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

June 3, 2009

~LIGHTHOUSE DINNER~

Hello guys...and "Welcome aboard" my mountain top for dinner...Please wipe the tree sap off your feet and come on into my Lighthouse sun room...Hope all that ocean spray didn't ruined your hair do ha ha!! Now please go by and see our Hostess for this fun day at "Between Naps on the Porch" Susan and see all the great table eye candy awaiting you today....And Yes I have gone bigger with my blog...does this make me look fat lol!! Be trufthful I can take it ha ha!!!




















Now it's night time here so I had to turn on the Blue ceiling fan light so you could see...And have Dinner with me ha ha!!












Just thought I would show you my new "Lighthouse dishes I got last month...Yes I have Dishes even for the Sun room...as we do eat alot of our meals out here....And God forbid we use the Kitchen dishes in the "Lighthouse room" ha ha!!!











These are the Salad plates....












The Dinner plates...love these with all the little anchors and ships bells and of course lighthouse's on them...These I found from a place called " Country Door" and they just screamed my name...










Also got a set of flatware from " Lighthouse Depot " service's for four as with the dishes...







Are they not the cutest match my dishes so well...











Lighthouse Napkins rings I won on EBay set of six for $4.00 not bad...Napkins are from Wally World...$2.99 for 2 just liked them because they looked like waves to me...get it Ocean....







Please have a seat and enjoy your Dinner with me in my Lighthouse Sun room...







Water glasses are from where else but the Dollar Tree.... I have gotten my mileage out of these glasses for only a Dollar each ha ha!!








Salt and Pepper I also got from Ebay...$2.00....costed me more for shipping...tossed me a candle in a Sea shell...put some glass rocks out on the table... Good to go ha ha!!






Thank you so much for coming by my Mountain top for Dinner...Now Please go see Susan to see some great Table scape's...I'm just a mountain woman and don't do fancy things...but they will be tons today that do...
ps...."Happy Anniversary "to Chari and Russell...Please take the time to go by and wish her and her honey a GREAT One...I love ya sis...."Happy To Design"


Also Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" Has a Cloche party going on June 19th this is where we can show what we have done with our cloche's kinda like Our Target Birds...Please go by and see her for all the information on this fun upcoming event...WOW!! I'm like a little ole messager today ha ha!!




May all of you have a Blessed and safe day....Love ya All !!!





Hugs and smiles Glria





52 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh my Gloria, I LOVE your dishes and silverware. They are just the cutest things I have ever seen. You have put together the greatest tablescape and everything just looks like you're on the ocean somewhere in a great big wonderful boat. Love it. Thanks so much also for giving the Cloche Party a shout out. I saw you mentioned that you might do a tutorial on how to make a cloche. So many of the ladies don't have one and say they are really hard to find or way expensive. I know they would all love to know how to make one. If you could that would be great. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
Your note you left today was just the funniest! i laughed and laughed, the pitbull, for real? Now the dishes are about the cutest ever and I know for sure they were calling your name. Those so adorable napkin rings and s/p shakers, girl you've got it going on here. Ships Ahoy, Matie! hugs, Cindy

Heather said...

very cute! i love the plates and the napkin holders :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, will you look at that! You even have the flatware to match! WOW! And look at your cute napkin rings! And that china! SO cute!

I like the new look of the blog. How did you do this, Gloria? I just changed my blog again, but I just changed its dress. LOL! The white was starting to bother my eyes. I would be happy with my Tiffany blue background again if I could get my pics to enlarge and get my blog to look like this with writing going all the way across. I do like it. It's easier to read, too! Was it hard to do?

Thanks for sharing your lighthouse dinner with us. I enjoyed being your guest.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh girl I'm a running to my dinner! Are you still ringing the bell? HEHE!

Gloria this is so much fun! It's all so pretty and I adore the lighthouse dishes. The napkin holders are way toooo cute for words!

Love the blue ceiling fan too. What a nice cool glow!

~Wonderful job my friend!

I do like your new blog look. I wonder why everyone is switching to this wide format? On my moniter is really does stretch them waaaaay out. Have you heard if they are supposed to be better?

Lady Katherine said...

Gloria,These are the cutest,greatest, dishes! I love everyone of them, from the flatware, napkin ring! I love the blue light! OK, hubby just bought a blue light too! I have couple of boxes of beach, light houses,and ships. I bought on the road waiting on me to find a room for them! But no dishes! lol Love it!

ceekay said...

My hubby would LOVE this tablesetting. He love lighthouses. So cute that you have the flatware and napkin rings....very cute! Ahoy!

xinex said...

How pretty, Gloria! Eveything matches perfectly. So much fun to see and so perfect in that lovely porch of yours.!..Christine

Pug1 said...

WOWee Gloria! Fantastic!!!! I LUVVV the lobster pillow!!!! If you send me your address, I'll send you a WAY TOO cool apron to go with your theme! CHEERS! Michele pugluvr50@yahoo.com

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, if you didn't just make my day with your special well wishes and mention for honey and me!!! You're the best, Darlin'!!! Love you, Sis!!!

I read the note that you left for me and told Russell what you said about giving him a kiss for you...you know, in an appropriate place...OMG, it was just so darn cute!!! He lifted an eyebrow and got "that" gleam in his eye!!! And then I told him that you said..."a place like the kitchen"! He just busted out laughing! Sheeshh...kind of spoiled the mood we had goin there for a moment!!! wink!!! I just laughed and laughed!!! He's so sweet...I told him last night not to go and buy me flowers (cuz he always does)...so the little honeybug came bringing me home a beautiful yellow rose that he hand picked tonight!!! Told me that I never said anything about not bringing me a flower that he hand picked!!! Girl, that man just melts my heart!!! Thank you so much for the anniversary well wishes, Sweetie...they mean so much to us!!!

Okay...now that I've written a book already..hehe! But I'm not finished...let's talk about this beautiful Lighthouse Dinner that you have goin on in that gorgeous lighthouse sunroom of yours!!! Sis, I love your new dishes...they're absolutely perfect for your sunroom! I noticed right off that your pretty dishes have the exact same colors on them that you have going on in your sunroom...they're perfect!!! I love the colors!!! Ohhh, and I love lighthouses too! The salad plates are soooo pretty with the red lighthouses! Do all four salad plates have the same lighthouse or different ones? I noticed that the dinner plates have a couple of different lighthouses on them! I love your new napkins...you're right, blue water!!! Girl, those lighthouse napkin rings are sooo adorable...and the pretty lighthouse flatware too!!! They couldn't be any better matched with your new dishes!!! Your place setting is fabulous!!! Ohhhh...and the S&P are so just so darn cute...you did good, Girl...with all of your ebay finds!!! You know, ever since I've seen your pretty blue goblets...I've searched and searched Dollar Tree...my store doesn't have them...boohoo!!!

Well Darlin'...I love, love, love your Lighthouse Dinner...and it all looks so grand in your Lighthouse sunroom...it just doesn't get any better than that!!! What time is dinner anyway? Hmmmm...thought I heard a ship's bell ringing...

Love ya Sis,
Chari
PS...love your new music...it's soooo perfect with your tablescape!!! Awesome!!!

Chari said...

Ooops...just lil' ol' me again! Wanted to tell you that I love your new blog look! Okay, did you plan that new color to look like sand to go with your tablescape? It's beautiful!!!

Love ya honey!
Chari

Tootsie said...

this is just the cutest thing! you have such cool stuff!

Picket said...

Morning girl...man I have missed so much...had to back read alittle! Congrats on that new beautiful great-grandson Jeremiah!!!!! I am so thankful him & mama are doing okay after such a scary moment at birth...he is beautiful sis and what a whopper....sounds like on of my babies! lol lol

Loved seeing peeks of your yard girl...you always have the neatest things tucked here and there..great tip on throwing rusty nails in the dirt around the hydrangea but sis....oh my word...the tip on the TOILET BOWL CLEANER IN THE FOUNTAIN!!! Ohhhhh that is hilarious!!!! lol lol

Love how you set up the sunporch with you lighthouse dishes and those forks & spoons are the cutest thing...oh I bet it is glorious to sit out there and eat and listen to the crickets at night..do you have lightning bugs (fireflys) out on your side of the mountain sis? I love lighning bugs..they use to be everywhere when I was a girl and we had them all over at night at our old home but down here you rarely see one...Bill stuck his head in the back door the other night and whispered 'Hon...I see a lightning bug"...I bought broke my neck running thru the house but he was gone before I could get a chance to see him....I know...I know...it don't take much to excite me! lol

I can't wait to see that cloche party!!! I need some ideas on what to put under mine...

I love the new yellow background girl and I would love to see your potrack you said you had...you actually use yours!!!!!? I just like to look at mine! lol Take care sis and have a glorious day! Love ya girl~♥~

Loretta said...

Gloria I love the dishes. I was telling another blogger friend that I havent been to the ocean in almost 17 years. Seeing these wonderful dishes, sea shells, well basically the entire tablescape has made me determined to visit the beach even if it is only for one day. You have such a wonderful way of putting things together. Hugs, Loretta

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! You did it! You've got a big ole picture on here and you stretched you blog! Great job! I'm so glad I could help you!

Now on to your tablescape! I love it! First of all I love coming out to your seashore sunporch - it's wonderful! I love those dishes and the little S & P are just perfect! The shells! Oh, I wanna come - set another place!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Adorable! my "lobstah rolls" would have been perfect for your Lighthouse setting!
Happy TT!
;-D

Kathleen Ellis said...

Adorable! my "lobstah rolls" would have been perfect for your Lighthouse setting!
Happy TT!
;-D

Madeline's Album said...

What a great post, Gloria, the table settings are just the cutest. I love lighthouses. Have a very blessed day. Madeline

Bertie said...

What a perfect place!!

Love your dinnerware and the sunroom is very inviting.

So happy to have stopped over. Thanks for sharing.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

"Blossom" said...

Girl, you are a hoot. I couldn't hear the bell way over here in Cincinnati or Indiana. This is so cute and I love all the little details, those plates are too cute.

Chandy said...

Gloria, that is such a great table! I wish I was there with you! ;-)

Lighthouses are so neat to look at. You did great on those pieces! My friend, you are so ready for summer with that table!

Your pictures made me feel so happy, they're so cute!

Donna Marie said...

Gloria!!! I love your lighthouse dishes! :)

Stunning!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Mary said...

Oh that's got to be the cutetst flatware I've ever seen! What a fun themed table. You are so lucky to have a sun room!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful dishes....I love the Light Houses....anything that relates to the Sea and Ocean makes my heart long for my beautiful California.

xo to you sweet friend. Thanks for sharing!

xoRebecca

Scribbler said...

This is so cute! Lighthouse motif is great.

Scribbler

sue said...

Great tablescape in your special mountaintop sunroom!! G, I get the Country Door catalog too! I have ordered alot from them. These dishes are beautiful! Hey I love your big fat extended blog, how'd you do that?? No it doesn't make you look fat at all! LOL!! have a great weekend Gloria love ya! xoxoxo

Chrissy said...

Oh Gloria, what a pretty post, I would love to sit down with you and have dinner, just lovely!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria...you sweet thing...are you really going to show us how to make a cloche? I am all eyes! :)

Your dishes are..whoa...just beautiful! And the matching flatware..another WHOA! I love it and my oldest daughter would probably come steal them..:) She is into anything to do with the sea. They really are lovely!
I LOVE dishes...storage is a problem any more though.
Our home is not that big and we are already considering a THIRD shed. :)
Hugs and smiles to you my sweet friend!
Mona
P.S. I don't mind the tags but the awards just leave me in a state of panic and with a feeling of being undeserving!

Lynn said...

Very very cute. I can tell you had fun gathering all of this together.
Great job!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is so cute, Gloria!! I love the lighthouse napkin rings.

I have those same napkins.

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
You crack me up girl! Imagine just the thought of using regular dishes in the sunroom! This was the best laugh I had all afternoon. Your tablescape looks exceptionally spiffy! I Love your new lighthouse dishes. Cathy

Tomarie said...

QG~ This is one of the cutest tablescapes I've ever seen!! Love the lighthouse them on a mountain top too!! :-) I wish I could bring over a good bottle of wine and join you!! :-) Love ya! L~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What wonderful plates -- your porch looks like a wonderful place to be. Love those blue glasses too - I would be showing them every week!

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

Oh...are these not the cutest dishes and flatware in the world!!! I think I'll steal 'em for my nautical upstairs family room! :-) My goodness, girl...I'm soooo glad you aren't using "kitchen dishes" in the sunroom! LOL I'm stealing the candle in the shell idea...I love it! I love your new expanded blog!
susan

Kammy said...

