Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Teacup Thursday #61 and the Queen

Last weekend Jim and I went to some delightful estate sales. I fell in love with this vase and when we went back for the 1/2 price sale, it was still there. Now it lives in our home. I thought it would be just perfect for my Teacup Thursday this week to honor the Queen of England's 60th Jubilee which came to a close on Tuesday. So, this wonderful vase is taking us to London to see the Queen! Here's the back side of the vase with all it's wonderful colors. I love it!

So I thought it would be so fun to bring out some of my various queen things and make a little display of it all. So fun to share it with my blogger friends on this the Queen's 60th Jubilee.

I bought this wonderful teapot at a favorite little gift shoppe years ago-The Green Door-and sadly it no longer exists. The teapot is from the Queen's 25th Anniversary. I like it because it has silver decorations instead of the usual gold trim.

I have enjoyed collecting a variety of teacups celebrating the various queens and hope to find more!

I think this one is so pretty because it has roses and even some around the inside of the cup.

A nice little plate celebrating the Queen's coronation in 1953. Great plates for teatime.

I like this teacup and the picture of the Queen with her two children at the time of her coronation.

Time for some goodies....bring on the teatime treats! I found some little cupcakes with red white and blue sprinkles. Fresh strawberries, lemon cakes, and various frosted l brownies. Oh oh, not diet food!

Here's another sweet item we found at the estate sale last weekend. A great bowl from the King's coronation of 1937. It has a great decal of the royal state couch in the center. I didn't have anything like this in my collection, so I was delighted. The blue hanky is also from the King's coronation....charming.

Thank you for letting me share my collection with you in blogland. Best wishes for Queen Elizabeth II and as they say~Long Live the Queen and God Bless the Queen!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Linda,
What wonderful pieces you have! You have a very nice collection. Yummy looking treats you are serving today too. Our Queen is quite a lady and Congratulations to her on her Diamond Jubilee! Have a lovely day, my friend.


GardenofDaisies said...

Linda! This is such a wonderful collection!!! I want to come to your house and drink tea from one of your fabulous Queen cups! So lovely!! (And I need to find one for my own teacup collection.)

Linda said...

Yes, wonderful if the best word I can think of. That tea pot is amazing.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
You have an incredible collection to honor the Queen. It's all so beautifully arranged. AND I "LOVE,LOVE,LOVE" the first picture with your NEW PITCHER you bought as a bargain. What fun and it added something a little different to your collection. LOVE IT ALL!!!AND of course your goodies look DELICIOUS!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Linda - a beautiful collection! She now reminds me of her mother - such wonderful ladies! A beautiful tribute to the Queen on her anniversary,

Denise Adorian said...

Linda, I love your collection.You must have a drop or two of English in you.I was so impressed with the size of your collection.As a collector I must be careful,the first thought that came to mind when I opened this post, as always, was "Oh how wonderful,Maybe I should start collecting of these." :)

Storybook Woods said...

Linda, you have one of the stunning Queen's collection. I am so glad you shared it. I miss you charming tea room (and you) xox Clarice

Terri said...

Oh my! What a fabulous collection! And what a fun way to celebrate the Queen's anniversary! I love that tea pot! It is the best one I have seen. Your new vase too, is really special and a great addition to your collection of Queen memorabilia!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful post with us.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh my goodness...this tea party collection and goodies is exquisite! I love your banners too...where did you find those?! This is just so pretty...and I LOVE the vase too!! Your finds are amazing...I want to come have tea!! Thanks for sharing!! ~Donna

Anne said...

Wow, Linda what a magnificent collection ~ I am bowled over! I love all things British and also love your beautiful blog. I will return often for a visit. God bless you and so glad I found you through a comment you left on my blogspot. Take care and have a great weekend.

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful collection! I have the framed hankie from George VI on my bedroom wall. A gift from my grandmother. What a great tea party for Our Liz (as the family calls her in England). I'm sure she would be pleased!

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Linda, I am over the moon about your royal collection! I've never seen the cup with Elizabeth and her children...lovely. The dish with the carriage of King George is really rare. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Linda, I am over the moon about your royal collection! I've never seen the cup with Elizabeth and her children...lovely. The dish with the carriage of King George is really rare. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

I am so happy to have gotten to see your royal collection. Wow, wow and triple wow. You have some unique pieces and it is so much fun to see them all together for this auspicious occasion.
Dame Ruthie at:
Lady B's Time for Tea