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

July 13, 2009


Hello Guys, I hope all of you had a great weekend...A few of you months back asked me about my olden stove when I posted my Gingerbread Kitchen...see here So today I thought I would tell you about it...I had wanted this stove for 7 years every time I would see it in Country Living magazine I would drool and dream about owning it...Oh Yes I loved the old looking lines of it...its so reminds me of my Grandma old wood stove that she cooked some of the best meals on.... My grandma lived on a farm in Iowa and they grew everything that she would cook...Every summer as a little girl I would go stay with her and help with the garden and canning...She use to say " We eat what we can, and what we can't we can" This to me was like a trip to Disneyland to spend the summer at my grandma farm...Of course it was also before Disneyland...Oh the great memories I have from being on that farm...Eating fresh corn right off the stalk, breaking watermelons right in the field and trying to eat the whole thing ha ha!! That was until the day I seen a snake !!! Ended my eating like a field hand ha ha!!
Any hoo I really wanted and loved this stove...In 1996 we were again remodeling our kitchen and my Late husband said "Glory this is the last time we will do this" so if you want that stove you best order it now...Well these stoves are custom ordered from Canada from a place called Elmira stove works...I ordered it the way I wanted it...all electric 4 burners with convention oven, self cleaning of course...something my Grandma would probably of loved to have...And each thing you order differ on them cost you more of course...But hey Wally did say this was my last rodeo...so I ordered and ordered ha ha!! all the chrome was extra, the spice rack, the paint job, etc. It took 3 months for it to come...Oh girls I was like a kid at Christmas time waiting for this stove I kid you not...

I could hardly wait for them to hook it all up...I just knew I would have these wonderful smells in no time coming from my kitchen right !! Wrong...You see they forgot at the factory to bake the top of the ceramic on the stove...so as soon as I put a pot on it and turned it on...the whole top cracked like glass...Oh girls I just cried, called the company and the first thing they tell me is that is got to HOT !! well of course I had to remind them this is a Stove and it's suppose to get HOT!! Any hoo after a week of going back and forth with them...they had to make me a new stove...which I had to wait another 3 months for...but I was told to use the old one until then...duh !!

Oh this warming oven...is not a warming oven at all....

You see if you open it up it's the controls for the oven....

Even the inside is painted like an Olden stove...

Now I have had many people that have come here ask me how I can get a turkey into this oven...As you can tell the doors are so little right !! wrong again...

These doors do not open...they are for that olden look only...As you can tell I have a big oven just like you do ha ha!!
So there is my 1850 cook's delight stove that was made in 1996...Now if only I could make the wonderful smells come out of it like my grandma did...sighs...
May all of you have a Great week...as for me I am still trying to get my guestroom done...I know whats taking me so long...Well we have a Indian casino here and I love their buffets...how ever we went there for dinner on Thursday night and as always I ate like no tomorrow with all the shrimp and crab...And about 6 hours later I got so sick with iodine poisoning...Oh guys I spend over 6 hours in the bathroom and the whole weekend I was sick from it...Of course I was find to go to Second Sunday swap meet yesterday...Hey I wasn't dead just green ha ha!! will have to show you the most beautiful china I got from there...and another bust to add to my collection...Does it ever stop ???
Hugs and smiles Glria


Anonymous said...

Gloria!!! Your stove is FABULOUS!!!!!!! I love it! I am suddenly feeling an acute case of stove envy coming on.... :) It's a beauty my dear friend!!!

Have a great week!

Donna Marie

Happy@Home said...

Hi Gloria,
I'm not sure what I enjoyed more ~ your precious memories of time spent on your Grandma's farm or the pictures and story of that awesome stove. Love it!!
I am sorry to hear that you were sick over the weekend. Hope you're all better now.


ksarra said...

Happy, that stove is divine. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I agree with you, it would take A LOT for me to miss my garage sales on Saturday morning! Have a great week, friend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, that stove is as neat as can be! I love how they "fool" you with that door. It is really something! Perfect for your wonderful antiques you have in your kitchen.

When we had a 1920's house, I had wanted a stove from that period (and found old ones that were reconditioned), but I never got one. Maybe some day. I loved Mr. Magpie's grandmother's stove. She had a gas one from the 50's that looked like a cadillac with all the chrome! lol! We all wanted it, but it sold with the house when she died and was stipulated in the contract to sell with the house! The buyer wanted it real bad, too. LOL!

I keep eyeing fancy stoves, but it would help if I cooked! ;-) Or so says my nearest and dearest, better half.


Sheila :-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Gloria! Thanks for showing us all the tricks your stove can do! I would never have dreamed that it just opens up like a regular oven! I know how you must love it! I remember the smells coming from my granny's stove, too....especially homemade applesauce! To this day, if I smell apples cooking, I think of her. I'm so sorry you've been sick! Glad you are better and can't wait to see the new dishes!...hugs...Debbie

Amelia said...

Oh Mammmma! You have my stove!! I know the company you are speaking of and they also make matching cupboards and furniture to match now!! :0) Unfortunately I am short one arm and one leg to be able to buy one for myself!!! Oh well...I'll just look at yours and enjoy that one! :0)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh! Glory, That is what I have called my sister,Gloria since I was a little girl! I am the only one out of the seven children that called her Glory! I do love your stove, I still have the paper work that I ordered from the same company! But not the wonderful stove, I found a I think a 1950 stove, had one in the city, I missed it for the regular size oven and on the left side is a pie oven. I found one a mile away and Hubby can keep it going! So I do not want any stove, ( well unless I can get yours) lol Or one like it, I better say. Not going to be! I love your home and wish I could come and stay in your guest room your redoing! Better not let me I might bring a truck and come home with your stove! lol I guess, I Grandma farm! For we do all the things you did as a child and our Grandchildren love it, as we did when we went to Grandma's!

Connie said...

Adorable, honey! I'm truly happy for you to finally get it. Looks just perfect.....

Tootsie said...

so how many years do I have to wait before you are tired of this and send it to your canadian baby???? or does it just have to go missing one day? lol
I fell in love with this and so many other pieces a LONG time ago!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your stove is just gorgeous. I love it and it so fits your house. Just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Nancy Rosalina said...

Okay...Gloria, I figured out a way you can have my couch...we'll TRADE...my couch for your stove ;) I love that stove!!!! I have always wanted one too and I also want a old looking fridge...Oh, a girl can WANT can't she! Nancy

Shelia said...

Oh, Dearest Gloria! I love your olden looking stove! What a story! I'm so glad you finally got everything straightened out and got the stove of your dreams! It's just perfect for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

squawmama said...

Oh Goria what a great piece of art your stove is... and what fun that is looks so olden but has all the features of the new ones... who'd a thunk... And I really enjoyed the story of you at Grannies for the summers... Great fun!


Dawn said...

What a wonderful story and a beautiful stove.

Unknown said...

Hi Gloria, Love you stove. Sorry to hear it was such a hassle. But like the rose, there are always thorns. Your story about the time you spent with your Grandma is so precious. Thanks for sharing!


joyh82 said...

awesome! I love it. I can see why you wanted it so badly.

Salmagundi said...

I've seen those stoves advertised for years and have always thought they were so charming. Looking forward to seeing your new china!! Sally

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is the most fun I have ever had with a stove in my life!! Gloria, my dear, I love it and I love your wonderful story! I hope your little tummy is feeling better, you make me my day, your such a hoot! Hugs, Cindy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gloria, that stove is beautiful and what a wonderful husband telling you to go and buy it! Too bad you had that problem with the first one, but it all ended well. ~Patti

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a delightful post.
I love your stove, how wonderful.
Also enjoyed reading about you going to stay with your Grandma on the farm. We can learn so much from them.
I know I did from my Grandparents.

Sorry you got sick on the shrimps.
I was sick eating prawns at a restuarant and it was not nice.

enjoy your week

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh Gloria,

I've always loved those kind of stoves! I can practically smell something delicious baking in it right now!

It's a perfect fit with all your wonderful antiques too!!

TTYL girlfriend!

Justine said...

Gloria! Are you friggin' kidding me with this thing? That is about the coolest stove I've ever seen in my life!!!!!!!!!! I'm really surprised... and okay, a bit disappointed... that you went electric instead of gas, but aside from that, WOW, that thing is sooooooo cool! I love love LOVE the chrome work on the bottom. The whole thing is just amazing!
Okay, now tell me. How much DID it cost?

Justine :o 0

Brita Adkinson said...

Dear Gloria,

We actually own a stove exactly like yours. Do you know anyone who might like to buy it?

Thank you for this delightful, enjoyable blog sharing!

Brita Adkinson said...

Dear Gloria,

We have a stove exactly like yours! Do you know someone who would like to buy this stove?

Thank you for a delightful and enjoyable sharing - great blog!

Unknown said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.