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 23, 2012

~Showing off my Bust for Marty~

Hello my Dear friends...I'm so excited to be able to join in today with Marty's 100 Table top Party..Marty has to be one of the sweetest gals in all of blog land..I have known her since before she even started blogging at that time she would come by every day and leave me a comment just to say Hi!! she was Marty39 then..Then she started her blog " A stroll thru Life" Please take the time to go by and tell her congrats and thank her for all the hard work she puts in each week for us to show off our table tops..

This is one of my favorite antique I have in my entry way..It's a Baptismal font from Italy that I found about 3 years ago in an antique shop..It was love at first sight for me

I added a round glass top to it so I could use it as a table/ pedestal stand with it..I also think it says "Bless all who enter here" ha ha!! This is my largest bust in my collection and I added a feather halo to her head..get it!! Holy Moly and halo ha ha!!

The details on this fonts are just beautiful..It's so heavy because it's cement

This bust sits on a wooden pedestal next to my Living room fireplace and of course I had to add a garland to her head

This is another bust I have in my living room also on a pedestal and I added the birds nest and a crown on her head even put a skeleton key on her finger..if there a bust in this house I'm going to bling it out ha ha!! 
Congrats my Dear Marty and I lift my coffee  cup to you for another 100 posts..
I 'm also joining Ivy and Elephants for "what is it Wednesday..Please go pay these ladies a visit their blog is wonderful..
May all of you have a Healthy and Blessed week..
Until next time from my mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gloria


Unknown said...

You are 'bust'-ing out all over, Gloria. What exquisite pieces to enjoy. Hope all is going well for you, you continue to gain your health quickly. So glad to see you posting again.
Prayers lifting ~

Gloria said...

Very beautiful things, Gloria -- And I am so glad to see you must be feeling better!! God bless you and I hope you and yours had wonderful holidays!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria!! Love your busts - they are so charming! I was just chatting about you the other day with my friend Sandy~ we are planning on the antique faire in Sac in February - let me know if you want to meet up and say hello!! :) Hope all is well with you and yours!

Sonny G said...

so pretty Gloria. I Love the baptismal.. thats a true treasure.
Thank you for always leaving me such sweet comments when you visit. I cherish each one.

big Hugs and Happy smiles

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your busts are gorgeous Gloria!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So good to see you post again and hope you are doing well!!
Love the baptismal piece and bust - thanks for sharing them with us.
Enjoy your evening.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
I love seeing all your vintage beauty's and antiques through out your home. I really love the baptismal font its amazing! I have never seen one for sale I think you really have a treasure there.
We had quite the wind storm last night in Modesto, I could here the wind howling through our bedroom french doors (I think maybe we need new weather stripping)lol
Anyway, I really enjoyed your post and your bust's look marvelous darling....hehehe!
Looking forward to one day meeting up and antique browsing with you.
Big hugs and have a sweet day.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Gloria~ Thank you for finding me because now I can find you back! I thought you were a little scandalous when you said you were showing Marty your bust...but I see you had a whole different intent than I thought!

I love busts, too. I had a huge one that I don't have anymore...long story but I do love them. I also love your old font. How beautiful is that?

Nice to meet you- I can't put you on my sidebar of beautiful bloggers because Blogger is being a pain in the butt and won't let me...but I'll be around here! Hugs-Diana

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gloria, Beautiful! I love the baptismal. Marty is one of the sweetest ladies and always such a gracious hostess. xo, Sherry

Barbara Jean said...

OOOOH! I love that Baptismal base.

And your busts, cute with or without doo dads on them =)

blessings and thanks for coming by

barbara jean

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Glad your back and I hope feeling better.
This is a wonderful piece to share with us.
Glad I came by tonight

Scribbler said...

Thanks so much for visiting. Your baptismal font is so beautiful.

I am now following you -- follow me?

Olive said...

The baptismal is different and wonderful. Good to see you. Blogger is wacky and I have been trying to comment for a while-I finally made it.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Gloria, that baptismal font is just gorgeous! I love it! I had to laugh when I saw you were showing of your bust for Marty! Everyone needs a good laugh! Love the bust, too!

That Marty is a nice one. No matter how many followers or comments she receives, she will always stop by!

Have a great week!

lvroftiques said...

Hello my busty friend! *winks*
Oh Gloria that baptismal font is TDF!! I know I've said it before but...Wowser!! I love all your blinged up busts too! Of course I'm right there with ya on that one girlfriend! *winks* I hope you're feeling much better...I'm thinking of you often....Love Vanna

Anonymous said...

Wow what great busts you have Gloria!! :)

I remember when you first found that baptismal stand- I loved it then too!

Bee blessed

Mari said...

Hi Gloria,
I just love stopping by to view all your beauties, I absolutely love your baptismal font/pedestal and all of your gorgeous ladies bust ;) simply beautiful my friend....


Pamela said...

Love your busts!! What great treasures! You are always so kind!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Oooh...I just adore every beautiful lady! I also love the pretty "bling" that you added! Hehe! Love the feathery angel's halo...sooo pretty!

Well dear friend, I sooo enjoyed getting to see your fabulous baptismal font and a few of your gorgeous busts! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us! Hope that my little note is finding you well, Darlin'! Same ol'...same ol'...here!

Love ya,

bj said...

Now, girlfriend, you have some good lookin' knockers.....UHHHHHH, busts, there. hahaaaahaaa....
That font is just breathtaking. Beautiful.

Richard Cottrell said...

Love your bust.Statues I mean. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria, you are so right, you are one of my oldest and dearest friends from blogland. You always create the most wonderful vignettes and displays and you have been so faithful to link up to TTT. I love you tons and thank you so much for all of your support and your friendship. Hugs, Marty

Dreamgoddess said...

Your busts are gorgeous Gloria! My favorite is the one sitting on the beautiful baptismal font.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Haha, I had to laugh at your title, Gloria! : ) The baptismal font is an amazing piece. I never would have guessed that is what it was. Love the idea that you've used it as a pedestal.

Kim said...

Gloria - you must be the bustiest lady in all of blogland! Love the baptismal thingie - never would have known that's what it was. I've learned a lot about antiques from you over the years. Hope you're having a wonderful day sweetie.

Shelia said...

LOL! Now Gloria, I thought I was going to come over here and find out you'd had a boob job! :)
Your busts are so beautiful and you have the most beautiful things. The baptismal is gorgeous and how wonderful you thought to put the glass on top so you could use it!
I'm really teasing about the boob job, but that did pop into my mind! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely busts. I especially like the baptismal pedestal, the work on it is just out of this world. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Lisa said...

So many beatiful things Gloria!Love your baptismal font. You must be feeling better! Great news, Hugs Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a beautiful bust you have, in your gorgeous home.
Great to hear from you again, do hope that you are well and having a lovely week. Thanks for visiting me and your kind words.


Love the Decor! said...

Hi there sweet friend. Yes I did get the wonderful Pink tool set and I am so sorry i did not let you know. Thank you so very much!! It is perfect! Thank you for stopping in to visit me!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Gloria, those are just awesome! I agree, Marty is a sweetheart!


Hi Gloria,
Thanks for the visit :)
LOVE your baptism stand! It's lovely! Fun busts!
Hope you are feeling much better.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gloria, you are over the top!Who else would have found a way to make a font work so beautifully into their decor! Love how you've decked out all your busts. Hope all is well with you.
Big hugs,
We'd love to have you link to WIW as well.

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Debbiedoos said...

You are the best Gloria! I love the baptismal...very pretty.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
I was so happy to hear from you! And just look at all those beautiful busts! I am in awe of your collections, I miss seeing all the updates! That first one is just outstanding and I love how you bling them out too!
Believe me dear, I don't get much done when Addi is here. She is like a little speedy gonzalos and it sounds like her and Landon would have a blast together!
Gosh I have missed you! So happy to see this post. I sure hope your feeling better and can enjoy 2012!

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

My, what a beautiful bust you have! LOL!!!
Both in fact are just stunning!!
Love that baptismal font too!!


Dixie said...

Good Morning Gloria... yes, I'm still in blogland... I just don't seem to have much time for blogging these days. I try to post once a week, but that doesn't always happen. This week, I'm on vacation, so I'm playing catch-up!

I love what you've done with your busts (can I say that in blogland!). I especially love the baptisimal that you turned into an entryway table! just beautiful!!

blessings. Dixie

Dawna said...

Mom just a BIG I LOVE U ♥ P.S.
That was funny with the halo you are so funny I am so very blessed to have you as my mother.
Love u Always,
Dawna ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

The crown and this statue is beautiful.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, your busts are beautiful! I love saying that. I don't think I remember ever seeing your baptismal font. How clever to put the glass on it, so you can add another vignette to your entry. I am still laughing over your comment on my last post - about wanting your laptop while you were in the hospital. I'd be doing that too. Beautiful post Gloria. laurie

Sue said...

Girl, you are such a "boob!" :-)
Love that baptismal font and the classy bust. Hope you are doing much better these days. If I get to Mariposa this spring, I'll call you up! hugs, Sue

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks so much for showing us your busts! (LOL)
We love partying with you at WIW. Hope to see you again next week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely busts, Gloria! I also love the little extra touches you have given them! I have been eyeing a couple of busts, but they are all large and out of proportion for my little house. Glad you are improving! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Gloria, you are so clever putting the glass on top to create a table. What a beautiful piece and love how your using it. Also, love your sense of humor! :) Hope you are doing well, my friend.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a gorgeous piece. I can imagine how heavy it is. The church I attend as an original (1890) marble baptismal font. It is amazingly in wonderful condition. This looks great in your entry. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

momto8 said...

wow!! and the bust and a halo! what a sight that must be! I can't imagine how you got a baptismal font...I never heard of anything sacred being sold! You did a beautiful job with it. I would love to have that in my home.
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