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April 7, 2011

~Nesting Finds~

Hello guys, Well this week's finds are pretty slim again...

But I did get a new pedestal this one came from a library in Utah and at one time held a big directory...Of course I had to put a bust on it ha ha!! this piece was made in England ca. 1900 This I found at a local antique store for $150.00 Don't know where I'm going to put it yet so for now it lives on my fireplace hearth...
You see that French fire screen another find 3 years ago $35.00 Antique store going out of business
Found me a terrarium for $10.00 and Len found a little hummingbird nest last year with the eggs in our plum tree so I added it inside to protect it the quail eggs are also from our property
I shopped my barn and found the olden mirror and sat everything on top of it..A corner fireplace is really hard to decorate and have balance with it...
Also got me another Plateau mirror $13.00..I love adding these to tables and also they bring in so much needed light up on my mountain..Did I ever tell you I live in a cave ha ha!!

Found this sweet little garden cherub at Marshall's wasn't going to buy a thing that day..But when it screams your name and even knows yours Social Security number you have to have it..The lamp behind it I also got from Penney's online shopping Oh Yes!! I shop online all the time..Do you guys do that?? I would love to know..

Got this Victorian mirror from EBay..Also don't know where I'll put it..Won at $15.00 Hey Shelia here's half a "Bathroom Diva" shot for you ha ha!!

Now This crown Chandy I also won on EBay $119.00 it's very heavy even if it is tiny ca. 1900 and from France Yes it even came from France it costed me almost as much for shipping as the piece did ..It's all leaded crystal..I still have crystals to hang on it but haven't had time to do it yet..Hey I'm Landen sitting remember..I had Len just hold it for me to get a pic of it
OK *winks* aka Vanna at Delusions of Grandeur these are the pics I promise you..If you guys have not been by Vanna blog do yourself a huge favor and go check out the BEST French Antiques you ever laid eyes are..I just drool big time at her beautiful home!! In fact when my house grows up it's going to look like hers ha ha!!
But this have to be the BEST find of the week FREE!! While Len was at the dump the other day a guy was throwing this out because it would not sit level..Well Len took his grinder to the bottom and I now have a new concrete pedestal...I can't believe what some peeps will toss out I think I'll put a plant on it and leave it in my sun room..Well guys that's my Nesting finds for this week..Thanks for coming by my mountain top and seeing me..
I'm joining Courtney at " French Country Cottage"
and my sweet Laurie at " Bargain Hunting and Chatting" She steals alot and sleeps with her BOSS but I love her just the same!!
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria
PS..It's snowing once again up here..just when you think spring has come it's gone again...


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That sure is one pretty cave that you live in :))) Just lovely, Gloria! Hope you get your spring weather soon, it's coming, I promise! So nice to see all of your beautiful new things.
xoxoxo, Andrea

Unknown said...

Excellent mirror, so love it ... & that pedestal I'd have snagged, too. Beautiful Gloria ... your treasures are eye candy for sure.

Have a beautiful weekend ~


Julie Harward said...

You sure have some pretty things in your cave..and I think that beautiful pedestal needs to come back to Utah...my address is... ;D

lvroftiques said...

OMG Gloria!!! Can you hear me squealing all the way to your mountain?!! First girl I have that same plateau...and I didn't pay any dang $13 for it either!! Then as if that wasn't enough you got that fabulous concrete column for FREE??!! Oh I'm squealing some more!! And that mirror?? I know I've said this before, but why go OUT shopping? You're doing wayyyy better than me staying at home!
Girlfriend I got me a new peacock fromebay and the seller has two more at what I consider a really good price...just thought I'd give ya a heads up. He was really wonderful to work with and shipping was free...just sayin.... Oh so yes in answer to your question I sure as heck DO shop online!! I just love having the stuff come right to my front door. It's like Christmas! *winks* And thank you so much my friend for mentioning my poor little blog *winks* Hmmm I'm sure I'm forgetting something here nut if so I'll call ya! Vanna

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I can't believe you found the mirror base thingy for 13.00. I have always loved those...but never found for that price!! You have the greatest treasures. Oh, and I cracked up about Laurie...that is too funny!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds to me that you did quiet well with the finds.
Sorry about the snow. Have a great weekend, despite the weather.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sweet Sis...

Ohhh my gosh, Sis...you hit the "mother-lode" of fabulous treasures this week! Wished you could have heard all my ooohs and aaahs! I swear my face was the ugliest shade of green too! Hehe! You know I love ya, dear friend and I'm sooo happy for you! You really did find some fabulous things this week! First of all, I love...LOVE both of your pedestals!!! I think your little french girl looks fabulous sitting atop the wooden pedestal! It's sooo pretty! And good Lord...can you believe some of the treasures that people just throw away??? Lenny did GOOD...real GOOD!!! Bringing that pretty concrete pedestal home! When ya'll get here, I think I will send him to my dump! Do you think he could bring me one home too! Hehe! I think it'll look beautiful in your sunroom, Sis!

Ohh my...I just adore your french crown chandelier! Sis...it's soooo GORGEOUS!!! I have never seen a chandy made with a crown...totally awesome! Where do you think you'll hang it? Love your new mirror pedestal too! I think I need some of those. I have kept an eye out but all that I have seen is out of my price range. Sis, you got a "steal-of-a-deal" on that! All of your new vignettes just look sooo pretty! You know what...I have "eyed" that very same lamp at Penneys...I just love it! And...it really does look perfect with your decor! Love, love, LOVE the tall Victorian mirror! It's perfect for your fabulous home as well, Sis! Girl, you and Vanna find the bestest things!!!

Well Darlin', I sooo enjoyed getting a peek at all of your new pretties today! Thanks for sharing them with us! It is always such a treat!!! So sorry to hear about you guys getting more snow! There's one thing for sure...ya'll won't be short on moisture for awhile! Hehe! I just took a peek at your pretty spring daffodil post! Hopefully all of those (hundreds) of bulbs are coming up yet. At least, I would think that the snow wouldn't be too good for them? When they bloom...your place is going to look gorgeous, Sis!!! I'm just taking a bit of break right now. Russ is doing some work over at our rental. Need to start dinner I guess. I have been busy, busy cleaning and organizing. Eeeks!

Take care sweet friend!
Love ya,

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, what gorgeous things you've found. You're just amazing! More snow? Wow! It's getting close to 80' here!
Now, Dear One, where's your most gorgeous face in that bathroom snap? :)
I'll have to make a post about you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandra said...

Gloria!!! I'm good! How are you? Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! I really do need to get back to blogging! Why is it so hard to get back into the groove of things? LOL It was so good to read your comment to me, dear lady! I promise I will be back!

Picket said...

Hey you little sweet toot...so glad to see you post...hope you are feeling better....I was so worried about you...I love the brown column and oh my word...you got a terrarium for $10!!!! I can't believe it...I have to use smelling salts everytime I go running up to one cause when I see the price tag I nearly faint!

Oh my word girl...your yard post is fantastic...love everything!!!! Are you sure Len didn't dig that sign up while you held the flashlight for him in the middle of the night right off the highway!!!! lol The wagon and the heart arbor and all those daffodils...sooooo my style girl...I loved my visit over here sis but I loved seeing your name on my post even more...you take care you sweet precious thing...love you so....Picket

Unknown said...

Wow Gloria..you and Vanna are so good at what you do...and that is to find the best treasure..you both must be pure breeds..and I mean that in the kindest of ways...
wish I had that talent...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So many goodies, Gloria! :-)

Okay, my favorite is the first pedestal. That is SO neat, and I think it's one of the neatest ones I've seen. Great find! You always show us neat stuff.

Glad all is well in your world and that you are having fun with Landon.


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

Oh goodness, that chandy is special. I'd want to take all those crystals and put them on a Christmas tree:) Once again, you have the most interesting things. I always love to see your finds.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh Gloria it looks to me as though you had a fabulous time! TOmorrow the hubs and I and in-laws are going antiquing and I am so excited. I am technically on break, lol, but had to pop over to see what you scored. I love it...

Lynn said...

Lovin' both of the pedestals Gloria! Ya can't beat free:@) Happy Weekend!

Madeline's Album said...

Again I so enjoyed this post. Love the pedestal and the Victorian mirror. I have my mothers Victorian mirror. I will have to post a picture one day. People throw away some of the best stuff. Glad that Len was there to save the concrete pedestal. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Decor To Adore said...

What gorgeous vignettes. I adore that pedestal. Spring truly has sprung!

Have a lovely weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A terrarium for $10.00! You lucky, lucky lady, Gloria! Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am so loving all of your treasures!!
Everything is just gorgeous!!

And that pedestal for free is just the best!!


Ido said...

Oh my gosh, your findings are absolutely fab! I live in Utah and I never find things like that, may be I'm looking in the wrong place lol!
Have a lovely day.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You always find the bestest things Miss Gloria!
I want that terranium, what a great buy!
We finally are getting some spring weather too! Yipee, it's in the 60's and I am happy!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Miss Gloria!! Oh boy~ I love that crown chandy!!! Ohh soo fantastic!! You know when I went on that girls trip in the fall and met Rachel Ashwell? At that show where she was there was a crown chandelier- it was gorgeous... and I think she was asking like 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS for it..Yours was a big time bargain even if you had to ship it all the way from France!Thanks for sharing at my party ~ and stay warm!! I am ready for the summer warmth already!! 24 degrees here this morning...brrrr!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
You have so many gorgeous and exquisite antiques in your home. I am in love with everything. Love your mirror shot too, bathroom diva indeed!!

Everything always looks better on a beautiful pedestal like yours.


Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous finds my friend! :)

Karen said...

A cave?
I'd kill to live where you live! :)
Snowing .... sigh. Perfect way to spend the day. I know, I know - if I lived in it everyone says my attitude would change. I don't see how and I don't know if I will ever get to find out - but I can dream! I love the rain and the snow. All of it.
Have a great weekend my friend!

Unknown said...

As ever! Your home is a treasure trove! I just can't believe what an amazing collection you have!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)


bj said...

Hello, sweet lady.
Boy, if we lived close, I would arm wrestle you for that white plant stand. ummmmm...just love it. I can see a big, lush, green, live fern on it. T'would look lovely.
Happy Sunday..
love, bj

victorian parlor II said...

Wow! What beautiful finds! That chandelier os wonderful and so is the pedestal!



onlymehere said...

I never tire of seeing your finds and your home. Most beautiful cave I've ever seen, lol!

lvroftiques said...

Gloria how're you feeling girlfriend? Did you make it to the doc? A pulled muscle in your neck? That darling little Landon must a been a rocking and rolling! You poor thing! We picked up some kind of bug out thrifting on Friday and we've both been feeling like poo too. *sighs* This gettin' old stuff isn't for the faint of heart is it?
And good eye girlfriend! That is an LV tennis racquet cover from the 1970's. M put it on his racquet ball racquet so it could hang on the bookcase. If you happen to see one in your shopping travels for $100 or so pick it up because LV doesn't make them anymore *winks*
Well I sure hope you're feeling better Gloria. Talk to you soon! Vanna

xinex said...

Wow! I love that pedestal column and the best thing about it is FREE! I sure like all your finds. The chandy is exquisite, Gloria. Glad you got a chance to stop by and see ma....Christine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I'm putting my snow blower away!!!I say NO MORE WINTER! I'm looking for pastels NOT WHITE! I shoveled my header out to PROVE I mean business. OK, NOW to your goodies! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE those pedestals. I do not own a single on..."YET"... I do shop on line also. I think ALL your goodies are wonderful!!! AGAIN, I LOVE those pedestals...LUCKY YOU!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs to you,

Tootsie said...

are you kidding me??? good score LEN!!!! love them all...especially the free one!
my dad scored some awesome stuff over the years from the dump...the things people will throw away1
love you mom!!! can you email me a good time to call you? I never know when you are away or watching your little angel...miss you soooo much!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, I can't believe you got that gorgeous plateau mirror at that price and that beautiful pedestal free! Your library pedestal is gorgeous too, and of course you have a bust on it. Your chandelier is stunning! I'm so glad you linked all of these wonderful finds to Favorite Things. laurie

Gloria said...

Wow, you got a lot of beautiful finds, Gloria! My favorite is that little terrarium! I love those. But I think the most gorgeous is that light fixture. That is stunning. I love that it's French. And, yes, I can imagine you must have paid the same for shipping that you did for the item! LOL! Thanks for sharing your new treasure.

Jacob Lucas said...

hey grandma how r u doin sorry havnt talked alot lately hope all is well ive been sitting in kandahar for a week tryin to get linked back up with my platoon its been very hot dusty and smelly lol not to much longer though well love you