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October 22, 2010

~Shadows~

Hello Guys, Have you ever taken photos at the same time of the day and upload them and seen Shadows....I wanted to show you my mantle that I redid and 2 photos came out OK and the others are just with shadows...Oh well I never claimed to be Olan Mills...


I love my French mantle clock...This mantle is hard for me to decorate as it sits in a corner...When we first added this Living Room on to the one room cabin we had a wood burning pellet stove here...



I love old leather books and decorating with them don't you...



And my French mirror...I found this 2 years ago in an antique shop in Reno,Nv and knew it had to come home with me...




Candle stick is from Home Goods 2 years ago...




And nothing would be complete without my French Bust...Len got me this one for Christmas 2 years ago...From an antique shop in Amador City...Love her to pieces
I now have 12 Busts since I started this collection in fact I have them in all sizes now...




Now this is Landen James at 1 month old and my Granddaughter Candace, he's the one Shadow I hope will be following me all the time...I'm just crazy about this little guy he now weights 10 lbs gaining a pound a week he definitely likes being breast fed and don't miss too many meals ha ha!!



I never had any boys so I think I'm really going to enjoy having a little guy at my house...I could just eat this sweet thing alive...He's so good and never cries only when he naked...does not like being without clothes ha ha!! He's dressed in his puppy dog costume for Halloween as we did go to Olan Mills yesterday to get his one month old pictures taken...He now at the age where he is cooing and just making noises all the time and smiling without it being gas ha ha!!



Thanks for stopping by and if you have not taken the time to enter my second year of Blogging give away please click here...I'm running this until November 1th and will pick the 2 lucky winners at that time...Thank you also to my new followers, I love having company on my mountain top...




I am joining in today with my Dear friend Courntey at " French Country Cottage" for feather your nest Friday...Please go see her wonderful blog to see some real French eye candy...Thanks Courntey
And Laurie with "Hunting Bargain and Chatting" for my favorite things...Thanks Laurie



May all of you have a GREAT weekend...



Until next time from my mountain to yours,


Hugs and smiles Glria



38 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, he is a DOLL! Just precious! Thanks for sharing him with us. Cute pic of Candace, too!

And I love all of your pretties. You have such amazing things!

Love you, too, lady...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Gloria...I never tire of looking at your beautiful antiques. You have quite an eye for detail and know what you like!! Your home is like a museum!

I loved seeing the picture of Candace and Landen James. What a precious doll he is! And I am so thankful that he is healthy and growing! He looks so cute in his little costume!!

Hope all is well on your side of the mountain!! :-)

XO,
Jane

salmagundi said...

Love those chubby, little Landen cheeks! Boys are different to have around, but just as much fun as girls. Bet you will have lots of fun with him. Sally

sissie said...

Hi Gloria,
I love looking at all your beautiful things. You home is so lovely and full of elegance.

Your granddaughter and great grandson are so darlin. No wonder you are so proud.

hugs
Sissie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Gloria!
So glad you joined the party!! I am sorry you had a hard time linking up- I have had several people say it wasn't working right and I myself had a hard time linking up to some other mr. linky hosted parties too! Thanks so much for trying again and again until it worked!! Your grand baby is darling! He looks so alert! I love your decor- that clock is gorgeous and the mirror- wow. I would have wanted to bring that home with me too!! The bust you got from Len is just beautiful! Lots of treasures over here! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, Gloria, I love your mantel and all of your gorgeous accessories. You do have the neatest things.
Your precious little guy is so cute. Candice and Landen James are both fabulous. I know you are enjoying him so much as you should. Great pictures. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Ahhh...your little guy is getting sooo big! Can you believe that he's already a month old? Now that little puppy costume is just adorable! I love this photo of Candace and Landen...sooo very sweet!!! Ohh yes...you're gonna have fun with having a little boy around...they really are different in so many ways. You know...it was the same way for me...all girls and then my girls had all boys! Except for my two little granddaughters...hehe!

Well Sis...I just loved getting a peek at your gorgeous mantel! I'm telling you...it's French at it's best!!! Yes...your french mantel clock is totally awesome! I just stand in awe and swoon! You took such a great photo of it too...I could really see all the "up close and personal" details of it! I was just wondering...noticed all the extra markings on the face of the clock. You know...in between the regular marks of 12, 3, 6, and 9. Is there a reason or is it just for the design? Just curious! Your antique mirror...mmmm...so yummy! It stands really tall, doesn't it? And of course, you know that I just adore your french girl bust! I think Len did GOOD...when he gifted you with that! That was sooo sweet of him...that man has great taste!!! I also enjoyed seeing all of your other pretties as well...the beautiful leather bound book and your gorgeous candleholder! This french vignette is tres magnifique, Sis!!! And...I think your photos turned out gorgeous...I like the shadows...makes for an interesting photo! Kind of makes them look olden...don't you think? Sis, thanks so much for sharing a few of your fabulous french pretties with us today...I loved it all!!!

How are you doing, Darlin'? Do ya'll have plans for the weekend? We may head out to a junk flea market tomorrow...we'll see. The weather isn't so great...cold and rainy! Love ya, Sweet Sis!!!

Chari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Ahhh...your little guy is getting sooo big! Can you believe that he's already a month old? Now that little puppy costume is just adorable! I love this photo of Candace and Landen...sooo very sweet!!! Ohh yes...you're gonna have fun with having a little boy around...they really are different in so many ways. You know...it was the same way for me...all girls and then my girls had all boys! Except for my two little granddaughters...hehe!

Well Sis...I just loved getting a peek at your gorgeous mantel! I'm telling you...it's French at it's best!!! Yes...your french mantel clock is totally awesome! I just stand in awe and swoon! You took such a great photo of it too...I could really see all the "up close and personal" details of it! I was just wondering...noticed all the extra markings on the face of the clock. You know...in between the regular marks of 12, 3, 6, and 9. Is there a reason or is it just for the design? Just curious! Your antique mirror...mmmm...so yummy! It stands really tall, doesn't it? And of course, you know that I just adore your french girl bust! I think Len did GOOD...when he gifted you with that! That was sooo sweet of him...that man has great taste!!! I also enjoyed seeing all of your other pretties as well...the beautiful leather bound book and your gorgeous candleholder! This french vignette is tres magnifique, Sis!!! And...I think your photos turned out gorgeous...I like the shadows...makes for an interesting photo! Kind of makes them look olden...don't you think? Sis, thanks so much for sharing a few of your fabulous french pretties with us today...I loved it all!!!

How are you doing, Darlin'? Do ya'll have plans for the weekend? We may head out to a junk flea market tomorrow...we'll see. The weather isn't so great...cold and rainy! Love ya, Sweet Sis!!!

Chari

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have to take several pictures to get 1 or 2 decent ones. Hard to believe your Great Grandson is already a month old. My newest Granddaughter is going on 6 wks. now - does not seem possible.
Have a great weekend.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

It's just lil' ol' me again! I just wrote you the longest note and I'm not sure if your blog got it or not. Anyway, I have one more question for you...hehe! What is your french mantel clock made out of? Is it wood...marble...plaster? I'd love to know! Sheesh...I'm just full of questions today...aren't I! Well, I am learning...and you, Sweet Sis...are my teacher!

Love ya, Darlin'!
Chari

Sarah said...

Gloria, your mantel looks lovely. I remember seeing a photo of your beautiful bust of the young French girl. Have fun with that new baby in the family. ~ sarah

Marydon said...

Oh, Gloria, Landen is PRECIOUS! I want one ... & the costume is darling. And, what a beautiful mother.

Your home decor is beautiful, love the candlestick ... such elegance within your home.

Happy PS weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

xinex said...

Landen James (what a pretty name!) is growing so fast and is so handsome. I love all your accessories, Gloria, especially the mirror, clocks and busts....Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, you have such pretty collectibles. I love that mirror and see why it had to come home with you. It would have had to come home with me too. Love the bust, but the best thing of all is that great grandson of yours. He is so cute in his Halloween costume. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kat said...

Gloria, he is gorgeous! I can't believe he's a month old already, good grief time really flies. Love all of your pretty french accents. But I think you are Olan Mills - that photo of the French mirror is beautifully composed! Hugs, Kat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, isn't he just the cutest...and that outfit, love it! I love seeing your photos. I think the shadows add character to a photo. You have such wonderful things it is always a treat to see them!

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PAT said...

Oh Gloria...just look at him. He's beautiful! His mommy is pretty too. So good to see the two of them looking so wonderful after what they went through before he was born.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
You have such beautiful things in your home!! All would look very nice in mine too! LOL!!
Your Great Grand baby is sooooo cute!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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

He is just adorable!!

