Sunday, November 30, 2008

I feel blessed to have this

Yesterday afternoon my sister and I took a trip to Sturbridge MA. It is about a half hour drive, and it's our favorite thing to do together. Although we have a favorite place to eat there, we didn't go. We did go to Susan's secret garden and then we went to Old Sturbridge Village gift shop. Luckily the gift shop is in the front so you don't have to pay to go into the village. My sister was feeling like some of their delicious fudge. It is buy 2 get 1 free, and soooo good.
I was walking around Susan's beautiful shop, when in the corner she had some Old Victorian jewelery. I seen this beautiful multi-colored sweater pin and fell in love with it. It had the colors of my family birthstones, pink, blue and green. It's hard taking good pics of jewelery but I got what I could so I could show it off. When I went to the counter, Susan told me the pin had belonged to a woman who lived to be 100 years old. How special is that. I knew that pin called me for a reason. I will treasure that pin and hope that my daughter will also and pass it down. I usually don't get blessed when I shop, but I certainly did yesterday. Thank you Susan I will treasure it.

I also bought a bracelet with black stones. It will be a nice addition to my black pieces.

My sister bought a beautiful purple teapot, if you would love to see some of Susan's teapots and other wonderful goodies at Susan's just click on her name or the link on my blog to her shop. You will be in for a treat if you do. Wishing you a warm splendid Sunday evening.


shirley said...

Yes, this sweater pin is one to be treasured forever. I hope this stays in the family for many, many years. And thanks to you my teapot can be seen at Susan's site under the tea&tabletop button.It is the porcelain Violet collection. You will be the first to share tea with me.
Be Mine,

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!
Your sister ROCKS! The banner she made is ADORABLE! And the gifts...what fun!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your banner. I've got to try out that free background! laurie

Dawn said...

Hap B-Day! Welcome to your first pink Saturday! I love the jewerly you and you sis make!

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LvPoohBr2 said...

Oh I love the banner your sister made you! Aren't sisters great??!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ellen, The jewelry is so beautiful. What a fun day for you! ~Melissa

alicesg said...

Ooooo, that I a good idea. I love the banner. I think I will do same when sis celebrate her birthday next year. :)

Lynne said...

Hi Ellen.. Little Hedda Hopper.. it is so nice to meet you.. I'm so glad you enjoyed the plates. Happy Happy Birthday. Looks like you had an enjoyable one. Your banner is adorable and your gifts are out of this world... hugs ~lynne~

pinkkandy said...

Thanks for stopping chose the same background as I did...funny...looking forward to knowing you.

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Ruthie said...

Ooops - I don't know if my comments went through or not. Hope they did - they were long. :)

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons