck with the staining. Make sure he wears something you don't mind throwing away.
It's messy....:)

Have a great one my friend.
~Melissa :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Gloria, This is fabulous! You have a theme going here, don't you?!

I just love that you have your mom's 50s bathing suite hanging up! So sweet!

Happy outdoor living!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love the new treasures in your sun room Gloria. I swear, I could hear the waves & smell the ocean! ☺ Diane

mishebe said...

Awesome! The whole look and even the music. Very creative . mishelle

Loretta said...

Gloria this sun room is amazing. You have a such a talent for decorating. There are so many interesting things to look at hiding in every nook and cranny. My favorite is definately the boat table! Thank you for sharing your room with us! Hugs, Loretta

Jessica said...

Gloria~

I could sit in here for hours....days. :) Such a wonderful treasure filled room. From the ceiling to the floor, to your Dad's hat....perfect. Your touches of whimsy...seal the deal.

Hugs~ J

Carol said...

Your sun room is delightful! If I didn't know better I'd think your house was in Nantucket!

Hugs,
Carol

KBeau said...

Love the sign. Are you able to get people to follow the rules?

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Well first of all your so lucky to have a sunroom. I always wanted to have one. Anyways I think you did a wonderful job with your nautical theme for the space. My favorite is the blue flooring and the boat tray. All and all it looks FANTASTIC. A very relaxed fun room to enjoy.

Have a Great Week!

Smilingsal said...

What a delightful room.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Loved your sign. hahaha I also love that you have a beach room right on top of a mountain.

Josh said...

Hey Grandma,
We need to go sailing now. lol. I love your sun room. You have so much character in every room that's why I love your house. I wish I could do that here, it's hard to think of ideas, but it's real easy for you grandma. You are so talented. I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!
Love,
Joshie

Heather said...

what a great sun room! you have so many unique and wonderful treasures too. i love your mama's bathing suit :)

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

My..Oh My!!! Girl, you know that you have the best of both worlds right there in your fabulous sun porch!!! A view of the mountains right in the midst of a coastal getaway!!! It just doesn't get any better than that!!!

Girl, do you remember when you first posted this fabulous room on RMS...I remember that all of us gals spent many a mornin' having coffee together in your sunroom!!! I said it then and it bears repeating...this room looks like it just stepped off the page of an interior design publication!!!

What coastal room would be complete without wicker furniture...I love yours!!! And I love the pretty red, green, and creamy yellow cushions (of course you know those are my colors!) Oh yes...I'm lovin' that red lobster pillow...cute, cute, cute!!! Well...I just love all of your color combinations...they're perfect!!! And that pretty bluish gray floor is so pretty...Len did good there, Girl!!! I think he redeemed himself from breaking the window with the weed eater! Hehe!!! MEN!!!

Now...I just adore your little boat table...it really is the cutest piece of coastal furniture that I've ever seen...well with exception of that beautiful desk that you just refinished with the carved sailboat in the front of it!!! I love the little boat tray that goes along with that table...that's darling and you have displayed it so beautifully on your pretty wicker coffee table! Ohhh...and I just adore that sailboat that you have on your boat table!!! Sis...all of your accessories are so beautiful...they're so interesting too!!! Like the diver's helmet and big netted glass ball!!! Love all of your lighthouses, old sailor figurines, and your mama's bathing suit...that's just awesome!!!

Fabulous...this room is just fabulous!!! Okay, think I'll just sit a spell and I don't mind if I do...have a cup of that coffee in the pretty lighthouse mug...Ohhh and a cookie or two!!! Honey, you did good with this sunroom...I adore it!!! I really do!!! You have such a talent for creating such gorgeous living spaces!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us....

Love ya Sis...
Chari

Betty said...

I do love it! You have done it to perfection. I love the ocean and I would love to have a sun room. I use to have my office where I work all decorated with ocean decor. Now obviously Michigan does have a lot of lakes and my husband thinks it should be about the same but I just keep telling him it isn't the same!
Have a great day.

Betty

salmagundi said...

What a wonderful sun porch! And there are some great nautical antiques in it. You asked about the candle holder on my table - well, it is some sort of piece off of farm equipment. Guess it is part of a tiller, sod buster, or planter thingy!! My Dad, the farmer, is in heaven groaning because I don't know what it is. I never paid very good attention when we were out farming. I just tagged along because Mother was at work. Have a great week. Sally

sue said...

