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

June 30, 2010

~ This -N- That ~

Hello Girls, Have you ever bought something and then got it home and it took you months to do anything with it....When I was a young wife I could get something new and I had to redo the whole house before I went to bed...Now that I'm olden I still love my stuff...But keeping it real here I will buy it and it will sit in my DR in the bags for months ha ha!! These are just a few things that have been taking up space in my DR for months now... Got this 3 piece cake plates at Ross...I was going to use them for my Granddaughter's baby shower in Aug...But I reserved the tea room in town for the shower instead....Always did say the best way to have a party is Book it ha ha!! This gives me time to do my hair and make-up ha ha!!





I put all 3 of them on my kitchen table....Added some of my beloved blues to them and of course a tea pot light....And my sweet Birds that Shelia from "The Quintessential Magpie" send me...Thanks Shelia your the best....



This is a napkin holder...But I made a plate stand out of it...Love the sweet spoon and fork...




I got cord covers a few months back also...again sat in the bag in my DR...Good Grief I'm a Bag Lady lol!!...Finally stood on the arm of my sofa and got one up... Still have another one to do...Hey baby steps here folks...


I really like not having a "Naked Chain"


Another thing I had in my DR...this beauty shop light ca.1930



This globe is a real beauty...Well it's time I got it hung in my Beauty shop bathroom...I told you I have an "outhouse Bathroom" a Barber shop one and an Garden one and a Beauty shop one.... Do your bathroom have themes...of course they do...



I think this will be beautiful when I get it hung and lit...don't you??? People tell me they would love to shop my house...well girls come on up to my mountain...everything is already bagged in my DR for you ha ha!!Last week while in Reno, I found this great Antique mall and I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I walked Thur the door...I kid you not they had real Antiques...So many of the shop now days have just plain junk that they call Antiques...When I was a young bride we called them second hand stores...This shop use to be the local "Mercantile Store" and it still had allot of the old general store furniture in it....Well moving right along now folks...I found a cabinet almost like this one that SCREAMED my name as soon I as walked Thur the door...Don't you hate when that happens ha ha!!....But hold everything I didn't buy it and for a few reasons...

1. The price

2. No place to put it (without getting rid of something in the kitchen)

3. We didn't have our Big truck that day


But it's been in my head since I seen it last week....Now I'm going back to Reno on Friday and if they still have it and will meet my price...I'm bringing that puppy home ha ha!! I do have to get rid of my kitchen table and chairs...which means I have to get a smaller set ( don't you hate when that happens) But I do have an old Ice cream parlor set in the barn( oh yes I have a 3000 foot barn also packed) that I can bring in....see how my mind works when it SCREAM's my name??? I just know it will look great with my Old General store Bin counter and I do so love my Old general store kitchen....Of course it will shoot my Antique budget for the year...But hey I'm leaving some great stuff to my daughters...That's another one of my reasoning when I buy Antiques I'm just thinking about what my daughters would like ha ha!!

Daughter Dawna was here last weekend...And she always ask the same thing " Mom what's going to happen to all this stuff when you die"? and I always say the same thing "Not my Problem then" ha ha!!! ( love you Dawna)
OK after all of This-N-That I better do what I do best and sit in my old red robe with my feet up and think about the other bags of stuff I still need to unpack ha ha!! I could have my own TV show called Mini-Hoarders ha ha!!

May all of you have a GREAT day...Thanks for coming by my silly blog and seeing what I'm up to...

Until next time from my mountain to yours,


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

35 comments:

bj said...

I'm tellin' you, girl...you have the cutest personality and your wit is a riot. I know you must be so much fun to hang out with!!

I do love all your things...and now everytime I watch Hoarder on tv, I'm gonna think about you. Hahaa

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Honestly Gloria,
You just have the best stuff!
I want to be Dawna! And I just love your answer to her, that is so cute! That butterick pattern holder is amazing and I would want it so bad too!
I love the blue and white, the cute lamp, the plate holder, well everything!
And, you have cute little feet!
Hugs my friend,
Cindy

Oh, we leave on the 9th of July! Can't wait to meet Chari!

Debbie said...

Hi Gloria...you made me laugh out loud on your comment...hey that works for me too!!~ I love your stuff, that has been sitting in bags....I am the opposite, I tear into it, use it for awhile, grow tired of it, then Hoard it my closets....don't open a closet around here:) I love how you displayed those pretty plates with the silverware, so cute!

sissie said...

Hi Gloria,
I love your post today. I have been smiling from start to finish.
You are so right about the new thing in the bag. I guess we just don't get as excited as when we were young and didn't have much money. I leave stuff sitting in bags around the house and sometimes I forget that I bought something new! LOL

You have such a love for antiques and I love that you share that with us. I would also love to see that barn of yours. I bet it's just full of treasures.

hugs
Sissie

salmagundi said...

Oh my! That pattern cabinet took my breath away. Get back over there with your checkbook (or whatever) and bring that beauty home. At least, I'll know it has found its way to an appreciative home. Have a joyous 4th. Sally

Nancy said...

Gloria,
You're just the cutest! I got so many chuckles out of your post. You are so cute and funny! I really do love seeing all your things! Have fun in Reno and I hope you get that cabinet!!

Hugs and love,
Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, my dear friend... your blues are the most beautiful I've ever seen... I adore the toile lampshade.. my lamp like that is screaming for a new shade... would love to find one like that as a replacement..Now, about that napkin ring turned into a plateholder.. girfriend, that also has my name on it... if I had the money I would be on the first plane out to grow through your bags... gosh I'm still drooling... I hope when you get to Reno your find is still there and you get to take it home.. nothing better than satisfying a whim that sticks in our head and becomes an obsession.. that's the way my purchase from Nell Hill's turned out...lol... I've got to try and call you sometime this w/k.... just let me know when would be the best time...miss the heck out of you... lots and lots of hugs ~lynne~

Americana Lady said...

Gloria you are always entertaining. You must enjoy shopping. I have a love for things too and American History also. I knew you did too because of your appreciation and love for nostalgia. Thanks for sharing all the fun items. I'm glad you unpacked some... Keep your flag-a-wavin...Joan

Dawn said...

Ha Ha! At least you know what's sitting around in your dinning room! I was looking around the kitchen thinking about how to reorganize my it tonight. I opened a cabinet high above the stove and to my surprise I saw a tied up plastic grocery bag with something large wrapped in newspaper. I had no idea what it was and couldn't remember putting it there. It was like Christmas! I got it down and it turned out to be a pretty white canister with a fruit motif with lots of great colors. It really pays to go through those bags once in awhile huh? We should start a group therapy for bag ladies!
Good luck in Reno!
Dawn

mishebe said...

I coming over to shop... Love that beauty salon light too cute! " They say if u walk away from it and then dream about it 2 days later you should buy it". ok . ok I say that! lol... my motto...

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Gloria,

Love your pretty blue and white vignette and all the other gorgeous treasures you showed us today.
Your own Beauty Shop light is great and will look good going in your bathroom.
Good luck with the cabinet at Reno ~ hope it can go home with you.

Happy July
Hugs
Carolyn

Sherry said...

Oh, Gloria! I love your toes! Sorry, I love the pattern cabinet too. It is very unique, I'm sure it would be impossible to find another one. You blue plate is also gorgeous. Such beautiful things. Have a great 4th!
Sherry

Madeline's Album said...

Again you have out done yourself. Another great post. Hope they still have that cabinet so you can add it to your other antiques. I really enjoy visiting you and seeing all the great stuff you have. Have a blessed day and a safe and wonderful 4th. Madeline

