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

January 19, 2011

~Winter Whites~

Hello Guys, I know I have been MIA since last week...I didn't fall off the face of the earth just have a cold to beat all colds...Just before Christmas I redid my hutch in my hallway...added some new scrapbook paper to the back of it...and put in all my white Ironstone and white stuff ha ha!!
I think I like it for now...But that can change...
Don't you love how one little thing can make something you already have give a whole new look??
I ♥ all my Ironstone soup tureen's that I got Hospice and Swap meets for a song ha ha!!
Of course the best thing about seeing this hutch is seeing my Great Grandson Landen James picture on the glass.Thanks for coming by and seeing me...I hope to be up and about within the next few days...At my age I catch everything but men and money ha ha !!

Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles, Gl♥ria


Debbiedoos said...

How happy it is to see a post from you. Funny, I had every intentions of emailing you today:) Your winter whites are awesome and what a collection. Very clver Gloria to put the scrap paper behind...very pretty. Big hugs, I missed Ya!

Terry said...

Love your winter whites! I thought about getting a few pieces of ironstone when I found some at a second hand store, but if i did that my hubby would give me way more white than I would want. ( I would be sitting in the yard surrounded by snow). I better stick with my Royal Albert!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You do have a pretty collection of whites - thanks for sharing it with us. Sorry you have been sick and hope you feel better soon.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love all of your whites....and the background paper is perfect! Hope you feel better soon.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful whites, Gloria! Love 'em; especially love the birdies! The background paper is wonderful too. Hope you're feeling better soon.


PAT said...

I am sure you already know how much I love this Gloria. Absolutely fabulous!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling bad, hope you're doing lots better now. As I type this it's coming down like crazy out there, big fluffy flakes... ok I'll admit it pretty from the inside out... Landen James is one adorable little guy...
Your collection of ironstone is awesome. Have to say I don't have this collection, "yet"... hugs ~lynne~

Honey at 2805 said...

So happy you're back! And I'm loving all your winter whites. That pretty little picture is priceless!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, my sweet friend, it sounds like you've had what I had for a month. I hope and pray that you are better soon. So sorry to hear you've been under the weather.

I adore your hutch, and I marvel at all of those tureens you've found at swap meets. They are so neat! Love the look of all the white pieces in the hutch. I love white dishes.

And I love you and hope and pray you are back in full swing very soon.


Sheila :-)

P.S. I've got a picture of that cute Johnny Depp if it will make you feel any better. ;-)

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm sorry to hear that the bug you caught is still hanging around. Whatever it is...and I had it, it's hard to shake. Feel better soon, my friend.

I love what you did with the scrapbook paper...what a fantastic idea! So French and perfect. And I love all of your white dishes. I had been looking for a white soup tureen forever and I finally just paid full price for one. Funny, I haven't used it yet!! lol! But I HAD to have one!

Take care, Gloria! :-)


Sonny G said...
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Sonny G said...

I'm so glad to see you posting..
Love your whites in the hutch and that new scrap book paper is terrific...

Lynn said...

I hope you're feeling better soon Gloria! Sounds like a lot of folks are catching colds. The hutch is beautiful, lovin' the ironstone!
...Personally I'd throw the men back any way:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I love all your white pieces. I have got to find some more. Oh a thrifting I will go.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your a hoot even when your sick Gloria!
Sorry you've had such a nasty cold, tis the rotten season isn't it?
I absolutely adore your white ironstone collection!
And the new paper looks just so chic and beautiful!
Hugs Friend and take care of your sweet little self!

bj said...

It seems a lot of us Bloggerettes are lovin' whites. :)
Everything looks great ...I do love ironstone.
Hope your cold is better and that you are feeling much better.
xo xo bj

Julie Harward said...

It's all very beautiful....wow, what a collections that is..cute grand too! ;D

The Charm of Home said...

How perfect that little Landen is. I really like your scrapbook paper. It looks wonderful in your hutch. I used that same paper to redo a tray, I like it very much. Your ironstone is gorgeous.

Madeline's Album said...

Hope you start feeling better real soon. Love your hutch and all your winter whites. The photo of your great grandson Landen James is just precious. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Your hutch looks wonderful! I love the whites. I also saw you had a great time visiting with fellow bloggers! Oh how I wish I lived closer to more of them!! Have a good evening!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh girly...I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well Miss Glo. :( I just got over being the sickest I've been in 10 years. Bah! I'm happy to be ME AGAIN!

Now...I hope and pray you get well completely. If you are on meds take all of them! I actually took an entire prescription (3 of them) from start to end and I hardly ever do that. I'm thinking of you.

I love your whites but then...I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU SHOW!

Love your heart, too!


Sarah said...

Gloria, sorry you haven't felt well. Hope you're better soon.
Your white look fantastic. I always find this look refreshing and pleasing. Just can't beat white!
~ Sarah

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, I'm sorry you haven't been feeling good! The bug visited our house and we were pretty miserable. I love the paper and your wonderful ironstone collection. The tureens are fabulous. Feel better!

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! I have been missing you and I'm so sorry you've had a nasty ole cold! Well, your hutch looks wonderful. Love the paper in the back of it! I think we're kindred spirits as I've dressed my little hutch with whites too! You have much prettier whites than I do! Now look at little Landon! I would smile every time I passed the lovely piece filled with whiteness.
Feel better.
Love ya,
Shelia ;)

Picket said...

Morning sis!!!! I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well..hope today is a great day for you. I love love love the pretty whites...I have looked high and low for some pretty creamy white soup toureens like yours and there are none to be found down here! I also redid some of my cabinets with the pretty whites and girl I am loving the pretty back ground in that cabinet of yours!
You take care sis and let Len fix you some hot soup...I'm sure he can open a can and you can tell him how to turn on the stove! lol Love ya precious friend...Picket

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!
I sure hope you are feeling better my friend! I think we have been hit with something nasty this winter.
Your hutch looks beautiful. I like the idea of being able to change out the background with different scrap paper. There are so many beautiful papers out there. I always just wat to buy some even though I have no idea what I am going to do with it. Your collection of whiteware is just gogeous! I love all those pieces!
Feel better and take care of yourself!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your winter whites Gloria! You have a beautiful collection and I love how you have them displayed.

I am sorry to hear you have been ill. I have been sick myself not once, but three times within the last 30 days! I hope you get better soon. I will keep you in my prayers.


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Girl, you do white so well but oh, I must say that baby picture upstages it all. That little great~grandson of yours is just a livin' breathin' bundle of love!!! Just precious!

God bless and have a marvelous winter's day!!! :o)

Richard Cottrell said...

Gloria, i am still holding my breath, turning blue. I just posted a new blog,please drop by. Richard www.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com

Sue said...

I love all that white! I'm so sorry you are sick. A cold might not kill you, but it certainly feels as if it will! Rest, orange juice and lots of hot tea...take care!

victorian parlor II said...

Oooo...it's all lovely! Your grandson is adorable!



Sarah said...

Gloria, I'm back for another dose of your whites. Love this look! ~ Sarah

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Oooh...I do love all of your beautiful winter whites! I'm not sure exactly what it is...but I just love the look of all that white ironstone when it's placed altogether! It's a classic...that's for sure! Sis, you really do have a fabulous collection! I just ooohed and aaahed over each and every piece! Hehe! I love, love, LOVE the frenchy paper that you used to cover the back of the shelves...sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous winter whites with us!!!

Sure hope you're starting to feel better, Sis!!! Please do take care of yourself and get plenty of rest!

Love ya, Sis!

On Crooked Creek said...

You are too, too funny. .. everything but men and money! My grandmother had a similar saying when I'd ask, "Grandma, do you have any . . .(ice cream)?" Her answer,"Let's go look, I usually have everything except wine and money. But I think I might be able to find some wine!" Can you imagine the look on my face after she passed away an I helped my Moma clean under the kitchen cabinet and sure enough. . .there was a bottle of Mogan David Wine! HA! Wouldn't you have loved to have been an angel and see the expression on Grandma's face as she observed my reaction?

Your white china cabinet is absolutely exquisite! February Edition of County Living has nothing up on you! Thank you for such a lovely post and for sharing a photo of your grandson! Lovely!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You've got some beautiful pieces of ironstone Gloria, and they all look so pretty arranged inside your china cabinet. I hope you are feeling okay now. laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I've never seen these before! Your collections knock my socks off! WOW!!!