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

October 25, 2010

~Going Green~

Hello guys, Don't you just love adding plants to your home...I know I sure do..Now that the weather is getting cooler here on my mountain top and all my flowers have died out for the year I still wanted to see something growing in my house besides my butt...ha ha!! I found this beautiful Maiden hair fern and just knew it would be so sweet to see each day...



I sat it on the little table in my entry way...If you want to see my entry Please click Here...
I love my French mantle clock it's from ca.1880 all brass and weights a ton...And girl's did I tell you that if you have antique clocks Please don't move them around...It really hurts the insides of them and clock repairs on antique clocks are very costly...Just dust around them and under them...



I love this little half table with the faux marble top...Underneath is an Art Deco photo stand ca. 1920 and photo album from ca.1890





Love this blue/white planter...just added some color here with the fern..






Love the shell moffit here...





The top of the Mirror...everyone knows you have to have a mirror in an entry to smooth your hair and old Red robe before opening the door... And scare the poor man in the brown truck to death...





My plate holder that hangs next to it...Is this not a fun holder with the candle holder attached...





My picture is a tin type from ca. 1880...and next to it is one of my Yard Long Pictures... It's a Pabst brewing company advertisement 1903 if you want to see all my collections of Yard Longs Please click Here...



Now guys if you have not entered my second year of blogging give away Please take the time to do so...I'm offering a $50.00 gift card from Amazon.com and a Pink 135 piece tool kit just for the lady of the house to use...Enter here and Leave me a comment so I can add your name to the hat ...




Plate is RS Germany...all hand painted Oh I just loved the way they use to do things years ago...so much pride in workmanship then...





I am joining in with Marty at " A Stroll Thru life " for Table top Tuesday Please go by and see all the fun tables today...



Thanks for coming by,


Until next time from my mountain to yours,




Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


53 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Gloria,
Where do I begin? I love your pretty fern in the blue planter; makes such a nice statement! A wonderful pop of colour! The clock is gorgeous! Your decorating style is so lovely. Love the plate hanger too! Lovely to visit with you, my friend! Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

All That Glitters said...

Everything is just gorgeous Chari!!! I know what you mean by butt! lol!!!

Take care and Happy Monday!
~Jennifer

salmagundi said...

That plate holder is so unusual! And, of course, your antiques are always the best. Enjoy your week. Sally

xinex said...

I love your plate hanger, Gloria and I like the plate you displayed too. The plant is perfect in its blue pot. so pretty on the table, so full and pretty.....Christine

PAT said...

So very pretty, Gloria!

I love that maiden hair fern. Beautiful!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Neat stuff Gloria. I have my grandfather's mantle clock that desperately needs cleaning and tuning...but I would love to have it working again!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Everything looks great. You have some beautiful antiques!!

Blessings.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, I love that maiden hair fern. Great blue and white bowl that it sets in. I don't have an antique clock, but if I ever do that is nice to know about not moving them much.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just seen you sign up over at Marty's and came right over! Ohhh...this is sooo pretty, Sis! I loved getting a close up view of that gorgeous half table with the marble top...it's frenchy fabulous! Yes, I love that shell motif...Oooh La La!!! I also loved getting a close up view of the beautiful ornate detailing on the mirror...it's sooo pretty! This mirror looks like it belongs to the table...that's for sure! I love it! Ohhh...and your antique clock...magnificent! I'm so glad that you warned about moving these antique clocks...if I'm ever so lucky to have one...I will be sure NOT to move it all around! I didn't know that! Thanks for the info. Sis, your pretty blue and white transferware planter is sooo pretty and I love the color that it brings to that table...plus the beautiful maidenhair fern! Okay...I don't believe that I've ever seen that gorgeous plate rack before! Ohhh...it's soo beautiful! And yes...I love that it has the candelabras with it! This is really a sweet piece and that beautiful handpainted plate is soooo pretty displayed on it! Love the old tin types as well! Sis, you have the most awesome things...soooo very beautiful!!! This was such a treat...I'm so glad that you shared them with us for TT!!!

Thanks for the sweet note that you left on my DR buffet! You're the best, Sis!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Life with L said...

That is lovely. I like your handing shelf too. The plate is beautiful and such a lovely treasure from Germany. I agree bringing in some nature is so wonderful.

Olive Cooper said...

Gl♥ria, the fern is delicate and lovely in that planter. I never take the time to put indoor plants in pretty planters. Probably because I have not been blogging for that long. hugs♥olive

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gloria, can I just say "wow"! Every time I stop by I am even more amazed by beautiful things, love it all:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, the whole vignette is just exquisite. Love the shelf, mirror, sconces and the beautiful plates and other accessories. Your clock in unreal, and so is the beautiful candlestick. I love maiden hair ferns. They are so delicate and pretty and your blue and white cache pot is perfect. You always inspire and amaze me. Stunning. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Diann said...

Hi Miss Gloria!

You are so right, tha beautiful fern adds just the right welcoming touch to the entry! Everything looks so pretty. That plate hanger of yours is just gogeous! i love it!

Have a fantastic day!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love that plate holder and the antique photos...

Sue said...

the little fern is so pretty G, I wish I could grow some indoor plants but I just buy the fake ones! LOL. Your entry looks lovely! Hope the new baby is doing well and you too sweetie! TTYL, xxoxo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I always drool when I come here and see all your pretties!! I just about always get a good laugh too, like the one about seeing something else grow really cracked me up! LOL! I can certainly relate to that!!

Love your greens! I haven't seen a maiden hair plant in ages, they are soooo pretty!

I'm off now to see your yard longs, and your foyer!

Katherine

Kristen White said...

Your new plant is so pretty and the planter is gorgeous! You have so many beautiful treasures...
Kristen

tales from an oc cottage said...

Your home is so amazing!! You should have your own coffee table book!!!!

m ^..^

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I always love visiting your home and seeing your collections. It is so rare to see quality antiques in someones home, especially someone who know how to decorate with them like you do. I so appreciate your sharing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Maidenhair ferns are beautiful...and look good anywhere you put them..but for some reason or another..I cannot grow them. They last...oh...maybe two or three weeks, IF I am lucky..and then suddenly I feel the little leaves...and they are like paper. Deadernadoornail! I finally stopped trying. However..where your's is there is lots of bright light and it just might make it. I have often wondered where they grow these...probably in bright hot houses.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I had to go look at your entry again...soooo pretty! No worry about bumping your head there!!

Tamara Jansen said...

I LOVE maiden hair fern. We used to grow thousands every year. I'm not sure why we stopped cause they are gorgeous!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I loved having a peek around your home today and that is good advice to know about the clocks. I have one and often take it off the mantle to clean.
Your clock is fabulous and the maidenhair fern in the blue and white pot is lovely.
Hope all is well with your family and that you have a great week

Hugs
Carolyn

Tardevil said...

As always, everything looks great! Love the plant in the blue pot. Didn't know you shouldn't move old clocks. Thanks for the advice. Hope all is well on your side of the mtn.

Tardevil said...

BTW, I was so rude. Happy blogoversary! LOL! I hope you have many, many more!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Gloria, the whole vignette is just lovely and the maidenhair fern is perfect there. That fern is one of my very favorites. Unfortunately, I have a faux one, which can't really hold a candle to the real one. Think I might get a real one, like you did! Linda

Madeline's Album said...

Everything is just beautiful. Love all of it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Dena said...

Hi Gloria,

I love everything! Your home is so elegant and lovely. That fern wouldn't last two minutes with me...hence the faux style over here ;)

Hugs,
Dena

bj said...

What pretties you have, Gloria.
I, too, love live green plants...I brought in my big Boston fern from the front porch. I hope it survives...THEY say that losing leaves is to be expected when you move them inside...just hope they ALL don't fall off.
hugs!!

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE the fern! I don't do well with them so please share your secret for success. The blue bowl is gorgeous. You have so many beautiful things ~ it's hard to keep up with them. How in the world do you ever keep it all dusted? :-)

xoxo
Pat

Teri said...

Gloria, I'm so happy you stopped by! Your treasures are beautiful and you have them all displayed perfectly! Your line about things growing made me literally laugh out loud! Big hugs!
Teri

Gail said...

Everything looks just gorgeous....I just love to visit.