Gloria I'm soooo jealous of your sunroom!! I want one sooooo bad, but now I think we are too old to be putting out that money to have one built, what do you think G?? Even a screened porch would make me soooo happy!! You have wonderful ocean treasures all around the room, I love the ocean too and don't get there as much as I'd like to. Loved seeing your awesome room again G, have a great week sweetie!! xoxoxo

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

What a wonderful collection you have.....and the best part is that you enjoy everyone of them....you could sell tickets....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My gosh..the work that went into that room! Just beautiful! Such attention to detail. The bathing suit...loved that touch. Your Mommie would have loved it too! It must have taken you so long to get it all just so.

Wish some of the homes on here were on the upcoming home tour. Yours being one! :)
Hugs..
Mona

Together We Save said...

Wow, this is amazing. So pretty. Love it. I also love the ocean so I too love the theme. Great.

Debbie said...

What a great space. I love that it's enclosed with glass. The boat table is wonderful. Debbie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love the nautical theme. The boat table and tray are great. Love your mom's swimsuit!

Chandy said...

Gloria, that is such a fun porch! I love it! I can almost imagine sailing away in your porch ship! ;-)

Tootsie said...

this room is fantastic as is the rest of your house! I especially am excited by the sign...I need one of those.
Things here are getting along...doing a bit better...will be back soon mom..love you

Chrissy said...

I would be like "gum on your shoe" and never leave...a hot cup of tea and a mag, you would have to adopt me!!! Just lovely my friend!! Chrissy

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Gloria! I'm a little late but I hope you saved me some cookies and made a fresh pot of coffee! Did you have this porch on RMS? I love it! You've taken a theme room and made it look great! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your porch is fabulous, Gloria! I love it!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I don't remember seeing that great "boat" table before. I'm lovin' that! Did you say you painted that cabinet white and then painted that pretty ship on the front of it? I didn't know you were so artistic! Love your beachy sunroom. laurie

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

You have a fabulous sun room. You have many terrific sea faring things in your room. My boss has one of those old divers helmets. It's nice that your room brings you such joy. That is what our surroundings should do. Thanks for sharing it!

carolinajewel said...

Wow! You really have the best of both worlds - living in the mountains and your own private beach! Love that the floor is blue!!!!! Love all the wonderful, fun details!! :D Jewel

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day! Now, I just need some bedroom decorating help! Any suggestions?

Liz said...

What a great sun room! I loved the tour. You are a master decorator! :)

~Liz

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love your porch! The unique nautical theme is great!

Katherine

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Gloria, :)
I just noticed your fabulous new glamour photo! You look gorgeous my friend. I then went to my followers box to see if your photo had changed their too and I can't find you anymore.
Where are you girl...?
I'm sure it's just blogger messing up on us huh?
Let me know if you know what happened.

Have a great week.
~Love ya. ~Melissa :)

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
I AM SOOOO VERY HAPPY I DROPPED BY TO WISH YOU A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY OR I WOULD HAVE MISSED YOUR BEAUTIFUL POST OF YOUR SUN ROOM. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I WOULD SO MUCH JUST ENJOY SETTING THERE AND HAVING YOU TALK ABOUT ALL YOUR TREASURES. I LOVE THE DIVING HELMET...BUT I LOVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT....I GREW UP WITH A FISHING POLE IN MY HAND...A BASS FISH THAT IS...AND SO I REALLY LOVE YOUR SUN ROOM. I ALSO LOVE...LOVE....LOVE YOUR SIGN ABOUT LIFE IS FULL OF CHOICES...MY HUBBY OR MY SON WHEN HE COMES TO VISIT WOULD EVER DREAM THAT SIGN WAS FOR THEM, EITHER.
I ALSO MEANT TO TELL YOU I LOVE THAT FRENCH LAMP WITH VENETIAN GLASS BALL.....THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY.....BEAUTY...THOSE FRENCH SURE MADE BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
HUGS
LOVE
debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

GLoria! What a precious porch, and look at all your cute things!

I want that diver's helmet. How neat is that??? Oh, there is so much detail. I'll have to go back and ogle all of it again. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Really Rainey said...

OHHHH that is such a fun loving sun room~ Everywhere you look there is some fun eye candy!
I love nautical stuff and you have an amazing collection!

~Really Rainey~I have that "Sea cruise" song stuck in my head
*giggle*

~CC Catherine said...

Dear Gloria, I LOVE IT! Your porch is so sentimental...and I love your Mother and Dad's influence that is there, his hat, her swim suit...bringing the ocean to your mountain top! LOVE IT ALL! You're so precious! ;) ~CC Catherine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I love your nautical themed sun room. If I had that wonderful space...I'd spend all my hours there.
Especially when the sun is shinning through.
I got such a chuckle from the remove your shoes sign.

Sweet wishes
Sara

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I've gotta tell you, Gloria, I've never been one for a sea/beach motif, but it doesn't seem to matter with this room. I want to BE there with ya, sipping coffee or iced tea, or just plain water, gazing out at the beauty outside all those windows! If I remember correctly, even the ceiling is glass with a cool blue-light-up fan, right? Ahhhhhhhhhhh, bliss!

Justine :o )

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria!

Your post was so much fun!!
From all your Nautical decor to the window getting broken...Oh dear!
The signs were great too! Whatta hoot!!
Love your sense of humor girl!

Have a good one!
Sherri:)

imjacobsmom said...

Gloria, I LOVE your porch, it's such a cute theme. It looks like the best place to just hang out. Len added the just the right touches with that helmut and port hole! ~ Robyn

bj said...

oH, Gloria, this is the cutest room..I adore that blue floor and the cute boat table...best of all...you're mom's cute vintage bathing suit. I love that you love it enuf to hang it there.
Sweet sweet room...

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

Gloria, Your sunroom is awesome. Your treasures look great in there. I love the boat table.
Hugs, Terrie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh what a fun room! I love beach themes and you have so many wonderful things here! I could spend hours out in that space. It's such a great sunny space too!

Kady

Picket said...

Morning girl...I love seeing your porch! That little boat table is perfect out there and girl I didn't know you could paint things like that pretty boat on Len's little desk...what other talent's are you hiding from me!? I love how the kitchen just opens up to the porch like that....I have always wanted my kitchen to open up to the outside! I could just live out there all day and watch nature...you always have the greatest things!!!! Just looking at one of your rooms is like being in a fantastic gift shop filled with eye candy!!!!! Hope you have had a great week sis and that you have a glorious Mother's Day weekend! Love ya sis ~♥~

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I love your sunroom...so beachy! You've thought of everything! The diver's helmet is the perfect touch. How fun to have a little bit of the beach in the mountains! I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

Nancy said...

Gloria, That is so unique! Love all the beachy stuff and that 50's bathing suit is adorable! Lots of fun going on in this room! Nancy

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just stopping by for my mornin' cup of joe! Can't think of any place that I'd rather be...then right here in this fabulous sun room of yours!!!

You know that I'm thinking of you today...love ya Sweetie!!!

Chari

SILVER said...

wow. this is one fantastic post!

you've got great creative talents and love what you have done to put together this room!!

Joy said...

What a beautiful sunroom.. I would love to have one some day. I like the lighthouse motif too, very pretty!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Oh Gloria, it was so nice of you to stop by and welcome me to blogland! I am already overwhelmed by the wonderful, sweet comments I have been receiving.

Although I haven't always been very diligent in leaving comments on everyone's blogs, I do visit the blogs of all the RMS people as often as I can, including yours. Yes, I do plan on stopping by Picket's, Rue's, Shelia's, Gollum's...the whole RMS gang...as soon as I can get the hang of this blogging thing a little better. I'm actually still trying to get my blog design tweaked, everyone listed on my blog roll etc. :)

I do have an upcoming post planned about my bathroom so I hope you will stop by again! :)

Shari

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Very very fun, Gloria! I grew up near the beach and always have such a soft spot for nautical. You porch takes the cake, girl!

Absolutely wonderful. You have so many neat things inside AND now I see outside as well!

Love it..makes me think of N.C.

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, I have been so busy getting ready for company that I am just now trying to catch up with everyone. I absolutely love your sunroom. I live in the desert and would really love to be at the ocean also. You have so many wonderful things in this room. I love the boat table and tray, also those shelves you put up are just gorgeous and that little desk you painted with the boat. All so pretty and what a talent to be able to paint like that. I feel like I just spent some time at the beach and it was so cool and refreshing. It's going to be 103 here today. YUK I'm so glad I didn't miss this mini vacation. I hope you have a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

You know how much I love this porch! How did I miss that boat table? It's perfect. And that last sign, I definitely need to get one of those with all the rain we've finally gotten. Happy Mother's Day to you dear friend! Hugs, Kathy