Friday, June 1, 2012

Why I AM Celebrating the Jubilee!

This mops up the topic of Why I Will Be Celebrating the Jubilee, which was a little series I did earlier this month. The final reason really is that there is so much tradition of royal celebrations in my family. Like so many of the rest of you I have fond memories of waiting, bored yet excited, to see the Queen's coach pass for the Silver Jubilee. Our house was full of royal memorabilia - I thought it all belonged to my Grandma and my Mum, but it turns out that a lot of it had been collected by my dad. Who bought this, though?
Isn't it wonderful? I don't have it - it's still at my dad's home.
It's very small, and probably lead, I suppose. But what a wonderful history of Britian can be followed through a collection of royal goodies!
I do have these at home - the George VI coronation book (charity shop last year), George VI coronation pin cushion (my mum's collection - I never saw it before I started sorting through drawers) and British tin (Troc Shop here, for some reason!) I'm more uncertain about modern British patriotic memorabilia, but you will note I generously allowed a Matthew Rice design to grace my collection...

Have a wonderful Jubilee weekend! We will be partying with Brits and (confused) French people at another English home in our town!

6 comments:

catkin tales said...

your father's coach and horses is quite amazing! i must show it to my son, as he is very keen on that sort of thing.
i like your collection of memorabilia too, the book must be very interesting.
how lovely to be celebrating with friends. i shall be getting some much needed relaxation following a house move, putting my feet up and reading (hopefully in the garden). i shall also be having a celebration tea with family.
i hope you have a fab weekend and that we both get some sunshine :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh wow Floss that is a serious treasure I absolutely LOVE IT! we could open a little museum between us! Tee hee, have a wonderful weekend,

Sarah -x-

Maria said...

Hello Floss,
Thank you kindly for your sweet words on my blog.
I feel we have lost at possibly the same time.
I loved your post and agree with the comment from Sarah; Such treasure!
Have a fabulous weekend!
I know your will be flying the flag for Old Blighty!
Love Maria x

Carole said...

It's a shame I live so far away (and I have so many papers to correct, but that's another story), I would have loved to celebrate with you. My sister is in London this week-end with her husband... so lucky !

selfsewn said...

Enjoy the celebrations in France!
Love those tins Floss
xx

The Custards said...

Oh my oh my - the coach and horses are a true wonderment. I would be trotting along with those