Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Queen!

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday today in Windsor, England, no doubt with pomp and circumstance coupled with glorious pageantry as only the British can do. Celebrations have been ongoing all week. This little collection of English treasures are tucked high on a shelf in Sweet Remembrances Tea Room.
 The tin on the left, with a portrait of a stately young Queen was sold as a souvenir of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which took place on the 2nd day of June, 1953. Originally it held flavoured Toffees. The small Royal Albert bone china dish was another commemorative piece for the Coronation. With a nod to the Queen Mother, the smaller teapot shaped caddie marks the 100th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. 

This beautiful Foley Bone China teacup and saucer was made in England and is another tribute to the 1953 Coronation of the Queen. It features the Royal Cypher, or monogram of Elizabeth II Regina.

And this beautiful teacup and saucer is part of The Royal Collection and was crafted to commemorate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Collection Trust Shop has created a teacup and saucer in addition to other official commemorative chinaware in celebration of this milestone 90th birthday.
This collection of stamps shows the progression of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the years.

On the occasion of her 21st birthday she promised "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service".  A promise she continues to steadfastly keep.

Long Live the Queen!
Long May she Reign!
and, Happy 90th Birthday!


Bernideen said...

Loving your Queenly treasures!

The Tea And Hat Lady said...

All your "Tea" treasures are so tastefully displayed. It is definitely a Royal pleasure to enjoy a cuppa at Sweet Remembrance among all your Treasures. Thank you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful post honoring Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday!!


Ruth W said...

Wonderful post...but then I am a strong supporter of Her Majesty! And long may she reign! Great collection!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a perfectly wonderful collection you have celebrating the monarch. Long live the Queen for sure!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Nice collection! We need to be in England celebrating over afternoon tea. Oh well, I'll sip my morning cuppa and remember our fun times together in London.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely collection!