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

August 2, 2010

~Just Things in my Boudoir~

Hey Guys, You want to see a few things in my Victorian Bedroom....This is the room I not only sleep in but watch TV most nights...Can't stand the shows Len watches ha ha!! Oh come on girls you can only watch so many reruns of "Ice road Truckers" This is the coffee table, I use the little dish to hold my remote control....One of my Gone with the wind lamps...

My littlest gone with the wind lamps...These you would use at night time just to go from room to room...Kinda like we use a flash light now in the dark...

I love this sweet little table with the glass top...I found this many years ago online and had to have it ha ha!! just love the sweet little cherubs

Did tell you I love hat boxes...Well I do and I love to decorate with them...My all time favorite doll that Wally got me the last time I had cancer...It's called "playing dress up" I love this sweet thing with her over sized shoes and hat....

See more hat boxes and shoes...these hat boxes I covered in wall paper the shoe display stand is from ca.1880 the base is marble and the wedding dress and veil was my Grandma from 1913
That's a dressing screen behind it...and I use it to hide the TV ha ha!! Hey we all have to decorate around them don't we but can't stand to see them ha ha!!

More shoes and Hat boxes ha ha!!

Now on the his dresser I have a box...but just not an ordinary box...Lets see what's inside OK!!

It's hard to tell from this photo but these are Men's straight edge razors...each one is stamped with the day of the week...

These are from Sheffield England....These I got for Wally many years ago as he collected them and I now have over 100 razors...ca. 1800

Also a thing a man had to have many years ago...This leather box for traveling..

It holds paper collars...Men use to wear collar less shirts years ago and would just add a new collar on it to look fresh and clean for work...I bet that saved on washing and ironing...
Also bet a "Woman" invented these ha ha!!

On Her dresser...We have a collection of crystal perfume bottle...I just love all the cut work in these...A pretty Victorian mirror tray

Photo of my Sweet Mama sighs...and one of her perfume bottle

My Mama musical doll
Just shots of my dresser...It's not really a dresser but a Victorian buffet...But I do have it in my bedroom and use in for linens...

It's a beautiful Rocco period piece ca. 1880 Walnut and burl wood...with a marble top can you say heavy ha ha!! I bought this piece when we were still adding this bedroom on to this cabin 1998 and it sat in my barn until I got this room done ....Wished Wally would have lived to see it completed sighs....

I hope all of you have a GREAT day...Another busy week for me with taking Candace's to Hospital for her NST test and to Doctors but at least there will be a light at the end of this tunnel and what a special light it will be the birth of our precious Landen James...

I have alot of my family coming in on Friday for the baby shower on Saturday YIPPEE!! I love it when I get to see all my daughters...We just laugh and talk non-stop in fact I can't sit out in the sun with them because I get my tongue sunburned ha ha!!

I'm linking this up to Sweet Marty's "Table Top Tuesday...Is she not the sweetest thing in the wonderful world of blogging...Can I hear an Amen to that??

Be sure and come by on Aug 6th ( which is really Aug 5th in blogland) for Sweet Barb's Rooster Par-ty...I have an over load of Roo's from my daughter Dawna's Kitchen to show you...She's the one that steal every Rooster I bring home ha ha!!

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria


Love the Decor! said...

Very pretty and I just love the old shoes!!
have a wonderful week Gloria!

Terry said...

I just love your room! You always have things even I never saw. I have never seen razors complete in their box besides being marked for the day of the week. Of course anything victorian pulls st my heart strings! LOVE IT !
Hugs, Terry

Karen said...

AMEN! Marty is a doll baby and I am so excited that she'll be HERE tomorrow! WHOO HOOO!

Sigh. Golly Gloria.
You just have an amazing home. It is filled with treasures every where you turn. I LOVE those razors, and you are SO RIGHT! A woman had to have invented paper collars! How funny is that?
Love the perfume bottles, but your Mom's is the most special of all.
Loved this! Perfect!
Have a wonderful week. Prayers outgoing every day for Candace and that little baby!
HUGS! Karen

Kathysue said...

Gloria, Your home is like Victorian museum but liveable, you have so many gorgeous pieces. I love the dresser/linen cupboard, gorgeous, Kathysue

shannon i olson said...

Neat things. love the little shoes and the razors are way cool.

Anonymous said...

I just love the VIctorian Decor! It makes me swoon..... LOL!!
Now....Ice Road Truckers?!?!???
My DH watches it while all the time I sit there & gag & wretch!!
((What drivel!!))
Have a Great Day!

Melissa Miller said...

Everything is so unique and gorgeous in your bedroom! I'm so happy you are doing well these days.

See you at the Roo party!
~Melissa :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What beautiful pieces! It looks so lovely.

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

Why, hello. Miss Gloria~~

I just love all of those Vicotiran beauties in your boudoir!!!
The perfume bottles, the dolls, the hat boxes!!
But my favorite is the Gone with the Wind Lamps!!
Glad to hear that you will be enjoying your family this weekend!
Have a wonderful time and you and your are in my prayers as always!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You have the most wonderful things I have ever seen. Every post you do is like going through yesterday and really enjoying the most gorgeous things. Love it all. I just can't ever pic a favorite. Hope you have a blessed week. Hugs, Marty

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
I love your bedroom! The Rocco piece is beautiful! I love how you surround yourself with things that make you smile...
Have a sweet day, see you in Oct.
Big Hugs, Elizabeth

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sweet Sis...

I just read your sweet note, my friend! Thank you so much for coming by my blue cottage veranda...I was wanting you to see it soooo bad! Hehe! I think you need to plan a trip after Landan is born and things settle down a bit...and we'll have a swing on that veranda!!! I would just love that!!! Just a thought...wink! Hehe!

Anyway, I sure did enjoy getting another peek into your boudoir, my friend! Ohhh...it's just the most fabulous bedroom that I've ever laid eyes on...I love it!!! Love, love, LOVE that walnut and burl wood antique dresser/buffet! Ohhh...all those beautiful carvings...so exquisite!!! Honey, you have everything decorated and accessorized perfectly!!! You know, I have a "thing" for hat boxes too...and have a few but nothing antique! Loved getting to see your pretty dolls! I just adore the doll that Wally got for you...the sweet one with the oversized shoes! Love her!!! Ohhh...and that fabulous silver mirrored tray! My heart be still!!! All of that crystal looks sooo beautiful on that tray!!! Girlfriend, you are such a creative and talented lady...I love everything you do!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...I loved it all!!!

Well honey, I know that you are very busy and the weekend is going to get busier yet! But...it's a good and fun kind of busy! Enjoy your sweet daughters and have lots of fun at that baby shower! I just know it's going to be fabulous!!! I'll talk with you later, sweet Sis!!!

Love ya,
PS...was sooo happy and relieved to hear that Len's heart is okay! Now...just to get that diabetes under control..right? I'm praying, dear friend!!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
I just love coming to see you and reading your lovely posts. This one is particularly sweet. You have some many precious treasures and antiques in your home. Your bedroom is so pretty and enchanting.
I love that you live with the things you love.

Enjoy your time with your daughters.

Don't burn your tongue! LOL!


Mari said...



Olive said...

Love it all but am especially liking the perfume bottles!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Gloria...you always show me something that I have never seen. I love those razors for the days of the week. That is so unique. I have one old razor....and my grandpa's shaving mug and brush.

Barb said...

Gloria, my darling girl, I am laughing my head off at your comment about the Ice Road Truckers....my Ron does the same thing. I just can't watch those shows....just too much for me!

I love all your pretty pretties. All your things are so special and make me smile. I can tell you love your home.

Thanks so much for the Rooster Party mention. I appreciate it more than you can know.

See you on Thursday evening....hehe.

Big ole hugs for you!
Barb ♥

Sue said...

You and my grandmother would have been friends. She loved pink and anything Victoria and flowery. Of course her collection was nothing like yours...yours is museum quality! It always amazes me to see what you will show us next!

Lynn said...

You have an amazing collection Gloria, lovin' your cherub table! Can't wait to hear about the baby shower:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I swear Gloria,
You have every cool antique ever made! I just gasp sometimes because I can hardly believe your amazing collection.
So pretty!
And I love the tongue burn sentence, too cute!
I have a shower planned for Katie the following weekend with a ton of work still to do.
Big Hugs,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I just thought I loved antiques! You sure put me to shame. This is all so pretty. Thanks for guessing on my car post -- good luck!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, you have such great things from an era that has gone by. I don't know how ladies wore those boots. Makes my feet hurt just looking at them. Those razors look like they would cut very easily and I would be very afraid for my husband to use those. Thanks for showing us your treasures and I don't watch t.v. with my husband either.

Rachel said...

I adore your vintage shoe collection! How unique!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Gloria- My what a boudoir you have! Have you thought about opening your home as a museum- geez you could make some money honey!!!

I love that sweet little pink lantern- my sis collects those little cuties and she would love that one!!

Yup- I have to keep excitement going around here I guess! Tree climbing not quite as exciting as getting bit by a rattlesnake but guess I'll have to wait for that ticket to come through for skydiving to top the snake!!

bee blessed

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
I love how you have decorated your bedroom. My favorite is the 5th avenue hat box and your fabulous buffet/dresser. Years ago when we were moving I bought a set of very large hutches for my dining room and the people that we bought them from held them for us for 6 weeks while we waited for our house to be ready to move in.

:) Michelle

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I love your pretty bedroom and all the lovely antiques you have.
the hat boxes, doll and shoes are so gorgeous.
Enjoy the time with you family and the baby shower.

Happy week

Dawn said...

I bet those paper collars were uncomfortable!

I haven't even started my rooster post! I better get busy! We're having a baby shower for my sister this weekend too!

Unknown said...

So good to hear from you, I have been a little MIA this summer, but trying to get back into things. What a wonderful room to wake up in or watch TV. We do the same thing in our house, I am either in the bedroom watching TV or in the family room watching the tube, while my daughter is in her room watching her TV. I juess its just varied taste. Have a wonderful time at the shower, hope we get to see lots of pictures, and enjoy the new little bundle you will be blessed with. Don't be a stranger.

Debbiedoos said...

Gloria those old boots are a hoot! What a lovely room. My Mom had a Victorian bedroom and it was my all time favorite look...yours is exceptionally done...nice job girl...and yes I would watch TV in there too:)!

Unknown said...

Gloria, you have some absolutely amazing pieces. Loved looking at them. Thanks for sharing.
Also, thanks for stopping by my blog with a nice comment.

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

Such prety things you have! I love all the hat boxes. I have a few but,not nearly as gorgeous as yours! All kinds of lovely things you have in your bedroom!

I had to cuckle at the comment "How much Ice Truckers can you really watch". Oh, I know that feeling!! Troy used to be an OTR Driver so, that show is always on at our house! Arghhhh! LOL

I hope you all have a great time at Candice's shower! And my prayers are still with her and that precious baby!

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Oh my... all this is simply gorgeous.. You've got a fabulous collection... I love it all.. I'm following now.. Thanks for linking into Colours Dekor..

Oh.. I love the remote control holder.. its soooooooooo pretty! I also love your table... lovely!!

Rettabug said...

Gloria, your walnut & burl wood piece is a magnificent treasure! How lucky you are to have all these wonderful antiques!
Thank you for sharing them & the history that goes with them.

I ♥ ♥ ♥ your teapot tassels but more importantly I loved hearing that your DD is doing better & hanging in there. Bless her ♥! I know she can't wait for this summer to be over & that little Landen to arrive safely.
Knee mails continued for both!

Madeline's Album said...

I love all the beautiful items in your bedroom. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Hope the baby shower goes well. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Gypsy Heart said...

So many treasures...so little time to see them all. :-) I know your home is much better than any history lesson.

Hope you're doing well, my friend! It's back to the triple digits for us with a heat warning for awhile. I just don't want to get out today.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have the most wonderful antiques! I always enjoy seeing each room you share with us! So nice that Wally also enjoyed collecting with you, love those day-of-the-week razors!

I also scrolled down to see that beautiful tea room! Have a great time at the shower! Love the tassels too!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You have so many wonderful treasures, Gloria! My favs...your mom's perfume bottles and those shoes! Fabulous! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs....Debbie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, you have the most interesting collections....such fun! I have that SAME HATBOX from Dobbs - it's on the tall chest in our bedroom - same colors as yours. My MIL gave it to me years ago and I love it! Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I love your posts! You have the most beautiful olden things! I've never seen a Gone With the Wind Lamp this color! It's beautiful! and the tiny little one!
Just found one for Mr. Precious that I'll be posting about soon!
Your furnishings are gorgeous. Love all of the detail of your pieces.
Prays going up for your little Candace and tiny to be.
I'm a tad sad - just took our girls back to the airport to fly home! I'll have to adjust now.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I love your posts! You have the most beautiful olden things! I've never seen a Gone With the Wind Lamp this color! It's beautiful! and the tiny little one!
Just found one for Mr. Precious that I'll be posting about soon!
Your furnishings are gorgeous. Love all of the detail of your pieces.
Prays going up for your little Candace and tiny to be.
I'm a tad sad - just took our girls back to the airport to fly home! I'll have to adjust now.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Charm of Home said...

Yes, Gloria you are right I do need to get back to antiquing! It is awesome. I always love looking at your beautiful collections. That buffet is so pretty. Love the perfume bottles too. Thanks for stopping by. Hoping Candace continues to wait until time!

Tootsie said...

consider it all MINE!!! LOL
love it mom!!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi dear Gloria,

Oh you have such pretty Victorian things. I have the same color carpet in my bedroom and living room! Those razors are so cool!!
Love the hatboxes too! Take care!