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February 22, 2010

~Victorian Side Board~

Hello!! I'm so glad to be joining in on one of the sweetest gals in Bloggerville Marty's Vignettes day...Thank you so much Marty for taking over this fun day for us...Now those that come by here know I'm not a Modern Millie, I swear I should have been born in a differ era ha ha!! I love the Victorian Era...Maybe because it's so romantic to me or was just a simpler time....


This is my Dining Room side board with 3 differ looks....Old photo album with the ink well , photos, Books, Art Nouveau Picture frame with a picture of my Grandma and Grandpa....


One of my Favorite Ooh la la French Bust, Satin opera gloves, a Mojolica Lamp , Old Camera and again old photos...I just love old photos....


A Summertime pattern Chintz tea cup and saucer, Tin type picture, Stereo Viewer with cards, Silver and pearls all sitting on a lace cloth...Hope you enjoyed seeing my side board with its many looks...if you want to see more of this side board check out my side bar....Now in all my travels in Bloggerville I just knew one day I would find my Victorian soul mate...You know someone who love's that look like I do...well 2 weeks ago I met her and her name is Kim at "The Victorian Parlor" please do yourself a favor and go by and see her wonderful home and blog even her header picture made me sigh...I could just move in there and do my Happy Dance ha ha!!

Thanks Marty and Thank all of you for coming by and seeing this ole gal...

From my mountain top to yours until next time....

56 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, you are definitely the dearest friend ever. Thank you so much for joining the party. I just drooled over the first pic of your sideboard, and then the next one I just about quit breathing, and then you still had more. You are definitely so creative and I love viewing what you do with all your gorgeous antiques. I use to have some of those opera gloves and wore them many times. How fun is that. I have no idea what ever happened to mine. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Patricia said...

it is beautiful gloria!
many blessings
patricia

Picket said...

Ohhhhh sis I love this new meme...I can difinely do this one! I loved all three of yours but my favorite one was the first with your grandparents...love those old black and white photos...ohhh I gotta go do me a post..this is just right up my alley! lol Love ya sis...~Picket~~~

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful sideboard vignette, Gloria and beautiful sideboard!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gloria, you always have the most amazing displays! It's such a treat to look at all your beautiful treasures!

Manuela

xinex said...

You have so many beautiful items and I never get tired looking at them. Probably the only ones I would not use in my house would be old pictures because I am afraid of them, lol. I am just a scary cat. That's why I always tag along whenever John has to go out of town for a meeting. I cannot sleep at home by myself and I don't even have pictures of the dead in the house. Your vignettes are beautiful...Christine

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful Gloria, I will say it again you have a lovely home with so many treasured heirlooms and photos.

Enjoy your week
Hugs
Carolyn

Blondie's Journal said...

GLoria~~~

I love your beautiful sideboard and all the the neat pieces you have displayed. I am sure each time you look at them there is a story about how you found and fell in love with each one. You should really have been from the Victorian era. My mother said I was meant to have been from the forties...whatever that meant! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's all so very lovely!! I could live in your home!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Debbie said...

That was a feast for eyes!!~ YOu have some really neat happy things I see you love to display....I do too, I display all that I love and that to me is what makes a house a home!!~

kim said...

Gloria, your vignettes are just beautiful. So full of charm like something out of The Victorian Homes magazine.

Really Rainey said...

Hi Gloria! Oh my gosh you have such lovely things to play with! The third one is my fav! What fun!
Really Rainey

The Victorian Parlor said...

Girl you and I are definately kindred spirits!!! I am in awe after looking at your GORGEOUS dining room vignette (how funny that we both did a dining room post on the same day:). You and I are without a doubt in the wrong era! I love visiting your blog and I am so glad that we have become Victorian friends:). Thank you so much for your gracious comments and mentioning my blog-it warms my heart.

Blessings fellow Victorian sister,

Kim

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gloria, you do amazing arrangements with your equally amazing collections! LOVE the opera gloves; my theater student daughter Anne -- who also sings opera! -- would be SO jealous if she saw them!

And that little sugar scuttle you have? I have its twin, in pewter!

Small world.

