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

November 2, 2010

~My Office/Indian Casino~

Hello Guys, I'm so happy to be joining in with Kim at Savvy Southern Styles for her first ever Before and after party...Thanks Kim for taking over this fun day from our Dear Debbiedoos...Boy how I miss that gal...
Please go by and see Kim...click Here.





Now 2 1/2 years ago I had a Wild hair day...Oh Yes I did I was sitting drinking my morning coffee and looking at the size of my LR...Well I really wanted to have an office of my very own...My LR was 640 feet so I just knew I could put a wall up and make it into 2 rooms...It had 2 windows at each end so I knew I would have plenty of light...Of course the first thing was to get Len on board with this idea..and he jumped on this for me...By the end of that day he had framed the wall in...





Girls I just squealed when he got this all done for me...

Of course I then had to add new carpeting and paint...But girls I tell you I just love having my own space...
It took us about a week to do it all ...This is where I blog from and pay the dreaded bills each month ha ha!!

The paint color is Valspar Mark Twain Tan...but it looks like a carmel apple to me...

Lawyer's book case ca.1910

This is a Victorian curtain rod that I made into a shelf...See the rings on the end of it...
I also have another one in my Master bathroom I use as a towel rack...



Love my table top diner music box




Here you can see the new wall...That now divides the LR from my office...


Antique Armoire I use to store all my movies and CD's in...




Now here are a few of my slot machines... If you would like to read all about these slot machines...Please click here




Pace Gum ball slot machine...it takes a penny




One of my old light fixtures..




More slot machines...
This one is from the Pioneer Club in Vegas




The Nugget Club Reno


That is a National Time clock that sits in the corner ca.1900 and of course another slot machine...







Just one of my stain glass windows...Oh I do love finding these and putting them in my home...
The floor lamp is from a funeral parlor...I know weird...but I told you I march to a guitar with a few strings missing ha ha!!


An Ostrich and Emu egg sit on the table...all with some old books...The Emu egg is craved and both eggs are from when we had a bird farm here...If you want to read about it click here.


The English bench is from ca.1800 and it opens up to allow extra storage for me...ha ha!!


The machine on the end there is a penny match vending machine from ca. 1930 I have had it a few months now and still have not found a place I want to sit it ha ha!! Have you guys ever had so much stuff you don't know where to stuff it anymore...

My favorite thing in my office and house is my 1947 Wurlitzer jukebox...here she is all lit up...Oh "Happy Days" Next to her sits Nipper the dog...Do you remember Nipper from RCA Records..




I hope you enjoyed seeing my little mini-casino today ha ha!! Hey Len is native American and I keep telling him I should open a casino here with all these slot machines he keeps bringing in ha ha!! He now has 15 of them...I kid you not his garage almost have room for a car ha ha!! He does love his machines...


Hope all of you have a GREAT day


Until next time from my mountain to yours,


Hugs and smiles Glria

34 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gosh Gloria!
You have the funnest office in all of bloggy land!
Love the slots, the antiques, the stained glass, its just fabulous and original too!
What a fun room!
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

I love your office girl! I'm so happy you made such a pretty space for yourself. It's gorgeous!

Who says you never win giveaways? Really? Well my fingers will be crosed for you with my random number picker thingy. I would have a hard time chosing the winner so I let that thing pick the number. All of my blog friends have been so sweet the past few years. Thank you for being the sweetest one EVER!

Happy week! ~Melissa :)

Sue said...

Gloria, this is certainly the most unique little office I've ever seen. I love your variety of accessories, furniture, and of course, the slot machines! If and when I get to your mountain some day, I will put in a penny or a nickel and hope to win!
ding ding ding!!!!! Love the RCA Victor dog, Nipper. xo Sue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow Gloria, that is some office and look at those vintage slot machines. I can't believe you got a new office in a week. That is fast, girl. Thanks so much for joining my first party now go hit the jackpot!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, What a fun and fantastic office you have! I love the old slot machines. My dad has one and I am sending him this post. You have some fabulous antiques too.
xo, Sherry

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That is a terrific space Gloria. So many beautiful and fun things, but I think I'd love to just stare at that English bench the most!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun office. Wish I could get a major project completed in that short of time.
How is your new Great Grandson doing?
Hope you are having a great week.

All That Glitters said...

you have some serious eye candy in there that I just love!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gloria your office is nothing like mine at work... where is the ball and chain??? Love it, and that Wurlitzer has to take some of the pain out of paying the bills-enjoy:@)

Sarah said...

Gloria, aren't you the clever one to think of putting up a wall and creating you an office. Great idea! It all looks really nice. You have a fun collection of antiques. ;-)
~ Sarah

Debbie said...

Boy you peeps work fast around there. Gloria you have the coolest office on the Universe. I love the vintage slots, they are fun! Just thought I would say hello to you, I am checking out a little of Kim's first party.

onlymehere said...

