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 8, 2009

~ DINNER WITH MY QUEEN MUM ~

Well guys we all know what today is...it's time to play with our dishes...And our Hostess for the fun day is none other than Susan at "Between naps of the porch"


Being this is all about my Mama's Olden dishes I put her baby picture in an Olden book ha ha!!















Now this is my Mama at 1 year old...I just love this sweet picture of her...sighs...and of Course she is and always will be my Queen...So I crowned her...Now that didn't sound nice...Sorry Mama !!






Now I just did a dinner for One as I have been too busy working in my guest room to make a full table today...But I did want to show you my Grandma China...During the first world war my Grandma use to clean homes for wealthy families in Iowa...and one of the women she cleaned for had this china....My grandma just loved it's sweetness...But Grandma was very quiet (I didn't inherit that gene) And would never ask for a thing...Well when this lady died she left my Grandma this china service for 12 and it really was her pride and joy...She never used it was so afraid she would break it...As she never had anything so fine before....Well went she died in 1948 my Mama of course got it and again my Mama never used it for the same reason...Also another Gene I didn't inherit if I got it I use it ha ha!! WOW!! I think the earth just moved from out beneath me...Ok !! Mama and Grandma I am ever so careful with them through...



These Pink depression Glasses were my Mama's and if you look real close you will see a Pink depression glass stir stick with a little bird on it...Is this not sweet...









This candle holder also was my Grandma another thing she got from the women....Oh I love all the crystals hanging from it and it also have 2 flowers vases with it...






Cup and saucer...just love the dainty little flowers even on the inside of the cup...





This is the sugar bowl see again the flowers...





The lid to the sugar bowl




The Creamer




I added one of my Dinner bells....





This flatware I got 2 months ago at Yard Sale 8 piece set with S/P and napkins rings and candle holder...in a cutlery box and get this $10.00 for all....Added a crystal salt cellar and a glass salt spoon...

















Now Please sit down and enjoy your Queen for the day dinner here in my Bedroom sitting room...Boy was I one lucky girl to get all these keepsakes from my Family or what...Sometimes It paid to be the only girl in the family ha ha!!




Now be sure and go see Susan to see all the great eye candy waiting for you today...Now if I don't get right back to all you sweet peeps in the next 2 days I will...Trust me !! My goal is to get my guestroom done by Saturday...wish me luck...I have been up those stairs more times than a Lady of the evening in a Brothel ha ha!!


May all of you have a GREAT day...Love ya all...




Hugs and smiles Glria



66 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, this is absolutely beautiful! The photo in the book and the crowned photo on the table are so unique and pretty. That china is just the sweetest, and I cannot believe you only paid $10 for all of that pretty flatware! You sure have that mosaic thing figured out now! Great post! laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table, Gloria!!!

xinex said...

Gloria, I love your plates. They are so beautiful! All the details are so pretty. Love the sweet colors. So lucky of you to inherit them from your grandma and mom and that makes them even more special too....Christine

salmagundi said...

Beautiful dishes!! I know - I tremble everytime I come even close to dropping a dish. My grandmothers were so careful with everything - I try to be, also. Take care, Sally

Tootsie said...

those are soooo beautiful!

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, what can I say, that china is just the most beautiful ever. I love the pretty rose pattern and the cream and sugar are so precious with the flowers inside. So is the cup and saucer. You have put together just a stunning table. What a tribute to your mama. Such precious heirlooms. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, this china is just beautiful. It's perfect with the pink depression glass. And I can't believe the deal you got on that flatware! I hope I don't see you on a post office poster lol! Beautiful table, hugs, Kathy

Justine said...

Gloria, I just love the story behind the dishes. How very wonderful, but at the same time kind of sad that your grandma and mama were afraid to actually use them.
Girl, your mom is looking down on you right now and is SO proud of the woman you are!

Justine :o )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Gloria... this is so elegant and feminine and beautiful! It's all three of those things rolled into one and so much more. And that precious picture of the Queen Mum! Your mother would be so proud to be honored that way. It's just perfect.

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, Gloria! What a beautiful table! I love your grandma/mother's dishes and I'm glad you use them. Life is too short to not enjoy our things! How sweet is that picture of your little mother and inside the crown! Too precious! You're just the most wonderful one, Gloria!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

ksarra said...

Oh Happy, thank you for sharing these special treasures. I know what you mean about being the only girl, it definitely is an advantage in getting the special dishes that are handed down!! Ha. You set a lovely table, I just know your sweet Momma would be so honored to be your guest. Take care...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Gloria, your tablescape is so regal and lovely! The china is gorgeous! I love the pretty napkin with the roses! Great deal on the flatware! Love the crown vingnette! Such a special way to honor Mama Olden.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely table!

