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

April 12, 2010

~Lets take a stroll thru my hallway~

Hello guys....want to take a stroll thru my hallway today....I thought I would show you what I have in there...My hallway is pretty wide so I'm lucky I can place furniture in it.... This is an antique walnut library table I have and on the top I have an Oak Tower Display case from ca. 1910 from a old general store...I love to change out the inside of this piece its great for displays and storage ha ha!! underneath of it I have my Victorian Salesman sampler fainting couch....





This is my Child's white wicker rocking chair from ca. 1920








One of my Tiffany style lamps and a candle holder and picture of Marie Antoinette...




This is one of my mechanical banks this one is called "Trick Dog" you put a coin in the dogs mouth and pull the lever and he jumps through the hoop and puts it in the barrel.....

I also keep all my little hats boxes in here with the hats inside of them...to learn more about these click here...

I also keep alot of my family pictures in here also...

This is also in my hallway....I call it my "Holy Moly" because its an Antique baptismal bowl if you were like to know more about it click here
I added the glass to the top of it so I could use it like a table top ha ha!! The bust is one of my favorite one out of my collection..

Is this not pretty...I know this kind of stuff is not for everyone...but hey I told you I march to a guitar with a few missing strings ha ha!!



One of my Victorian photo albums and an Art Deco photo stand....ca. 1920



I just love all the details in her face....I had the album for many years when I found the stand and just knew it was a marriage made in heaven ha ha!!!

Well guys that it for today next week I will show you the other side of my hallway....I want to thank our sweet hostess Marty for this fun day for us gals...

So until next time from my mountain top to yours,

Hugs and smiles, Gl♥ria

49 comments:

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! Oh i'd love to stroll around your house and look at all of your antiques. Everything has a story, kwim? :) Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend.
Blessings,
Sandra

Really Rainey said...

Hi Gloria! Well I enjoyed the tour... So I do have a question... if I were visiting and put my keys down and couldn't find them would you actually say "Look on the Holy Moly." (That thing is awesome!)

Rainey

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just read your sweet note and came right over! Sooo glad to hear that you are getting into the dentist in the morning!!! I'm praying, Sweetie!!! I'm so glad that we got a chance to visit over the phone yesterday...love ya!!!

Girlfriend, this is the first time that I've seen this beautiful hallway and that gorgeous antique walnut table...Oooh!!! I love it!!! Love that pretty Tiffany lamp...it's lovely!!! Love your tower glass cabinet...you're right, it's great for showcasing your pretties! I just love all of the little hat boxes! I remember when you did a post about them not too long ago! Hehe...that little salesman fainting couch is just awesome...I see that your kitty found a spot to curl up there!!! Now...I just adore that little wicker childs chair...ohhh, they used to make them sooo ornate, didn't they? Girlfriend, that art deco easel and old photo album are soooo beautiful!!! I just love that kind of stuff!!! Is this one of the albums that you showed us awhile back? Love, love, LOVE IT!!! How awesome it is to have a hallway spacious enough that you can have furniture in it! Your home is just awesome, Sis!!! Hmm...maybe some day I'll see it in person!!! wink!!!

Well Sweetie, I sure hope that you'll get to feeling better after your visit tomorrow! Let me know how it all goes if you feel up to it! I'm not doing much today...I think I overdid it yesterday with the cleaning...oops! But I'm okay...just moving slower than usual! You know...at the pace of a snail! Love you, Sis...will talk with you later!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...hey, I was going to ask you...did you get your cadilac purse in Vegas? I love it!!!

sissie said...

Hi Gloria,

Thanks for the tour of your gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful hallway!

Everything is so lovely. Love Holly Molly.

hugs
Sissie

Nancy's Notes said...

Gloria, that was quite a stroll, your hallway is fabulous! I especially love your walnut table, what a gorgeous piece! Love the fainting chair! Got a peak at your drapes too, love the fabric!

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Debbie said...

Gloria I would love to take a stroll through your home...so much eye candy!!~ And we are big antiquers ourselves.....we have a little dog bed in leather similar to the one you show here.....love it all, thanks for sharing!!~ And girl Vegas looked fun!!~ And I bet it should stay there:):)

Kim said...

Gloria - you have SO many treasures! I would love to be able to put large furniture pieces in my hallway. It's just way too narrow. I used to have a few of those old mechanical banks. They are so fun and whimsical. You have some great collections going there! Lots of history.
xoxo,
Kim

kim said...

You have so many wonderful thing full of history. I love that walnut table and the bank is too cute. Need that for my banker hubby.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wow I love your hallway. Such interesting things you get to admire each and every day! Thanks for your post - Jennifer

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word. You have so many beautiful antique pieces of furniture and accessories, I just drool over every picture every time you show your home. I just keep thinking this was the best, then you always amaze me with more. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is always such a treat. Hugs, Marty

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh Gloria I am wiping the drool off my computer screen! It's all gorgeous! I really like the photo album and the baptismal is divine:).

Blessings,

Kim

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fun stroll thru your hallway, enjoyed it all! You have the most marvelous antiques! Love 'em!! Love that Holy Moly too, and the name!

Katherine

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

The Baptismal stand is beautiful. I really like those old mechanical toys and banks. Everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I could live with that hallway, very easily, Gloria. What a beautiful library table and that little fainting couch is just adorable...but my favorite are the little hat boxes, I just love them.

Atticmag said...

Gloria, I'm so happy to find your blog as I'm a huge antiques fan, too. That bust is a beauty as is the doll, the fainting couch sampler and everything you've show. What a pleasure. Please stop by. -- Jane F.

Sherry said...

Wow! That is just your hallway. That is amazing. I love the old oak display case! Such beautiful antiques.

Karen said...

Oh Gloria. sigh.
I could come spend hours in your home just gazing at everything. It is all so PRETTY! You have some fabulous stuff Girl! I would kill to have a library table like that! (If you come home one night and it's gone - don't come looking at my house!) And that photo album is absolutely divine.
Now what you need to learn is how to post a video on your blog, and show us all how that little dog jumps through the hoop! That is so cute!!!
Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful things with us!
Have a wonderful evening! Karen

xinex said...

You have so many beautiful and interesting things, Gloria. I love your busts! The furniture is so pretty. I would be so entertained in your house if I ever went there. It will take me all day browsing and absorbing the beauty for sure....Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I love the tune you march to! :) I love love love seeing your lovely home and all of your beautiful things! Your hallway is just amazing! You do have the most wonderful things.
Little Carter is doing great!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
I just got done reading your last 3 posts and they were all wonderful my friend! You and Chari in Vegas was the best!!! I just got out of the hospital late today. I went in Thursday morning with a very infected, full of stones gall bladder. They operated yesterday. The surgeon was trying to get it settled down a bit plus my temp had gone up to 102. SOOO, I missed a bit, but I will be catching up soon. Big Hugs my friend, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have so many beautiful pieces.
Thanks so much for letting me know about Debbie-Dabble's dollhouse. It is beautiful!

Jessica said...

Morning G~

Oh how I've missed you & all your { drool } antiques. :) I could stay here for days.....

Hugs to YOU~ J

Melissa Miller said...

Everything is gorgeous my friend!
You have the touch to create such a beautiful and welcoming home. Love it all!

I think you may like my latest post. I have not heard from you or Chari and I've missed ya. *Smiles*

vignette design said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks for the stroll through your hallway. You have such wonderful things, all beautifully displayed. Love the baptismal font. And that bust is just gorgeous.

Heather said...

now that's one heck of a hallway! lol. so many pretty things...

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, what a wealth of goodies....just so delightful. I love the faithing couch....don't you just love the idea of that? :-)

Lovely tour!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Pat said...

A very nice stroll through your hall way. I can't imagine having that much space ~ :-)

xoxo
Pat

AshTreeCottage said...

You have some very lovely pieces. I especially love that antique walnut library table. Just beautiful!! Come visit my cottage. I wrote about libraries today, particularly the one at Oxford.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

bj said...

OMGosh, Gloria..you have such amazing things in your lovely home.
To have a hallway wide enuf for furniture just blows me out of the water. WONDERFUL !!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is like a museum, Gloria. I feel like I am getting the real tour every time you show us your beautiful antiques! Everything is stunning and elegant. And this is just one side of your hallway?? It must be the size of a room! I love it!!

Hope all is well on your side of the mountain, sis!

xoxo
Jane

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there once again dear lady Gloria!

