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

February 3, 2011

~Come for Tea, Stay for Coffee~

 Hello Guys!! I just wanted to show you a few of my olden New Coffee grinders I got this past month...
This is a Enterprise Coffee grinder from 1873 # 2 it has been fully restored...I just love it...Found it in a local antique store in December, had it on lay away ha ha!! Oh Yes I'm the Queen of lay- away...If you find an antique you really love, talk to the shop owner they will always do a 30 day lay-away with you sometimes more if they know you...

I found this one on EBay and it started at $565.00 I got this one for only $400.00 YIPPEE!! I know this sounds like allot but it really is not for a piece that is in great shape and 138 years old...These old things are getting harder to find..I sure wished society valued older people like they do antique's..I would be worth a fortune now ha ha!!
Of course I still love my Charles Parker Coffee Grinder the best of all..Did you know that the man who made shotguns made this grinder...WOW!! Talk about a morning coffee blast ha ha!! This is a real rare coffee grinder..every antique dealer that comes into my home wants to buy this beauty from me...But I can't sell my children's inheritance ha ha!!
This is a Elma coffee grinder from Spain ca. 1930... I love the beautiful patina on the one wheel grinder...It came home with me the first of January...

This one I sat on my De Laval cream separator cabinet...Ca. 1900

I just love the tin panel on this cabinet...found this about 25 years ago..
I have this new beauty sitting atop  my antique Bin counter...I love this piece as an island in my kitchen..It's seven feet long and has 18 junk  storage drawers in it...

One end of the bin counter with a few olden crocks and feed sacks...

Thanks for coming by and seeing me on my mountain top today...

I'm joining  Courtney at " French Country Cottage" for Feather your nest Friday...Thanks sweet Courtney...
Also Joining my Dear friend Laurie at "Laurie's bargains and chatting" for favorite things Saturday Thanks sweet Laurie..

Until next time from my mountain to yours ,
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
Hey BJ, at "Sweet Nothing" this picture is just for you girl..ha ha!! see I do bake sometimes...Love ya Sister friend..

33 comments:

Sarah said...

Gloria, what an interesting group of collectables. The large coffee grinder is amazing. I imagine your home is very interesting. It's fun to get a peek.
~ Sarah

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, what a gorgeous coffee grinder, it certainly is a perfect fit in your home. I would love to sit in your beautiful kitchen and enjoy coffee with you and learn more about all the beautiful antiques you have and all their history. I have a coffee grinder downstairs.. I'll have to share it soon.. it weighs a ton... I'm sure you could give me the history on it... hugs ~lynne~

shannon i olson said...

love love love
I was watching Pawn Stars and someone brought in an old coffee grinder that they refinished. wow I think they are the cat's meow for sure!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Gloria, you have the greatest collections ever! Love that red grinder - really a beauty! Linda

lvroftiques said...

Gloria I loved seeing your new grinder! What a beaut! I can't see one without thinking of you! Ahem girlfriend I know you said you can't sell you childrens inheritance...but couldn't you do with some more children?? *winky winky winky* Wearing out my winky over here girlfriend! Lol! Vanna

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria! You have some of the neatest antiques!! What a neat coffee grinder! Love that gumball/jellybean machine next to it too. I remember you having some very unique and beautiful gumball machines. I have always been a little facinated with them. I remember having one as a kid...I would chew one gumball after another...lol. I hope you are staying warm on your mountain! It sure has been cold here. Take care!! Kristen

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! OH, what gorgeous coffee grinders you have! All the more to grind up those beans! :)
You amaze me with all your wonderful treasures!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Golly Gloria,
I love all your grinders! lol. that sounds kind of funny. But seriously, those are amazing! That one from Spain would be my first choice!
Glad you got the book girl and I hope you like it.
And boy is my hubby jealous after I told him Len was going to the super bowl.
I hope he brings good luck to the Packers!
Hugs,
Cindy

Lisa said...

Gloria:
I...I....am just about speachless.I don't even know what to say, I don't know where or how you find your treasures, but you are one talented collector. I would give my first born (well maybe not..:)) for your knowledge...more..more!!

Blondie's Journal said...

You again had me laughing so hard I almost piddled! I think I need those Depends! You have a great collection of grinders and I think they are worth every penny. They look great displayed in that kitchen of yours! :-)

Happy Friday, Gloria!

XO,
Jane

Picket said...

Hey You!!! Sis you know I love seeing anything in your kitchen...well almost anything...wouldn't want to see you and Len first thing in the morning yawning and scratching!!! lol I love the coffee grinders especially the big one...never heard of lay-a-way plan on antiques...what am I saying...I wouldn't know an antique if it came with a birth certificate! lol
I just love all the eye candy you have in that kitchen of yours and girl I didn't know you could cook....I don't recall ever seeing any 'dishes' from you..how do we know you didn't just buy those and take them out of the wrapper and plop them in the pan! lol You know I'm just teasing you sis...I love you girl even if you can't boil water...I'm just sayn'!!!!! Have a fantastic weekend you precious thing...I love you so! Picket

Madeline's Album said...

All your coffee grinders are marvelous. Your baking looks good. Thanks for sharing all this with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Mrs. Mac said...

