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

March 28, 2011

~ I Love a Sailor Boy~

It seems like since this new Love has come into my life I really don't have time to blog like I use to..Do I care ...Not really..You see it's been many years for me to have a baby so close by..Oh I have a ton of Great Grand kids last count 8 with one more due in May..But they all live out of state from me..So having this little guy only 4 miles from me has been just heaven for me!!I just love his smell his cute little giggles, the way he blows me bubbles..My Granddaughter Candace is an accountant so this is her busy time of year,and she works long hours so I get to keep this guy little a few days a week..Can you say Love it!! This week her day care worker has the flu so I get to have him for the whole week YIPPEE!!
I wished I could show you a fancy table I put together or a new spring mantle but I can't..I really haven't done a thing around my house ha ha!! When I have Landen I sit on the floor and just love and play with him all day ha ha!!
I told Len today I just hope I live for another 10 years so maybe this little guy will remember me and all the love his Gigi had for him..
I know my age and health are both catching up with me...But each and every day I give thanks that God allowed me this time with this little Sailor boy..sighs..
I so appreciate all the comments you left on my last post and really I will get back to all of you..Until then I will be sitting on the kitchen floor blowing liquid bubbles and seeing how many Landen can catch!!

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

March 24, 2011

~Nesting Finds~

Hello Guys, Well this week finds have been really slim picking on my mountain...In order to go treasurer hunting you have to be able to get out of your driveway and we are again being hammered with snow..
I did get me a new old fan with frame...

I paid $28.00 for the whole thing Love it...

Got this sweet ca. 1880 shaving mug box..not that great condition but for only $30.00 I love it

The inside is pink satin
Found me a shaving mug and lather brush to go with it

Found a new photo album with the pictures this time..Score

I love the details on the inside of it..How fancy they were years ago
For now I put my fan and frame in my DR garden window
This is my little window alcove seat in my DR

The glass roof in my sun room and now you can see why I can't get out of my driveway..lots of snow..My whole house feels like a cave right now..Spring time in California ha ha!!
I am joining Courtney " French Country Cottage " for feather your nest...Thanks girl for a fun day..
Until next time from my snowy mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 23, 2011

~ Hollywood Glamour~

May you finally rest in peace...Elizabeth Taylor
I and many others will miss the Golden years of Hollywood Glamour you gave us...
Until we meet again..
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 21, 2011

~ Under my Stairs~

Well guys , here we finally are into spring..On Friday we got snow and within a day we had over a foot and half..Also lost our power..So I just played under my stairs ha ha!!
Len got me this Angle statue when I first met him..said it reminds him of me ha ha!! what was that man smokin??

This is a very small space under my stairs and many know that come by here I can't stand to see a Naked wall or floor space...
my antique Bridge supports that I found like 30 years ago and put on each side of my door frame..

I found these at a shop in Amador city, they were very rusty..I had them sandblasted and powder coated they have hung in the last 2 homes I owned..Wally Made the huge bolts for them to hang them with..That man could made everything..I still say not one thing hanging in my house will ever fall down..

Oh and I finally got my Lion's head lamp that I ordered from EBay..and it's complete..Remember me telling you about getting one with a broken head and another one with a broken tooth??
Now don't know if I like it or not..It might be going home with my daughter...

Had to show you my favorite easel..it's a Art Nouvean piece

Love the pretty lady on it..Also got this piece from the same guy in Amador City..like 25 years ago..He had some of the best stuff..I loved going to his home and shop..

But I had this piece just sitting until I just find just the right Antique Photo album to display on it..

I love the heavy clasp on this green velvet one..I told you I collect these albums but Will only buy them in good condition..

This is the First day of spring on my mountain top ha ha!!
Len and I planted over 1000 Daff's bulbs in Oct and we couldn't wait to see them come spring time..Well last week they were coming up and now they buried under snow..We'll be lucky to see a one this year ..Even our Famous Daffodil Hill was suppose to open this past weekend...
Just ramblings from an old lady struck in the snow on a mountain ha ha!! Hope all of you have a GREAT day..Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 14, 2011

~ Ooops I did it again~

Hello Guys, Well I did it again...Remember last month when I told you about getting me a "Globes De Mariee" From Richard at " My Historic Home" Well I have been on the hunt ever since then to find me another one..As my poor Victorian side board was just too lonely with just the one ha ha!! I am joining Sherry at " No Minimalist here" for her brand new party...Thanks Sherry..

This is the one I got from Richard and she gets center stage after all she does have seniority...
And here is her sister  I just got last week from France!!! Can you say Love it...

This one is 16 inches tall
It's 10.5 wide and 6 inches deep...It came without the dome

I love the sweet little wax flowers on it...They use to make these flowers with cotton and dip them in wax
This one has 4 mirrors on it...ca. 1890
This is what they call the wedding pillow...Like I said if you want to know the history of what the leaves, flowers and mirrors mean click here...I think I have started a new collection ha ha!! which I don't need ..Now I have to find me a dome to cover it with...Oh well I so love a good hunt!!
Thanks for coming by...My Daughter did not made it up this weekend as she hurt her back at work sighs...
Landen at 5 Months..can you say Fat!!! My Granddaughter wears a back pack and uses a baby Carrier..So I told her she has a " Back Pack and a Fat Pack" ha ha!! You know what they say about breast fed baby will this one is indeed healthy ha ha!! I just love all his little fat rolls..He now has 1 tooth, can sit and roll all over my house only  thing he doesn't do is play dead ha ha!! This Landen does not like to sleep he not fussing just like to play until he falls asleep of course as soon as you get him in a car he's a goner..Len and I both have really been enjoying having this little guy to hang out with...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 11, 2011

~Paula verse's Maxine~

Paula says: To keep potatoes from budding,
place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Maxine says :
Buy Smash mashed potato mix.
Keeps in the cupboard for up to a year.

Paula Says:
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of dry cake
mix instead and there won't be any
white mess on the outside of the cake.
Maxine says:
Go to the bakery!

Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!

Paula says:
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting
in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Maxine says:
Never heard of it!

Paula says:
Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and
rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Maxine says:

Take a lime, mix it with tequila,
chill and drink! All your pains go away

Paula says:
Don't throw out all that leftover wine.
Freeze into ice cubes for future use
in casseroles and sauces...

Maxine says:
Left over wine???

My daughter Dawna is coming in tonight for the weekend can you say YIPPEE!! I just love it when I get to have one of my babies home...She called me this morning and asked me if I was going to bake her a cake...HELLO!!! this is your mama your talking too..This is the same daughter that while in grade school would tell me at 9pm on her way to bed..Oh Mom I told my teacher you would bake 40 cupcakes for the class party tomorrow!! Or would tell me Mom I signed you up to go to the zoo with 40 kids, Mom I signed you up to make 8 block letters for the cheerleaders we need them by Friday and it's Wednesday!! Or Mom your having a baby shower this Saturday for my teacher!! And now she wants a cake?? She'll get Twinkies and coffee ha ha!!
Wish me luck girls!! This is my daughter that came out swinging a purse and chewing gum and wanted to know who the boss was around here ha ha!! But at least I can get all this stuff out of my sun room that I"m been stacking up for her..Oh yes she shops my house when she comes, She goes from room to room and tells me what I don't need and what would look great at her house...Hope you all have a GREAT weekend...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 7, 2011

~Photo L♥ve~

Hello guys, did I ever tell you I l♥ve old photo albums...Well I do and when I find them in good condition I have to have them...It's just another thing that screams my name lol!!

I have been collecting them now for over 30 years...and I don't care if they have pictures in them or not..I just buy old photos for them
This is a leather album and I love the sweet pansy"s on the front of it...
This album is ca. 1880
I have it full of photos I have bought through the years...
This sits on my coffee table this week ha ha!!
An ostrich egg under a cloche sits next to it...This egg came from my own ostrich..as I had an ostrich and Emu farm at one time.
One of my antique french clock also added to the table...

This album I have in my dining room...and it's one of my favorites...I love the tin heart mirror on the front of it...
The inside of it...again I added all the photos to it...
But the best part of this album is that in the back it fold down and make a little writing desk with an ink well and a place to put photos until you date them etc.
This is the only album like this one I have found so far...It's faded green velvet and the inside is all leather..can you say Love...I also have a musical Antique photo album,Christmas and many more...last count was 15.
And I am sure these photos were taken with cameras like these...
Oh yes !! yet another collection for another day to share...
I am joining Marty at " A Stroll Thru Life"  for table top Tuesday...Thanks Marty...

Thanks for coming by and seeing what's Old up on my mountain...

Until next time.
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria