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March 18, 2010

~Perfume and Tiffany~

Hello Girls, Have you ever walked around your house and seen stuff you don't remember how you started a collection of.... I did get my curtain up above my bed....Remember when I found this 1940 Art Deco bedspread and valance at the Second Sunday swap meet....Also Len got all the oak trim finished staining this week in the bedroom Now I'm getting ready for paint...Oh yes I'm losing the Pink can you believe that...I have found a color called Malted Milk that I just love and it will go with my rose carpet so I don't have to change it out YIPPEE!!



I love Gold Filigree and I think it must have started with the Tiffany wall lamp...The shades are feather quail pink and they are by Quezal ca. 1890...Quezal worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany and was one of his glass blowers....
I love my Antique Filigree....but really didn't remember I had a collection of it....Until I was trying to put the bedroom back together yesterday....





Love my sweet little Filigree clock...














Are these tops not pretty....




The ring box Len got me a few years back....I guess I needed something else to dust ha ha!!










I am hooking this up with Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for show-n-tell Friday...This is my first time to do this meme....Sounds like fun as I have lots of stuff to show ha ha!!!

Hope all of you have a GREAT weekend...It's just beautiful here today on my mountain top...all my Daffs are just popping up all over sighs....


Until next time from my mountain top to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria


43 comments:

La Dolfina said...

I adore your gold filigree collection. What a pleasant surprise to find it and put it all together again. It looks beautiful in your bedroom :) Wishing you a lovely day on your mountain top!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Gloria, this is such a lovely collection of filigree. You've displayed them beautifully in your bedroom. It's so nice to see all of your different collections!

afistfullofweeds* said...

That Room is Beautiful!! Don't paint it!!! Rhonda

Nancy said...

Oh Gloria, what a beautiful collection and what an lovely bedroom, just gorgeous!

A new follower and blogger,
Nancy's Notes

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
Your bedroom is just breathtaking!! I love it! I can't believe that you are going to paint it a different color!! Your collection is gorgeous as is everything in your home!!
Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the drapes behind your bed...so Victorian and elegant. I think the malted milk shade will make all of the pink just pop.

I have a perfume bottle with a filigree top, only I didn't know that is what it is called!! I have no idea who made it or if it is worth anything. It's pretty though.

We are having beautiful weather here in Chicago, too. I think it is in the 50's. Rain in time for us to go to the lake on Saturday...but it's not like I'll be swimming! lol

Happy Thursday, Gloria!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Chris said...

Do you sleep in that bedroom? It is just beautiful, I wouldn't want to touch a thing in there. Including dusting..LOL

Hugs,
Chris

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
OMG! This room is drop dead gorgeous!! As is your collection!! And you are going to change the color??? I am sure it will be stunning!!
Debbie

bj said...

You do have a lovely collection of filigree.
If anyone ever says "I'd hate to dust all this" to me, I just tell them my Swiffer is my best friend!!
tee hee...
hugs, bj

bj said...

I just posted a comment and...where the he** did it go? I am having such trouble leaving comments today...ANYway, just wanted to say I love all your collections! Just beautiful...

Tootsie said...

well now...what a nice little collection of things that will fit in my big purse...did I mention that I picked up a larger one??? haha!
I am glad to hear that spring is there...it is winter here today...cold wind, snow...the works.
I hope you are having a good day mom...I love you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, another fabulous collection! You know so much. I'd get taken to the cleaners if I tried to buy these pretties. I'd end up with dime store stuff at antique store prices. That clock is stunning! Love that you put all of the pieces on the gold rimmed mirror. It all just sparkles. laurie

sissie said...

The gold filigree pieces look so pretty on the vanity mirror.

Lovely post.

hugs
Sissie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The curtain looks wonderful and oh my the perfume bottles are just stunning. They have such beautiful cut crystal and gorgeous decorations. Stunning. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

Justine said...

Ooh, I so want a peek at this malted milk color! When will you do the painting? and you just put the room back together, only to take it apart to paint! Len did a great job on the staining, and once again I've gotta give him kudos for sleeping in such a PINK room!

Justine :o )

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello Gloria! I haven't been around lately. Sorry! I love, love your filagree! The Tiffany is so beautiful! But my very favs are the perfume bottles! Thank you for sharing your beautiful things with me! God Bless! Lauralu :)

9405018--Pat said...

What a beautiful collection.....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

You have the most gorgeous ornate treasures. Your room is luscious. Its a room fit for royalty. The Victorians sure had good taste, and so do you. I'm so glad your snow is melting and daffodils coming up. They've called off the snow here for the weekend. I hope they're right this time.

Debbie said...

I love all your vintage finds...you are the queen of Victorian, and do it so very well!!~

KarenHarveyCox said...

How lovely, what a beautiful collection of gold filigree, So nice to meet you.
Karen

Susan said...

I love your room just the way it is....so beautiful. Use your malted milk in another room.........this room is perfect!!

kim said...

What a beautiful collection you have. I do hate more stuff to dust, but have to have the stuff!

xinex said...

You sure have a lot to show and they are all so pretty and unique, Gloria. I love your collection....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
Girl, I am just so amazed with your home! Can I come take a tour? I love a shade that's called malted milkball, you know it's going to be gorgeous! I love that spread and your room just sparkles! Happy Week-end, Cindy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

So many beautiful things to look at in this room! Your perfume bottles are absolutely amazing!

Have a wonderful day/!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You have the prettiest things, Gloria! You lucky ducky! I love those beautiful perfume bottles and your lovely trinkets! That cherub border is too precious!

Your room is so beautifully put together. Reminds me of the tours of famous homes, where the furniture is immaculately kept. You flow from one beautiful room to the next, guided by the red ropes that keep you far enough away but close enough to see the beautiful detail.

I was wondering, where do you keep those red ropes at night? ;)

Cheers!
Tina

Patriotic Mom said...

Blogging Friend, your Tiffany sconce is fabulous as well as all your exquisite tray beauties. Gloria you have such ornate treasures. I cannot wait to see your new colors in your bedroom. Joan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a pretty collection. I have seen some really pretty perfume bottles out there and have been tempted, but I could easily be taken as I know nothing about them. I started a collection of bottles years ago (nothing of value), but did not continue with it - lack of space mainly.

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful perfume bottles!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melissa Miller said...

Girl these are so stunnning and gorgeous! ~WOW! Remember my mirrored silver tray in the bathroom on my new cabinet? You have inspired me for sure. I need to go shop today and run some other errrands. I'm going to take a look around.

Have a great weekend. Love you!
~Melissa :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Sweet friend, I do declare that you have the most gorgeous bedroom that I've ever seen!!! Ohhhh my goodness...your antique bed is just breathtaking! Of course, I know that I say that everytime I see it but it's soooo true!!! I forgot how tall you said that the headboard stands but I know it's TALL! It really does make such a GRAND statement in your beautiful bedroom! Girl, your bed linens are just yummy...scrumptious!!! I'm so happy for you that you found that pretty set at Second Sunday...you did GOOD!!! Okay...I love, love, LOVE how you did the lace panels and topped them off with the matching valance...behind your bed! That looks sooo pretty...so perfect!!!

I loved seeing your gold filigree collection! I just adore the filigree!!! I'm so glad that you showed us that fabulous Tiffany sconce/light! I think it's the first time that I've seen it! Gloria, it's gorgeous...and those pretty soft pink and white feather shades are magificent! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your mirrored filigree tray with all those fabulous pieces! I wished you could have heard all of my ooohs and aaahs...simply breathtaking!!! I love all the pretty perfume bottles with the filigree tops!!! Honey, that ring box that Len gave you is gorgeous!!! That man of yours certainly has a "good eye" and great taste! wink! He did GOOD, Girlfriend! Now, you know that I just adore your clock with that sweet cherub!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous filigree collection with us and for sharing your gorgeous bedroom with us!!! This was a sweet treat and "eye candy" for sure!!!

So you are getting ready to paint your bedroom? Sis, I think that a malted milk color will be sooo beautiful!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out! When are you going to start painting? Before or after Vegas? Hehe! Don't wear yourself out, Darlin'...remember...we have a town to paint red! Hehe!!!

Hey, on that note...you know that they sold out of all their 4 day tickets to Viva Las Vegas! You should see that they're going for on ebay...OMG!!! People are needing tickets and you should see what they're paying for them! I'm so glad that we have ours already...they're sold out!!! Girl, it is snowing like crazy at my house today! We are under blizzard warnings...have the high winds with the snow! I am crossing my fingers that we don't lose the electric! Say a prayer today for Russell, he is having to drive in this mess! We will be "snowed in" for the weekend...guess we'll just cuddle by the fire and keep warm (wink!)! Hehe! Sounds good to me!!! Do ya'll have plans for this weekend? Oooh...I bet it's time for 2nd Sunday Swap, isn't it? Well Sweetie, better close my book! Sheeeshh...I should have just emailed you! Ooops! I'll talk with you later, Sis!

Love ya and see ya soon!
Chari

vignette design said...

Gloria,
You have a beautiful collection of filigree! That angel clock is to die for!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gloria,
I just love seeing your "stuff". It's fabulous. You have so many terrific things. This weekly meme is perfect for you. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog & taking the time to comment. Have a fabulous weekend.
Kim

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Gloria! That is a beautiful Victorian bed. And great vanity bottles also. Have a good weekend. Julian

A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love the little clock! I'll be back to see your new wall color!

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

Gloria...your home is so beautiful...love visiting and seeing your beautiful collections. The curtain behind your bed is beautiful...so elegant! Malted milk...sounds pretty...is it a creamy color? Can't wait to see it!
Hugs,
Susan

Karen said...

Oh my! Love it all! I didn't even know I liked filigree. LOL. And love your BED!!!!!
New paint - fresh spring - perfect!
Have a wonderful weekend!
karen

tales from an oc cottage said...

Your home is...WOW! Love it!

m ^..^

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, I've enjoyed catching up on your posts. You've had an amazing and exciting life, and your love and appreciation of it just shines through!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Sweetie, love your collection of the filigree it is just so beautiful. The bedroom is beautiful...I think the new color will make everything else just show beautifully....I love that you never seem to get stuck in a color just cause you loved it once, I always think it's important to stay current with colors of walls and that makes everything else fresh....I think your getting to be quite the professional with those pictures of yours...Hope all else is good on your side of the state, nice and warm here...take care sis..Phyllis

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie, just little ole me. I'm so excited to be loose on a cold, windy Saturday night. Your room is "gorgeous". Your filigree is simply "beautiful". You certainly have some great treasures. I hope this finds you doing well darling. I've missed you. I've gone back and checked out your early posts.. WOW!!! I see I need to get busy and kick myself in gear... just toooo much going on. The first day of the open house is behind me, and tonight they are calling for 3 to 12 inches of snow. Girl we do not need this right now. If we get that much no one will be able to get down the lane to the shop, and it is loaded with some of the cutest bunnies ever. I'm hoping to get some pictures posted.. I got in the fab greenery and it has been a hit... sure wish you could be here to see all of it. Mr. P has not had such a good week.. so I'm hoping he'll improve over the w/k. He goes back to the doctor on Monday... so say a little pray... off to play with some pictures darling... miss ya love ya hugs ~lynne~

Pat said...

Beautiful!!! Love the filigree ~

xoxo
Pat

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your filigree collection, Gloria! It's just so pretty!