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 10, 2011

~My Victorian Boudoir~

Step into my Boudoir:


Please turn on my Tiffany wall lamp and lets take a little tour...
As many of you that come by here know..My home started with a one room cabin 350 sq foot and I did live in that square footage for 2 years while we were adding on (click here to see) ..In 1988 we added a Living room and bedroom, then took the cabin and made it all kitchen..Then in 1996 we added on a formal dining room..This master suite was added in 1999 and the one thing I had to have was a sitting room where I could watch my own TV shows and just have some quiet time to read..Now this suite is 1083 sq foot so it's rather large...Also has 2 full size baths...a his and hers..Now I also have about 3000 sq foot of stuff packed within these walls ha ha!!


This is my sitting area...
Faux fireplace with my TV on top...
Grab a cup of tea and a scone while your here
This tray sits on a JP.Coats and Clark spool cabinet ca. 1880
This settee sits at the foot of my bed...
Just love the sweet rose fabric on it...
One of my oldest pieces I own is this wine cabinet ca. 1780. On the bottom I have some of my collection of antique photo albums..

Chamber set is from England ca. 1880 and the lamp shade I made
I love my bed..the head board is 9 foot high and just look at the great craving in it...It's burl and walnut from the Rocco period ca. 1880
Bed spread is from the 20's and it came with the window valance that I used as sorta dressing on the wall with lace panels..
This is just a shot of the whole bed with settee...I have 2 Victorian lamp tables on each side of the bed with Bradley Hubbard lamps..Ca 1870..2 bubble frames from 1900 hang above each table...
This is a Victorian buffet but I use it for a dresser burl and walnut also from the Rocco period...This piece stand proudly at 6 foot tall..

My Victorian dresser...The antique National cash register I use as my jewelry box..I just hit the Five and Dime keys and it will open ha ha!! and that's about how much my jewelry that I keep in it is worth..2 of my "Gone with the wind" lamps sit on each side...These are called Ruby glass.
Thanks for coming by and stepping into my Boudoir...
I'm joining Sherry for her Brand  smacking new Friday party " Charms of Home" I guess I'm now a charted member ha ha!!
Also Courtney at " French country Cottage " for feather you nest...
Thank you both for letting me have a fun day girls..Please pay them both a visit to see some great stuff today...
PS: I have to tell you a funny story I posted this room on Rate My Space in 2008 and  one comment said my bedroom looked like a brothel and did I charge by the hour ha ha!! I loved it..Told them they couldn't afford my hourly rate..Why do people feel the need to be mean is beyond me..Now I know why I left Rate my space...I never thought my Bedroom looked like the Mustang Ranch ha ha!!

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

57 comments:

Deborah said...

Hi Gloria, All I can say is WOW! Your bedroom is gorgeous!
I'm going to have to re-do mine! LOL
xxoo
Deborah

Patty Sumner said...

Gloria, it is all fabulous! Blessings!

Sherry said...

Gloria,
Your furniture is just gorgeous! I also love your cabinet with the chamber set and the chamber set is stunning. I don't think I have ever seen a whole set. I would also love to peak at the old photo albums. You always have such beautiful antiques. Thank you for joining and sharing your romantic bedroom. I always enjoy a tour of your lovely home.
Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Amazing furniture Gloria, the stories it could tell! Lovin' the lamp you made too-enjoy:@)

Sarah said...

Gloria, fun to see more of your home. Love the Coats and Clark chest. It's perfect as a tray table. :-)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gloria that is gorgeous! It reminded me of something from the Biltmore estate..it really is decorated so eloquently. Nice job! XO

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Gloria, you are the Victorian Queen! Such beautiful pieces! I love how ornate all that furniture was. I was thinking, there she goes again with that fabulously cozy fireplace then your spool cabinet caught my eye. It totally stole all my attention, for the rest of the post. That is so cool! I just love it ALOT!

Susan said...