Enjoy your day.
Gail

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hey ya cutie, Your maiden hair fern is darling in your gorgeous pot.. I'm trying to pull more blue into the living area. Not sure why I pulled it out. lol. Things are ok here. I know I've promise to call and about the time I do something has come up. so.... now I'll just surprise you and do it. It depends on whether or not Mr. P's daughter comes tonight, she usually comes on Tuesday's while her husband bowls. I know you're enjoying that darling baby boy. Aren't they just the best? ok.. my "short" break is over. I'm trying to get the shop ready for Christmas.. my open house is in 2 short weeks.. yikes.. I'm off to work. Love ya darling.. hugs and hugs ~lynne~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria... how did you sneak this post by me without me seeing it???

As always I love your beautiful collections, but that fern! Oh, it is gorgeous. I have tried to grow them, and they wither and die. Yours look PERFECT! So pretty, and I love it in that blue and white cachepot.

Big hugs to you, my precious friend, and I hope all is well on your side of the mountain. Sending love via Pony Express, only it's one of the Lord's fast ponies...

XO,

Sheila :-0

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops! That should have been a smiley :-)

Chrissy said...

Hi Gloria...what a pretty post,love all the detail! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you!! x0x0

susan said...

Gloria-That plate holder is one of most unique and prettiest I have ever seen! Maiden hair fern is one of my favorites and I love it in the blue and white planter. I bet I could spend hours in your house--I love accessories with stories :)

Rettabug said...

All the items in your entryway are just spectacular, Gloria! I'm so fond of that gilded era...it sings to me.
Your plate holder with the candles is most unusual...I was hoping those were your ancestors!

The maiden fern is such a soft spot of natural color...PERFECT accent!

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

Your entry way looks very elegant, with many loved items. And I have never seen that type of fern before. Love it! Although I have a brown thumb and would kill it in a week! ;)
Best,
Gloria

PEA said...

Every time I see a fern I think of my gran because she had them all over her house:-) I remember this one huge one she had in the dining room that I was fascinated with!

Your entry table is absolutely gorgeous but then I love everything in your house:-) You just have such a knack of knowing what goes with what. xoxo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
My dear, everything looks gorgeous!
I bet you have a green thumb, because your plants look so healthy!
I think I entered your giveaway but I will go check to make sure.
I have been so busy helping daughter with the baby that I am getting brain fog.
Or maybe it's just granny's disease!
hehe.
Hugs,
Cindy

Bettie from Southern Thresholds said...

What a beautiful fern. I love it. Thank you for your comments. I am so glad to be finished with the sewing project. I'll be posting some Christmas items soon. Gayle and I are hosting a small open house this season.

victorian parlor II said...

Ahhh...I can always count on your posts to bring a smile to my face dear friend. Everything is beautiful!

Blessings,

Kim

Janean said...

gloria, maidenhair fern is my absolute fav!!!!!!

thx for the advice about moving antique clocks. yikes. i've moved them many times. :0

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I do not remember that plate holder with the candle holders on it. How unique and how beautiful. Your fern in the pretty blue & white planter looks so nice on your entry table. (I'm still laughing over having something to growing other than your butt! You are so much fun) laurie

Tracy F. said...

So many pretty things! Your beautiful maidenhair fern in the blue and white planter is just perfection!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Bee-yoo-tee-ful.

I LOVE the fern in the old blue and white planter. Gorgeous. And I never knew that about antique clocks. I only have one, but maybe I know now why it stops working sometimes!

My Dad used to repair it for me, but he's not up to that anymore, sadly.

Anyway -- gorgeous. And when you answer the door to the UPS guy, remember that you may be wearing your old red robe, but HE is a grown man wearing SHORTS.

Love Cass

Dawn said...

Hi Gloria! I'm finally feeling better and had to come see what you've been up to.

Dust? I'm supposed to dust? Makes me sneeze so I just leave it alone till I can chisel it off. It dosen't get airborne that way! Ha!

Hugs,
Dawn

Nezzy said...

I just went back and toured your entryway! Wow!!! What a wonderful welcome into your lovely home!!!

I love the little touch of green your pretty little maiden gives your entry.

God bless you sweetie and have a spooktaular weekend!!! OOooooooow!

Elaine said...

What interesting and unique treasures you shared.. The candle-plate holder caught my eye.. And yes we all need green in our homes. We compliment each other...meaning they give off what we need and we do the same...at least that's what I've been told.
Have a safe weekend

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Don't those plants just have the prettiest name? and it looks so nice in your lovely entry!

Sandy said...

Well as usual everything is beautiful. I just love that plate rack, sooo unusual! All of your antiques are just amazing and each room more wonderful than the next. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
Sandy