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 6, 2009

♥ NO GUEST ALLOWED YET ♥

Hello Guys...I bet you thought I got losted...Well I told you I have been busy tearing off wall paper border in my guest room...and then I had to repaint and try and get the room in some kind of order again...I just love wall paper until I have to tear it down...what a job!!
I am just showing you a small part of this room that I have gotten done so far...This is an attic bedroom and bathroom...This is a vintage wedding dress and one of my Old straw hats I have behind the day bed on an old dress form....And to make it stand up higher I sat it on 2 vintage suitcases...
My Hospice thrift store tea set for the month of May....Sat it on my old wicker bed tray...
Now you can see the angle I have the day bed on...this room has only one wall that is a flat wall in it...the others are all angles walls so very hard to place furniture in this room...I love this day bed as it has a trundle bed under neath and pops up and makes into a queen size bed...Great for extra guest...I also have a Antique double bed in this room...So it will sleep 4....The quilt I got from J.C. Penny's catalog like in March....Just loved the sweet little roses on it and I think it looks Olden...Also got one for the other bed...
This is my Grandma's Double wedding ring quilt she made in 1913 before she got married...I took a large rubber band and gathered it at the top added a ribbon to it so I could fan it out hang it on the wall...Then I pinned it to the wall...
Now these are Tin cutout's that hang on the french doors...I also have these in my kitchen french doors and just love them....I still have to hang my tea cup wreath from the hanger but I am redoing it...Oh Yes another project still to do ha ha!!
My Antique Baby Buggy with one of my Antique baby dolls...Oh yes I also have all my doll collection in this room...This is a Hi-Lo baby doll and she is wearing my Baby hat and dress...WOW!! that's an Antique also now...well at least Vintage ha ha!!
This is a Chintz tea pot that I made a lamp into...Oh I just love Chintz
Rattan table and chairs I got out yard sailing...there were painted brown so I repainted them white added new shabby chic fabric to the chairs....sat it in front of the AC duck door to try and cover it up a wee bit.....Old chippy shutters and window box that I made....
Now even my guest bath got all the left overs while I was working in here...When I get it all done I will show you the whole room...This bed room is 640 feet so it's good size...now this Old claw foot tub I found in a friend of mine's field he was using it to water his horses...Oh girls I wanted this tub and he told me if I bought him a water trough I could have it...well I about broke speed laws getting to the feed store to get his trough...I had Miracle method refinish it has the claw feet done in gold electro plating added the shower fixture and let me tell you this FREE tub costed me a lot of $$$ by the time I got done with it ha ha!! So there you have just a sneak of what I have been up to....If I ever get the urge to hang wall paper again I sure hope someone slaps me silly ha ha!! I hope to show you the whole room done this week...I know I am getting real tired of working up here ha ha!! May all of you have a great week...

Thanks for coming by and seeing what I been up to...Now I better go so I can get this all done ha ha!!!



Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

42 comments:

Linda said...

Gloria, that is such a sweet and nostalgic room! I've gotta tell you that my MIL made my daughter a double wedding ring quilt years ago - same as your pattern! I love the creative way you displayed it - great idea! Linda

Dawn said...

Oh Gloria, what a beautiful attic retreat. I would love to do something like that to my attic if we ever finish getting it cleaned out. And you say you aren't even done yet. Here's an idea, you can rent it out to traveling bloggers to recover the cost of that "free" tub!
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is so beautiful, Gloria!!

Smilingsal said...

Removing wallpaper is a nasty job. I hired three guys to do it in our last home. What a mess. Your room is looking almost done, though. I especially love the cut-out used for a valence.

Tootsie said...

oh mom!! I can't wait to see it all finished! Is this my room when I arrive????
got my tooth pulled today. They had to take some of my jaw bone with it. I was doing famously until the freezing came out...not as bad as I thought...but oh man! It is sore!
I hope you have a great week!

salmagundi said...

So much work is involved in removing wallpaper. I just hope it is cool in your attic bedroom. So many of those under the eaves rooms are hot in the summer time. Your efforts are paying off - everything looks great. Sally

ceekay said...

I am so screaming over here. I Have never seen, or at least didn't realize that fancy dancy hooky thing for the door. Did you mail order that? Yummy!!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

wow g, you have more tressures than anyone I know. I love that dress and the doll and the tub and and and thanks for visiting, miss u gf.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Girl!
I did wonder where you were...:)

I see you've been busy decorating and it all looks beautiful.
Your chitz lamp is precious!

I just adore your gorgeous clawfoot tub! What an amazing find.
I can't wait to see this entire bathroom when you finish.

Have a great one.
~Melissa :)

mbkatc230 said...

This room is really going to be beautiful! I love all of your vintage and antique things, they really are lovely. Love the "free" tub, and I really love the way you displayed the wedding ring quilt, that's a great idea. Don't over do it, but can't wait to see the finished room! (By the way, the only time my DH has ever threatened bodily harm was when I mentioned the word wallpaper to him. We spent the first 2 months after we bought our house tearing down UGLY wallpaper from the 70's!) Hugs, Kathy

Chari said...

{{{Sis}}}

Hey Girlfriend...I'm home! I sure have missed you and see that I've been missing out on all kinds of goodies at your place! Girl, your guest room is soooo beautiful!!! I just love how you've done everything...such a sweet nostalgic ambiance...kind of like taking a step back into time! I really love your pretty iron daybed...it's so scrolly and sweet...your new comforter set is perfect with it...it's gorgeous!!! Now I think that putting that dress form with that lovely vintage wedding dress with the bed is such a great idea...Ooooh and your Grandma's wedding ring quilt is just gorgeous too! I love how you draped it on the wall...it sure makes a beautiful piece of art on the wall behind the bed! You're such a clever girl! Love that pretty rattan table and chair set...Oooh, I would love to find one like that...it's perfect for that guest room and you have made such beautiful vignettes on top of it! Your chintz teapot lamp is magnificent (but then I bet you knew I'd love that...hehe!)

Love your guest bath too...Girlfriend, what a fabulous claw foot tub! I would have loved seeing them get that up the stairs...hehe! I know those things weigh about a ton! Well...it looks like you've been really busy...your guest room is fabulous! Soooo...will this be my room if I come for a visit? You wouldn't believe it but Russell told me this morning that he had thought about flying me out to your place so I we could meet and visit...not sure if it will happen but my teeth just about dropped out of my mouth...hehe! Anyway, did you get all the wall paper down yet or is that one of the things that you're still working on? It's all looking so beautiful, Sis!!! I just adore it!

I haven't done too much since I got home...Girl, I'm one pooped out little lady! I think it may take me weeks to recuperate but I had so much fun and it was all worth it!!! I sent you an email the night we got home...did you get it?

Well Sis...can't wait to hear from you!
Love you,
Chari
PS...my mama loved the teacup lamp! She was sooo surprised! I took photos and will send them to you! Thank you again, my dear sweet friend!!!

sue said...

Gloria you have been busy!! The room looks great, so welcoming and pretty, my favorite is the wedding ring quilt, I LOVE LOVE it!!! I have been real busy with our 2 spare rooms, one will be Butchs manroom and the other will be mine and Amelias girly room! Come by and see my inspiration! TTYL sweetie! xoxoxo

onlymehere said...

My gosh you've been so busy!! I like the idea of fanning your grandmother's double ring quilt and displaying it this way. You reminded me that I have a Victorian child's baby buggy somewhere in the crawl space. It may be time to pull that out again!

Nancy said...

Oh I love all of it!! My mom has one of the iron door thingys...I love it when she hangs it on the front door! Your day bed is gorgeous!!!! Love all the pink too! Nancy

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! OH, honey, you've been busy! I love this guest room and all of your beautiful things! Your daybed is gorgeous and the quilt on the wall - I just love the wedding ring pattern and what a treasure from your granny! The baby buggy and your little baby clothes, just precious! You know I love your tea sets and the chintz teapot you made into a lamp! I love it! The claw foot bathtub is awesome. I've always wanted one but we've never had room for one! Seems like we've been up to some of the same things! Brilliant minds, you know! :P Love seeing your home, Gloria, you have so many pretties!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, well, dear girl, you have been busy. The room is so sweet and just filled with love...I can tell.

I ripped out wallpaper a couple of months ago and goodness, what a job!!! I promised myself....no more wallpaper!

Don't overdo and take good care of yourself.

Hugs, Barb

Lynn said...

I LOVE that teapot lamp! Anyone would love to stay in that room! It's quite special!
Can't wait for the whole room view.

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
I've been missing you! Where do you get all your energy? Your like the energizer bunny, going all the time! I love this room, the pretty quilt, the doll and buggy and the details are fab! Can't wait to see the rest of the re-do! Hugs, Cindy

Jessica said...

Holy guacamole! Over 600 sqft in ONE room?? Girl, my whole house is only 1068 sqft....that's it. period. I'm moving in with you and I want THIS room....lol. Oh, how I love the quilt from your grandmother and the chintz tea pot and the rabbit and the OH EVERYTHING!!

Hugs~ J

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog.
You have some beautiful antique treasures.

good luck with decorating the room.
We have a lounge that we need to strip the wallpaper and start over.
It is a big job.

have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I love that dress! How gorgeous the lace is on it! And the room looks like such a fun place for guests to stay. Is that my room when I come to see you??? ;-)

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I love your guest room! I must say I needed a little inspiration, because I need to be doing exactly the same thing...wallpaper border and all! I love the way you used the dress and hat as decor! That quilt is just gorgeous and I like the unique way that you hung it. Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, girl I'm on a plane as I type heading your way to stay in this gorgeous room.. Girl this is over the top awesome. You know I'm in love, love, love with the chintz lamp... what a treasure to have your grandmothers doublewedding ring quilt.. Yes, wall paper and border is great until you take it down..then the work is all worth it. Amazing how open the rooms become. Girl I could go on and on..
Oh yes, the city got most of the water problems fixed and we now have water once again. Yippee!! Ok I'm officially off here now.. just love stopping by for a visit..
hugs ~lynne~

janet said...

oh my gosh gloria!!! The time, love and memories to make up this room is just absolutely incredible. I love how you displayed your beautiful quilt. I csn hardly wait to see the whole room done.
hugs
janet

Connie said...

I've been doing the same thing today, honey! Scraping wallpaper border off so we can paint the laundry room pink. I'm pooped but I'll show pix on th' blog soon, sweets........
xoxo,
Connie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hey there Gloria!

I can already tell this room is gonna be great, because you already have so many great things to work with!!
Is this gonna be your own little secret retreat? A place for a long relaxing bubble bath in that big beautiful tub maybe? Or maybe a nap on that beautiful white iron daybed...I'm sure it's gonna be awesome!
Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

But don't work too hard okay!
Hugs,
Sherri;)

Jadehollow said...

Gloria it's looking wonderful.. In Awe at that vintage wedding dress.. oh my what a beautiful piece to have displayed. I'm about to tackle removing the wallpaper in Ashley's bath.. oh man that's gonna be a chore, it's been up there 17 years. Can't wait to see your lil haven finished.
Hugs,
Debbie

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, I love that tin hanging by the window. So pretty and unusual. You sure have so many lovely things. I can't wait to see what you do to the room.....Christine

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You have been one busy lady! It's looking great & I can hardly wait to see the entire project. I'm in love with your chintz... ♥ diane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
Your attic room is really coming along! It is looking really good and so welcoming for an overnight guest! It will be worth all the time you are spending "up there"!
~Patti

Loretta said...

Gloria I am blown away again by all of the beautiful things in this room. My favorites are the wedding ring quilt that you have so beautifully displayed and that tub!!!!!!! Oh my goodness I wanted a clawfoot tub so badly when we built our home but they were just too costly. The doll with your baby dress and bonnet are precious! You need to open a bed and breakfast so we can come and stay in your beautiful rooms! Have a great day! Hugs, Loretta

squawmama said...

Gloria once again you have hypnotized me with all your beautiful antiques and great style of placing them all together... Loved it! Looks like you have been really busy but what a gorgeous end product. Have a simply beautiful day my friend.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love that quilt ! The tea pot lap is adorable !

Justine said...

Oh wow, I definitely want to see the whole room now, Gloria! I love that tub, but with all the stuff in it how am I to take a bath?

And your grandmother's quilt is amazing! Love the way you hung it.

Justine :o )

Bill said...

Hi Glora,
What a wonderfully romantic room!
I especially like the quilt on the wall.

Thanks for the nice comment on my "Delta Dawn" post. Hope your day goes beautifully!

Warm regards,
Bill

Chandy said...

Wow Gloria what a feast for the eyes! That room is so nostalgic and gorgeous... Lovely room...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh, Gloria! I want every single thing you have..grandma's quilt and all!
I wanted to wall paper my tiny hall in something really cute and now you are scaring me to death and making me remember the nightmare of stripping! I had nearly forgotten....still...I do love wallpaper.
It's funny how trends come and go...and how to have a wall paper border was the way to go...and now...everyone is stripping them or wanting to.
:) I cannot wait to see the entire effect when you are through!
I been missing you!!! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, you're just the sweetest one and I love you! You know I do. I've entered your tiny name in my giveaway and I wish you luck!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Oh...it hasn't been long since I did this in my bedroom...such a hard job. I still have 2 more bedrooms with borders but they aren't bothering me too much. not enuf to work on them right now, anyway. Like you, I hope someone kicks me in the seat of my pants if I ever even look at another border!!
I can see that your bedroom is going to be fabulous...

marty39 said...

Gloria, this room is just so cute. I love all of it. That double wedding ring quilt is so pretty. I have a really old one my grandma made, but it is in really bad shape. The claw foot tub is gorgeous, even if it didn't turn out to be free. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

lilsista said...

Okay other Mom :0) ... I call dibbs on that room! ...Tootsie can stay on the sofa! Ha! I so very love your stuff!! That baby in the stroller...oh how I would have spent hours loving her when I was little...and all the pink!...Every dream come true!!! Can't wait to see it done....I'm thinkin sleepover! And yah...Tootsie can come...she did find you first. :0) Hope all is well with you and I'll be checking in frequently to see your progress! Smiles to you! :0)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm on my way! Is my room ready yet? So pretty. Love that quilt your grandmother made and the brilliant way you hung it on the wall. The clawfoot tub even looks pretty with your treasures in it, but get it cleaned out, because I'm going to need a bath when I get there! laurie