I think I've mentioned before (a few times, at least) that I love all things British, but especially the Queen! I've been collecting Royal Family 'souvenirs' for many years, and most particularly Coronation items. Mr KV laughs that every time a package arrives at our house, the Queen's picture is somewhere on it (I think he exaggerates...) I have lots of tins -- between biscuit tins and tea tins, there is just such a variety available. I have lots of other interesting things, though, too.
I thought, in honor of the Queen's jubilee, that I'd share some of them with you.
|This might be my favorite piece -- a teapot with red & blue bakelite handles.|
|A hinged tin|
|Another tin (I always try to turn Prince Philip to the wall)|
|Lots of tins, a tray and some other, more unusual things:|
|A spoon with a bakelite handle (the bowl is embossed with the ERII)|
|A Coronation souvenir penknife|
|A Welsh lady salt or pepper (with the Coronation date on the back) I've never been able to locate the other shaker -- I don't even know what it would look like|
|The London Coronation highlights is a very cool little souvenir pamphlet.|
|The tin has the princesses on it. The snapshot postcard is one of my favorite pieces -- it looks just like a family snap, with the Queen, Princess Anne, her horse and the Corgis|
|A Coronation plate -- a present from my friend Bargain Hunter (she gave me Christmas cookies on it)|
|Another favorite -- a home-made, hand colored and embroidered pillow|
|A Coronation Book of Common Prayer and box. It has a hard patent leather cover embossed with ER 1953|
|Several books -- I especially like 'Princess Elizabeth, Wife and Mother' and 'Princess Elizabeth's Wedding Day'|
|An unusual changeable date desk calendar|
|Coronation paper dolls & coloring book -- uncut and uncolored!|
|Another coloring book -- also uncolored|
|Lastly, another favorite -- a scrapbook put together by a little girl in Surrey. It looks like it may have been a school project|
(If any of my British friends want to pick up a little jubilee souvenir to add to the collection I'll HAPPILY reimburse you for your cost and shipping! I hope you got to celebrate today!)
God Save the Queen!