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

July 20, 2010

~Table Love~

Good Morning girls, I Know I have been MIA for awhile ha ha!! But I did promise you I would show you what I got at the Second Sunday Swap meet....It's a French coffee table from ca. 1930 For those that come by my blog all the time know I just LOVE wood craved furniture...I think that's why I love Antique pieces the workmanship and pride that went into creating was so great many years ago...Just look at her sexy legs....

You will notice no two leaves are alike as it's all hand craved....this makes my old heart sing when I find pieces like these...

Look at the mirror on top...lots of fading, Love that!!

I love it sitting next to my French leather sofa...

Now this is the reason I have been MIA...I have been taking care of my Granddaugther Candace...She's now 30 weeks and 1 day and were hoping she can hold out for 6 more weeks until Landen James is born...Right now she is on moderate bed rest and can only stand for no more than 15 minutes so being the GREAT granny that I am I have been pulling double duty taking care of her house, laundry, food shopping, Doctors appointments, etc.
I have missed all of you here in bloggerville...But Family does come first...I'm so looking forward to having Landen James born healthy...God has just Blessed my family so much...Thanks for understanding why I have not been by...Love you guys..
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria


afistfullofweeds* said...

You are just a GREAT Lady!

Anonymous said...

Love the table.... Take good care of the momma to be!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The table is stunning, Gloria. I'm glad you pointed out all of the original and unique features to me because I'm not good at that sort of thing. I do know that a faded mirror is a sign of age. Pretty, pretty!

I am saying many prayers for Candace and her precious baby. Soon she will be in the safety zone. You are such a great grandma, I can only hope to be as sweet as you when it is my turn!

Mant thoughts going out to you on your side of the mountain. Take care, my friend!


Love the Decor! said...

Oh What a sweet grammy you are! I think your granddaughter is so blessed to have you!
I love the baby's name too!

Kim said...

How lucky Candace is to have you Gloria! She's made it to 30 weeks! Yay! My doc told me that having a baby at 31 weeks is just as good as having it at 40. At that was a high risk doc! So great news!

Sue said...

Your table is so unique with the mirrored top...it looks like it will fit in perfectly at your house. Good to see that Candace is still doing well...you are so right, family does come first.

Connie said...

I don't just love tables, sugar; I love it ALL!

Lottie said...

You are wonderful! Family does always come first. But I love you are back and LOVE the table!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your new table Gloria! I am happy to hear Candace is doing well. She is still in my prayers.

~ Tracy

The Victorian Parlor said...


I have missed visiting your blog so very much these past few weeks! Love all of the wonderful treasures in this post:). I will pray for your lovely granddaughter and Landen James!



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is amazing the hand done work that use to go into most furniture, but not much anymore. Now a lot of it is press board and veneers. The real wood pieces cost a fortune these days. So sweet of you to take care of your granddaughter. I hope she lasts six more weeks.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
You are such a good grandma! You just got over being ill yourself and here you are taking care of your granddaughter. Katie is 29 weeks pregnant today, so they are very close. Actually, Katie was born at 34 weeks and weighed 5lbs and 4 oz. I hope that she can make it at least until then. Oh, and your new table does have very sleek and sexy legs! Just gorgeous!

shannon i olson said...

Great piece, beats that Walmart in a box stuff!! Congrats on that coming baby!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love your coffee table, it is just gorgeous. You do always find the most wonderful things. Candace looks wonderful. You are taking great care of her. I still have the prayers going. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Ok Grammy you need to take care of yourself too Please!!! We will be praying for that little one to be snug and comfy in his mommy's tummy for awhile!

Love your table! You have the most gorgeous things in your home!

bee blessed

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! This is one gorgeous table.
I love it!

I am so happy to hear she is doing well. I hope the six weeks goes by fast and he is a big healthy boy. We are all praying for them Gloria and understand how busy you have been.

Take care and post when you can.
~Melissa :)

Karen said...

Well they are well worth the time away Gloria! But bed rest is the pits - been there - done that. Thought I was gonna go crazy! But when you want that baby - that's just what you have to do. Nobody promised parenting was easy! :)
Miss you but know all is well. You take care of yourself too my friend!
Hugs! Karen

Unknown said...

Hi Gloria!
That's such a pretty table you have. I'll be thinking of Candace and will say a prayer that little Landen arrives safe and sound. You take care of yourself, too ok?


Debbiedoos said...

Hi Gloria...will be thinking of your beautiful granddaughter Candace to go just a little longer:)
Your table is stunning...you always find the BEST pieces to fit perfectly in your home. Debbie

Madeline's Album said...

Love your new find. The table is gorgeous. Hopefully all will go well with Candace and the baby to be. My prayer are with them. Have a blessed day.

Barb said...

Hi Gloria, the table is lovely.

Take good care of yourself. I am sending a prayer for God's comfort and strength for you.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Diann said...

What a beautiful table Gloria!!

And you really are a GREAT Granny! I am so glad that Candice is doing well. She and you remain in my prayers!

Gypsy Heart said...

You know, I adore the intricate carving of wood on older furniture...such detail and craftmanship. I can only imagine how happy this table has made you!

Candace looks wonderful ~ you're taking really good care of her. I have you all in my prayers...she's on the downhill stretch right now and that's a good thing.

Take care of you too my friend!

Love * hugs,

xinex said...

You are such a good grandma, Gloria. With that kind of care, how can Candace not get better? Love the table!..Christine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a special table you have bought, love it.
we understand how busy you have been, and wishing Candace and her baby the best wishes, hope all will go well for her.


Connie said...

I hope Candace and baby does well. You really are a great Grandma! Love your beautiful table!

Sandra said...

First of all, Praise God that your granddaughter still has her precious baby in utero! I'm so happy for her!
I love love that table of yours. You have the prettiest things, Ms Gloria! I could spend all day at your house just enjoying every antique you have. Love antiques. :)
Have a wonderful evening.

Dawn said...

Finally, I get to see it! With all the hugging and talking that day I never did see what you bought! It's beautiful!

I'm sure Candace doesn't have a moment of worry or boredom with you there to wait hand and foot on her and tell her all your great stories!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I have been MIA due to my computer. I'm so thankful that Candace is hanging in there and that you are such a wonderful Granny to her. Bless you! I pray that all goes well and that the birth goes full term.


Sheila :-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

I just had to come by to see how you were doing, Darlin'! So happy to hear that Candace has reached that 30+ week mark! You're such a good Grandma, Girlfriend! I know that Candace is really appreciating the help and keeping her company!!!

Girl, I was wondering what you picked up at the 2nd Sunday market! Ohhh my goodness, that little French coffee table just took my breath away...it's gorgeous!!! I love all that handcarving...like you said, it's what makes these pieces so special! Well Darlin', it looks fabulous in your beautiful living room...fits right in with your other furniture! I'm soooo happy for you, Sis!!! Love that you put your cherub lamp on the coffee table...again, it's just perfect!!! Thank you for sharing your goodies with us...this was such a treat, Sis!!! Well sweet friend, I do hope that my note is finding you and Lenny well! Sooo happy to hear that Candace and little one are doing well too! I'll talk with you later...

Love ya, Sweet Sis!

Fieldstone said...

Hi Gloria, So glad that you're the one who's taking care of someone, and not the other way around. So glad to hear that a new little one is on the way. Hugs, Pam

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a table Gloria! It is beautiful! Candace is beautiful too. She sure looks like she's healthy. With your help and with God's help, she's going to deliver a healthy baby. (Don't forget to take care of you too). laurie