Monday, December 19, 2011

A holiday tea

I was so blessed to have had some precious, quality time with my dear sweet sister. We attended a holiday teas at a friends tea room. It's always such  treat to go and just be able to relax and be with my sister.
The tearoom was so pretty all decorated for Christmas tea.

The gift shop part of the tearoom is always full of the best items.

I just loved this old time Santa and large nutcracker

This tree had some wonderful ornaments for sale

Some of the teapots that were used to serve tea

I will be looking forward to our next tea which will be to celebrate Valentines Day.
Merry Christmas

participating at Marys share the love Wednesday

Beverly's Pink Saturday

Honey's at potpourri Friday


Shirley said...

It was a wonderful event and I can only say I'm glad we were not born before tea! Hehehehe! I enjoy my time with you too!
Love is shared...

LDH said...

Hi Ellen!

What a sweet place you have here! I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed all of them! So many pretty graphics. Nice stopping by to meet you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Jann Olson said...

Darling, darling mosiacs. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks wonderful!! Is it over or am I invited? I love your blog header! Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas Ellen. xo

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So festive and pretty!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So festive and pretty!

outjunking said...

Merry Christmas tea time. A calm cup of tea sounds nice.

Suffia said...

It's such a lovely place for tea. Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate it.

Town and Country Gals said...

what a lovely place to spend time with special people! They have some beautiful Christmas decorations! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Merry Christmas

Holly said...

Very darling!
merry Christmas!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your Christmas home collages. Wonderful! Happy PS and Merry Christmas!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

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