Saturday, November 15, 2008

New things

Yesterday I had a wonderful day shopping with my Dear Sweet Sister Shirley. I was housebound until noontime, and after that we were off to the MAll. I had bought a silver christmas tree and wreath this year and I bought some new decorations. The tree and wreath I had bought at our favorite store in Sturbridge. Susan Secret Gardens. Check her store out as she has beautiful things. I know you won't be disappointed. The angel centerpiece for my table...I just bought a new dinning room set and wanted a nice new christmas piece. And this lovely girl was calling my name. I wanted pink but I have a dark mauve in the dinning room, so thought this one went well. The silver wreath I decided to decorate all silver. I found these beautiful glass ball ornaments that I new would look great. And of course I had to add a silver ribbon bow. The wreath is hanging in the dinning room behind the table. I just love when the daylight shines and it twinkles so lovely. Oh I just love Christmas. The fairy was just the right size to top my tree. She just flowed so nicely with her beaded dress, as I have all beaded balls on that tree. Now to start dragging out the other decorations. I missed out last year as I fell and broke my wrist. I have a lot to make up.


Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Ellen,
Glad to hear your fine and its so nice to have you as a neighbor. I'm from Pittsfield, Ma. (Western Ma.) on the New York side.

My email is, let me know what part of Ma your from.

Pink Friend

shirley said...

Dear Sister Ellen,
So happy that the selections you had choosen worked out so well. It was fun to watch you pick them up and put them down and pick them back up again. Too many to choose from. Glad this year you are back in the swing of Christmas.

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Ellen, thanks for stopping by to visit me,. I love your ornaments, Always fun to have a whole new tree to decorate.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Ellen...

Thanks for the visits...and comments.

I've been having some computer problems, that's why I've not been here sooner.

I love your Christmas decorations!!! It looks like you and your sis had a wonderful time.


Anonymous said...

Oooohhh, I just love that wreath! I'll be checking out that store and marking it as a favorite!

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