Hi Gloria,
Love your table ! Those lighthouse napkin rings are so cool ! The whole table is very nice !
Hugs ~ Kammy

nikkicrumpet said...

Now I've seen some serious dish addicts in blogland. But the fact that you have "light house dishes" with matching "light house flat ware" Well I don't think I ever thought I'd see that! I swear you dish ladies are amazing!!!!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! What a wonderful tablescape! It's just perfect for your sunroom! I love it! I don't know how you do it. You find everything to match! Now I just hope I'll have crabcakes please while sailing on your beautful sunroom ship!! lol Have a great wekend...hugs...Debbie

Linda said...

Gloria, that is a happy place to be! The lighthouse theme is so much fun and so summery. My MIL has a lighthouse wallpaper boarder (she got years ago and I hung it!) in her den, as well as numerous nautical decor items and it is charming. Thanks for sharing. Linda

Linda said...

Gloria, that is a happy place to be! The lighthouse theme is so much fun and so summery. My MIL has a lighthouse wallpaper boarder (she got years ago and I hung it!) in her den, as well as numerous nautical decor items and it is charming. Thanks for sharing. Linda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, goodness, how much fun is this?! I love it all and the dishes are so special. I love all the color and the fun feeling to everything.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs, Barb

Justine said...

Holy cow, you've even got lighthouse napkin rings. Now THAT is cool! Fun stuff, Gloria!

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, this is just the cutest tablescape! That china and that flatware is fabulous! And I can't believe you found those adorable napkin rings and s/p shakers to go with it! laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Gloria...I had to laugh at your last comment! My last set of dishes are still sitting on the table. I am thinking of baskets...at least for the smaller sets. My daughter, Mary wants my red transferware, the set JG Meakin set "Romantic England" and I am just not ready to give it up. I am still regretting letting Sandy take my "King Richard" set of sterling!
Everytime I see it on, I think, "Gollum's" tablescapes..I sigh...So..I think I will hang onto things right now.
I am SO pleased you decided to give Debbi a try. YOU are going to LOVE her work. I do! I can't wait to see what she comes up with! She does things exactly as you want..and doesn't mind at all changing something to suit you.
Love her!
Enjoy!
Nothing much happening here this weekend..except garage sales in the early morning and a pancake breakfast breakfast! LOVE doing that...especially so early in the morning when everything is so fresh. Did you get rain up there?? We did, but NOT enough!
Hugs..I should have written an email...grrrr..
Mona

Dolores said...

Hi Gloria,
Thank you so much for the prayers, smiles and hugs..... they mean a lot!

Our sweet Laura is going camping this weekend..... I'm hoping she'll have a fun and relaxing time.

I love the 'look' of your blog....it exudes HAPPINESS....which is you.

Your lighthouse tableware is wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Dolores

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love that you have dishes to match your lighthouse sunroom. Fantastic!!!

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Gloria,
Love those dishes and the flatware. Too cute. I also think the blue fan is great!! This is a wonderful tablescape for the summer. It just puts you in the mood for fun.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Gloria, LOVE your beautiful tablescape by the sea! The dishes are fabulous, as well as the super cute napkin rings and napkins! You did a wonderful job putting these all together! ...better get back "home" before the salt air makes my hair totally flat! Not an appealing look! :) ~hugs, Rhond

Nicole ~ said...

I love your lighthouse theme, it is precious!! Your dishes are perfect for your sunroom, and those napkin rings & flatware, I just love it!!!

You know, I have that same screaming thing going on every time I go shopping. I am telling you, everything is always screaming at me to buy it (he,he).

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your new tablescape is beautiful Gloria! I'm lovin' the new dishes & flatware! What else have you found on ebay lately? I just got a new to me McCoy vase. It's the yellow one in my banner picture.
Great tablescape! ☺♥☺ Diane

imjacobsmom said...

Those dishes were made for you! They are just perfect for your porch! Then to get matching napkin rings and S&P - too cute! ~ Robyn

The Muse said...

Gloria I was trying to get your image to link to your blog on my google followers list, but alas no. But i found you at last! And so happy I have because I would not have wanted to miss this delightful meal! Thanks for keeping the lighthouse on! :)

Jessica said...

Beautiful tablescape sweet Gloria~ I love lighthouses and your dishes are too adorable. Hope you had a great weekend!

Big hugs~ J