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

May 25, 2010

~ Bench Time~

WARNING: This post is not for the weak of heart...Please do not send out the clutter cops after me.I wanted to show you my window bench in my Dining room...Now remember I had this room added on in 1996 and I knew I wanted to have a place to sit drink my morning coffee and be able to look outside and see the deer each day...Now everyone knows my love of all things Victorian...and Victorian would not be complete without Fretwork...
I found this piece in 1994 when Wally and I took our plane out Antique hunting one weekend in NebraskaI just loved it because of the heart shape of it...Now mind you at that time our plane was already packed to the mack...But I threaten not to cook for a week batted my sweet brown eyes at Wally and he let me have it ha ha!! Anyway I had no place to put it..But just knew one day I would have my window bench and put it above it...
These are a few of my Victorian prints hanging also above my bench...These are from ca.1880 still in the original frames...This is a Gasoliers ca. 1900 that we got one weekend in Oregon...the shades we got in California...there called feather quillMy Rocker High chair sits by my bench...And of course I had the bench made for storage...
My Victorian table and gone with the wind lamp and a silver tea set... on each side of the alcove I had these built cabinet's put right between the studs so I could put my mustache cups collections..Well guys I hope I didn't bore you to death again with my love of Antiques...Like I have said I know my kind of thing is not for everyone...But there is just something about antiques that call my name..Love them
Until next time from my mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

33 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You never showed the cabinet with the mustache cups have you? That is amazing. I have one!! I need 2 more to have a collection. How wonderful is that!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
Let me be the first to say that you can NEVER bore me to death with your antiques!!

They are spectacular!

You took my breath away (again!) with that piece of fretwork and your sweet window bench!! I can just imagine sitting there in the morning ( and all day for that matter) with a cup of coffee , gazing outside!!

I love everything...your pictures, your wallpaper, that gorgeous lamp!!! You do not know how much I would LOVE to see your home in person because even though your photos are wonderful, I know that in person, it has to be pure magic!

You know I am another Victorian Heart and you just made this Victorian heart sing!!!

Hope you are feeling better, dear friend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Angela said...

I can picture myself having tea with you. I know exactly where I would be sitting too. I am hoping to get a bench made by our window similar to yours. (I think I will try the batting of the eyes to hubby like you did and see if it works)lol/ I got the brown eyes too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your babies having tea with you are so sweet in their high chair! Great collection of cups! I love antiques too, so it's always a joy to admire yours.

Madeline's Album said...

Another great display of your love for antiques. I really enjoy your post. Have a great and blessed day. Madeline

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, I have a cup of coffee in hand ready for a nice "long" visit in your beautiful home. You have some of the most unique beautiful pieces I've ever seen. Clutter? NO way my dear... pure beauty.. eye candy for the picking.. if only I had a big enough purse and truck to bring it all home I would... I always enjoy stopping by and seeing what delightful things you have to share with us... miss ya darling...love ya hugs ~lynne ~

Dawn said...

No worries Gloria! If you hear the Clutter Cops coming up the mountain just grab that big ice cream cone of Len's and barricade the door. If they do haul you in I'll come bail you out 'cause I LOVE your antiques!Hugs
Dawn

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness.... It is all eye-candy!! I agree with Debbie....You could NEVER bore me!! Beautiful!!
Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Sandra said...

Gloria, I could walk thru your house and enjoy every nook! I love love to see antique pieces! I wonde who they belonged to. What story does each and every piece have. Nope, you do not bore me with all of your antiques. Love them! Have a good day sweet lady!
Sandra

Jan LaFollette said...

So many beautiful objects in one room! I love the chandelier, especially the shades....stunning. Rarely do we get to see such a collection of quality antiques and you have put it all together so tastefully and made it feel cozy and welcoming.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Are you kidding? I'm loving this! You are speaking to a clutter bug who could be busted right along with you, Gloria! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Are you kidding? I'm loving this! You are speaking to a clutter bug who could be busted right along with you, Gloria! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

mishebe said...

your so funny. I think u love your house and collectables as much as i do mine... And that is ok ! lol

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

Clutter? Try "eye candy'!! lots of gorgeous things you ae showing us today! That fret work is beautiful! and that chandy is amazing! I love all the little treasures!

Rettabug said...

I feel like I've just stepped back in time to a more genteel era full of lace & good manners! Gloria, this is so super special...what a treasure trove of wonderful collectables you've got.

Now I've got to go look up what makes those pretty teacups "mustache" cups. ??? I can't believe all the things I've learned since I started blogging. :-)

Thanks for sharing your very pretty corner in the world.

Shelia said...

Bore me? Oh, Dear Gloria! I love seeing all of your most wonderful treasures! You have the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I love this beautiful scrolly piece and your little built in bench is wonderful...your gone with the wind lamp...your mustache cups...your little high chair and doll...your tea set...oh my! I love it all!
Be a sweetie and thanks for the tip about turning the hydrangea blue! You're the smartest one too!
Shelia ;)

The Victorian Parlor said...

Gloria,

Oh my gosh that fretwork is gorgeous! And the gasolier is stunning! If I sat down to have my morning coffee there I would probably still be there in time for evening cocktails:).

Blessings,

Kim

June said...

Gloria your home just delights me. SO many beautiful things everywhere I look. I feel right at home here. I love seeing all the beauty you create around you.
Thank you so much for leaving me such sweet words at my place.
hugs

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria, Sweetie, I have never owned one of them there mustache cups..but I have seen them...and look at that collection!! WOW!

The little bench is adorable...and..it has storage. What could be better..and...YOU never bore me! I do not decorate Victorian..but I love it to pieces!
I enlarge all your picture and just look and look and ooooo and ahhhhh!
So much to see..and I love every minute of every visit!
Love and hugs to you Sweetheart!
Mona
P.S. ...now if you will excuse me I have to go back for a second peek! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
You never, ever bore us! This is Victorian beauty to the max! I love it all, in fact I gasped when I saw that hanging light and GWTW lamp! They are just gorgeous! Everything is my dear! Like I said in the past, I would pay to tour your lovely home.
Hugs, Cindy

Lou Cinda said...

Gloria, I LOVE the fretwork! I love it inside a home and outside. Just love it! Your window seat is wonderful, what a perfect place to start the day surrounded by the things we love!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Mari said...

HELLO GLORIA,
OMG!!! YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL, IM SOOO GLAD I STUMBLED UPON YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG AND GOT A GLIMPSE OF YOUR STUNNING HOME!!! WHO COULD GET BORED WITH SUCH A WONDERFUL TOUR :) THANKS I HAD A GREAT TIME VISITING YOU :)HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

How are you doing today, sweet friend? Are you busy with wallpaper? Hehe! I'm not up to much...just got off of the phone with Jenni (she talked my ear off today...hehe!)

Girl, that Victorian fret work is just divine and ohhh sooo perfect for that little sitting area! I love, love, LOVE IT!!! I just love your bench seat too...what a lovely place to sit with you morning coffee...and like you said...watch the deer! I would sooo enjoy that! Girl, you're going to just giggle when I tell you my first thoughts when I seen your bench opened up....I though, oooh, how I would like to dig in that!!! Hehe! I can only imagine all the goodies that you have stored in that pretty little bench! wink! Anyway, I have always loved how ya'll had the shelving/display cabinets built right into the walls...I think that is the grandest idea ever! And...so very pretty...to be able to display all of your fabulous cups there!!! I also really like how your beautiful vignette that you did on the window ledge behind the bench...soooo pretty, Sis! You have so many pretties...like I've said before...I could spend months and months just going through all of your collections, etc! Love, love, LOVE that gorgeous chandelier lamp...those have got to be the prettiest globes! Ohhh...and your pretty floral and lace valance in that window is fabulous!!! Did you make it? Well Sis...I sure had fun with this little tour around your window bench...loved the pretty art work and that beautiful table and rocker high chair too! This area is just soooo pretty...it belongs in a Victoria magazine...that's for sure! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Darlin'...this was a real treat!!!

Love you, Sis!
Chari

Dawn said...

I'm back Gloria, my giveaway is over, please stop by when you have a chance :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How are you feeling? I've been away several days and haven't had a chance to read back yet.

I still say that you have more antiques (and certainly nicer ones) than most shops. You could charge admission to your "museum" of beautiful things. I can just picture you sitting on the bench and watching the deer.

Sue

Tootsie said...

MOM!!! you have been holding out on me!!! I LOVE this!!! Add it to my list for Lenny to load up and send my way!!!
I have been a busy bee...planning to try to call you this week...hope you are feeling all better!!!
I miss you. I wish you could hop into that plane and send yourself here for a visit ...a nice long visit...
One day...we will get together...and I might just stick your teensy little red headed self into the back of the u-haul I'm bringing...and take you home with me too!!!
love you mom!!!
toots

Debbie said...

So nice Gloria that you enjoy and live in your home with such contentment...I know the feeling. What a collection of tea cups, and you have them so proudly displayed....I love it all Gloria!~ Hope to see you over the weekend with something:)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Nebraska is a great place for finding Victorian goods!

Terra said...

You have a lot of beautiful treasures; I like the pink glass lamp shades and your Victorian prints, among many of these pretty things.

Betty said...

You surely never bore me with your antiques and decor. I love the fret work.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Your room reminds me of some of those old movies I love to watch. The ones with Judy Garland, large families, and Victorian homes. You cannot go wrong with a window seat and such lovelies inside. I wish I could visit your home in person. It is like a Victorian museum but very cozy. So much to look at...
Keep your flag-a-wavin'♥ Joan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, this is such a pretty, feminine nook - it looks just like you! Those pink shades on that light fixture are stunning! The idea of the cabinet between the studs for the mustache cup collection is just brilliant! laurie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Oh my friend how I love seeing your beautiful collections, the cups and saucers are all so pretty and you are so lucky to have such a wonderful place to display them, that makes such a difference...Hope all on your side of the mountain and all are well with your family....