Did you see my Dad in my blog post today? He's doing well; Peggy and i are keeping him busy. He'll be 90 in May and we're planning a big party.

I'll blog about it... Meanwhile, I have decided to KEEP MOVING! More on that at another time..., Love, Cass

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have so many gorgeous Victorian things! I love to see them and see how you display them!

Looking forward to more of your vignettes!

Katherine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You are so good at putting together the vignettes...the pearls, the gloves...oh my!

Shelia said...

HI Dear Gloria! Oh, I love your beautiful vignettes on your beautiful antique pieces! I love all three but I think my favorite is the second one with the pretty bust!
Oh, I'm going to see your new friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

You've created so many beautiful vignettes! I love all of them, but the second one is definitely my favorite. I love the bust...she's so pretty!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love all three of your vignettes, but I like the last one a lot!!!

Rhonda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
I came over from Kim's Victorian Parlor and WOW!!! I love the photos of your home!! I love Victorian also and even belong to a Victorian Society!! I don't live in a Victorian home ( a 1970's townhouse) but I have tried my best to make it look a little Victorian inside! Great to meet you!!
Debbie-Dabble

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria. I love love your sideboard. I think everything looks breathtaking. So victorian...so romantic. :) Thank you for sharing with us.
Sandra

Jenglamgirl said...

All the vignettes look great, I especially love the one with the old camera. Old photos have so much nostalgia don't they?... Great job! Jenn

Linda said...

Luv them all...OLD black and white family pics are soooo AWESOME...thanks sooooo much for sharing yours!

Blessings,
Linda

Kathysue said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. One for each look!! So many lovelies, Kathysue

Melissa Miller said...

~Wow! Gloria this looks so elegant and beautiful! ~Gorgeous girl. :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful side board and lovely treasures on display...the victorian era was a time for grand style! Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comment.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Oooohhh...what a sweet post, Darlin'!!! Gloria, your fabulous sidebar is just perfect for showcasing all of your beautiful Victorian pretties!!! This was such a treat...seeing three different vignettes! Girl, you've been busy! hehe! Well Sis, I love all three vignettes...seriously!!! And...there are certain details that I just adore about each vignette but as a whole...I think the second vignette is my favorite! Of course, you probably know why...that fabulous french girl!!! I really enjoyed seeing your old camera and stereo viewer...awesome! Ohhh...and all of the old, old photos just lend to the perfect Victorian ambiance!!! Girl, you did GOOD!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your pretties with us...you did a magnificent job of creating these fabulous vignettes!!! They are like "works of art"!!!

Well my friend, as you can see...I'm up and it's in the middle of the night! Don't know why I'm so "keyed" up...but I'm not the least bit sleepy! Of course, I will probably crash all day tomorrow! I really do hate doing that but hate just laying in bed trying to sleep..even worst! Read your note, sweet girl! Hehe...bet you looked real "fine" in those new jeans! I really need to get mine ordered! Can you believe how fast the time is going by...it won't be long and we'll be having the time of our lives in Vegas!!! Yeeehawww!!!

Well Sis, I'll talk to you later!!!
Love ya,
Chari

Michelle said...

Gloria, I love all the treasures you have, you have displayed them very well!! Thank you for coming by my blog!...Michelle

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

You said "ooh la la french bust" on your picture info and my brain saw it as bustier and I was looking for one that wasn't there! LOL
Beautiful vignettes Gloria - everything you own is so lovely.

Have a great week sweetie!
Hugs, Sherry

Justine said...

You have so many beautiful things to display, Gloria. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to choose what's going to be out!

Justine :o )

Nezzy said...

One sideboard~~~three vignettes, just beautiful sweetie. I'm in love with all your old photos. I have some old "tin" pictures of my ancestors. This has motivated me to display them. (even though I don't believe in evolution these people really have some ape ears on 'em!) Heeeheehe!

God bless ya and have a 'Glorious' day!!! :o)

Madeline's Album said...

Once again another lovely piece. I just love the way you decorate you have quite a knack for it. Continue showing us your lovely home and all its antiques. Have a blessed day. Madeline

joybuzz said...

So many pretty items and that camera is amazing! Have a warm and toasy day.
Joyce

Patti said...

Just lovely....beautiful arrangement!

Sharon said...

Hi Gloria, thank you so much for all the lovely pictures of your table tops. So many nice ideas for the Victorian look which I love so much. I am so happy to be back in blog land again.
Blessings.....Sharon K

Together We Save said...

Wow - love the way you put it all together.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Gloria! I love all of your vignettes, but I must say that the tea set with the sugar scuttle is especially pretty! I am at Page's while little brother is taking a nap! Aren't babies wonderful? Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Myrna said...

Hi Gloria! Oh how I LOVE the victorian look~ And you do a fabulous job in displaying it! I can't get enough of your darling vignettes!! Beautiful!!
Blessings,
Myrna

Ms. Bake-it said...

All your vignettes are quite lovely. I too love the Victorian Era and have said many times that I was born in the wrong era! I love that bust and camera!

~ Tracy

Lynette said...

Love them all Gloria - but the ones with the family pictures - they're the very best!!

I need to find places to put my pics out in my new house - some (most) of them are still packed or in my closet - shhh - don't tell!!

Happy Tuesday friend -

Chrissy said...

Oh Gloria...they are all soooooo pretty,but I think the first one is my favorite...looks so romantic!! Hope this finds you well my friend,Chrissy

Pat said...

Beautiful, beautiful treasures! I'm not a Victorian person at all but I so enjoy looking at your beautiful things. I know they mean so much to you ~

Much love,
Pat

Pat said...

Beautiful, beautiful treasures! I'm not a Victorian person at all but I so enjoy looking at your beautiful things. I know they mean so much to you ~

Much love,
Pat

Jo said...

I love victorian, so classy!

alice said...

So wonderful! I love the old photos! IT is special to have them. Thanks for stopping by.
smiles, alice

littlethings1 said...

You have a lot of fabulous antiques ! I love the magnifying glasses you have ! Beautiful photos , thanks for sharing & for stopping by at my blog !
Eunice

vignette design said...

Gloria, your tabletops are just so wonderful. I love the old photographs and all your antiques.
I checked out Kim at The Victorian Parlor and I think you two may have been separated at birth! Thank you for the lead to her. You both have wonderful victorian things.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, so much beauty, and so many interesting treasures. That camera looks so neat. Love those old photos of your grandparents, and ooo-la-la those gloves! I've told you before that I think you have a beautiful bust! (even in your old red robe) Love ya, laurie

The Decorating Diaries said...

Very romantic!

Janet

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You have the most amazing things, Gloria! I am fascinated by all of it. It must have taken years and years to collect..
I am looking for one of those little silver thingys that hold sugar cubes. I saw one at a Estate sale and passed it up not know what the heck it was! Can you imagine that? Now I cannot find one for love, nor money!!
Everything is lovely!
I wanted to do this today, but I am still knee in getting some of my stuff put up and have no idea where to put it...I think I'm just tired.
I cannot wait to see the photo's of the party in a few months! CANNOT wait!
Hugs and love,
Mona

Tootsie said...

mom...those are all great looks, but I am partial to the second one you posted today. Girl...you have that touch and the style, and taste like no other...OUTSTANDING!!! I love all that you share...can't wait to get there and raid your house! lol
luv ya...hugs...
next time you see Candace...give her a little hug for me! I am so excited!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

All three looks are great...love the vintage photos in each. Great vignettes and all with such interesting pieces...each one would spike great conversation.

tales from an oc cottage said...

GORGEOUS!!! I am a Victorian at heart!!!

m ^..^

Bill said...

Well, Gloria, I gave my mouse a workout scrolling up and down ... up and down ... drinking in those beautiful images and trying to pick a favorite. Well, I finally gave up. I love them all! You have so many special things and you display them perfectly.

Gloria, you make us ALL "happy to be" with your warmth, humor, and generosity. Thank you!

Bill

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Gloria, and I love, you, too!

Flying through Blogland on a wing and a prayer that I make it to my real life destination where I'm traveling next! Got to scoot...

XO,

Sheila :-)

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