Friday, December 16, 2011

my little bits of christmas

This year I did very little Christmas decorating. I guess I had the "I have too much on my plate" feeling this year, and need to focus on getting in my exercise to gear up for vacation come January. I am happy to report that I have been seeing some wonderful results.
I purchased this tabletop silver tree a couple years ago...it's just the perfect size to add a splash of Christmas to the living room. It does have lights and at night it just sparkles .

And my Victorian Santa Claus that my sister bought me.

And my ever loved beaded balls. I thought these pink ones was perfect for pink Saturday with Beverly.


These lil snow girls are my newest addition this year. I bought them when I attended a holiday this past Sunday. What a wonderful day spent with my sister. I just had to have these two.

I had these candles for a few years, but never put them out, so this is their debut.








I hope you enjoyed your visit, and from my house to yours....Merry Christmas  
        and a                Happy Healthy New Year.
Hugs,
Ellen

I am joining the fun at
Beverly's Pink Saturday

6 comments:

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Beside the Christmas Tree, happy holidays!

chubskulit said...

What a delight to see these lovely decors.!

Pink at my page, please come and see. Have a wonderful holiday from my family to yours!

jeanetteann said...

What a pretty bauble tree,love it Merry Christmas x jeanetteann

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornaments!!! Love the pink beaded ones! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the glitzy ornaments, are they vintage? Happy Holidays, Laura

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

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