OMG....Stop my rapidly beating heart. Your home is soooooooo gorgeous. Oh my. That bed! That rose-covered settee! Your enchantingly beautiful lampshades! Oh, oh, oh, how I loved my tour. Thank you for sharing. Your style is mine to a tea! GOR-GE-OUS. Susan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have such beautiful antiques. That bed is GORGEOUS!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, you have so many gorgeous antiques and you decorate with them so beautifully. Love your bedroom, it is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Olga said...

Hello Gloria,
Your Boudoir is a gorgeous place! Every item is so unique and beautiful. I love everything!

Sue said...

All of your period furniture and accessories are beautiful, Gloria! From that gorgeous bed to the National Cash Register made right here in Dayton, Ohio..... Amazing!
As far as that RMS commenter is concerned, she is a meanie who will get her due, if she hasn't already. I am a firm believer in Karma!
big hugs~ Sue

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, your bedroom is so gorgeous! I love your antique furnishings. Oh, covetness here! :) Those ruby glassed Gone With the Wind Lamps are so beautiful! I'm not showing these to Mr. Precious1 :)
Shame on whoever said mean things! I believe when folks do this - they're just jealous of what you have! If I knew who they were I'd go and punch 'em in the stomach! :)
You're a dear!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chrissie said...

What an amazing home you have. I love that you use the cash register as a jewelry box! what an awesome idea, I have always wondered what would be a good way to use those. And I am totally envious of that spool cabinet,I hope to own one someday.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Gloria, I LOVE Victorian furniture... I am "IN LOVE" with your settee from the THIRD picture!!! Oh how I would DIE to have one JUST LIKE IT! I sent you some pictures of my antique hutch that I'm SURE is a sister of yours... I never knew ANYTHING about it, SO maybe you can help? Thank you so much for your BEAUTIFUL Post. LOVE IT!
Happy Valentines Day,
Hugs, Donna

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for stopping by, OMG this is just gorgeous, way to much to comment on everything, but the old spool storage and cash register are unbelievable. I would just live in this one room, full circle, like living in the little cabin.

Carol

Mary Ellen said...

I had forgotten that your boudoir was so large!! I do remember that it was that pretty though!

bee blessed
mary

Honey at 2805 said...

Your antiques are so beautiful, but , oh that bed is gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us in. I feel so priviledged.

Nancy said...

Gloria,

You have some of the most beautiful furnishings I've seen. The bed is magnificent. I am crazy, crazy, crazy about the chamber set. It is one of the prettiest I've seen. So stunning!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful space with us.
Now I'm going back for another peek.

Nancy

Grandma Nina said...

I love your bedroom. It looks so cozy and comfortable! I just don't see the beauty in ultra modern decorating. It always feels so "cold". Your home looks as though it would feel very warm and inviting!

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, I am so jealous what a lovely bedroom. Everything in it is just beautiful. I love all of it. It was nice to go back and see the beginning and what it is now. A small cabin now a beautiful home. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, it is charming! I love your attention to detail.

I purchased the same beige phone in 1978. I love that phone....still have it.

Have a wonderful Valentines!
Hugs, Barb

Susan said...

What a romantic place to relax - lucky you Gloria!
Thanks for your kind visit to my blog.
Take care,
Susan

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. I am curious as to what is in the frames on the side of the bed?

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, I just love your bedroom and all your antiques. I think I will move in with you, lol. I am in Florida right now with my daughter and family. The baby just turned 1 yesterday and we are preparing for a bday party tomorrow, then I go back home on Sunday. I did not want John to spend Valentine's day with someone else, lol...Christine

Julie Harward said...

You have the most beautiful items in your home that I have ever seen! Amazing! ;D

Heather said...

Hi, Gloria! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog. You certainly have many beautiful pieces of antique furniture. I love how you keep your jewelry in the cash register.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sis...

What a fabulous tour, Sis! Of course, you know how much I love your beautiful bedroom...everything you have in this gorgeous room is exquisite!!! You know, this was the first time that I realized that you had the tall ceilings in your bedroom! I knew your antique bed stood 9 ft. tall but I guess I just wasn't thinking (a problem that I often have...hehe!). OMG...Sis, your bedroom ensuite is larger than some peoples entire home or apt.! Seriously, I can't fathom a bedroom of this size....I have never seen a bedroom this size!!! Ohhh...I would love it though! I love that you can have a sitting room in your boudoir! Ohhh..and we won't even talk about the fact that you have two full baths as well! Hehe! It really is magnificent! And...I know I have said it a thousand times...but you have the most beautiful antique furniture that I've ever seen! Girl, I can't believe your bed...I would feel like a queen in that bed!!! Love, love, LOVE the antique buffet that you are using for your dresser! Is that marble that I'm seeing on the top? Ohhh...and I love that you are using one of your antique cash registers for a jewelry box...that is the coolest thing!!! Too cute!!! I just adore all of your settees, Sis...but I must admit that the pretty rose pattern on the settee at the end of your bed really is gorgeous!!! Ohhh Sis, I love your boudoir!!! Thanks for sharing it with us today...this was such a treat!

Well my dear, I'm trying to get a bag packed today. Russell surprised me with a weekend getaway! Guess we'll go visit the big city and stay over. Probably won't be home till Sunday evening. I'm sooo excited. I haven't been out of the house for awhile! Hehe! I'm such a recluse! I'll talk to you later, sweet Sis!

Love ya,
Chari

Rosie said...

Sigh! I just scrolled up and down and up and down, taking it all in. I don't think anyone could drag me out of there. In your first picture, the man in the tv looks like he's trying to bid on your antiques! haha! Take care, sweetie!

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Gloria, What a wonderfull space. You have beautiful things. i love the rose print of the little sofa as well. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully you will have a nice wedding dome toput in there very soon. Richard at www.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com

Blondie's Journal said...

What an amazing bedroom! In mine, I can't turn around without bumping in to something. I wish I could have a little seating area like yours...I would never leave the room. All of your precious antiques are beautiful and your bed is just dreamy. I love the pink satin comforter and the sheers behind that beautiful headboard. Just lovely, my friend!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

XO,
Jane

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Gloria...What a wonderful treat to read your comment.....I have missed you and all the wonderful bloggers I have met along the way...but you are very special !!!!
Thank you my friend...
Love,
Mo :-)
and of course your room is amazing!

bj said...

yEP...I left RMS for the very same reason. Why were they so mean over there??
I love your pretty bedroom. The furniture is just priceless and you have it all put together so nicely. I know you LOVE that big room. I would, too.
Love that new fireplace...I want one for my kitchen so bad and not a place to put one. bummer

Marydon said...

The spool cabinet is 2D4, Gloria ... altho your whole boudoir is elegant, inviting & amazing. Love the Tiffany, too.

Happy Valentine's ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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

Hi, Gloria! Everything is so beautifully romantic... I love the fabric on your settee, it is so pretty. And I also love the moire pillows! I will have to go back to your old post you gave to the link to, so I can see how you enlarged your home! Happy Valentine's Day.
Best,
Gloria

Kim said...

SOOO many treasures! What a feast for the eyes Gloria. And that is a HUGE bedroom! I would never leave. I love hearing the story of how your house came to be. So sweet.
xoxo,
Kim

Ardy said...

Oh My! I LOVE your boudoir! I love the antigues and all the awesome decorating. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Gloria,
Thank you so much for sharing...if your space looks like a brothel, I will work for you anytime..wink. I LOVE the pairing of the satin (?) valance with the lace curtains? I have never seen that.. and OH..what a settee, and that fabric..swooning now.How in the world do you find pieces in such exquisite shape? Please share your strategies...hugs, Lisa P.S. Know that I am lookin for a cash register!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think it's lovely. I can't believe someone would be so crass as to say something so disgusting. Sort of obvious that they knew nothing about the Victorian era...
Of course neither do I, but in very early homes this sort of decor was in many lovely old homes.

You have a fantastic collection of Victorian antiques!

Just beautiful, Gloria.
Love'n hugs,
Mona

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria~ what a BEAUTIFUL room you have! I love that headboard- absolutely stunning and the sweet settee at the foot of the bed is perfect! You sure have some gorgeous antiques and treasures in your home~ I love seeing more of it! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! Hugs, Courtney

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Wow, that is some haven. Those furniture pieces seem right at home in your space. I like the bubble frames and the treasures they appear to be holding. Blessings,Kim

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! Thanks for letting us in to the "bedroom" lol... what a beautiful, romantic and relaxing room you've created. I love that you have a fireplace to sit on your beautiful sofa and lounge, watch T.V. and read. The antique cash register to hold your jewelry is priceless. I can remember people from the RMS days saying cruel things as well. It was so much fun in the beginning, except for those moments and when you couldn't get pictures to load. If nothing else they can't take the fun memories we have. I'll always remember my first cup of coffee I shared in your beautiful kitchen. Guess we'll get coffee and chocolates in the bedroom??? lol
I hope you have a super w/k. hugs ~lynne~

Pat said...

This is gloriously gorgeous, dear Gloria!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Helen said...

Dear Gloria ... I love how your palace has evolved over the years!

Äppelblom said...

Have a beautiful weekend!

Shirley said...

That bed was made for dreaming...
Yours Sincerely,
Shirley

Karen said...

Gloria- you must have one GINORMOUS bedroom. ALl of those pieces are in it? I love the wine cabinet and the spool cabinets FOR SURE!!!! OMG. (Hang on while I pick my jaw up off the floor.) :)
Loved it - each and every inch!
Hope we get some rain this week! We need it!
Happy Valentines Day from my valley to your mountain top! :)
Hugs. Karen

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your my kind of gal. I love your pieces. Your antiques are a lot shiner looking than mine. I guess I need some orange glow or whatever that is. lol
Lovely and glad you shared them with us
Happy Valentines day
Maggie

sissie said...

Hi Gloria,
I could just crawl up in that lovely grand bed of yours, leave my robe on the beautiful settee and dream away the night! Your home is beautiful and you should be very proud that you have built and designed every inch of it.

hugs
Sissie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Gloria,
I think your bedroom is just gorgeous! You have some extremely beautiful antique pieces of furniture! I love the cash register used as a jewelry box! Cute!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Gloria,
Wow! You have some exceptional pieces in your room! It's like walking back in time; so comforting! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. Happy Valentines Day to you!

Blessings,
Sandi

Nezzy said...

WoW sweetie....this is just every girls dream boudoir!!! Heck, mine is barely large enough for an extra chair! That cabinet of yours is just amazin' but I shouldn't be surprised as you surround yourself with awesome goodies.

God bless and have a marvelous Valentine's Day sweetie!!!

PEA said...

Happy Valentine's Day, dear Gloria:-) Make sure you come over to pick up your Valentine!!

Oh my, look at your boudoir....I would spend all my days in there! lol It's absolutely gorgeous and your antique furniture as well as all the accessories are superb!!! There was an antique cash register similar to that one at the auction yesterday, thought of you right away:-) xoxo

Terri said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous home you have!
I love your pink bedspread and that amazing bed! And your tea tray set up so lovely with a beautiful tea cup and saucer!
I am a new follower.
Hugs,
Terri

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Gloria,
Oh my goodness, someone did not say that about your beautiful bedroom..and how would they know what a brothel looks like LOL
I adore your bedroom..your antiques are amazing..everything is so pretty. I really love the ruby glass lamps they speak to me, you know how much I love red. Your head board is so stunning, its hard to believe its that old and still looks like new.
I love it all!
Happy Valentines day, enjoy your day of love, hugs and cuddles.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hello, Sweet Gloria!
Your bedroom is beautiful!
It's funny you mentioned RMS, because I haven't been on there in a long time, til yesterday.
When looking at some of my favorite rooms, there was always a comment "too many knick-knacks". They just don't get us!
:)
~Becca~

Bohemian said...

Oh Gloria, what an inspiring story of how your Home was transformed with a Labor of Love! And your Antiques... swooning... taking my breath away!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian