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

May 11, 2010

~Trying to play house again~

This shelf in my Living room was so ready for a make over....I tried to give it more of lighter look....I love plates and decorating with them don't you ???I found this shelf last year at Second Sunday Swap meet and it screamed my name to take it home...And the best part of it was it was only $50.00 I love that it can hang on the wall or sit on the floor....I am linking this up to Marty's at a "Stroll thru life" be sure and go by and see her...I just love that I can change it out for the seasons...Of course no surface would be complete without adding a bust...everyone knows my love of bust's....I also love to add greenery to any wood surface as I think it soften the wood...Added some old books don't you also love to decorate with them...just something about them....And of course old pictures just say "Home" to me... Had to put out my favorite wreath on my front door...Does this not just say Spring and Summer to you?? And a BIG Welcome to my home??
Thank you all for coming by my mountain top...I am slowly but surely trying to get back to blogging like I use to...But I still find myself very weak still and using my inhaler...Had a wonderful day this  past Mother's day with my Daughter Dawna and granddaughter Candace, they took me to a Victorian tea room where I had to wear a hat and even lift my little pinkie ha ha !May all of you have a GREAT week...Until next time from my mountain top to yours, Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria


Salmagundi said...

I love the three generations sipping tea. Hope you continue to recover and back to your regular routine. Take care, Sally

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love that shelf. It is definitely gorgeous. You really did do a beautiful display on it. Love the plates and the books and of course the pictures and the bust. It looks so pretty. The pic of you guys having tea is just precious. I adore it. I am so glad you are getting a little better. Hope you are completely well soon. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

HI Dear Gloria. Glad to see you were able to get out with your girls. You look as cute as a button in that hat! Your shelf is gorgeous as is all your things!
Take care Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tootsie said...

you just look so adorable mom!!! all of you!
I am loving that shelf. I hope you didn't over do yourself making it up this time.
I am glad you didn't end up in hospital, and hope you are on the mend!!! will call you in a couple of days...so rest up...it's gonna be a long visit!
love you!!!

xinex said...

Awwww, look at those 2 cute ladies! You all look adorable, Gloria. I hope you recover completely soon. Love the shelf and everything you displayed in it. Come and sign up for my giveaway when you get a chance...Christine

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

I almost jumped for joy when I saw your post!
I am glad to hear that you are finally starting to feel better.
I LOVE your shelf! For $50, that beauty was a steal. The plates you have on it are so pretty and i too love vintage photos. I call them "instant relatives"!
I loved seeing 3 generations of your family and that you were feeling good enough to go out!!
You all look so lovely in your hats!! I adore Tea Rooms!!

Sue said...

What a wonderful picture of the 3 of you. I'm so glad you were well enough to go out! Your shelf seems like quite the deal for $50. It is great to see you getting back to a little bit of normal:)

Melissa Miller said...

Girl that is the most elegant and gorgeous carved shelf I have ever seen. That one was one good buy at just $5o bucks! It looks stunning hanging in your room and the way you displayed it is so pretty too.
Great addition!

You look soooo good!!!! I am so glad to see that and I have prayed for you to be feeling better. Keep resting well. How cute are you all in your feathers. LOL! Love it!

Thanks for liking my new blog design and new stuff! You're the best! *Smiles* ~Melissa :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a sweet picture! I know you had a wonderful time! Beautiful shelf, and decorated so nicely. I always love books mixed in there. Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Gloria, so glad you are feeling better my friend. Y'all are so cute dressed up in your hats and boas. The design of that shelf is amazing. I love using plates to.

mustard seeds said...

I love your wreath. I almost bought it from QVC last year, but I have double doors, and buying 2 would have cost an arm and a leg. I am partial to bicycles in my summer decor.

Debbiedoos said...

So cute Gloria! That boa suits you well....loving that shelf it is a gorgeous piece, and YES I love decorating with plates too!~ THanks for coming by Gloria it is always nice to see you.

Picket said...

Squeal!!!!!!! Oh you precious thing...look at you! Sis it is so good to hear that you are slowly getting back to your old self again...that shelf is beautiful and I love decorating with plates..so glad you had a great Mother's Day with beautiful daughter and granddaughter...love that pic of the three of you...
I was a great weekend here too..the whole bunch came over and spent the whole day with me(thought some was gonna spend the night..if you know what I mean!!!! lol)I just had to come by and check on you sis and tell you I love you and am praying for a full recovery for you girl...you take care and I'll catch ya later...~Picket~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You look so good Gloria!! I am so glad to see your getting out and about. I love your shelf dear, what a deal! And the plates are just gorgeous! I want one of those wreaths! I just saw one on another blog, they are the cutest!
You keep resting and don't overdo. I finally am feeling almost normal again. It sure takes awhile. Big Hugs to you,

Heather said...

love those plates! everything looks very pretty.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love your picture with your daughter and grand. How sweet! that shelf is a beauty...glad you are feeling up to playing house again!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gloria, thanks so much for joining the party. I just adore this shelf and your vignette is so pretty. Get well soon. We all miss you. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I'm so glad to see your name roll up on my google reader! I'm thankful you are feelkng better, and I hope you feel better each day and won't be needing that inhaler. Glad you had a great mother's day. I like what you did to your shelves, and your front door wreath is SO cute. That bike is ADORABLE!


Sheila :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

You must be feeling better if you are fiddling with your shelves, which look beautiful, by the way. I love a bit of greenery too and the plates are pretty.

I have always wanted to go to a tea shop. How lucky your daughter treated you on Mother's Day. All of you look so pretty in your hats.

Please get well, soon, Sis. I can tell by reading your words that you are not feeling all that great. Sending big hugs up to that mountain!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

You girls look so lovely and I'm glad you could spend Mother's Day together.


Lara Harris said...

Very pretty & love the trio! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful shelf! You did beautiful vignettes on each shelf!

I love tea rooms, how neat to go to one for Mother's Day! Great photo of three generations!

Take care. Be Well!


P.S. - Did you miss the bust transformation I did? You will like it since you like busts! I'll try to find the url and send it to you.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just so cute...What a fun post...and love every picture....Have a great week

bj said...

Oh, Gloria...this is so lovely. I would dearly LOVE to come to your house someday and see, first hand, all your beautiful things.
I absolutely LOVE the photo in the tea room. My but you are a beautiful lady.
I know you are still weak..and I pray for you to have a complete recovery very soon.
Take care, sister friend..
Lots of love, bj

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh My Goodness Gloria, I am in LOVE with that shelf! Have you show it before? If you have, I missed seeing it. It is gorgeous!! You have accessorized it beautifully. Y'all look so cute in your hats and boas! Glad you were able to get on Mother's Day. Keep resting, and take care of yourself, cause I love ya, laurie

Rebecca Nelson said...

how sweeet my friend!!!! You know...I don't always comment but I visit you all the time. You place is peaceful and fun. I love it!


{oc cottage} said...

Look at those tea princesses!!! Adorable!

m ^..^

Kimberly said...

Your shelf is beautiful! I am glad it called out to you. It looks great in your home.

What lovely ladies! Great photo!!!

Hope you enjoyed your Mothers Day! I have missed you!

Miss Janice said...

Shame on me for not stopping by sooner or I would have known that you were feeling puney with pneumonia! Bless your heart!!! Love the shelf...it's soooo pretty. Glad that you were able to enjoy tea with your beautiful daughter and your cute little grandgirl!

Madeline's Album said...

The shelf is beautiful. I love all the plates and the way you have decorated it. Hope you will be feeling your old self soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Jessica said...

Good morning most gorgeous & sweetest red head of blogland. :)

I just love this display { I always love seeing your home }and great picture of you & your girls!

I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs to you from Texas~ J

Anonymous said...

Gloria it is so wonderful to see your smiling face! You continue to take it easy friend. I know how hard it is to do that after being so very sick but you have to!!

Love your shelf with the gorgeous plates! My could I shop away at your house for goodies!!

We're out of town helping another missionary couple get ready for a discipling of the 12 camp. Shopping for 3 hours at Walmart for food for it, 4 batches of cookies, 1 batch of muffins baked yesterday! One of their friends is treating us all to the hot springs and pizza here in Pagosa
Springs today!Sounds like fun as I have never been to a hot springs!

bee blessed

bee blessed

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Gloria,

Love your shelf. I didn't realize you had been so sick. Awe, so sorry to hear that. Hope you are well again soon! Take care.


paperbutterfly said...

Sorry you have not been well! Slow and steady wins the race, so please don't push yourself.
Your shelf looks fabulous! I love using old books too!

Thank you for stopping by for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday. I look forward to seeing you soon.

paperbutterfly said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well. Please don't overdo and remember slow and steady wins the race.

Your book shelf looks great! I like using lod books too.

Thank you for stopping by Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday. Hope to see you soon.
Blessings, Pam

9405018--Pat said...

Love the shelf....you look wonderful...glad your back....take care of your self and rest....Pat H

Sharon said...

As always I love every thing....The shelf has so many lovely treasures on it, and I am sure each item has a special meaning to you.
Sharon K

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

You have such a beautiful house, love the pretty wreath on the door and the shelf with all the treasures.
How lovely seeing the three generations,( you are all beautiful) and glad you could go out in your hats and pretty clothes, for high tea.
Look after yourself and I hope that your health will be better.


Dawn said...

Oh Gloria, I'm so happy to see you. What a wonderful photo of the three of you.

I've been dealing with asthma for years and know how bad it feels not to be able to breathe well. It zaps you. I finally am using a preventative inhaler that is working wonders. I hope you can get this all cleared up soon, I want you to feel better!

That shelf is beautiful and the items on it are right up my alley. It makes feel wrapped up in a hug.
I see I missed a post so I'm going on to read it.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great picture of the three of you. You look beautiful!! Makes me want my hair done!! lol
That shelf is gorgeous! It certainly was a deal for $50.00! Wow! It's beautiful..and if you are starting to decorate in your mind when you look at stuff...you are getting better and that is fantastic news! We "older" ladies, no wait, WOMEN, need to take good care of our lovely selves! I am relieved!
Love and hugs,

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your shelf and have to admit, love lens slot machines wow so cool...I too have pulmonary problems, copd is an annoying thing when your trying to do something and can't breath...the pulmonary function test is exhausting too much breathing, Have missed everyone, I think I will be up to posting a tablescape thurs. thanks for the great shots of those cool machines, just keep breathing and I'll do the same lol...Phyllis

The Victorian Parlor said...


I am so excited to hear that you are feeling better and blogging again! Your shelf vignette is lovely and you look beautiful in that hat!!!



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
Glad to see you have a new post up and I gotta tell you that your shelf looks wonderful! Love all your pretty plates and the wedding photo.

hugs and hope you are feeling better


Barb said...

Hi Gloria, what a wonderful shelf....full of so many lovely things!

The wreath is adorable...just too cute. I hope you will be totally well soon. Sending my prayers and hugs to you!

Barb ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi ya cutie, I love, love, love your shelf. The plate on top is my fav... gorgeous..!!! I love the picture of you three beautiful women, what a great Mother's Day you had. Love ya girl... miss you.. hugs ~lynne~

PAT said...

Your cabinet is beautiful, Gloria and I love that wreath, but my favorite photo of all is the one of you three ladies enjoying tea. You look really wonderful. I hope you are well!

Happy Weekend.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

This looks like such fun...hat and all and lifting your pinkie! hahaha! Aren't grandchildren the best?
I love your sale shelf! Gorgeous! and I adore your old icebox! I always ment to get one and somehow one never found its way to my house! The other thing was a Larkin Desk...I wanted one so badly and somehow always came home with something else. lol!