Nice, nice, nice .. to all of the coffee grinders .. I'm looking for one to use .. although I'm not going to part with my kids inheritance for one (LOL) .. just started roasting my own 'green' coffee beans in a large cast iron skillet .. so of course .. need the grinder .. my electric one just doesn't cut it.

http://this-newhouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/newby-home-coffee-roaster.html

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks for sharing your collection of coffee grinders; I truly love those pieces myself and especially your big one! That one is truly amazing; I can see why dealers always want to buy it! Thanks for the tip about lay-away...I never thought to ask about that!
I'm always on the look out for one of those old wheel grinders myself and you are right, they are hard to find and when I do see one, they are so much $$$$...I think you got a great deal on that one from eBay!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi dear Gloria!

Thanks for coming by to say hello!
Love all of these gorgeous coffee grinders. Yu have so many nice things. I do apprciate antiques. Wow, I didn't know they would do layaway! Hummmm. Thanks for sharing sweetie, and have a great weekend!

Debbie

Dreamgoddess said...

What a wonderful collection of coffee grinders! Your kitchen looks so inviting...I would love to visit. I bet I could spend hours looking at all your fun stuff!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, what a cool collection, Gloria! I loved every single one of these. And they are red which makes them even cuter! Funny about the shotgun man. he he

And that door panel... how I love old advertising pieces. Love the sacks, too, and the storage bins. Girl, you have got it going! Great post...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bohemian said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and invitation to come over and behold all your lovely Vintage Kitchen items. You've scored some fab pieces... 18 junk... um... I mean storage drawers... I could definitely use that! *winks*

Dawn... The
Bohemian

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What amazing pieces, Gloria! I love that large one with the design on it.

Nicole ~ said...

That is a cool coffee grinder, and it is in such great shape for it's age! You have such an amazing collection of antiques!

bj said...

OOO, this bread looks soooo good. Wish I was there to have a piece and a good visit with you, sweet one.
Lovin' your beautiful coffee grinders. What a fabulous collection you have.

Sorry I haven't been by in awhile..lots of grandmothering lately. :)) I know you understand THAT. :)

Thanks for making this delicious treat for me...I'll share with all the other ladies around. :)
love and kisses and hugs, bj

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria, sweetheart, they are all wonderful. And, well, I can't say anything to you when I paid over $100 for a doll dress! LOL AND over $400.00 for a DOLL! Gloria..we are retired. We sort of paid our dues..went without...and took it all on the chin. Our babies came first..still do..but it's fun to indulge in our old age. WHAT?!! WHO SAID THAT!? LOL
Hugs and love,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Your Charlie Parker Coffee grinder is my all time favorite!!

victorian parlor II said...

Gloria,

What a wonderful collection!!! Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your lovely coffee grinders!

Blessings,

Kim

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh boy...you got all kinds of new goodies! Girl, you can do some serious coffee grinding at your place! Hehe! You know, I don't think I have even seen one work. I have never known anyone that had a coffee grinder. Do you use yours? I'm so glad that you found these...they are such great additions to your collection, Sis! Thanks for sharing them with us! Ohhh...and that bread looks yummy! I need a piece! Hehe!

Well sweet friend, I just read your note that you left over at my place. I have been out of circuit all day...still sneezing and just not feeling good! I decided I better check my blog and see what was going on. Anyway, would love to have you call on Sunday. As far as I know...we'll be home. We are supposed to run to town tomorrow...groceries, etc. Hope I feel good enough! Will be looking forward to you call, Sis! Talk to you then!

Love ya,
Chari

Rosie said...

Hiya, Gloria! It's good to be back. I missed chatting with everybody. Nobody understands me like my blogging sisters!

Oh, gosh, I'm lovin those coffee grinders. I'm sure glad you don't charge admission to view your treasures to us blogging gals. I hope you've been feeling well. Love, Rosie

Richard Cottrell said...

Gloria, I ove your coffe grinders and your kitchen looks like it is to die for. I appreciate you sharing. Richard at wwww.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great collection! The largest one is a real beauty. Recently I was trying to remember who it was in the land of blog that had the storage bin counter.
Hope it is warmer where you are than it is here.
Enjoy your weekend.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yippee! Gloria linked up to Favorite Things! You have been a busy coffee grinder buyer! They are all wonderful. I love the colors and the graphics on tham! I don't know why it is that you always find these treasures. In all of my "junkin", I've never seen a coffee grinder as pretty as these. (I think that may be the problem. I REALLY AM going to junk stores, and these beauties are NOT junk!) Since the first time I saw your bin counter, I've thought it was the neatest kitchen island I'd ever seen. Thank you so much for linking these wonderful treasures to Favorite Things. laurie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
I so LOVE seeing all of your beautiful things and today is no exception! These grinders are so unique and wonderful!!

I am playing catch up so i will be checking out more of your posts!!

Hugs,
Debbie

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Cool Beans! No pun intended! I have always wished I started a coffee grinder collection. I love me some coffee, and they are all so unique Gloria...you really have a nice collection. Have a wonderful Sunday!!~ XO

bj said...

shhhh...i just sneaked in the back door to see if there was a piece of that luscious cake/bread left...darn that Lynn...he must have beat me to it. He is indeed a rascal !! :))))

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I want to come to your house and see all the pretties! I love it all! I could stay all day. LOL
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth