Friday, November 21, 2008

My First Pink Saturday










Thank you to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday, please check out the other pink postings by either clicking Beverly's name or her graphic on my blog page. Thank you Beverly this will be my first Pink Saturday posting. I thought seeing that it was so close to Christmas, that I would share a few of my favorite pink Christmas decorations. I hope you like them.My sister Charlotte bought me this Victorian Santa for Christmas one year. I decorated the sleigh with Pink peonies to match the pinks in Santa's coat. I just love this when it's filled with wrapped gifts and sits under the tree. I do believe the title pic on blog is taken from under the tree.
One year I had made a lot of these scones. I filled them with candy and gave them away. Well of course I had to make some for myself. I place them on doorknobs of the doors that don't get used much. The Pink trimmed was made with some Christmas wrap. They were a lot of fun to make and even more fun to give away.







This Pink teapot is a gift from a special Internet friend that loves pink . Her home is pink from the inside out. The pink stocking here is also from her.







As an October baby, that makes my birthstone non other than PINK and my daughter in August gives us those two colors that go so well together...Pink and green. These birthstone ornaments were a Christmas gift from my sister Shirley.





Here we have some homemade PINK ornaments.











Of course we always need a couple Pink angelic children. These are nieces from left to right....Alexis, Kately and Yvonne. They definitely are pretty in Pink.








I hope you enjoyed my first Pink Saturday posting. Don't forget to check the other pink postings. Beverly has a listing of those that are sharing their pinks. This was soooo much fun, and again thank you Beverly.




Ellen who is dreaming of a pink christmas.










































41 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! It's 18 degrees right now in the MetroWest Boston area!
I love those beaded and jeweled ornaments. We made some as kids, but they were not as intricate.

Sondra Behne' said...

I think a lot more people decorate in pink then we might think. It is such a soft and lovely color to be around.
Sondra

shirley said...

Very, very pretty. The hand made ornaments are going to be a classic treasure to save forever. So much work involved. Every pin inserted (and there are many) you had to do by hand. So much time and talent. Worth every pin prick!

Lynne Laura said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love those round old fashion pink ornaments.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

kayellen said...

Happy pink Saturday!!!
This is only my second time to join in the fun!!!
Happy belated birthday too:)
My bday was monday.
Blessings and nice to meet you!

KayEllen

www.kayellen.typepad.com

fairiemoon said...

Very nice pink ornaments! Welcome to Pink Saturday! Have a happy pink day!

Virginia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday!!!
Your Christmas decorations are very pretty and your nieces... adorable.
Many Blessings, Virginia

PlantBuddy said...

Happy First Pink Saturday. I'll bet the kids can hardly wait for the big day.

Fleur de Bee said...

Beautiful ornaments! VERY embellished..I love them!
The girls are darling!! Cute family (nieces) you have!

Happy Pink Sat!

My Big Mouth said...

Lots of lovely pink Christmas decorations you have there.So many do these days,I should jump on the band wagon too.Happy PS!

Stephanie said...

What a festive post! I enjoyed all the pretty decorations...and I can hardly wait to get mine out!

Happy PINK Saturday...

and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I'm so glad you joined us!

Fifi Flowers said...

Welcome to your FIRST Pink Saturday! ENJOY your day! Fifi

ellen b. said...

So many sweet pinks to look at here including your three nieces...
Happy Pink to you!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday....and you do have some lovely pinks....I love the little Pink dresses...and of course the cute Pink Tea Pot....Have a great day today....
Mo :-)

Kathy said...

Beautiful pink things, Ellen. Darling little girls in pink too!
Kathy

Robyn said...

Great to have you on Pink Saturday - you have some amazing pink pics posted, so much fun to view! Have lovely weekend!

Jeanne said...

Your birthday banner is wonderful. Happy 50th birthday. Your handmade ornaments are beautiful. such a lot of work. Thank you for sharing your creative works of art. Smile. A very nice first pink Saturday post.

Hugs, Jeanne

Shelia said...

Hi and welcome to your first Pink Saturday! You're gonna love it! Oh, your Pinkness is just wonderful! I love the banner your sister made for your birthday!! This is just precious! Come back and see me sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cori G. said...

Hi Ellen,
Welcome to Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love all your pink Christmas ornaments...especially the darling children.
Happy pink weekend.
Cori G.

PA Fiber Artist said...

Very nice post and I love your blog! Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,
Susan

Dee Light said...

Happy pink Saturday!! You have so many wonderful goodies. But my favorite are the pink little girls.

Suzie Button said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love your pink items! Suzie

splummer said...

Hi!
All your Pink is beautiful!!! Really like that pink Santa and Sleigh. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your ornaments are just gorgeous.You have some pretty pinks !

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Ellen.

It looks like you have a Pink Christmas in your home. I love all of your decorations, and your nieces are adorable.

Bobbi Jo said...

Ellen,
Happy first Pink Saturday! Boy, did you start out with some lovely PINKS! WOW! Love them all so pretty and lady like pinks. So much fun. Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I enjoyed your Pink Saturday post so much and we are so glad you joined us. It's fun isnt' it? I love your beaded ornaments. I found some vintage ones yesterday on my treasure hunt and listed them in the boutique last night. Happy Belated Pink Saturday. ~ Lynn

Joy said...

Aren't your nieces pretty in pink! Great portraits.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Your pink post is wonderful from beginning to end! *Have a lovely Pink week*

judicreations said...

Hi Ellen
Welcome to Pink Saturday and to blogging. You blog is lovely and I've had a really nice visit.
The Pink decorations are gorgeous and so are the little ones. So sweet.
Thank you for coming by to visit me...be sure to come back again.
I will.
Hope you've had a good day
judi

cindy said...

Love the cones! Those are soooo cute! And you sis did an awesome job on your banner.

c

Lynne said...

Your ornaments are just too gorgeous for words.. Thanks so much for swinging by to see the teacups..I hope to see you again..hugs ~lynne~

Pat said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! All your pinks are so sweet --especially the cute liitle girls.

I know how hard it is to get through all the posts --so many participate in PS! Sometiems it takes till Monday or tuesday to get it all read.

Hugs, Pat

CC said...

Oh my..your pinks are so very, very pretty. I love them all..the beaded ornaments at the top are my favorites. They're just beautiful. Happy late Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Jeanie said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! What a lovely blog this is -- you have beautiful things! (And your nieces are adorable!) Thanks for stopping by mine, too!

vintagewindow said...

Beautiful Pink post. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Kris

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Happy PINKness!! Cute photos.

auctiongirlvintage said...

Hi Ellen, and welcome to Pink Saturday ... I'm so glad you joined us! You have some gorgeous pink ornaments, and you're exceptionally good with a camera, so I'm eager to find a free hour to sit down and more thoroughly explore your site. Happy Happy Birthday as well, I love the banner you sister made.

Hugs,

Victoria

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hi Ellen, What a fabulous Pink Saturday post, full of pretty pictures. Love everything, especially your nieces! Have a Happy Thanksgiving. hugs, Ellen p.s. I need to check out your tea room pic. I love all things "TEA."

Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello! I'm still doing my pink saturday visits. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Lovely post! :) Vanessa

Beaded ornaments

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

Hedda Hopper


Birth:

May 2, 1890
Death:

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