Thursday, February 17, 2011
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!