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 7, 2012

~Penny Machines~

I love gum ball machines..When I was a little girl my Mama always gave me a penny to buy a gum ball..

I thought I would share some of my favorite ones in my collection today..

Now this one was for Fresh peanuts..Don't know how long they would have stayed Fresh..But one cent, one turn and you could get a hand full

A few of these sit on my candy cabinet..I love this cabinet, it was a hardware cabinet at one time and came from a store in Minden, NV..At one time it would of held nuts and bolts..Now the glass fronts are going about an inch deep they are for display and the drawers behind them would of had the nuts and bolts in them..So these drawers are not full of candies this is for display only..So many when I first shown this cabinet 2 years ago thought this whole thing was full of candy lol!! If it was I would have ate it all my now ha ha!!

I also have a thing for all penny vending machines..That's a match dispenser 2 books for one cent..

I love my blue one as it matches my kitchen tiles and my sink..

But out of all the ones I have this is my far my newest and favorite one..I call it my "Bill Clinton" one as the little saxophone player on top looks just like him ha ha!!
It's a M&M dispenser..It's cheap (Wal-Mart) it's plastic it's little...But to me this is the most PRICELESS one I have...
Just to see my little pride and joy my Great grandson Landen James face when he comes to my house.And says Gigi Mmmmm's...Landen is now 19 months old and never and I say never shuts up he talks all the time..So glad to see at least he got one of my genes ha ha!!

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


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Gloria: What a great collection. I love that cabinet and that little boy!! What a cutie, goodness great-grandson. I hope I can see the day! I see you are using my tin overdoor thingies!!Happy Monday..Judy

Anonymous said...

HI Gloria! So good to see another post from you! Oh, you know I love all of your collections and this one is no exception. Love those gum ball machines and I just had to show my hubby. He loves them too!
Now that little Landon James has grown so much and he is adorable! Look at that little face. I know you just eat him up.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Madeline's Album said...

Your collection is great. I love the picture of Landon, he has grown so much and is as cute as can be. Hope you are doing well. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Lynn said...

The machines are really cool Gloria! Love the star and thank you "doors" for lack of a better word... Landon is a cutie and getting so big-enjoy:@)

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- I had NO idea you collected those dispensers...Don't you just LOVE them? I never knew they had any that gave out matches. How fun is that?

Love your little guy, Landon. I have one that NEVER SHUTS UP either...but..boy have I learned a lot from her! xo Diana

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a fun collection...and I bet that boy does love to visit with all of the candy:)
Have a great week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG he is so darn cute Gloria!
Landon and Addison would be quite the pair because she is now talking up a storm!
Your gumball machines just make me smile, what a glorious collection!
And a Happy Mothers Day to you too my friend,
Sending hugs and love your way,

Unknown said...

Your machines are just the best! And teh cabinet is SUCH a beauty! The little man is the cutest! What a gent! :)


Blondie's Journal said...

I love seeing your collection of gumball machines! I was one of those who thought the whole cabinet was filled with candy! lol!

Landon James looks so cute with that little hat on...I bet he is good company with all of his chattering!

Many hugs from my lake to your mountains...


Sue said...

Oh, Landon is just so darn cute! I love his outfit!

That candy cabinet is so wonderful...I would want to fill it with candy! I used to have an antique gumball machine, but I sold it when we moved here. I loved it! You have a great collection.

Mary in Idaho said...

Love your sense of humor and your great collections. Just found your site and have it in my "favorites" now!

Unknown said...

Hi Gloria, You sure had a little cutie there! Aren't the grands the best? As usual I just sit and drool
over your anitiques. Wishing you the best Mother's Day ever! Have a very blessed weekend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Sweetcakes! Bout time I got my behind over here! I...sob..have had such a week and this week has been touch and go with this computer. Yesterday and today went swimmingly though.
Landen is a beautiful child, Gloria!! Yep..he is a stunner...
I can't wait for our little boy to get here. Only six weeks to go.

Of course I've seen your fantastic collection before but I think these are the best pictures or so it seems. Your kitchen must be huge. I've seen some shot of it but it's hard to get the scope of things in pictures.

You are doing well?

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy looking at your fun candy machines! I think I would be 400 lbs if I lived at your house with all those sweets around!