Tina

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just beautiful! I love the colors! Your presentation is wonderful!

Katherine

Dana and Daisy said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother and grandmother!

imjacobsmom said...

What eye candy it is! Your Gramma's china is really pretty. It is so soft and precious. That's so cute that you crowned your Mom's Baby picture - Robyn

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a stunning table! Your china is just gorgeous and such precious memories of you mother.

Lori E said...

You didn't eat alone you had your momma there with you.
I know the china has a special place in your heart. You are so very lucky to have something like this.
In response to your question about the sugar tin...I haven't a clue as it was an empty tin. It just says Sugar on it. Maybe it was supposed to be a canister?

Melissa Miller said...

LOL! Brothel? Girl you make me laugh harder than any blog I read!

The dishes are so elegant and dainty. Love all the pretty roses and colors. You're so lucky to have such a special set from them. The pink depression glasses and little birdies are precious.
Love it all! Now you know I adore the gorgeous crown so much. How regal it looks as the centerpiece. Great idea!

I can't wait to see the finished guest room!

Have a good evening.
~Melissa ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria...that china is beyond sweet! It really is just precious!
I have wanted a set like that for a long time...and finally found a tea set..but so far..no china. I hope your daughter treasures it as much as you do!
Your tablescape for one is beautiful!
Hugs...:)
Mona

Dawn said...

So beautiful! I wish they had been able to enjoy using it!
Dawn

Cindy said...

HI Gloria,
This is just about the prettiest china ever! You have set a gorgeous table, the crown, your Mom's baby pic, and those candlesticks! I so love those! You never cease to amaze me, with all your beautiful antiques and how talented you are at pulling everything together! Hugs, Cindy

"Blossom" said...

I feel so close to my mother when I visted your space this morning. This is truly lovely. The 1 year old photo; really got to me. Your song, I wanta go home. I wish mother could come home too.
Have a great week-end. Mr. blossom and I are headed to Vegas tomorrow.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

What a pretty tablescape, Gloria. I love, love your dishes....so sweet! Everything is lovely!

Did you get all your wallpaper off....been thinking about you.

Hugs, Barb

onlymehere said...

This is such an elegant place setting! I love the crown on your tablescape. I just left you a HUGE apology on my blog. I didn't realize that you had been emailing me on my gmail account. I never checked it. I had emails going way back to the first of the year!! I now will check it more often. You must have thought I was ignoring you. I haven't read them all yet but what I have read you left some wonderful and kind comments about my little family. I'll check it more often now I promise! Thanks for those kind comments, I honestly didn't know they were there. Forgive me? Cindy

Kristi said...

Yes, what a blessing to have all of those heirlooms. Your table is beautiful!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE having special treasures on the table... very lovely!

Kathy said...

Your china and glasses are so beautiful and you have them displayed so well. It always makes me glad to see people enjoying the glass and china they inherited instead of putting them in the cupboard to dust. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady!
Kathy
www.catladykatesglass.com
www.DepressionElegantGlass.com

Bill said...

Everything you shared here is so lovely -- and the stories of your family, most beautiful of all! I'll bet your mother and grandmother admire your courage, your creativity, and your humor.

And I'll bet they're REALLY glad you're being careful with their treasures!

Thank you for the nice comment you left for me.
Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Connie said...

Hi Gloria,
For about three weeks now I have been trying to figure out what ailed my computer. Dear Laurie wrote me and said my blog was password protected. Duh!
Don't know how it happened, but I'm sure I did it late at night when I should have been zzzzzzzzzzzzzing. I do stay up too late, and wonder sometimes why I write such nonsense.
You post are so beautiful...... I love, love the pink and the mosaic is great with the pink candles located in the center. Great job!
I have missed your humor and I appreciated your attitude. You seem to always look on the bright side and it works so well.
Come on down, as someone says, and see my playing while I was thinking everyone had left me. Very comforting to know it was able to be fixed easily.
You gals even have me looking at dishes, forks and knives these days. I just might move south !!!!

Connie said...

Hi Gloria,
For about three weeks now I have been trying to figure out what ailed my computer. Dear Laurie wrote me and said my blog was password protected. Duh!
Don't know how it happened, but I'm sure I did it late at night when I should have been zzzzzzzzzzzzzing. I do stay up too late, and wonder sometimes why I write such nonsense.
You post are so beautiful...... I love, love the pink and the mosaic is great with the pink candles located in the center. Great job!
I have missed your humor and I appreciated your attitude. You seem to always look on the bright side and it works so well.
Come on down, as someone says, and see my playing while I was thinking everyone had left me. Very comforting to know it was able to be fixed easily.
You gals even have me looking at dishes, forks and knives these days. I just might move south !!!!

Brenda said...

Oh yes honey, gotta use things and not store them away out of sight! Good for you! I love these precious dishes and the depression glass and the stirrers. So elegant and classy!
Brenda

Draffin Bears said...

Gloria, what a beautiful post.
I love all your beautiful China, glassware and cutlery.
What a delightful table for one.

Also love the darling photo of your Mum in the crown and that gorgeous
sofa.

Have a great day.
Hugs
Carolyn

Sue said...

That beautiful china was made to be used and enjoyed, Gloria. And I'm so glad that you're dong just that! The pattern, the colors, the details- so pretty. I think it was extremely sweet to honor your queen mom with this.
big hugs, Sue

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful china -- and you've tablescaped it so well -- I'll bet that both you mother and grandmother would be really happy that you're using it (that's what it's made for)!

Chari said...

Sis...what an absolutely gorgeous tablescape!!! Your fabulous bedroom is such a beautiful backdrop for your pretty table...ohhhh, I do love that settee!!! I love your new crown...it's fabulous and adding your mama's baby photo to the center of it is awesome!!! It sure looks pretty on your "Queen Mum's" table that's for certain!!!

Girl, what a treasure!!! Having your Grandma's china...it's beautiful!!! What a sweet story about the lady that your Grandma worked for giving that china to her...I can see why it was so special to her! I loved your pretty battenburg lace tablecloth with it too! Oooh...and the pretty pink depression glass...again, soooo beautiful and just perfect with the china! I love the crystal candleholders...I've been keeping my eye out for some like it!!! What a sweet table for your "Queen Mum"!!! I know she would approve!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness Gloria, this is incredible. So... gorgeous. I love, love, love the picture of your mother as a baby. What a treasure. all the bling on the table is wonderful eye candy.. what a bargain for the flatware.. girl I could go on and on... lol.. Thanks for going along with us on the ride around town.. yes darling that was my skinny arm in the mirror..ooopppsss!!!! missing you like crazy...hugs ~lynne~

ellen b. said...

This is all so beautiful Gloria! Love the photo in the crown :0)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Gloria, what a gorgeous post, and so sweet too!

Your grandmother and mama would be so proud to see their beautiful china and other precious things so treasured and used (although, yeah, they would also be nervous!). That china pattern is simply gorgeous -- I am a sucker for floral china, especially when it has the pattern on the inside, too!

Wonderful post -- lovely Queen for a Dinner table!

Cass

Happy@Home said...

Hi Gloria,
Your table looks so pretty. Love how you put your mama's picture in the crown. The china is beautiful and I loved hearing the sweet story behind it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Kim

Mama said...

Hi Gloria, I loved this post, Loved the photos of your mama, your crown, your grandma's dishes (gorgeous) everything, but most of all I loved your story and your sense of humour, I am sure grandma and mama will be giggling together and happy that you are getting such pleasure from these family treasures and you certainly did inherit the "love of beautiful things" gene from them both, happy weekend, Kathy.

sue said...

Gloria you are blessed to have these treasures from your Mom and grandmother, the dishes are just beautiful and I'm glad you use them! We should use our things, they are lovey reminders of the past! Love the crown with the sweet picture too! Hope you are taking it easy after all your hard work, mines just starting! I got tons of work to do so I better get off this computer LOL!! xoxoxo

Linda said...

Gloria, totally beautiful tablescape!! I love when folks use family things and sentimental items, makes it that much more special I think. Fun with the crown and the photo etc. Great little touches, enjoyed your post alot.
Hugs, Linda Q

Picket said...

Beautiful treasures sis...I'd be afraid to use them also..they are just to precious..how blessed you are to have them girl and I love that lamp you made for Chari's mama in the last post ohhh it was so pretty and just to see the smile on her face ohhhh priceless! lol I hope you ahve a fantastic time in Texas girl with all you sweet 'treasures'...there is nothing like family...love ya sis! ~♥~

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

Oh, Gloria...I adore this china! I'm so glad you use it...it is way too gorgeous to leave in a china cabinet or packed away! Does it have a name on the back...I may have missed that in your post. I love your Mom's depression glass...so pretty! I am so glad you shared this for TT...you're Mom is soooo precious in that pic in the olden book. :-) Have a wonderful weekend, girlfriend! Susan

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

It's Friday and I am just now able to check everyone's Table Scapes out. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are always so generous with your comment. I am most appreciative! Your T.T. is lovely and I love the crown with the photo of your mother.

SILVER said...

Hi sweet friend. Not sure you're an award free blog or not. but i have you on my thoughts on my blog. ;)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! This is just beautiful! how nice that the china is being used! It's gorgeous! And I love your mama's baby picture in the crown! And...that pink depression glass...gorgeous!! What a pretty tablescape! Hope you are having a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Gloria,

Oh my what a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon, visiting your blog! I have been reading way back since May. It's started with the tutorial on that adorable little teacup lamp. That is just so darn cute. I have to make one.
I love vintage stuff like you do also, although I do not have anywhere near the extensive collection that you have! What a nice walk down memory lane. I have vintage tins and such in my kitchen. My dear father-in-law used to collect all milk memorabillia. I will post about that one day. I got such a laugh from dear sweet Picket when I read her comment about the prophy things in the tins. She is such a hoot! I love her. Love all of your beautiful china too! Take care and have a great weekend!

Debbie from NJ

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Gloria, I think that china has got to be just about the most beautiful pattern I have ever seen! Aren't you the lucky one to have something so special with such a rich and meaningful history! :)

Cathy said...

Gloria...I want to be queen for more than ONE day!!! I want to be queen forever!!!

I love your beautiful table...the china is gorgeous!!! Your mosaics are so pretty and show everything off so well!!!

I love the way you put the picture of your Mom in the book...wonderful!!!

This is a lovely post...I just love it!!! I always love my visits here...they are always so inspirational!!!

Have a wonderful weekend...sweet friend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Dish Diva said...

Most beautiful presentation.wow I have been missing a lot!
I added you to my list, hope you don't mind. The china is devine...

josh said...

hey grandma, love your table set. I hope you are feeling better. love you. cant wait to see you!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Gloria, that china is absolutely gorgeous! I love the delicate litle flowers. Now, the crowned photo of your mom...priceless :)

Hugs,
Dena

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorgeous!!!!

m ^..^

Betty said...

Everything is just so pretty. I believe in using things too, and you know I love the "old" things.

Piney Rose said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh food poisoning is the worst....UGH! I do hope you are feeling better now my friend.
Thanks for coming by and being so sweet as always. Whenever you come by it's a treat. ;)

That little swag curtain I have way up high in the entry was such an ordeal to hang that day. Let's just say Alex was NOT happy about it at all but he did it anyway. I'm lucky he's a sweet and patient man. LOL! His poor legs were shaking from being so nervous. Oops...don't tell him I told you that part of the story. HEHE! :)

ksarra said...

Hi Happy! Just had to come by for another look at this sooooo sweet vignette. Hope you have a great week!

The Tablescaper said...

Gloria: This is simply stunning. I love the china. I can well understand why your grandmother loved it so much. It's a beautiful pattern and the Depression glass goes beautifully with it. Enjoy it, use it. - The Tablescaper

Tootsie said...

I hope you had a wonderful time at the swap meet!!! can't wait to see what screamed your name!!!

Lady Katherine said...

How I love your Grandmother's china! Tell me now! Tell me now! Where did the bird stirrer come from? So cute! I love the picture of your Mother in the crown! I love the crystal candle holder! I have one similar, the bottom was broken, now I now what was on it! lol I use to have it in an old bowl with hole in it and would add flowers around it. But the bowl is on my chandy now! lol Love the flatware! I love your Mother's special table!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

The china is just beautiful and what a wonderful story behind it all! I don't think I'd ever let those dishes out of my sight. What a special family heirloom. You know I also love that pink depression glass and the battenberg lace tablecloth because I have some of that myself.

I just love that crown with your mom's pic inside! Did Tootsie see the crown? I know she would have loved to see it.

Kady

Joy said...

beautiful china and silverware.
What a cute accent with the crown.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Gloria, Everything looks so sweet, I love it all. If you ever get tired of the pink glasses, give me a hoot. I notice your gold flatware, I have two different sets. I use to have so much of everything in gold. I did however tone it it done by painting some serving pieces in a creamy white. It did take some nerve to do it, and I'm glad I did. By the way your china is beautiful, I do hope you use it often.

Enjoy your evening girl-

Jessica said...

Beautifully done dear Gloria~ love the picture of your Mother.... the sweetest.

Pam said...

How fortunate you are to have inherited the lovely china from your family. You are so wise to use the china. I really enjoyed your family story and the tablescape.