Love your mantel..
Hugs,
Penny

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, Landen James is precious, and his mother is so pretty. Love his tiny H'ween costume! Since many of your favorites are my favorites too, I loved seeing them. That bust is just the sweetest one I've ever seen. That mirror is breath-taking! I'm not sure I've ever seen a closeup of it. I also love that beautiful table topper. And of course, that magnificent clock always amazes me. Thank you so much for linking this post to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Gloria, isn't it funny how collections start, sometimes with one gift you really like? But on to more important things--that little boy is adorable and Candace looks so happy and proud! Best of luck to her! Linda

Madeline's Album said...

Hi Gloria, Enjoyed seeing all your pretty things. Landen James is so cute hard to believe he is a month old already. They grow up so fast. Have a blessed day and a great weekend. Madeline

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

Oh my goodness! Little Landen is getting so big! What an adorable face he has. It seems like yesterday that I was reading your post and looking at the pictures from the Baby Shower!! I love his Halloween costume also. And, of course, Candace looks beautiful and oh-so-proud. Your home also looks wonderful - how do you keep everything so nice and clean? :)
Best,
Gloria

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a little cutie Gloria! He looks happy and healthy-enjoy:@)

Sue said...

the baby is scrumptious Gloria, just beautiful!

Love the mantel and the bust is fabulous! Hope your enjoying some fall weather up in your mountaintop! it's gorgeous here in the NE with the trees turning...

I got a big old oak diningroom table today, 85.00!! It's round with 4 leaves and a center pedestal. What a deal huh?!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

He is just sooooooooooo adorable... Love your mantle too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, I love all your pretty decorative accessories. My parents have owned a bust like yours for forty years or more. I have always loved it and I try to talk them out of it every time I visit. Landen is so adorable and how cute he is dressed for Halloween.
xoxo, Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Little Landen is adorable!!

I love that French mirror!! All of your things are so gorgeous!

Have you ever posted all of your bust collection together so we can see them at once?

Katherine

Nancy's Notes said...

What a precious baby, I am sure that shadow will be following you everywhere! Beautiful antiques, really stunning.

Now, I have to get back to unpacking!!

Hugs, Nancy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love this post...but it's not because of your beautiful mantel, no, or your bust, :) but for the adorable little boy! I still cannot believe he is here and weighing in at TEN POUNDS? Good grief...he'll be grown and married before we can turn around at that rate!
The photo of him and his beautiful mother is a great treat after all she went through to get him. And you of course! You are such a good grandma!

Ok...now I am off to catch up a bit...lets see ..what do I see below...looks like something funny to me...
so..later then?
Hugs and love to you my friend!!
Mona

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is so outstanding Gloria!
I love your bust! hehe. And your mantel and your everything!
And that Landon James is just as cute as can be!
Love the costume!
Now don't go kissing his little cheeks off! LOL!
Hugs,
Cindy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sweet Sis...

Just stopping in with my morning coffee to say hello and see how you're doing! Hope you had a great weekend...did ya'll do anything? Not too much going on here...we had a very quiet weekend! Russell just "vegged" in the easy chair most of the weekend! Hehe! I told him last night that I AM making a Drs. appt. for him this week. He didn't growl to loud so it's on!!!

Hope that my note is finding you well, honey! Talk to you later...

Love ya,
Chari

Manuela@TPOH said...

He is a cutie!

Love that French mirror! So fabulous!

Manuela

Gypsy Heart said...

He is totally adorable! I'm so glad he's doing well too.

I absolutely LOVE that mirror girlfriend...as well as the candle holder. You'd have to watch me if I came to visit. :-)

Thanks for sharing all the beauty.
xoxo
Pat

PEA said...

As usual, I'm in awe of your beautiful antique pieces!! It's funny, now everytime I go to the auction and he's auctioning off an antique, I always think "wonder if Gloria has this or that"! lol

Your grandbaby is just soooo adorable, look at his bright eyes! I have no doubt that he will love his grandma just as much as you love him:-) That costume is so darling. xoxo

Dawn said...

Oh Gloria, I don't know who is cuter! Landen James with his dog costume or Candace with her retro glassss. She looks beautiful, motherhood really agrees with her!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria...I am back again...searching for your giveaway button and cannot find it. Do you have one? Perhaps I am spinning my wheels here. I asked a few days back..but didn't hear.