Goodness Landon is getting so big! I remember when that little tike was born! He is so adorable!

Am trying to get ready to leave for a week to help a friend with a wedding. When I get back I will have company the next day for 3 days so am trying to get everything ready. I am not very good at organization so we'll see how it goes!

So good to see you posting!

bee blessed

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I'm so glad you popped in to see my Currier and Ives dishes and knew you above anyone would like them! :)
Blue Willow glasses? Oh, I've never seen any. I have a big collection of Blue Willow too!
I want to wish you the most wonderful Mother's Day!
Love ya,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Hi, sweet sister friend,
I love all you penny machines...and that little fella is sooo cute and growing like a little weed. He is adorable.
Love and hugs to you for Mother's Day.
xo bj

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, I can't believe that cute little Landon has grown up so much! He looks a little man in that outfit. Love your gumball machines, and I've never seen a match book dispensing machine. You have the best collections! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend. laurie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gloria, Your collection of gum ball machines is wonderful! I especially love the candy cabinet. What a cutie your little great grandson is.

Unknown said...

Mmm I LOVE the gum ball machines, all of the bright colors of the gum make me so happy :-)

victorian parlor II said...

What a wonderful collection!!! Hope you had a lovely mother's day!



Ivy and Elephants said...

Your have so many great treasures Gloria. I'm still looking to find just one gumball machine!
Blessings to you!
Your great grand is a handsome little fellow!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Landon James is growing so fast. He is certainly a handsome fella, Gloria.

I love the gumball machines.:-)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh Miss Gloria, what a grand collection of gumball machines ya have there but there's nothin' that compares to that handsome little Great Grandson of yours.

What a doll and a half that one is! Priceless!!!

You have yourself a fantastically blessed day darlin'!!! :o)

Curtains in My Tree said...

love your old candy machines, I had a friend who collected those back in the late 80's , wonder if she still has them?
and your old seed cabinet is fabulous

also the great grandson is fab

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Gloria,
Just stopped by to say hello. Hope all is well with you.
Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Gloria! I hope you're feeling well and I appreciate you popping in to see me. I wish you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend too.
You take care!
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Hope you are having a super weekend, love seeing all your old penny machines and of course Landen. He is such a doll. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, oh my gosh Landen is adorable.. you just want to pick him and give him a big ole hug. Doesn't seem possible he is that old. he is one handsome boy. Things are rolling along here girl.. quiet, very quiet lots of changes that I'm still trying to adjust to. I just pour everything I have into the shop and the blog trying to stay busy.. love and miss you girl.. would love to have a very long visit with you.. I'll catch you up on everything soon.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, how nice to hear from you! I hope you're taking care of yourself up on your mountain and are feeling stronger. I do miss you and your posts but the main thing is you're okay!
Love you sweet one,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

First of all, Landen is adorable. Love your collection Gloria. Eye candy, literally. LOL

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thanks for swinging in to say hello. Thought you might like the small collection of blue. I didn't get a message on FB, hope you're doing better and getting out. I know you enjoy that darling boy. I spoke with Bailey last night on the phone, oh how I miss that little guy...hugs ~lynne~

Debbiedoos said...

My son Jack would LOVE LOVE LOVE coming to your house. He is my candy freak. You have some cute ones there. Great candy too. Hope all is well Gloria!

Richard Cottrell said...

You are the real sweet at your house. Love it. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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

Gloria, can I come live with you. I'll be real quite and I promise not eat too many gumballs. You'll hardly notice me and I won't bother you because I'll have a mouth full of gumballs all day. :) Love, love, love seeing your collectibles...so much fun! ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thanks for swinging in to see the pin cushion, quite the post. lol
Love your header!!! How do you get your name up there without the original one from blogger being in the background, again I must NOT know what I'm doing lol.. I change my pictures upload them and my name still comes up and I can't change the font.. scream.....hope you're doing good darling. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Yep it's just little 'ole me again.. Yippee Skippy!! I figured out how to do the header! I think....of course any information you can share would be oh soooooo helpful... now I'm off to figure out where 3 years worth of tax clients returns went too... scream..... hugs ~lynne~

Sonny G said...

Hi Sweetums.

I was just stopping by to see how you're doing. I miss your smiling face but I know you need your rest.

Please know I am thinking of you and praying for you..

love n hugs

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Gloria,
Thank you so very much for your sweet and kind note about the passing of my dear sister. You are so thoughtful and I can't thank you enough for your sweetness.
I love your penny machines, Gary just bought a 5cent "Wild Cherry" slot machine. We have been having fun with it and the kids love it.
I will post about it soon.
Have a sweet day and big hugs for you, Elizabeth

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It's always so great to hear from you, hope all is well. Miss you tons. Hugs, Marty

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for visiting and following. I followed you right back. You have the most amazing collections. WOW.

bj said...

I'm just stopping in to say I have sure missed you and your sweet personality.
I hope you are feeling ok now, Gloria. I hope your strength is back and that you are "blowin' and goin'".
Take care, sweet friend.
xo bj

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I'm glad to hear from you and hope you're well. I know, I was sad to hear Picket left Blogland. It seems so many of our friends are slowing down too. Did you know Theresa from Sentimental Journey passes away? She hadn't blogged in over a year and I was so sad to hear this. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound had her obituary up.She was a fine Christian lady.
Oh, I got to meet Jeanne from Backyard Neighbor on Monday. She and her hubby stopped by on their way home. That was a treat! Would love to meet you my sweetie,
You take care of yourself.
Love ya,
shelia ;)

Unknown said...

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Thanks... Keep Cool!


Rainey @ The Project Table

Anonymous said...

Gloria been missing you and wondering if everything is ok. Seems like alot of the old bloggers - older blogs- not age of person :)
are not blogging as much- me included. How have you been feeling friend?

bee blessed

Honey at 2805 said...

Your gum dispensers are adorable and Landon is precious!

I understand you have been gone for a while too. So happy you are back and I appreciate your welcome back as well! I've missed you!

Tootsie said...

he is gorgeous!!! I love the gum ball machines girl...and you should be happy that it is just me coming for a visit...cuz...if I brought my gang...there would be NO gum left in those machines...stale or fresh...they don't care...gum is gum...and it is all over the place! You would also be stuck with a bunch of canadian pennies!!! hahahahaha!
love you momma...can't wait to see you!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy 4th dear Gloria!
I think of you often and I am always so happy to hear from you too.
I sure hope your feeling a bit better. It's like amazingly hot here today, high of 102 and it's Wisconsin for goodness sakes!
Love ya and know that you have so many that think and pray for you,
Love Ya,

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, It was so good to have you visit my blog today.. I am doing fine. I sure hope you are doing ok. I check your blog every day to see if you have posted something new. Have a blessed day and a wonderful 4th of July. Madeline

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Happy 4th Dear Lady. Hope it is a super Blessed day. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Gloria,
Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me such a sweet note!
I miss you here in bloggyland but I am so happy you pop in from time to time!
I bet you will miss that adorable little Landon!
I miss Addi after just a day or so.
I bet they would be a pair together wouldn't they?
I sure hope your having a good summer and taking it easy and not over-doing. I worry about you girlfriend!
Well it's still super hot here and we need rain desperately! Give little Landon a hug from me!
And hugs to you,

Rebecca Nelson said...

What a fabulous collection! Oh my gosh! That yellow one is my favorite. YUM!

Soooo good to see your sweet name. I always smile BIG when you pop in!

Love to you~


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
Just stopping by to say Hi...I hope everything is ok...miss you..
sending big hugs, Elizabeth

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Gloria: I was your first on this post so I've already told you what I think of your machines and that sweet little boy. A thought of you just popped into my head last night and I realized I haven't heard from you in awhile. Hope all is well and you are doing fine and just taking a well deserved rest and enjoying the summer..Happy Wednesday..Judy

lvroftiques said...

Gloria I love all of your gum and candy displays and machines! But I agree that darling Landon tops em all! It must be a dream come true for him when he visits his Gigi *winks*....Just send me the invoice *winks* Lol! Vanna

xinex said...

OMG! How cute Landon is!He has grown so much ans such a handsome boy! Love his outfit! It is so nice to see your awesome collection again, Gloria. Next time I go to CA, I will definitely contact you. We were only there for a few days and it was packed with activities cause we were celebrating my nephew's 25th wedding anniversary. I miss you! Hope you're doing well...Christine