Love the office! I used to have a princess phone just like the one in your office! You have the most unique and fun things to look at. I never tire of your home bz I feel like I never will see it all and it's so much like I'd like mine to be someday after grandkids, lol! I've child proofed my home again so I don't have too much out anymore and it's kind of bare but that will all come back eventually, lol!
Me

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Gloria!!! I love your office!! It has so much great stuff in it... what a fantastic space! The slot machines are so neat! I would be playing those slot machines all the time! LOL!! :) I love that little dog statue too!! Your space is beautiful! Love it~ hope all is well over in your world and bet you are enjoying that darling little grand baby!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow! When on earth did you do all of this!! It would take forever for us to do such a thing! It's just gorgeous...not to mention interesting! :) YOU AMEST THE SMARTEST GAL! GREAT job!!
It's delightful.
You sound wonderful lately..and I love that!! I do!

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

Holy cow! This is the most unique office I have ever seen! And Len is the most GREATEST husband -- your wish is his command. I can't believe you mentioned to make a wall, and by the end of the day, it was done, like magic! And all of your things are SO interesting. My mother would have loved to look around this room. That is so cute that you and Len encourage each other's loves: yours of antiques and his of slot machines. That's very touching and loving! Great post, and thanks for sharing.
Best,
Gloria

Rene said...

Wow! You have quite a collection of slot machines. How fun that must be for you to have a room filled with things you love.

-Rene

Madeline's Album said...

Your office is very very nice. Again thank you for your tour everything is just fabulous. I so enjoy seeing all your antiques and the way you decorate a room . Have a blessed day. Madeline

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I love the fact you have got your wonderful new office. What a big space and I love the wall color!! Now about the decor - oh, my goodness - I love it. Mr. Precious is drooling over all of your slot machines! You have the most wonderful beautiful things!! Love em and love you!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

PAT said...

I love it Gloria! Sometime when J's Aunt Ruth is here, I am going to take her on a tour of your home. She will love it!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your fun comments about my kitchen remodel. This is amazing too. Wow, what a space, you need to enter it at Between Naps on the Porch's Mom Cave contest because you have created the ultimate Mom Cave. They are giving away a $250 gift certificate from Home Goods. (You probably already know!)

Love all of your unique pieces, they are to die for.

xinex said...

What a great idea, Gloria! I love the addition of the wall and you got 2 walls, one on each side to hang more stuff. How I would love to have that bench!!...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yea, and who deserves their own creatie space more than you do? No one! So glad you got this space for yourself, Gloria, and I loved seeing all of those neat game machines and all of your other treasures. Such fun! And I can hear you squealing all the way to Florida! I would be, too!

Enjoy it...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, What a fun office space. I wouldn't get anything done...I'de be playing with all the machines! What a wonderful collection you have! Linda

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

My Gosh Lady, is there anything that you don't have? I have never seen anyone with so many cool things in a home like yours and decorated so nicely. It looks to me you have it all in order at least that's how it seems on your post. Haha

I am so glad you have a space of your very own and I see a wonderful beautiful photo of your mom... she is so pretty Gloria and I just love her smile.

Well kiddo, it is always great hearing from you... Until next time sending warm hugs your way!

Diann said...

Oh, I love it Gloria! You have the most amazing pieces in your home. Everytime I see something different, I am "ooooohhhing and ahhhhhhhing" all over the place! LOL

Sue said...

How fun to have the space to just say "put up a wall and make me an office" Lucky you! And I guess you are lucky surrounded by all those slot machines:-) You have created a space that is totally for you and isn't that what we all want to do in our homes? It looks fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I have enjoyed my visit here!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh! I just can't imagine having a gorgeous office such as yours. You are just the best decorator too! Love seeing all this!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your very sweet comments about my daughter's wedding. :)

Donna

bj said...

This is amazing, Gloria..love the olden juke box.:)) I've danced many a step to one just like it.

Your hubby sounds like mine. Most of the time, when I mention something, he starts it that day. Aren't we blessed!!

Have a good day, sweet sister.
xo bj

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
Wow! I love your office space very much! Your antiques are amazing and unique. How fun to have the slot machines.
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Sandy said...

Well friend I must say you have one of the best office spaces I have ever seen. What a fun space this must be to work in. Love that lamp and stained glass window!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sandy

Myrna said...

Just popping in to say "HI" and am never disappointed when I do!!
Fabulous job making your office! Thanks for the lovely visit!!
Blessings,
Myrna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I don't think I ever realized that you enclosed one end of your l.r. to make this room. Aren't you just smart! I always love seeing all of your unique and wonderful treasures. Don't think I
I've seen that really cool telephone before. If you have to pay bills, this would be a wonderful place to do it! laurie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
WOW!! What a fantastic post filled with so many fantastic things!! My MIL worked for RCA and is a member of the Nipper Retiree Club!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My parents had a jukebox just like that one while I was in high school. Oh I wish I had that baby back now! Really...I'd love a slot machine, how fun. I think I need to move in with you...your stuff is so much more interesting than mine!