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 31, 2011

~ My French Coffee table~

Hello Guys, Today I thought I would join our sweet Marty for TT...This is one of my coffee tables in my living room..Oh Yes I have 2 coffee tables because I have 2 sofa's in this room...Now anyone that comes by here knows I love stuff...And the More the better...

I found this table at a consignment shop 3 years ago...I gave $50.00 for it which was GREAT!! as it from Drexel Heritage furniture " Bella Maison "...Which is their French Line..
And what would a table be without candles...I also got these from the same shop...

The cloche sits in the center on a cake stand and have a French Harp clock under it...ca. 1870
And behind the French clock I have a pair of French Opera glasses from ca. 1900

This is a clock I made many years ago from an old china plate...One day if you like I will show you how to make these..just let me know..

Don't you love these boxes that look like books...I found this one at Ross while Christmas shopping...I have a French Magnifying glass with a tassel sitting on top of it...

Is this not a pretty box and so me ha ha!!

Inside it hides my TV remote...Thanks for coming by and seeing me..Your the best..Please go by and see Marty at " A Stroll Thru Life"

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

ps: I'll be around to visit with all of you as soon as I can..Today is Len's Birthday and I have to make "HAPPY TO BE"

January 30, 2011

~ Give me Light~

Hello Guys, I don't know about you...But during the winter months I live in a dark cave...I sit here on my sofa and never have enough light to read by..

Think Gloria!! Thinks what can you do...well I have a barn full of stuff lamps included so I ventured out into it and got one of them..This is an Art Nouveau wall hanging lamp...Art Nouveau is French for "New Art" and was very popular from 1890-1905
Of course the shade is one I already had and was Nekked...I got these beads for .50 and just knew they would work great on this shade..
Just gives me a nice glow to read by now...
Now I think all of us at one time or another had these Can lights in our house...I have 2 of them in my kitchen..

I also have a Sky lite...But will tell you with all the trees up here on my mountain I don't have good light at all during the winter months...

One of my favorite signs in my sky lite doesn't everyone hang pictures in their skylights ha ha!!
Any hoo I found these at Lowe's and the price was only $20.00...Can you say love it..
Takes an ordinary Can lite and makes a hanging lamp out of them...all you do is screw it in..Can you say Love it...

Just gives me so much more light here at my island now..Can you say Love it..

I'm now no longer in the Dark ha ha!!
I'm joining Susan at "Between Naps of the Porch" for Met Monday as this is a Mini-Met ha ha!!
Thanks for stopping by my mountain and seeing me...

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

January 28, 2011

~ Dear Diary~

January 1, 2011

Dear Diary,

Oh !!   I love a New year...And I just know this is going to be the "Best Year Ever"...

January 3, 2011

Dear Diary,

Woke up with a cold to beat all colds...Can't stop sneezing, eyes watering and lost my contact lens, can't find my glasses, my nose is bright Red and I'm starting to look like Karl Malden Help!!

January 4, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, feel like I'm sniffing pepper nose is beyond Red it now qualified for Rudolph...
Turned on my desktop computer and it died some time during the night...No big deal have Len take it to computer doctor to fix after all I got an external hard drive in August so I have all my files and information saved right!! Wrong computer doctor calls external hard drive has never worked factory defeat, need to take it back to store...Can't leave house nose to bright, big and Red..Oh well I'll get by with my lap top...

January 5, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, sneezing all the time gone through two boxes of tissue now..finding tissue even in my underwear and clothes dryer..every pants pocket, every robe, every place to have tissue I have it stuffed, feel like I'm wearing a padded bra now...Can't leave house now, can't even go to Wal-mart for fear I'll end up on " People who shop at Wal-Mart"

January 6, 2011

Dear diary,

Computer needs a new hard drive..Had computer dr. order it less than buying a new one..Only $160.00 to fix..
Still can't leave house, sneezing big time and my bladder is not working right!! Now wetting my pants every time I sneeze...
I go on-line shopping instead..needed a new lamp for my dining room side board..Found one I really loved with a Lion holding up 2 lights with shades in his mouth...Can't wait for it to come, just know that will make me feel better...

January 8, 2011

Dear Diary,

Cold still here, How can one person sneeze so much?? Maybe I'll make the worlds record of sneezing...Now on my third box of tissues..Nose so sore am putting Vaseline on it so I now have a rather large Red nose that is oily...Still wetting pants..But just know it's going to be the " Best Year Ever" .

January 10. 2011

Dear Diary,

Venture out to drug store for allergy medication..did you know they make pull up depends???

January 11, 2011

Dear Diary,

Oh Happy days..Lamp arrived!! Lions neck is broken so I now have a headless lion lamp...contact EBay seller she'll order me another one...still sneezing!!

January 15, 2011

Dear Diary,

Finally am out of house, hair not looking great hair seems to be falling out!! Still sneezing big time...But now have my trusty depends pull ups...Took my external hard drive back and exchanged for a new one...Nose still bright Red and don't care who See's it..I'm out of house Yippee!!
Computer Dr. calls my desktop is fixed another Yippee!!

January 16, 2011

Dear Diary,

More on-line shopping today..Ordered a Victorian Wedding Dome to put on my dining room side board with my Lions' lamp when it comes...Oh it's going to be a Great year..Still sneezing but only using 3 depends pull ups per day now...

January 20, 2011

Dear Diary,

Fed-Ex picked up headless Lion's lamp today...Wedding dome was send on the 18th from Mo. Can't hardly wait to get it..Cleaned off side board getting ready for it..Can't get around swiffer dusters without sneezing and wetting pull ups..But OK!! it's going to be the "Best year ever"

January 25, 2011

Dear Diary,

Wedding dome not here yet..contacted seller to get tracking on it..He called me back said package has arrived at my post office on January 24 at 8:42 Am and was send back to sender at 11:36 Am...What the ??? Send Len to post office and YES it was send back to Mo because it needed 44 cents postage due WHAT THE ???... I mean how much can it cost the post office to send it back to Mo instead of contacting me?? HELLO!! Small town here everyone knows everyone....Still sneezing and Loving the pull ups..." It's going to be the best Year Ever"

January 26, 2011

Dear Diary,

Direct TV came out today to install new dish system...New Lion's head lamp arrive...afraid to open it..put on  my Big Girl pull ups and go for it..scared to look...all seems well head is intact shades look great, turn it around and Lions tooth is broke off...
Turned on TV tonight...nothing on screen but a "No Signal" sign floating around...Call Direct TV..Listen to recorder for 35 minutes waiting to talk to a real life person...get that problem fixed...still sneezing on the 4th box of tissue and praise the inventor of depends pull ups...Tell myself it's going to be " The best Year ever"

January 27, 2011

Dear Diary,

Still sneezing don't care, Thanking God now for Depends...As my four month old great grandson Landen James and I can now talk about the quality of diapers...Now have a Nekked side board waiting for lamp and wedding dome but don't care as this is going to be the "Best Year Ever"

January 28, 2011

Dear Diary...

Please send February!!!
This is going to be " The Best Year Ever".

Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria

January 24, 2011

~Fireside Chat~

Good Morning Guys,

Remember me telling you like 2 months ago I got a faux fireplace for my sitting area in my bedroom...I have a love, hate with big TVs...But I love to sit in my bedroom at night and watch TV...

I'm so loving the warmth the fireplace gives me...As it's also a heater...and a place to put the Big TV on ha ha!!

This is a small tulip shade I made many years ago...

I Love this...I mean LOVE IT...

Another shade burgundy velvet with black jet beads that I also made....

One of my wall scones above my Victorian chair...
These shades I got from "Victorian Trading Company" a few years ago...Love them!

My Carrot cake sofa...which is what I call this sofa..Long story if you want to read about "How not to make a carrot cake" go here

One of my sweet little boy bust...this all sits on my French coffee table..

And under the coffee table is a pair of high top ladies shoes...I still wonder how women wore these pointy things Ouch!!
Thanks for taking the time to come by and see a little piece of my mountain top...Your the best..
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

January 20, 2011

~Too Cute not to Share~

Hello guys, Just wanted to share these awesome photos with you all..

One Mom's Imagination
This little girl’s mother is a computer specialist from Helsinki , Finland .

While her daughter is soundly asleep, she creates a completely different world around her baby!

That’s how both of them gained celebrity status. What a truly fabulous imagination!

I just loved seeing all of these and hope you did too...Until Next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and Smiles Gloria