Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pink Saturday


I am happy to be part of Pink Saturday this week. I am sure if you visit Beverly, you will find a list with pink Saturday participants. There will be lots of gorgeous pinks to fill not just your Saturday but the whole week.
Good morning, Happy New Year and the first pink Saturday of the new year.
This week I am proud to show you my flower pot. I had joined a pot swap on a list that I am on. The flower pot was painted by a friend from Texas. Judy did a wonderful job, and I was so happy yo be the recipient of this treasure. It sits on a round table in my bedroom. This pot is about 8 years old. I will cherish this forever.

The detail in the lace trim is done just perfect.
Now I must go visit Beverly, and see what beautiful pinks are there.
Kindredly,
Ellen

46 comments:

White Iris Designs said...

Wonderful gift...nice details! You are a lucky lady!

Happy To Be said...

How fun this little pot is girl..I just loved your PINK Saturday post..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathleen said...

Love your pretty little pot. The birthday banner looks very special...I am sure it was created with much love and joy. I have a younger sister who I cherish...it made me think of her. Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan said...

My first pink Saturday... Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely pinks!

Smilingsal said...

Good friends make gifts special. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Day.

Deborah said...

Cute little pot and I love that lacey white trim.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Vintage To Chic said...

love the flower pot but loved more reading about your awesome trip. A wonderful memory for your family.
Hugs,
Judy

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Ellen.

That pot is beautiful. She did a wonderful job painting it.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ellen, What a charming pot and a great swap. Hope your Pink Saturday was the best. I also looked at your bahama photos. What fun to swim with the dolphin. ~ Lynn
Your birthday banner was gorgeous.

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

I love that flower pot! And it is the perfect color!
Diane

ellen b. said...

Hi Ellen,
It's always fun finding another Ellen :0)
Your pink pot is very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year to you...

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a pink weekend! I'm running late for Pink Saturday!! What a pretty painted pot! Whew...say that three times fast!

Jeanne said...

Hi Ellen, I am late with my visits for Pink Sat. as we were out of town. Your pink hand painted pot is a treasure from a friend. I love the pinkness of it. She made it look like a vintage pot. So well done.

Have a wonderful Sunday...Jeanne

Bobbi Jo said...

The flower pot is really pretty and the flowers look great in it. Sorry so late my Pink Saturday ran into be a Pink Sunday too! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful pink vase! I love it. So perfect for Pink Saturday.
And your birthday banner is really a special gift from your sister.
Blessings on you for the New Year!
Ruthie

Coco said...

Hi Ellen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I need all the encouragement I can get. I SO want the Wii Fit, but everyone is sold out. So I will just play tennis and bowling until my Wii fit comes (whenever that is).


Thanks Again!
-Coco

Marina said...

so beautiful, this pot; i really like the vintage shoe full of roses.
{I'll check out the Victoria magazine, thanks]
marina@milepebbles

Judi said...

Happy New Year Ellen...
Happy Belated Pink Saturday also
I was so happy to see you visit me today...and leave a comment too.
this is such a beautiful gift for you to treasure from your friend. What a wonderful swap.

I also read about your special trip and saw you kissing that dolphin. You were both pretty brave...although they look so calm and tame....I'm gladyou had such a memorable time...until next tme..*s*.

come by again...its nice to make new friends.
Judi

Shelia said...

Hi Ellen! What a precious pink pot! Thanks for joing Pink Saturday! By the way, I love the look of your blog!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

alicesg said...

Very lovely flower pot. Love the pink there and the design too. Each time I see your banner, I must remember to do one for sister...lol. Anyway I still have about 9 mths to do it...hehehe. I might not do a banner, maybe something else that is similar. Thanks for sharing. Will let you know when I am done but will take long...lol

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday,, ok a bit on the late side..lol. I'm so glad you swung by.. Your little is just darling..I can see why you treasure it..the details are so amazing. Hope to catch you again soon..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink..ok just a bit on the late side..lol. I'm so glad you swung by.. Your little pot is just darling. The details are incredible. I can see why you treasure it. I hope to catch up with you again soon..
hugs ~lynne~

Robyn said...

What a sweet little pot an obviously a treasured gift from a friend!
Thanks for stopping by my Pink Saturday - in the PINK bag were...
panties and perfume...ooh la la...
Have a great week!

Melissa Wertz said...

Ellen, that is a beautiful pot! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Ellen - thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me celebrate my very first Pink Saturday! My daughter is so excited about renewing their vows - they were married at the courthouse in 1999, and her hubby has promised a ceremony in the Church for the past 10 years. Next month, he keeps that promise.

I love your pink pot... it inspires me to paint one of my own for my country front porch this summer!

Happy New Year.. Dixie

J and Z said...

your blog is delightful! thank you for visiting and I like your pink pot!

ceekay said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Your little pink pot is beautiful. I love the lace design near the rim. Great birthday banner. Have a wonderful week!

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Happy PINKness day!! What a pretty little pot!!

LvPoohBr2 said...

Very pretty! I would love to have that kind of talent!! Ü

Riet said...

That is a lovely flowerpot. Nice gift,Thanks for stopping by.

Princess Of Pink said...

Lovely flowerpot, cute details too!!

And that banner is the cutest, what a great idea!!

Joy said...

What a thoughtful gift! And your birthday banner - love love love it!

Sarah Bella's said...

The flower pot is beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

Love your blog...very fun!

Aren't you the lucky one? That is a great flower pot!!

Your trip to the Bahamas sounds wonderful!!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

Stephanie
P.S. Thanks for stopping by!

Jillian said...

This looks too pretty to use....but tempting once spring rolls around! Thanks for visiting my first Pink Saturday post!

Jillian

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful gift!

Happy Pink Saturday a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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

I love your little flower pots...so cute...and I love the 50th banner your sister made....what a fabulous sister.....
Happy New Year...
Mo :-)

Rhondi said...

Hi Ellen
That's a cute little flower pot!

CC said...

That pot is just beautiful..I don't know how she managed that wonderful lace..ooooo, I wish I could paint like that. Happy belated Pink Saturday..have a lovely week.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful pot. Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte

Angie said...

Cute.

Katie said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday! What a cheerful pot that is, not to mention very talented art!

Nerissa Alford said...

Cute pot. I love all the little details.
Thanks for visiting me on Saturday!
Nerissa

WhineNRoses said...

Hi Ellen!
I'd like to join pink saturdays someday. You have such beautiul things!!!
Jenn

ann said...

HOW PRECIOUS AND I LOVE YOUR HEADER.AWESOME...ANN

glimpse of my world said...

Cute little pot... I love the photo of you swimming with the dolphins.. what a trip!!

Celebrations to you in 2009-
Valarie

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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