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February 21, 2010

~Fire Side Chat~

Hello guys, I thought today I would show you what I was up to last week....Thanks Susan for giving us this fun day to show-n-tell...Go by and see our Hostess to see all the fun things that have been going on this week in Bloggerville....







Now I hate this oak corner fireplace and have from day one...But I had a pellet stove that use to sit here and then we put in central heating and air...so I needed some thing to fill a hole ha ha!! I got this insert 2 years ago at Lowe's for only a $100.00 as no one really wants a corner fireplace...I found this great screen last year at an antique shop going out of business...but it still didn't make this thing look any better...



So what to do...well I got out my can of pecan minwax stain added some wooden do-dads to the front...

Now I like it much better...Not what I want yet...But it matches my Living room furniture much better now...









My Dear friend Chari at "Happy to Design" said how neat to have a corner fireplace so much room on the mantle to decorate...but I have a brick ledge here so its really hard to try and decorate around...I just covered it up with a scarf ha ha!!



set my marble box in the corner and put one of my many french clocks on it....


Added some old books on the brick ledge....


Hope you enjoyed my little make over....I have a secret...I'm trying to get my whole house done by Aug 7th as my daughter Dawna and I am going to be having a Baby shower on that day....You see I had the best Valentine's day present ever my Granddaughter Candace told me she is pregnant YAHOO!!! My whole family is so excited over this news as she lost a baby last year and it was so hard on her and our family..


So those that came by and seen the mess I have got myself into in this house this is the reason why...I want everything to be as perfect for this day as her precious baby will be to my family...We are so blessed...Please keep her in your prayers that all goes well this time....Thank you,


Until next time from my mountain top to yours,





37 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so sweet Gloria! You are the most thoughtful person! I love the make-over. All your beautiful antiques and adding the stain and decorative pieces added so much! It's just so lovely! Hugs, Cindy
Congrats on another grandbaby, you lucky gal.

Pat said...

You did a beautiful job my friend! If you can't delete it, then do the best you can, huh? :-) That is very exciting about Candace! I didn't know which girl was expecting. Will hold her in prayer and look forward to a healthy, happy pregnancy for her.

Don't overdo it with this house updating, ok? :-)

xoxo
Pat

onlymehere said...

That is the most wonderful news about the baby! I really like the corner fireplace too. I miss having a fireplace so much. We had one in our last home. Was that a Tootsie crown I saw in the one picture? I'm so jealous!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Your fruitwood chair is awesome and perhaps, (and just take this as a suggestion,) is why you hate your fireplace is because it's oak? I love fruitwood, but don't care for oak. We've seen so much all over the place? Anyway! It's just an opinion and we've all got those!

Allison Shops said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! I'm sure you'll have everything ready before then. Nothing like an upcoming party to get one in the mood! lol

Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a tour of my home.
Allison

Gillian Layne said...

Congratulations! And your home is absolutely lovely. :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Your changes made such a difference! And what a great way to deal with the brick ledge by adding a beautiful scarf!

Kat :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You did a great job adding the do-dads and having them look as if they came with the fireplace. We don't have a fireplace in this house, we've always had one. I really miss having one and having the mantel to decorate!

I'll keep that baby and Candace in my prayers.

Sue

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks so wonderful...I love that clock!! Congrats on the new baby!! Enjoy the grandma nesting!!

The Muse said...

Love your delightful treasures!

Michael Lee West said...

The corner fireplace looks awesome. I would love one in my basement. I'm excited about the new baby and your shower. Keep me posted!
XX00

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, now aren't you the most wonderful one getting your lovely home all ready for your baby shower! I'm so happy for her!
Now your corner fireplace is lovely and I really like what you did to it. I've got to get me some of that paste wax!! Love the wooden doo dad.
Now don't you do too much!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I am so excited for you Gloria! What wonderful news for you all!
I pray all goes fantastic for Candace and the future new baby.

Your mantel is gorgeous! Your home will be perfection for the shower as it is already. Everyone will enjoy it at your beautiful home!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Chaos Cottage said...

I like how you warmed up the fireplace. It does look much nicer now.

Dawn said...

You certainly changed the look of the fireplace. I love it. Aren't those little wood details great!

I will keep Candace and her baby in my prayers.
HUgs,
Dawn

Janean said...

gloria, much better! good idea...

that crown is awesome too!!!!

xinex said...

Hi Gloria! I m so glad I am able to comment on your blog again. I have been trying for the longest time and it would not allow mw to. Anyway, great news about Candace. Your family is really growing and what a blessing indeed. Now about that fireplace, it's gorgeous! I love corner furniture, always have, and you did a good job accessorizing it....Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Girl, you did a fabulous job staining your fireplace...I love the new darker color!!! I think you got it matched perfectly to your furniture! I love the pretty wood embellishments that you added to the front...when you sent me photos the other day, I figured that the fireplace came that way! Very pretty...they add alot of interest to the fireplace front! Oooh...Sis, I love your little antique screen...it's gorgeous! Well you did it, Darlin'!!! Your fireplace looks fabulous! I love how you draped that gorgeous scarf over the back ledge and put your pretties on it!!! GRAND idea! I love, love, LOVE your marble box and french clock!!! It just makes that entire vignette, Gloria! Hey Girlfriend...maybe you can do a post on your french clocks??? I have seen a few of them but I would love to see more...and I bet everyone else would too!!! Just a suggestion...wink! Hehe!

Anyway, I love how the fireplace turned out...beautifully done, Girlfriend! Ohhh my goodness...Girl, you have been a busy little bee! Did you get all the trim stained in your bed/bath then? I just love the look of wood around the windows...soooo pretty!!! Girl, I just giggled and shook my head when I read your last post and seen the photo of your gorgeous display cabinet all torn apart!!! Eeekks...have you even had time to sleep lately? Hehe! Well...I know how it is...bet you feel great getting all of this stuff accomplished and all for the most GRAND occasion! You know that I'm just sooo excited for Candice and all of you!!! A precious baby...there is no greater gift!!! Ohh...ya'll are going to have fun dolling up that baby shower!

Well Darlin'...I'm up early this morning! Went to bed early last night and just couldn't sleep anymore! hehe! I have to go into town today...my anual Drs. appt...yuk!!! I'd like to cancel it because of all the snow. It snowed here all weekend...I think we got about 8in. But I cancelled it last time so better make this one. I'll talk with you later, sweet girl!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Madeline's Album said...

Congratualations on the new grandbaby to be. My prayer is that she has a normal happy pregnancy and a healthy baby when it arrives. Your make over is just beautiful. Have a blessed day and week. Madeline

Cindy Conner said...

Your fireplace makeover looks wonderful! I love it! And congratulations on the grand that is on the way. Nothing like them grands! Mercy, I could just kiss their whole faces off! Be blessed.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful makeover, Gloria!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Beautiful job. Love the 'doo dads'. Everything you have is so ornate and gorgeous. Rosie

SmilingSally said...

Knowing you, Gloria, and August will be a snap for you to be ready for that shower.

The Victorian Parlor said...

It looks great!!! I love what you did with the scarf and the brick ledge-very creative! My prayers go out for your granddaughter Candace:).

Blessings fellow Victorian friend,

Kim

Sharing with Sherri said...

Looks great Gloria, and congratulations on the the new grandbaby! How exciting!

I love corner fireplaces, and love those decorative appliques too. They're so great for jazzing things up!

Have fun at the baby shower!!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

Judi said...

Congratulations! A new baby on the way. Now you have a deadline for getting stuff done around your place. What a great reason.

Your fireplace looks soooo good.I love what you've added to it and the colour. Looks terrific!

have a lovely day
Judi

Judi said...

Congratulations! A new baby on the way. Now you have a deadline for getting stuff done around your place. What a great reason.

Your fireplace looks soooo good.I love what you've added to it and the colour. Looks terrific!

have a lovely day
Judi

PEA said...

First of all, congratulations to your granddaughter on her pregnancy, such wonderful news for all of you...a new baby to love is going to be so much fun:-)

I absolutely love what you did to your fireplace, it looks gorgeous. You have such an eye for decorating. What would put me in a panic, you make look easy!! lol xoxo

9405018--Pat said...

You did a wonderful job on your fireplace...Congrats on the news about the new baby....Pat H

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I love the new fireplace and it all looks so great with the clock and books on the mantle.
I hope all will go well for Candace and her new baby. Enjoy the baby shower.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is going to go beautifully for your daughter. I promise.
A baby shower! I love those! You will have it all together by then. You have lots of time. Just don't try to empty the entire place into the garage and patio and ...well..you know what I mean.
How could your home be anything else but stunning!
Hugs and love,
Mona

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Gloria! A new baby on the way -- Oh prayers and good happy thoughts for the young Mommy-to-be!

And yes, I have made HORRIBLE messes in my house, when I've been trying to clean it. As they say, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!
Love, Cass

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Gloria! A new baby on the way -- Oh prayers and good happy thoughts for the young Mommy-to-be!

And yes, I have made HORRIBLE messes in my house, when I've been trying to clean it. As they say, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!
Love, Cass

Picket said...

Ohhhhh congrats on the precious treasure about to come into your family...that is just glorious news sis! I love the fireplace and adding those two dodad thingys changed the whole feel of that beauty! Girl you are so full of life...you just inspire me to keep going..love you sis ~Picket~

Treasia Stepp said...

First off let me say a huge congratulations to you for the upcoming wonderful event of a new baby! YeeHaw!

I love your corner fireplace. I would gladly in a heartbeat trade my real one that takes up an entire wall for yours. LOL. I seen one of those crowns (like you have on your mantel) today at Hobby Lobby on sale for $2.00. I passed it up because I couldn't figure out what to do with it. Now I could kick myself right in the behind.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, your fireplace looks so pretty, and I think it is wonderful to have the extra brick ledge to put more stuff on -especially if you have a scarf that gorgeous to put on it! That clock is ab-so-lute-ly a-maz-ing! What a beauty! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOPS! I forgot to congratulate you about the new baby in the family! I will add mother and baby to my prayer list - maybe I'd better add you too with all of the work you're doing in your house (you're already on my prayer list). laurie