Thursday, February 17, 2011

Teacup Thursday

Sharing Tea Cup Thursday with Miss Spenser and friends today. This fun collection of tea cups and tea pots and tea strainers is on display in a corner shelf of the tea room. The tea cup in the lower left corner is my souvenir from a past trip to England. It is a tea cup from The Royal Collection, purchased at St. James's Palace in London. It was created 'To celebrate the 80th Birthday of H.M.Queen Elizabeth II, 21st April 2006'. The card that is included in the box states: Your purchase contributes to the cost of conserving and displaying the Royal Collection for the benefit of the public. The Royal Collection is one of the finest art collections in the world reflecting the personal tastes of British sovereigns over the last 500 years. The works of art are owned by The Queen as Sovereign in trust for Her successors and the nation, and the collection is administered by a charity, the Royal Collection Trust. I'm happy to have it among my collection!

6 comments:

Carol said...

Lovely collection!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your collection! I have several in my china closet from the Royal Collection. They are so special! I would LOVE to visit your tearoom...I am so sorry to be so far away!
Ruth

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Pretty! Someday I hope to have a souvenir teacup from England too. Love yours!
Val

Marilyn said...

Isn't it fun to have a special teacup from your travels. I love seeing it. When I was in London I bought one at the Kensington Palace and it is still a special delight to see it.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh my goodness Nancy...the teacup is so lovely! I would have had to bring that one home too!! I love your display...you have such a way with decorating. Will you be making a trip to Iowa any time soon?! Could use some help!! I love your vignettes.

Donna

Angela McRae said...

Everything in this photo is just lovely, and that commemorative teacup set is so *regal* looking! What a perfect souvenir of your visit!