Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Jubilee Tea

A Jubilee Tea 

in honor of 

Queen Elizabeth II

The official emblem for 

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 

was designed by 10 year old,

 Katherine Dewar of Chester. 

60 Years a Queen ~ Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Souvenir

Queen Victoria is the only other monarch in UK history to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.  She reigned for almost 64 years and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in June 1897.  The tiny silver frame and photo of Queen Victoria is a souviner from that occasion.  I purchased the postage size piece at Bermondsey Market early one Saturday morning in the 1980s.  At just an inch tall, it was a perfect little treasure to bring back to the states

Details of a Souvenir Scarf from 1953 Coronation

The coronation of 

Queen Elizabeth II was held on June 2, 1953.

Emma Bridgewater Diamond Jubilee Napkins

About a month ago, 

a package arrived with these napkins.

A thoughtful friend sent them with a suggestion that

I might want to host a Jubilee Celebration.

When a friend in the UK learned 

I was planning a party, she surprised 

me with a box of Jubilee party goods.

So I hung the

red, white, and blue

bunting to set the mood.

Then I added in these Rob Ryan flags 

that were especially designed for Jubilee Street Parties.

You can download the bunting flag here.

Tea Time on the Terrace

Souvenir scarves from 

Queen Elizabeth's 1953 Coronation 

and her 1977 Silver Jubilee, along with 

a Union Jack pillow, pay tribute to the Queen.

An English Spode blue and white 

pitcher holds blooms from my garden.

Serving a pot of special English tea 

lightly flavored with bergamot.

The Union Jack inspired tea cozy keeps our pot of tea warm. 

It was among the surprises from my friend Gaynor.  

She also included the delightful stack 

of colorful cup cake liners.

An elegant teapot 

by Peppertree Tabletops.

The fine porcelain and 

beautiful details make a regal statement.

Mismatched cups were a 

thrifty find a few years ago.

I drink my tea black, 

but I know the English sometimes like 

to take their tea with a bit of sugar and milk or lemon.

The vintage cream and sugar are by Royal Doulton.

A petit demi tasse, perfect for 

holding lemon slices, is unmarked.  

Both it and the cream and sugar were recent thrifty finds.

~ Boston Cream Cake with Cherry Topping ~

A special cake for a Jubilee Tea

Decorated with the Royal Pop Top

Made by Talking Tables in the UK.

Royal Pop Top


Create a right royal scene with these regal 

pop tops ~ simply pop them out and top off your cake.

~ A Jubilee Tea ~

For those of you who don't have time to linger, 

I'll send along a tea plate to go.

Don't forget your party favor!

Joining the Happy Homemaker's

Diamond Jubilee After Party

Also joining