Friday, November 28, 2008

Pink Victorian Lady and Tree


How nice that Saturday has rolled around again. I didn't think I would get through all the post but I did. I commented on almost all of them. There was a couple that I might have tried to see to early. I just went down the list as they were on Beverly's page. If you want to see some awesome blossom pinks then click on Beverly's name or on her click able pink graphic on my page. Thank you Beverly for hosting this. I met so many wonderful new friends.


I have the most giving neighbor..Pearl who made something very special for me. She took a long time crocheting me this beautiful pink Victorian dress, and accessories. I know how hard it is to work with such fine thread. I was very blessed to have her as a neighbor. I lived here for about 10 years before I really got to know her, as she worked many jobs. I new her beloved husband very well, as he never worked the whole time I knew him and he was always outdoors. Pearl is much older than I am, and not in the best health. I will always treasure this doll. And how fitting that I found a photo taken a while back that has the Victorian tree she made me as well. All those little ornaments. She really is one special friend.

Kindredly,Ellen

19 comments:

shirley said...

What a pretty table setting this is. I love the lady next to the tree. It's so Victorian. Pink Saturday sure brings us some pretty pictures.

bj said...

ummm, beautiful Pink Lady...thanks for sharing...
bj

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Pretty pink things. Love the victorian lady.

Smilingsal said...

You are fortunate to have such a nice neighbor. Happy Pink Day.

fairiemoon said...

Pretty table setting! I love your pink banner! Happy Pink Saturday!

Melissa Miller said...

Look at all the pretty pink. Love the banner. That was so sweet! ;)

Riet said...

I love the little Victorian lady and the tree. Happy pink Saturday

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I adore the pink Vicorian lady!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Ellen.

This must be such a treasure for you, and it is just lovely.

auctiongirlvintage said...

Gosh, Ellen, you've already visited all 99 of this week's sites? Yow ... you go, girl, and let us know how it's done :o) Have a wonderful pink week, and enjoy your pretty Christmas doll and tree.

Hugs,

Victoria
xoxo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Thanks for the visit today...and hope you had a wonderful pink saturday!

Suzie Button said...

Such a beautiful crocheted dress, the whole setting is wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Protector of Vintage said...

What a beautiful crocheted dress and tree. It's nice you have such a special friend. Take care~

CC said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday..I loved your posts..your doll is beautiful. What a sweet friend.

Marina said...

Very nice photo, and a pretty doll. It's so nice to read about how you care about your neighbor. Very nice.
Happy week!

KatCollects said...

What a sweet pink post, love the doll and tree. Thank you so much for the good wishes. I hope you had a good weekend.
Kathy

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

Victorian is my first love....Your little lady is very pretty....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

char72 said...

How wonderful to have a friend like this. Have a great week.
Charlotte

Sondra Behne' said...

Love all your items on the table, perfect for pink saturday. Nice meeting you and I'll be back again soon.

Sondra

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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