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 22, 2010

~Welcome Aboard my mountain top ~

Hello Guys, I thought I would show you some random shots of my favorite room on my mountain top...Please wipe the pine tree sap off your feet and "Welcome Aboard" ha ha!!




Grab a Hot mug of coffee and a cookies to warn off the ocean's cool breeze...


I grew up in the San Francisco bay area and the ocean was only a half hour away as the sea gulf flies...So when I moved up to this mountain top it was the one thing I really missed...So what to do!!! I know I'll bring the ocean to me ha ha!!

This four seasons sun room was added on in 06...See that bathing suit hanging there that was my Mama's from the fifties....sighs

it's is right off my kitchen





Full stream ahead mate...My favorite sign as you come into my kitchen...




Love my little boat table with the cute oars legs...



I have dishes to even match the room as we do love to dine out here....





Even the flat ware has lighthouses and sail boats on it....


I keep all the dishes in this old drop front desk...that I painted white and painted the ship on it... Hey it's all about the ocean...


My diving bell helmet from the USS Navy 1941 a ships port hole with sea shells in it...
It sits on my soda frig....



I love my Ocean blue floor..


All set for dinner...



Ship's lantern

Ship's cleat's


Day time view of the ceiling...see even my fan is clear and I love the ocean blue light..
See all my beautiful cedar and pine tree's
Good night you guys and Thanks for coming by and seeing my ocean sun room in the mountains...Hope all this sea mist didn't ruin your hair do ha ha!!
I'm linking up to our sweet Marty's for Table top Tuesday at "A Stroll Thru Life"...Please go by and see our wonderful hostess...Don't you just love that lady? I know I sure do...I'm also linking up to Smiling Sally's for Blue Monday another lady I just love to pieces...


update: on Candace...she is now 35 weeks along and only have 1 more week of bed rest and then the Doctor wants her to be up and walking as much as she can...In fact he told her to go to the mall even YIPPEE!!...Hey I even told her husband it's Doctors ordered ha ha!! She still have to go to the Hospital 2 times a week for her NST test...or as I love to call it our Gilligan's Island Cruise day...we never know how long they will keep her...Last Tuesday we went in at 9am and she started having contractions and bleeding and it took until 11 pm before they could stop them...


We met with the diabetes specialist again on Friday...But she seems to feel as soon as Candace has the baby the gesational diabetes will go away at that time...


I know I have neglected my blog lately...but really have not had alot of time to blog and take care of Candace...All we want is a healthy Landen James and I will do every thing in my power to see that it happens...We have gotten every thing ready for our sweet little boy to be born...I so appreciate all the prayers you have send to my little family...You girls are the best...There are days when I come home from the hospital and just want to cry and then I see the support system I have and it's like God knows my name...God Bless you all...I love you all to the Moon and back...


Until next time from my Mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria

51 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Your room took my breath away! It is beautiful! I love how you have decorated it. The ceiling is just gorgeous too right down to the blue floor!
Happy Blue Monday!
Ann

Vernz said...

double wow.. I'm awed .. awesome photos...love those lighthouse replicas... and the sign ... Ok.. I'll remove my shoes than scrub the floor... lovely!

My Blue Monday here

Marilyn said...

Love your seafaring theme..... it is so well put together!
Your sunroom is just like ours except we opted for a solid roof because of our heavy snow-loads.
Have a Great Week!
Marilyn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun sun room! I love nautical, and of course the dishes caught my eye! Love all of the glass and the pic where you can see the trees through the roof is neat!
Thanks so much for posting the Barnyard Bash on your side bar Gloria-have a great week:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Gloria!
There are so many wonderful things about this post that I almost jumped for joy!
I just love that room so much! You have every detail so perfectly!
That little boat table, the dishes, the sky blue floor, oh it's all wonderful! And then you showed that ceiling and I gasped it was so GRAND!
I am so happy to hear Candace is doing well and will be off bed rest soon!
Hugs and Stay Healthy yourself, don't overdo although I am sure you already have!
Love Ya!
Cindy

Madeline's Album said...

What a cute and unique room. I love it. Still praying for you granddaugther. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sailing Simply said...

Oh Gloria, God does know your name and that sweet family of yours too! I love your coastal room. You have decorated this so well it's just like sitting in someone's beach house somewhere! How could anyone not feel beachy in this place. I am in love with the ceiling of that room though, amazing! I especially love how you even found a clear ceiling fan so as not to ruin the veiw, what a clever idea! Wonderful space!

PAT said...

Beautiful sunroom, Gloria. The ceiling/roof, reminds me of lighthouse lights.

SmilingSally said...

What a wonderful room, Gloria! I love the crisp, clean way it's decorated, but best of all, I love that boat table. How unique!

Happy Blue Monday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your mountain top ocean room! My favorite thing is your glass ceiling and the clear fan! I have never seen one of those before.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Good Morning Gloria,
Your room is so charming! I love all the nautical things you have collected and placed in just the right spots! I can imagine sitting out there with a cup of coffee would be such a great way to start the day! Glad to hear Candace is almost there and doing well! The mall should be so much fun next week!!! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun room to relax in. Glad to hear Candace is doing ok. Take are of yourself also.

Connie said...

Sign on my back door reads:

The man may be king of his castle, but it's the queen who cleans it, so take off your shoes!

xoxo,
Connie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is such a fun room. Of course I'm all about bringing the beach home! It is so different from the rest of your house, I was a bit shocked...of course you have some of the coolest nautical items (just like the rest of the house). I'm glad that Candace is still doing well. That is a long day at a hospital, you must be so exhausted...she is so lucky to have you. We will all be here when things get back to normal for you...waiting to see all those baby pictures!

Fe said...

one word I can say in your post, AWESOME! love it, Happy blue Monday

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

What a fun and beautiful room! I can see why it is your favorite!

What wonderful news regarding Candace! She is still in my prayers. I hope everything just keeps going great for her!

You take it easy also my friend!

Lesa said...

I would so like to hang out in that room and read a book and drink tea! Lovely and cozy!

Thanks for the visit!

Judi said...

Hi Gloria
It is so nice to see you! *hugs*
I'm glad that Candice is getting such good care and doing what she is supposed to be doing...*s*.. A new little baby boy how exciting.

I LOVE your mountain top room...oh my goodness. It is just so gorgeous. I love all the loveliness in there. Perfect! Thank you for sharing.

*hugs*
Judi

Rebecca said...

You've done an amazing job decorating this room-so inviting and so many wonderful things to look at!!!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my Gloria, what a wonderful room, I think I would like to just move up to your ocean sun room in the mountains, it's awesome!

Know your little baby boy will be here soon. Sounds like Candace is in good care.

Hugs,
Nancy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
This is just wonderful! My hubby would drool over your home as he grew up on the water and we are basically beach bums this time of year. Love the nautical theme! I love the sign too! I should get one like that as I hate it when folks leave their shoes on! Great post filled with interesting photos and talk. Thanks for sharing and have yourself a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Gorgeous room....breath taking...had to look at the pictures twice...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That sweet Granddaughter of yours has been through a lot...
I know everyone will be overjoyed when it is all over and Mom and precious baby boy is fine! Such a relief it will be.
How are you doing, dear friend. I am amazed all you are doing with what you yourself have been through.
How is your Hubby doing?
Just one more week...and the worst will be over I hope. She will be forever grateful for all the help and support you have given her! She will always, always remember.

My Grandma came and stayed with me during the last month of my 6th child. Left Grandad alone and lived with me that last nearly two months. I still see her standing at the kitchen sink with the breeze blowing her gray hair back...doing MY dishes...
How I MISS that dear woman!!

My love to you, Gloria. Please do take care of you too!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

:) I forgot to mention your beautiful Ocean room...I've seen it before but forgot how lovely it is~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just read your sweet note and came right over! Hehe...looks like you posted again too! Girl, things are "somewhat" settling down at my place...wished they were at yours! But...such great news about Candace!!! Hehe...I love the Drs. orders...will you be walking the mall with her? Drs. orders??? Gotta love that man!!!

Well Sis, you know that your sunroom is one of my favorites as well! Ohhh...I still remember all the fun we had in this fabulous room during the days of RMS! Morning coffee and lots of chat! Hehe! I think you have done a marvelous job of decorating this beautiful sunroom, Darlin'!!! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE that beautiful wicker furniture and pretty striped cushions!!! It just "sings" ocean!!! And then...there is that darling little boat table...it's just so unique and sooo perfect for your nautical sunroom!!! You never said where you found that...hmmm, or I can't remember! I always have the best time just looking around at all of your fabulous accessories in this room...they're all awesome!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing your sunroom with us again...it's been a long while since I've been in here visiting, Sis!!!

Sooo happy to hear that you guys got to go to the car show! Ohhh yea, you know that Russell would have loved it! Hehe! We could have dropped the guys at the show and we could have went shopping! Sorry that you didn't find anything good at your antique shop this time...but...there'll be another day! Hehe! Now, I know that you enjoyed getting to see Dawna and all of you getting to go out for dinner!!! It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, Sis!!! Well honey, I'll talk with you later! Don't work too hard, sweet friend!!! Gotta take care of yourself too!!!

Lots of love,
Chari

Melissa Miller said...

You are being such a wonderful Grandma Gloria! The baby and Candace are in great hands with you.

This room is so gorgeous! WOW! Love that glass ceiling. Amazing job! :)

Shelia said...

Hi, Gloria! Oh, you know how I love your sea room! It would fit here in Galveston so much. You've thought of everything to make it so perfect! What a cute little bathing suit and especially dear since it belonged to your mother.
Now, I'll borrow this and take that! ...I could shop in here.
Keeping Candance, baby to be and you in my prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

tammys3girleighs said...

Everything looks so perfect and beautiful..... and clean and crisp .. I feel like Im messing it up just by looking at the pictures :-)
Just gorgeous!~

Debbie said...

Gloria, I never knew you had another awesome room in your house like this before!V Fantastic...and oh all the fun stuff that abounds. You must enjoy that room very much, and spend some quality time out there. Looks like great views too with all the beautiful trees.

LV said...

You have your priorities in order. Candace should come first. I must say of all the blogs I have visited you have one of the best. Absolutely the most beautiful and unique home. I loved everything you featured. So pleased some one like you would pay me a visit.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

First, I am so thrilled that Candace is doing so well. What a wonderful answer to prayer. You have taken such great care of her and her home. You are truly a blessing.
Now for your 4 seasons room. I LOVE it all. Everything in there is just perfect and you do have it all decorated so beautifully. I got a kick out of the bathing suit. I think I had one that was almost identical. I would wear it again if I could find it. lol Hope you are having a super day and thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

That is a HAPPY place. It just makes me smile. hugs♥olive


p.s. praying for mama&baby

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, What a fantastic sunroom and I love that you decorated it nautical. It is so adorable! Glad to hear mama and baby are doing better. xo, Sherry

The Paint Splash said...

I LOVE your room! Especially the glass roof. So many wonderful sea side treasures. Blessings Debbie

xinex said...

I have always loved this room, Gloria. I love every single accessory that you added. I don't think you missed any detail, it's perfect! About the store, oh, I rented a room (a little over 10 x 11 ft) within a store in the antiques row downtown and I am going to sell whatever, lol, anything I can give up from home and any bargain I can find in stores. I thought it would be fun since I love shopping. And I don't have to be at the store. The store owner that I am renting from will sell for me and I only pay her a straight rent, no commission, so it's ideal, especially since I love arranging and rearranging too. Wish me luck, my friend!...Christine

Tam said...

LOVE this ROOM!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hey Miss Gloria, just look at that nautical sun porch. I just love the glass roof so you can see the sky all the time. That is great. You have a lot of neat treasures of the sea and I love those dishes and flatware.

Sandy said...

Gloria, That is such a beautiful and fun room. As usual you have so many unique features, love the blue floor and the boat table. The fan and ceiling are real eye candy. Thanks so much for sharing all your creativity and inspiring everyone. God Bless, hang in there!
Sandy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful room! You have a marvelously unique collection of nautical things!

Love your mother's 50s bathing suit!!

Katherine

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow and double Wow Sweetie,,thse pics are all Fantastic!!!
I'm a Cali girl too and these sure have me anxious to get back to the ocean.. I have been living in Iowa for 30 yrs now.. Thanks so much for the note and I do hope we can get to know each other better..Sorry for the late reply,,it seems I get to be the one starting a bug here in our home..I pray it is NOT a sign of things to come this flu season ;0)
Gods Blessings all around you and Hugs from me to You~~~ Dena

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria - wow! What a wonderful from from the floor to the ceiling! You have so many interesting objects...must hve taken a long time to collect, but the effect is fantastic! I think I would lie on the floor and gaze up at the ceiling window! Glad daughter seems to be doing well. I know you will be glad with this little one arrives! Linda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, your room is gorgeous. I can easily see why you love it. The entire decor is so uplifting and so fresh!!

Stay strong, sweet friend.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love you're way of thinking: just bring it to you! And that ship table is fantastic. Never seen one like it. The Boston fern is sooo lush and full.
Brenda

Beth said...

Gloria, Your sunroom is just beautiful! You are a great artist, when it comes to decorating! I'm glad Candace has made it almost to the point where they say, Labor? Bring it on! God has been with her & Landon James. Blessings, Beth

Lindy said...

Let's see -- my favorites? I loved the tray with it's tiny shells and it's sea glass! But, the clear fan was a winner as well. Thanks for the visit...L.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello darling, I know don't fall off the chair, it's really me. It's been a whirl wind time around here... more about that when we can talk..
First and foremost I'm so glad to hear Candace is doing ok as well as the little man. What a blessing he's going to be. I'm sure you can hardly wait to get your hands on him.. :-))
You know I love, love, love this room. I see a few changes from the last time I visited out here. What a beautiful place to sit and visit, dream the way away read a book or take a nap.. Some day I would love to surprise you and just show up.... many many hugs and much love to you darling.
~lynne~

Manuela@TPOH said...

I'm happy to hear Candace is doing well!

I think that boat table with oars for legs is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! What a fun fun room!

Manuela

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

First of all, thank God that Candace is still holding strong! Hooray! And Gl♥ria, that room is a dream! I love that little boat table, so adorable; and the clear ceiling fan and the ceiling of that room is gorgeous - to see the whole sky? Beautiful. And I can't believe you found a diving helmet thing to display in there! You are something! LOL! Good for you!
Best,
Gloria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Of course, this is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE ROOMS! I adore it. I want it on the back of my house! I always love seeing this room, but I really loved seeing all of the ocean decor up close. That little boat tray with your pretty lighthouse cups is just wonderful, and also that cute, cute little boat table! All of your wonderful unique ocean-themed antiques just add to the ambiance of this room. But that ceiling - which I first fell in love with on RMS - I can't get enough of seeing that incredible ceiling! laurie

bj said...

O, I remember this room...it is so beautiful and full of treasures. The treasure that stands out in my mind right now...your mama's bathing suit. I sure wish I had MY mom's suit..*sigh

Sue said...

OMG I didn't know you had a room like this in your mountain house! I love the beachy, nautical theme you have going~ It is so comfortable and light and airy and perfect for a cup of tea or coffee on a cool and breezy mountain day- I know I'd feel as if I was on the beach down in Monterey... I DO miss that area.
hugs, Sue