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

September 19, 2009

~IT"S NOT GRAND- BUT IT"S MY ENTRY~

Today is Chari at "Happy to Design" do over day...didn't you love that in school?? Please go by and see our sweet hostess to see all the others doing a do over today....





This is from April 21, 2009





Hello !! Guys, Now today I thought I would show you some random Pictures of my entryway...its not grand by any means...Also its completely round.... Remember I told you from the outside of my house this looks like a barn silo...of course you do ha ha!! Any way this is what you see if you walk into my front door... Now if you make a right turn you will see this window and Chandy at the end of the hallway I made this window like 30 years ago in stain glass class its acid etch...and down below are the doors going into my bedroom...

If you turn left you will end up in my living room...Now these are old Bridge supports on each side of the door way...this is the right side...this way also goes into my laundry room, kitchen, dinning room, office and sunroom....

And here's the left side...






Now this is just a shot to show you the around ceiling going into my hallway and bedroom...



This is at the end of the hallway...

This shot I took coming down the stairs... This was not an easy task to put square doors in a round wall...

Now you can see by the baseboards how round it is....This also shows you how my hallway starts..


Right side of door..looking down from stairs...



Now these pictures of my yard longs are not hung crooked...remember this is a round wall...even the wall paper border looks crooked but trust me its not...

Just a shot of the bottom of the stairs...I know some one you are probably fainting looking at this Rose carpet...But I do love this color and its always goes so well with my antiques..ha ha!!

Now this is the top of the stairs leading into the guest room and bath...This room has no door on it...I know it sound weird...but will tell you this room sits so far back that we didn't want to enclose it with a door as soon as you walked up the stairs and BAM!! a door right in your face...This Landing is very wide...as you can see I have an old spinning wheel even sitting there...


This is a shot of the very top of ceiling..its 3 stories high...so remember the Cob web rule here...Hey if I can't reach it...its don't get clean...My Wally use to tell people that our home was clean up to 5'1 because that's all Gloria could see...Ha ha!! Now I hope I didn't put you all to sleep today with my entry...May all of you have a great day...I should go clean cob webs...No I don't think so...all critters need a place to live ha ha!!

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

31 comments:

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh...I'm so happy to have you join in with Sunday Favorites this week, Darlin'! What a treat!!! And what a treat to see your fabulous round entry or foyer! Sis, you are sooo wrong...this entry IS GRAND!!! I just love the circular shape and the height...OMG...love it!!! I sure would like to know how they did the floor mouldings on that circular wall? Are the moulding pre-made for something like this or did the carpenters have to shape them somehow? I've just never seen anything like it! It's awesome! I'm in love with your big ol' oak hall tree...and you have it decorated so beautifully! Ohhh girlfriend, I love your crystal chandelier too...it sure does sparkle with the lights!!! Now, the room where the TV is...that's not your living room is it? Is it a family room? Just curious...and trying to get my bearings at your place! Never know when I might need to know my way around there...hehe!

Well Sis...so happy to have you for Sunday Favorites and I really enjoyed seeing this fabulous foyer again!!! Your home is soooo beautiful!!!

Love ya,
Chari

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, I am always fascinated by your house. It is so different and just gorgeous. You do have so many beautiful things. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

I really like the concept of a round hallway, but I can see where it could be difficult to decorate. But it is beautiful...let's see, the spinning wheel, the old phonograph, the stain glass window...oh, I forgot, I was doing a bit of shopping...my bad!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria- I still think your entryway is grand- I don't care what you say!!

Always love visting your pretty home!

blessings
mary

Someone's Mom said...

I love the anique purses hanging in the entry. So, is your house really round? Do you have pictures of the outside posted here? I can't imagine how hard it would be to decorate, but you've done a lovely job. Thanks for your comments and for visiting me!

Sue

Sandy said...

Gloria,
I am in love with your house. All your wonderful antiques, and that foyer is real eye candy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with everyone. Just show us more......
Sandy

Lori E said...

You have the most interesting home. Something to enjoy in every direction. So many different unique pieces. I love the quilt hanging over the staircase railing.
Hey what is all this Sis stuff??? Is Chari your sister? At one point she calls you girlfriend so I am not sure if you are just buddies or actual sisters.

Connie said...

All I can say is "BEAUTIFUL", chickee!
xoxo,
Connie

Dawn said...

Hi Gloria, this is so interesting! I've seen posts about your cabin and how its changed over the years but I didn't know about this round entry way! It is very grand!I just love all your intersting stuff. Those bridge supports were amazing.

October is getting close. I'm so excited. I haven't pinned anyone down on coming with me yet but bet your britches I will!

BTW, I love that rose carpet, it DOES go with all your antiques!

Dawn

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

GORGEOUS HOME!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by Boomer Baby Bliss, Sunday Citar!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Wow, what an awesome foyer! I love those bridge supports. How totally interesting. I have never seen anything like them. Just love 'em!
Thanks you for showing all of us your lovely enterway!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I can imagine hard hard it is to decorate a round room. But you have done a fabulous job. Thanks for reposting this. I did not see it the first time around.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gloria,
This is so wonderful! I remember last time, it really caught my attention! I just love all the angles, richness of your beautiful decorating and all your wonderful antiques~ Ha~ I see the spinning wheel just like my Mom's!!! Oh, that chandelier is just gorgeous!!!! Hugs and happy Sunday, Cindy

Madeline's Album said...

What a wonderful home you have. I am amazed at all the antiques and unusal items you have, they are just wonderful. Have a great day.

The Raggedy Girl said...

Your entry is really lovely and I think that green dragon is awesome. How interesting about it being three stories and it seems quite grand to me and you have done a great job with the decorating. Thanks for sharing.

The Raggedy Girl

Justine said...

Blast from the past! I loved looking at all the pictures again!

Justine :o )

Tootsie said...

throw it all in the truck and ship it here!
I love your house so much. I can't wait to roam around in person with my big purse....5'1 hey....I might have a purse that size...since you are the best thing in that house!
I got excited to see more of your home...it always give me such good ideas!
I got an old treadle sewing machine the other day. I will send you some shots maybe you can tell me something about it....since I can't find anything online that is helpful!
love you mom

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, sorry it's taken so long to get over here. "major" computer problems.. hopefully, they are fixed now. I love, love, love your Grand Entry. I love the circular walls and the grand staircase. I might even feel like a queen walking down those stairs. The crystal chandelier stole my heart. I'm looking for one on a "small" budget for the toile room. I think it needs a bit more bling. What do you think? ) Need to go and play with my Bailey.. miss ya girl..love and hugs ~lynne~

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a gorgeous entryway! Wow -- Such beautiful detail, both in its actual "bones" and construction, and in how beautifully you have decorated it. Wonderful.

And i LIKE the rose colored runner on the stairs. In fact, I'd be tempted to bump down on my butt all the way to the bottom, just cause that carpet looks so nice and soft and cushy. Just like my tushy.

Have a grand Sunday!
Cass

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Precious Gloria,
Your home is so grand. What are you talking about. It is breath taking. That entryway is so beautiful, and I love the staircase and the doors. Oh My I love it. That quilt is so gorgeous that you have draped over the stairwell. It looks just like coming home. I so love it.

Now that oak hall tree is tremendous. I love every little detail on it. The color is just perfect for that entryway with your doors. I so love it.

Now I was just wondering where you have the butler hidden. I didn't see him at the door. Now what closet have you stuffed him in?

I love you sweetie. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Sunday morning.

I will be heading home Sept. 30th. I will be out of touch during that time. I will find a way to keep you posted. It may be through my daughter Heidi @ Fairy Footprints in the Sand. Make sure you go and visit her and sign up to follow her. She will keep you updated while I am gone. She will have Amy updates for all.

Talk to you soon. Country hugs sweetie, and thanks for sharing. Love Ya, Sherry

Cathy said...

Gloria,

What beautiful photos. The house tour was just lovely. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Cathy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gloria, I remember this post ! It sure was a good one too ! Glad you posted it again.

Lynn said...

I love your entry!
I think it tells the story of YOU!!!
Now come on over to my blog and tell me where you got those cute little floating hearts!!!

onlymehere said...

I would definitely call this grand! I just love how you decorate! So I guess our house only has to be clean to 5'4" bz that's all I can see! I'm going to try that one out on my husband!

Kathy said...

Gloria, your foyer is so charming..the bridge suppports are so unique, interesting how you've used them. The whole foyer height and circular walls just make such an interesting space! You must have had a ball decorating !!! Thanks for stopping by today, ( and I love your carpeting)!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

niartist said...

Oh Gloria, it's MUCH MORE grand than my entry! Love your wrapping staircase. Gorgeous! I actually featured part of my entry this week as a little teaser of what's to come for fall. Come by and check it out when you get a chance! :)

Jessica said...

Morning G~

I still love those bridge supports...your entry is FAB!

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs~ J

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I love seeing your home! It's so you! And my favorite...those bridge supports! I don't know how you do it! I need to shop with you because you find t emost unusual things! I haven't been a good bloggy buddy...I'm cleaning!! I dare not stop because I'll lose the mood! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's a beautiful entry, Gloria! Looks very grand!!

joshie said...

hey grandma, i love your blogs! I took Kyra to to doctors this morning. she is 29inches long ang weighs 15.8 lbs. she also got a flu shot. boy does she hate the dr's. Im still sick in at the doctors to see if they could give me some medicine. i miss u grandma. cant wait for u to be here. love ya,
josh

Heather said...

beautiful and Regal!