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 7, 2009

~SHOPPING IN MAYBERRY~

Hello Guys....I thought I would show you the BIGGEST city by me lol!! This is Jackson, Ca and I love going here each week...This is the oldest Hotel and bar in town and is still open...You can spend the night here but it's said it is "haunted" Many a gun fight took place here lol!! This is the National Hotel Est. 1862...Now up until 1952 this was a Gambling hall and Brothel...The rooms on the top floor were rented only by the hour...Governor Pat Brown closed the Brothel and gaming down in 1952 so it did operate for 100 years until the State of California closed the fun part of it ha ha!! And of course someone tried to Kill Governor Brown a year later while he was in a parade... Golly Gee I wonder why ha ha!! Jackson use to be called "Little Reno" lots of history with this old town...Which is one of the reason I just fell in love with this area so many little mining towns like this...each town here is 3 miles from each other...as Highway 49 was also the Pony express trail and the riders would get fresh horses in each town along the way... Each of these little building have a ton of Antiques shops in them now...I thought I would show you just one of the consignment shops here this is my favorite one I love to visit...remember a few months back I show you a Victorian Sofa I got will this is the shop I got it from... click here to see !!
Love the Brass and iron bed...
Oh and dishes they have so many beautiful ones here !!
This hutch reminds me of Susan's " between naps on the Porch" does it not look like her color ?? And they also have linens here...
I know Shelia at "Note Songs" would love that Rooster lamp is that not so her....
And this so reminds me of Debbie " Confession's of a plate Addict" You know she would love that Blue/White soup tureen...
Love this Hall tree with all the Blue glass...How pretty would that glass be in the window...I can just see it with the sunshine coming through it.I could just see Cindy at "Applestone Cottage" doing one of her great tables with this sweet tea pot set....
Look at the pretty red lamp and shade...could you not picture that in" Melissa's heart and Home" house with all her other beautiful reds she has...
Now this table I could of taken it all home so many pretty things...beautiful silver and china...
And this China is so Chari at "Happy to Design" would she not have fun with this doing a wonderful table and one of her Artsy photos...
Beautiful Tea cups for " Lady Katerine"
This would look great at Dot's house..."Picket's Place" is this not a cute radio...

This is so Christine at "Christine's home and travels"...all the beautiful cobalt blues and golds remind me of her...
Now this plant was so Glenda At " Tootsie Time" to me look like one she would have in her beautiful Living room...Love the drum table with the marble top...
Now this I could picture Mona "Wspersweetly of cottages" And how pretty this would look with her wonderful stacking green cake stands...She does all these beautiful showers and Dinners with her daughter Maryalice I am sure they could work them in...
Now this so reminds me of Barb at "Barb's Grits and Glamour" just look at the colors is this not her...Oh and the Toscana....





Well girls I hope you enjoyed going to Jackson with me today...Did you see any thing that you couldn't live without....Of course you know I didn't come home empty handed ha ha!! I never do...




May all of you have a Great day my Dear friends...




Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

32 comments:

xinex said...

That was a fun shopping trip, Gloria, and you nailed it. When I saw the cobalt blue and gold oil and vinegar set,(that's what they are, right?) I was thinking, "Wow, I want that!" and then I saw my name udnerneath. LOL! You really do know me and you are right on the money on the others too...Christine

Cindy said...

Gloria my dear,
Aren't you a sweetie, I get to be in one of your posts~ I am so honored and you picked a perfect group of pretties for me. This was such a fun little tour, man I would love to visit this little town and the antiques are fabulous!The history is so interesting too. You have some fabulous shopping close by and your such a great friend my dear, Hugs, Cindy
p.s. come see the armoire when you get a chance.

mbkatc230 said...

What a great little town, and what a fantastic shop! Spill it, what did you bring home?? You will be posting about it won't you? You always find the neatest things, and this place has so much it must make your head spin. Thanks for the trip! Kathy

sue said...

Gloria this shop is so beautiful!! I saw lots of beautiful things I'd "like you to send me"!!LOL!! I went shopping Saturday and took 90 pictures, they aren't as beautiful as yours tho! I have to break mine up into 2 or 3 posts. Have a great week sweetie! xoxoxo

Heather said...

wow I want to go there! I would go broke because I saw a whole lot that I would buy! lol. what a fun place to shop!

marty39 said...

Oh my Gloria, this is just the greatest place. I could have taken home about half of it if I had a place to put it. But I bet I would find a place. lol What great treasures. Love the trip. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post! Loved the tour of the shops!

There is an old hotel in Black Water Missouri. We stopped there two years ago, for lunch. Black Water is a tiny town. I could swear I saw a ghostly cowboy (this is near Jesse James country), drifting down the stairs, while we were there. I still don't know if he was real or spirit!!LOL

salmagundi said...

Thanks for taking me along on your shopping trip. What fun I had! I saw lots of wonderful things, but I was unable to buy anything today - maybe next time. Sally

A Joyful Chaos said...

Oooh I love vintage things. Those dishes are very lovely. Thanks for sharing this post with us, I enjoyed it very much.

Picket said...

Morning sis//loved this shopping tour and you know me so well....I adored that old radio!!!!! lol lol I love how you are always looking out for all of us here in blogland and thinking of us when you go out and around! That place was chocked full of treasures...

Oh and girl.that old haunted hotel with the 'entertainment' room...now girl I know you are older than me and been around the block a time a two...but pleaseeeee if you have ever dressed up like Miss Kitty and 'browsed' in one of those rooms....don't you ever tell me! lol lol (you know I am just kidding...right...Gloria??...what are doing with Len's gun????!!!)lol

Oh and girl you know how much I love your laundry room in the other post...I only wish I could get mine to look like that! Great post sweetie...have a great week!~♥~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, what a fun post to start off my visits with.. Would sure love to come for a visit and spend the day shopping this great place with you. I sure spotted a few things that were calling my name..Hope all is well you my friend..hugs and hugs ~lynne~

Elizabeth said...

That was a fun trip,thanks for letting me go along.
Elizabeth
p.s. I love your music!

mishebe said...

That was fun. Thanks

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH DEAR! Gloria...I wanted to just wallow in all those goodies...such beautiful things. What pretties...I would have been broke in half an hour!
Yes, well...the silverware...we ALL know what happened to my beautiful "King Richard" set?

And thank you, sweet friend O'mine for mentioning me in your post. So very sweet of you. Your post today was so much fun! But...I wanted it ALL! Everything! It was fun going shopping with you.

We Californian's have lots of that OLD WEST history...and I tend to forget that! I grew up with it and yet it is so nice to be reminded that a lot of it is still out there to be seen! Thanks so much for the reminder..
~Smiles and lotsa love!~
Mona

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, you've got me "pegged to a tee"!!! Hehe!!! I have to tell you that I was just enjoying going through all of those fabulous shopping photos and as soon as I seen that beautiful set of rose dishes...I squealed! Yep...I squealed and hollered that I wanted em' soooo bad! Then...I read what you wrote underneath the photo...Girl, I just about fell out of my chair laughing so hard!!! You know me pretty good, Sis!!! Ohhh...I dooo love those dishes and if I were there...I bet they would be coming home with me! Hehe!!! It's just so funny though!!!

Girl, you're so lucky to have so many beautiful antique shops so close to you...Jackson looks like my kind of place!!! If I ever get out to see you...you've got to take me there...okay? Well Darlin', I guess you did kind of take me shopping with you...didn't you? Hehe! Oooh...I seen so many pretties! I certainly can see why this is your favorite shop! Oh yes, and I remember that beautiful settee...I think that was a "side-track" trip from getting Len's birthday cake, wasn't it? Hehe!!! Too cute!!!

Oh my...yes, I'm so thankful that the estate sale went well...and it's such a relief to have it behind us! Although we only sold about a third of the stuff...so sometime later we'll have to do another yard sale. We didn't even get all the stuff hauled out of all the houses...but there was only so much that we could do. We weren't sure about the weather...it was supposed to rain, but thank the Lord it didn't!!! I'm so pooped that I think it's going to take me the rest of the week to catch up. But I'll be fine!!!

Love ya Sis...
Chari
PS...just realized that I wrote such a long comment...I should have probably emailed you...ooops, oh well! Hey...love your new bigger than life blog format! It looks great Darlin'!!!

Tootsie said...

hi Mommy!!! I am having a tantrum that I can't go there!!! I love that shop too!
Thanks for the trip...I really must get a passport...a u-haul...and my big purse ready...to shop at this place and at your house!! lol
I told my measly little sister to get her ass over here and comment to you...she didn't realize you were my special Gloria...and she should be over soon! (sisters...just can't blog them anywhere anymore...lol)
hope all is well at your house...I have been thinking of you all week...I am a cleaning demon...changing things around and snapping photos...when I did my living room, I was thinking of how I hate those sofas...and need to come get those leather babies from your living room....I NEED those sofas!!! can you feel my pain???? I am whining now...sob sob....Miss you tonnes and tonnes!
It is so cold here..that last night there was a risk of rain, frost and SNOW!!! I need to garden in your area...where it is slightly warmer!
doing up a post about what to plant that deer won't eat...for you and blossom...will hopefully be done soon...
and now I am babbling...and I have to go!

lilsista said...

Ahhhhhhhh.....I can't believe you aren't who I thought you were....All along I thought you were this other lady with this other baby...anyhooo...I deeply appologize for the no comment/not following thing that I am so very guilty of...Pleeeeeezzzzzeee forgive me and don't be mad. I must say that really is one beautiful little miracle you are growing in pink :) ! Wow! She certainly has been through so much in her short little life...makes one realize how much we take for granted...and...all those little things we complain about really don't matter so much....if she can still smile, why can't we:)?
Sending you infinite smiles :).....
Lilsista!

Tomarie said...

Gloria~ What a devine store!! Can you believe we don't have a single antique store in my dinky town...it's downright painful!! Dh wants to move from the cabin after retirement and this is just one reason I just might want to do it! Fun trip QG! Love ya! L~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, honey, that is magpie heaven! WOW! I would go wild! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Elizabeth said...

Gloria,
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog.I am happy to have another Leo friend,seems we do have a lot in common.I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Elizabeth

Smilingsal said...

And, I would have loved to have all of that BLUE! You sure could link in for Blue Monday with this post.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Gloria, thank you for dropping by my blog. Your pictures are great. I love all those things too, but I have been keeping house for about 50 years and need nothing. I do have a collection of cobalt blue bottles in my southern exposure window. We have some Jesse and Frank Janes history near where I live too. Their mother married a Mr. Samuels from here and there are marks (gun shot holes)left in various places. Come again. Blessings.
QMM

Jessica said...

OOH what a fabulous shopping trip. Such yummy eye candy. I NEED everything!!!

Hugs to you~ J

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This is a WONDERFUL shop! I could have filled the car with treasures too.

I have a cherry canister just like the one on the green hutch in the 2nd picture! ☺

☺♥☺ Diane

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I love this little town too! The hotel looks just like it stepped out of an olden western movie!
Now wasn't that so sweet of you to think of me when you saw that rooster lamp! You know I love it!
What a great store and what a great post, Gloria, you thought of so many of us in blogland!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria! My goodness, what a shopping experience this would be. I love all the goodies in these pictures. Yikes....my credit card would be smoking!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs, Barb

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria,
Yep you know me well my friend. I have felt like "you know what" all day. Ugh! I was supposed to get my teeth cleaned today and actually had to cancel. I hope it's just a quick stomach bug and I'll be better by tomorrow.
Thanks for coming by and checking on me. I really appreciate it.

You put me in your beautiful and fun post! Yeah! You are right on as to what I would have wanted too. LOVE the red shaded lamp! I can't believe I don't have a red shade anywhere in this house. I've been thinkin' about one though believe me. I think you just helped make my lamp hunt start for sure. LOL!
What neat place you live near full of history. I would definitly enjoy seeing it one day.

I see Lynne left you a comment here. I'll have to go by and say Hello. I've thought of her and prayed many times.

Have a great night.
~Love ya, ~Melissa :)

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Wow - I loved going along with you on your shopping trip. You pegged everyone exactly right...the only problem is when you said "...and this reminds me of ____" I woudl be saying..."me too, me too! I want that, too!" LOL

Thanks for thinking of me on our cyber shopping trip.

Hope you're having a great week.

Hugs dear friend, Barb

prof en retraite said...

Oh, Gloria! I am on the next plane! I had to study each picture! And you are right...I LOVE that tureen! I don't know when I have seen so many beautiful dishes and linens in one place! And that iron bed...gorgeous! Only problem...I'm not staying in any haunted hotel, so you will have to put me up for the night! lol Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
You sure know your blog friend’s decorating tastes! What a neat little town and I love this consignment shop! I enjoy hearing about the history of old places like this hotel and it’s colorful haunted past. I always wonder about the lives of the people who lived in earlier times.
~Cathy~

Justine said...

Hmph, all that pretty stuff and yet again, nothing reminded you of me! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Okay, LOL

What a quaint town. I wanna visit!

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, all of those things did look like the people you mentioned! What a great consignment store. And I love the old hotel. laurie