Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

I was very fortunate to have been able to attend a wonderful Valentine's Day Tea. My sister and I just love it when our friend Ellen has a tea in her lovely tea room. We try to attend as many as we can. Its so nice to be able to relax, and have some girly time...even though it can get quite loud when a bunch of woman get together. Maybe that means we need to do it more often than we do.

Here are a group of photos of my sister's collection of valentines that she proudly presented. It is just a small portion of her collection. To see more visit her at Sweet Romantic Notions where she has valentines year round.
And then the tea pots...oh let me tell how much I just adore all of the different tea pots in this room.  We of course got to the tea room before anyone as we had to set up the valentines display. And I got to go around to each table and just absorb the different teapots.... I was able to view them from every different angle, and I did. If I had to pick a favorite it would be so hard to do. We had two different teas to try and they were both so very good. This was the first time I got to try Cherry tea, and it was very good. I now have some cherry tea added to my tea collection.
Oh before I forget let me show you some of the tea pots.

They are just so yummy aren't they? HMMMM I thought so....the tea inside was yummy also.

I also have some picture to share of the tea room. Ellen had some beautiful flat ware on the tables. I did take pictures, and on another day I will share them.

And then the gift shop. I can't forget to show you that.....why that's what us ladies love to do, eat, chat and SHOP.... Ellen always has some lovely items for sale. My sister left with a wonderful new print for her bedroom.

I wish you a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Hugs,
Ellen

2 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Shirley said...

tea time is always special when shared with those you love..Happy Valentine's Day to my baby sister..
I love you very much..
~Shirley

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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