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just read your sweet note and came right over! Girlfriend, you just crack me up...bag lady! Hehe! But...I know exactly where you're coming from...the same thing happens here too! Oooh...love your new 3 tiered cake plates and you made such a beauitful vignette with them...I love all that blue and white and toile!!! Sooo pretty!!! And...I love, love, lOVE your "Beauty Shop" light...it's gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what it looks like when you put it up! Hmmm...now I'm trying to recall if I've ever seen your "Beauty Shop" bathroom? I like your pretty chandy chain covers too! I need one just like that...in that color! I think Hobby Lobby has them...I need to check. Where did you find yours? It's absolutely disgraceful...I have a naked chain! wink! Sis, it sounds like you're going to have a busy day tomorrow...heading off to Reno! You know that I just adore that old cabinet...I hope that you can get it!!! I haven't even seen anything like that around here...very unique! Ohhh...and it would look fabulous in your kitchen! I'm thinking that your ice cream parlor table and chairs would be darling in your kitchen! Ohhhh...and Sis, if I were at your place...I would be shopping your big ol' 3,000 sq. ft. barn too! Hehe! OMG...I can't even begin to imagine all of the goodies that you have out there! Well Darlin, you guys have a safe trip! I'll talk to you when you get back. We really don't have plans for the 4th...still working on a few projects that we need to finish up. We'll probably throw a steak on the grill...maybe go and watch the local fireworks.

So glad that you came by for a visit and you like my bedroom. Sis, I'm still "piddlin" in that room! Hehe! You know how that goes! Well sweet Sis, you guys have a Happy 4th of July! Talk with ya later...

Love ya, Sweetie!
Chari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just read your sweet note and came right over! Girlfriend, you just crack me up...bag lady! Hehe! But...I know exactly where you're coming from...the same thing happens here too! Oooh...love your new 3 tiered cake plates and you made such a beauitful vignette with them...I love all that blue and white and toile!!! Sooo pretty!!! And...I love, love, lOVE your "Beauty Shop" light...it's gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what it looks like when you put it up! Hmmm...now I'm trying to recall if I've ever seen your "Beauty Shop" bathroom? I like your pretty chandy chain covers too! I need one just like that...in that color! I think Hobby Lobby has them...I need to check. Where did you find yours? It's absolutely disgraceful...I have a naked chain! wink! Sis, it sounds like you're going to have a busy day tomorrow...heading off to Reno! You know that I just adore that old cabinet...I hope that you can get it!!! I haven't even seen anything like that around here...very unique! Ohhh...and it would look fabulous in your kitchen! I'm thinking that your ice cream parlor table and chairs would be darling in your kitchen! Ohhhh...and Sis, if I were at your place...I would be shopping your big ol' 3,000 sq. ft. barn too! Hehe! OMG...I can't even begin to imagine all of the goodies that you have out there! Well Darlin, you guys have a safe trip! I'll talk to you when you get back. We really don't have plans for the 4th...still working on a few projects that we need to finish up. We'll probably throw a steak on the grill...maybe go and watch the local fireworks.

So glad that you came by for a visit and you like my bedroom. Sis, I'm still "piddlin" in that room! Hehe! You know how that goes! Well sweet Sis, you guys have a Happy 4th of July! Talk with ya later...

Love ya, Sweetie!
Chari

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the best post, sweet Gloria!! You made me smile and laugh. I am a bag lady, too. I buy something I love and I just have to let it simmer until I know exactly where I want to put it!

Love your new treasures. The napkin holder with the fork and spoon is SO cute...it looks like something you could make, Gloria. A little soldering maybe? I also love the cabinet you are ready to buy. Who needs a kitchen table and chairs? lol!!

I hope you are doing well and that you are planning a fun and relaxing holiday this weekend. I see that your pedicure is done!! lol! ;-D Love ya!

xoxo
Jane

Anitra Cameron said...

Ohmigosh! I'm so happy to meet someone else with a DR full of bags!

Loved this post, and am still smiling after reading it. Gotta say, though, when I saw that awesome cabinet, I thought, "OK. You are NOT going to tell me that was in a bag in the DR!"

I'll be back--off to hit the Follow button now!

Tardevil said...

Too funny. I feel right @ home w/ you, Gloria. I have my own 'bag lady problem'. My oldest daughter wonders the same thing, but she will get over it. I love finding stuff. My husband just told me last night, in a kind way, that I have a problem. My only problem, is that he and my mom, keep finding me stuff @ thrift stores when added with the stuff I find, becomes 'clutter'. LOL! Have yourself a great 4th weekend. Nice manicure btw.

Tardevil said...

Too funny. I feel right @ home w/ you, Gloria. I have my own 'bag lady problem'. My oldest daughter wonders the same thing, but she will get over it. I love finding stuff. My husband just told me last night, in a kind way, that I have a problem. My only problem, is that he and my mom, keep finding me stuff @ thrift stores when added with the stuff I find, becomes 'clutter'. LOL! Have yourself a great 4th weekend. Nice manicure btw.

9405018--Pat said...

One great post today....love your goodies....thanks for sharing...Pat H

9405018--Pat said...

One great post today....love your goodies....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Gloria said...

Hi, Gl♥ria! The other Gloria here! Well, if you are the "Bag" lady, I am the "Box" lady -- I, too, have things I haven't put up and are still in the boxes they came in, just like you! We have the same name, so we might as well hoard together! Ha!I have to get my act in order though. If I finally put up all my stuff, I would be so happy and will take pics for my blog. I will let you know when I finally get some energy to do so! In the meantime, please post when you put up that red light -- LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your treasures. Love ya!
Best,
Gloria

Kathysue said...

Gloria, I would say your this and thats are treasures for sure. Love the plate holder/ napkin holder so perfect for your home, Great finds, Kathysue

Sue said...

Oooooh, I love the blue and white you're showing! And that fork and spoon "plate holder" is so darn cute! I love seeing all your "olden" stuff. And yes, I am a bag lady too. I forget what I've bought and where I've put it. Does that mean we are buying obsessed? LOL
lotsa hugs, Sue

Kathy said...

Gloria! Girl you had me in stitches! I am rooting for you - I actually think you can get this! I love it when you stop by. I have placed guidelines for the Victoria Blog Party - I sure hope you stop by,
God Bless,
Kathy

Justine said...

What cute feet you have, Gloria!!! Oh, I love that napkin holder and love it even more as a plate stand. You're brilliant! And wow, if that piece of furniture you found is truly like the one in the picture, you'd better grab it!!!

Justine :o )

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Gloria -- You're just the cutest! So glad that you're feeling so much better now. Love your new antique -- hope it's still there with your name on it! Thanks for your sweet visit to my side of the mountain. Happy 4th!

xinex said...

You are just so funny and cute, Gloria! I hope that cabinet is not sold yet because it is so nice. I love cabinets with lots of compartments. I would love to go shopping in your house. You have the neatest antiques...Christine

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

You are so funny! I really enjoyed reading this. I'm a bag lady, too. But I hide my bags in the basement, out of sight. I usually surprise myself when I look in them later. I'll think "Wow, look what I got!" Have a great 4th!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I tell you! Lotsa fun here...and every single time I have to go back and look again...and again! :) What cute feetsies you have, my dear! AND red nail polish! I think I need red polish now too. :)

Sooo..you have stuff carted off too...lol
Sometimes I moan and say..NO, NO, I just got that!! I ALWAYS lose. lol
Gotta love daughters!
I..shall return! Hmmm..that sounds familiar..who said that???
Love and hugs to you!!
Mona

bj said...

OOPS...here I am again. You have so many pretty things here, I had to come back and take a second look. :)

Hope your day is a good one!
xo bj

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow ~ amazing shopping from your DR table! :-) Love the blues, although I don't use that color now except for a few dishes. That teapot lamp is adorable!

Hope you have a fun & safe 4th ~

xoxo
Pat

Melissa Miller said...

Mini hoarders! HA! You are hialrious!

I love the antique piece you found! Today is Friday so I do hope you are buying it right now. It will look gorgeous at your amazing home! Love all the pretty cake stands and the blues too. Good job!

Thanks for your sweet words on my haircut and weight loss. They meant the world to me.

Happy 4th!!! ~Melissa :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goooooodness.... You're a hoot! Loved your bag lady stories. And, that cabinet. I hope they still have it... I'd love to see it all set up in your very own kitchen.

Have a wonderful and safe 4th!

Huggies,
Spencer

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I have NO idea how I missed this post!!!

I'm SO glad you're enjoying your birds. They look cute as can be at your house!

And I'm a bag lady, too! LOL! Like mother, like daughter! I am taking after YOU!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)