This is just so fabulous!~ Wow!~ I feel as if I've found the most delightful treasure trove of delights; and we all have thanks to you sweetie!!

Please do pop over for my very special, 26th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blue and white kitties at tea plus bonus pictures Gloria.

Have a marvelous day!

Hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Love your home and all the beautiful treasures you have there.
The little hats and boxes and the sweet wicker dolls chair are so lovely.
Also your new header photo is great.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

ksarra said...

Your home is amazing Happy! Such treasures, and you seem like the perfect person to care for them and tell of their history. Take care, friend.

Cathy said...

Gloria...thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving your sweet comments!

I always love seeing all of your beautiful antiques...you have the most amazing collection of goodies! The table is gorgeous...I love the lines and richness of the wood!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Holy Moly! You have some fabulous stuff! I love the antique walnut library table. Your house would be a treat to visit. Do you have to dust everything yourself? I hate dusting. And now that my hutch is black, I'm having to dust more often. Did I tell you I hate dusting? Thanks for sharing. Can't wait till next week to see the other side of your hallway. I have furniture in my hallway too, but it's pretty cramped.
Kim

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I could look through your home forever and not feel like I have seen it all! SO interesting, Gloria...I find myself saying.."OH, OH! LOOK AT THAT!"

Love and hugs,
Mona

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Gloria -- thanks for your sweet visit! You're always welcome to my table. Now your tour is just amazing! I love all your victorian pretties. And I looked back -- how wonderful that your granddaughter looks so happy and well -- what an amazing miracle she is -- such a blessing. Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
Be still my Victorian Heart!! WOWZA!! What a hallway!! I am in love with that tiffany and the baptismal font!!

Everything that you have showed us is as magnificent as always!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You have such great collections, Gloria. I really do love that library table - beautiful! Linda

Dawn said...

I love touring your wonderful home Gloia. The stand and album are a match made in heaven! Now if you wanted to make faux kitty really real, you'd put him right in the middle of the hallway floor. That's where our cat lays, or wherever he can find a Spot Most Likely To Trip A Human!
Hope the trip to the dentist went well.
Hugs,
Dawn

PEA said...

I've probably said this before but I want to move in with you! lol Your home is so filled with breathtaking antiques and I'm sure it would take me months to admire each and every piece:-) You also have such a flair of knowing how to group everything and what goes good with what. They had a very similar child's rocking chair at the auction last week and it went for a high price, a couple of people were fighting for it! lol Thank you once again for such a delightful tour in your home:-) xoxo

Manuela@TPOH said...

You always have the most interesting things! Who else would have a baptismal bowl in their hall!! Love the little framed Marie Antoinette.

Manuela

Margo said...

Hi Gloria - I'm stopping by from Melissa's blog. Great blog you have here! I love the little white cat sleeping on the fainting couch. The glass on the baptismal font is a great idea!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Gloria....

I always love touring all of your yummy antiques. Whew...you have some FAB.U.LOUS things. Would you like to ship them to the NW?

Have a wonderful day.

Huggies,
Spencer

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow love the idea of having a hallway wide enough for side tables, i love that...I adore all your beautiful antiques, you know I love looking at your pretty things.....I have busy organizing and cleaning drawers, cupboards, dish storage all of it, almost done then more tablescaping...thanks for the pretty pictures, loved the post...Phyllis

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I loved the tour sweet Gloria! Your house is so much fun, so filled with so many interesting things that you love! I am trying to back to blogging, just slowly but surely. Hugs, Cindy

Terra said...

Is this your hall in your home? I would love to roam and visit all of your treasures. Your note that God answers all knee mail is very true.
Glad to make your acquaintance.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Dearie,
I just e-mailed you and posted about my flowers! You are the best, my friend! They are just gorgeous! Dan thinks your just the sweetest too! I finally got to read your Vegas post with Chari and Russell. It looked so much fun, I just loved seeing you two together! I also love your sense of humor, your so fun!
Hugs and Thanks again,
Love Ya,
Cindy

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, I have spent alot of time in antique stores and have never seen the little miniature hat boxes, complete with the mini hats, love them!! Your house reminds me of a beautiful antique store with a wonderful treasure around every corner! Sue