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 20, 2010

~Meet Gloria~

Not Me silly you already know me...But this is my Ansonia Clock from Ca. 1854 and it is called a Gloria clock...it is called a Swinger clock as the  the pendulum swings back and forth...this is the pendulumthis is the clock face...This clock sit on an old street lamp post that my late husband cut down and sand blasted and powder painted Wally gave this to me for my 39th Birthday and said that way I will always be a swinger and have one too ha ha!! It's one of my prize possessions in my home...
I am linking this up to Cindy's  My Romantic Home for show -N- Tell Friday...Thanks Cindy...

May all of you have a GREAT weekend...
Until next time from my mountain top to yours,
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Another gorgeous clock. And what a wonderful name she has!

The Charm of Home said...

Gloria that clock is beautiful! the face is amazing. Are the hands curved around the ball? So very unique. Thanks for showing us.

Lottie said...

That is so sweet! What a great memory from your husband.

Barb said...

Your clock is truly a work of art. i have never seen anything like it.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gloria, that clock is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful treasure and I love the lamp post too. Fabulous. You do have some of the neatest things. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Gloria you have the most amazing collections!! This is stunning! Am so glad you are feeling better friend!

I am so far behind in blogging- I don't think I have had a post in 2 weeks!! Yikes- everyone will forget all about me!

bee blessed

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! I have never seen a clock like that. I was out again today trying to decide what I want to use - pinned it down to 2 floor styles. Need to bring samples home and compare to cabinets & furniture. Would you believe those were the 2 samples the store was out of !?!? Geesh!
Enjoy your weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I love your clock! And I love the reason that Wally gave it to you. :-) You are a hoot!

Love you much...


Sheila :-)

Kim said...

Gloria - I bet that's worth a fortune!! Not that you would ever sell. I'm sure it's priceless to you!

Blondie's Journal said...

How awesome can a clock be?! I love it {and the pretty name}. The lamp post is really nice, to.. That Wally was a sweetie!

Hope you are feeling well over on that mountaintop. Thanks for popping in when you can sweet lady!


9405018--Pat said...

Wow, this is beautiful thanks for sharing...Pat H

Dandelion and Daisy said...

What a beautiful, unique clock I can see it has many special meanings for you....which make it priceless!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


That is one fantastic clock!! Gorgeous!


Susan said...

Very unique and I also LOVE your header! I think we have similar taste in decor. Sincerely, Susan

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, how sweet of Len to give you that clock, it is gorgeous and exquisite!...Christine

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Gloria, That is a nice Victorian clock. Thank's for sharing...Julian

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, Gloria, that is one stunning clock! What a lovely gift.

You really do have some amazing things!

Best wishes,

Debbiedoos said...

This gorgeous Gloria clock is almost as stunning as you!~ She is pretty close I have to say...a real gem. You have the coolest antiques!

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria, I love your Gloria clock. It is a real beauty and so unique and best of all OLD! It is so lovely sitting on that old column.
Thank you for coming by my blog and admiring my old suitcases. So glad to meet you, don't you love the blogging world?! I do.
Hugs, Cindy S

Madeline's Album said...

This clock is so unusual very unique. You have some very interesting pieces. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Shelia said...

Hi Ms. Gloria Clock! Oh, how beautiful she is, Gloria! I have never seen or heard of anything this marvelous. You do have the most wonderful, beautiful things! Does she chime as well? My and the pole she's on! What memories for you and the soft green color makes it look like the olden jadite.
Thank you for telling me about the Sandwich Glass, Gloria! Did I pay too much for it? You know everything there is to know about antiques, sweet friend!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb said...

Hi Gloria, your clock is fabulous! I love all the wonderful detail and what a grand name!!

Have a blessed weekend, sweet lady.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Diann said...

What a beauiful clock! I have never seen one or even heard of one before! The details are just amazing!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That Gloria is one gorgeous girl just like her owner! What a treasure to have from Wally. I hope your getting your strength back and getting out and about!
Happy Weekend,
Hugs to you,

Salmagundi said...

What a glorious clock! It has certainly found the right home at your wonderful house. Hope you are feeling better. Have a great weekend. Sally

Kathy said...

Can I say, Gloria is glorious!! I have never seen anything like this.
Simply enthralling!
Thanks for stopping by - have become your newest fan/follower!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Gloria is one unique and beautiful piece. I love it! It's so pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you are feeling great and well rested.

Blessings to you girl.
~Melissa NC daughter :)

Tootsie said...

love this...she is almost as beautiful as you are mom!!! Love you!!!

Lamp Tramp said...

Gloria is one amazing girl! So intricate and beautiful. I love clocks, I need to read up on your past posts. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Lamp Tramp

Deserae said...

What a fascinating piece and gorgeous too! I also adore your ironstone collection you featured in a previous post :o)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a beautiful gift and such a pretty clock.
Love it that it is called a Gloria clock and you must have had to own this.

Happy weekend

Wendy said...

I really enjoyed reading your post this morning! Thank you for sharing. That is the coolest and prettiest clock that I have ever seen. What a special gift!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful curiositie that clock is, and that it shares your name makes it even more amazing!

Unknown said...

You have an amazing home! I love how everything is so properly Victorian! It reminds me of a local estate, now a public park, Maymont, in Richmond, VA. (http://www.maymont.org)

From the Kitchen said...

I'm so happy to have found (and to follow) your blog. I'm anxious to learn more about antiques. Our biggest antique is our 1921 arts and crafts home!!

I look forward to returning and finding out more.

Drop in for a "visit".


Vintage Remixed said...

Well, Gloria-- Gloria is beautiful. A treasure indeed!! Hope you're having a great weekend!!


Anonymous said...

What a an awesome clock. And just the perfect name. What a sweet gift. I love your ironstone in the previous post. It's so elegant looking. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're feeling well.


Hi Gloria, No, I'm not talking to the clock :) I'm talking to you, ha ha! What a beautiful, amazing clock, I have never seen anything quite like that before. How sweet of your husband to know that you would adore a "swinger" clock! Thank you for sharing such a priceless treasure of yours!
Thank you for visiting last week and leaving your comment on my
"SWEET GIRL", we had a wonderful celebration for her birthday!

Dawn said...

That soft green street lamp post was one of the things that made me want to see more of your home. I love it! What a sense of humor Wally had!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

I'm sooo glad that you did an "up close and personal" post and photos on your magnificent Ansonia "Gloria" clock! It truly is magnificent...I certainly can see why it is one of your favorites! Ahhh...and along with it comes so many sweet memories...what a treasure! And...not to mention...that you have such a fabulous piece...named after you! wink! I'm curious as to what kind of metal that this clock is made of? Is it brass? And what is the black parts....metal? I just think this clock is so unique...seeing that the clock face is situated on the black orb...sooo awesome!!! I just love all the ornated detailing too...ohhhh, and that beautiful angel...magnificent!!! I love that Wally cut and fixed this old lamp post to display it...it really is so perfect!!! Thank you, sweet friend...for sharing your magnificent "Gloria" clock with us!!! I love it!!!

Okay...I'm off to see your stove now! Hehe! Just trying to get back into the grind of things. We got home yesterday afternoon...had lots of fun but was sunburned, windburned, and hot! Hehe! Talk to you later, sweet friend!!!

Love ya,

bj said...

Hello, sister friend,
Now, that is one beautiful Gloria clock ...such a pretty face, just like you!!
I love that olden lamp post, too.
I love all your pretty things.
Sure hope you are feeling much better.
xo bj

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful clock, as is it's namesake. laurie

Americana Lady said...

This clock is so interesting! Do you have any history on it?
Keep your flag-a-wavin'♥ Joan