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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Q is for Queen




Q is for Queen




Details of a Souvenir Scarf from 1953 Coronation

The coronation of 

Queen Elizabeth II was held on June 2, 1953.

Today, Wednesday, September 9, 2015,

Queen Elizabeth II 

is now the longest-reigning British Monarch.




Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Souvenir

She has surpassed her great, great grandmother,

Queen Victoria.

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.




Queen Elizabeth II

celebrated her Diamond Jubilee

in June 2012.





A Jubilee Tea 

in honor of 

Queen Elizabeth II

Pop on over here to see the post. 





Congratulations,

Queen Elizabeth II!

"Long Live The Queen!"

Joining

40 comments:

  1. The cake decorations are super. And the scarf. She has more merchandising than Disney.
    Amalia
    xo

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  2. Such wonderful decorations! What an amazing accomplishment! She still is fun to watch!

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  3. Loved this bit of history Sarah. The cake is gorgeous! What a celebration. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. My mother was a total anglophile and raised me sister and me to love all things British. Prince Charles is exactly 2 days older than me. My mother used to joke that she and the Queen were pregnant together.

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  5. The cake looks so fun and yummy! What a great little souvenir of Queen Victoria. Enjoyed the history Sarah.

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  6. Oh, I love that 1953 commemorative scarf and the tiny framed photo! Needless to say, your celebratory tea was outstanding. Sarah, I love how you consistently challenge yourself with quality in every aspect - content, acquisition and use of visuals, timeliness - truly admirable.
    Rita

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  7. What a sweet souvenir, Sarah, of Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth is quite a woman, and I great example to all of us. I keep wondering if she'll ever relinquish the throne to her son.
    I'm loving your regal teapot...sigh!

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  8. Wow, your cake is unbelievable! I wouldn't want to eat and make a mess of such a pretty confection....but I would! ;-)

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  9. Love the cake! Those cutouts (I'm assuming they are plastic) would be fun to play with after the cake was gone..... !!

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  10. Very lovely post for Q and great photos!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. Bonjour,

    Merci pour cette très jolie publication... Très belles photos.

    gros bisous

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  12. I love the cake! It's so much fun! I happened to be in England during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee... it was so much fun!

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  13. You have some wonderful souvenirs of Queen Elizabeth (and Queen Victoria). Delightful!

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  14. It's amazing. She definitely has good genes. I kind of feel sorry for Charles though. Will he ever be King? The cake is great! Did you do that yourself?

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  15. Dearest Sarah,
    You created lovely photos with a great cake.
    We're all wondering how long she will remain queen...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  16. I love your mosaic today and the cake looks scrumptious. The Queen is really inspirational isn'it she? She has such good health. Inherited from her mother no doubt.

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  17. Such a lovely keepsake. I love the Queen and especially enjoyed all of the speeches that members of Parliment gave earlier this week. What an incredible woman.

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  18. Hi Sarah, The little silver frame is such a sweet treasure and the perfect souvenir from the Diamond Jubilee. I sure would love a cup of tea but the cake is much to pretty to eat!

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  19. Queen Elizabeth seems to be holding up quite well like her mother. She has an impressive record. The cake is cute :-)

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  20. Such a pretty cake. The Queen is just amazing and I hope she keeps on going. She promised to serve and serve she has!
    Sam

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  21. Such a pretty cake. The Queen is just amazing and I hope she keeps on going. She promised to serve and serve she has!
    Sam

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  22. What a delightful celebration...I followed your link to the prior party & realized that I never saw it before. I immediately went hunting for that pretty teapot, although I certainly don't NEED another. Very pretty!!
    The Queen is an interesting figure in history but I don't think I'll ever forgive her for the way she treated Diana, even in death. (at least, according to the movie I saw)
    Thanks for stopping by recently. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things.

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  23. God save the Queen! What a lovely post. Definitely an occasion worthy of celebration! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo,
    RJ

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  24. Perfect little Q Victoria souvenir! So neat that you found this to bring home. I have been "having a moment" over all the photos in the last few days of the current queen. She was my mother's "fashion idol", and my mother wore her hair the same. She actually looked a bit like her, and dressed in the same style. She would have been 100 today!

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  25. Lovely celebration tea. I adore the cake decorations.

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  26. Sarah, I agree with everything that Rita says, I was just thinking to myself that your posts are always so timely! I remember all the royal and fun details of your Jubilee Tea! Wishing you and Sadie a wonderful weekend :)

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  27. Isn't it amazing that she has reigned so long? And she's looking healthy so she'll likely be around for a while longer! Fun post!

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  28. This is a fun blog Love the idea of the alphabet you took a lot of time ,I'm going to London again in January I like the loyals I always wanted to be the queen of some where .
    Have a HPS
    Laura

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  29. I believe the Queen would love your cake. Cheers to Queen Elizabeth !
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  30. A pretty collage in honour of Queen Elizabeth, and a wonderful tribute in words!

    Poppy

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  31. The time she has reigned is a feat in itself! I hope her son gets also a chance to reign:)

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  32. I have a beaming smile when I think of Queen Elizabeth. Wonderful lady and she has lived through so many changes and still carries on, well, royally. Love the photo you have of Queen Victoria, a great souvenir.

    Jane x

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  33. Isn't it wonderful? What a fine celebration it must have been! I just love your little photo souvenir. Your little celebration is adorable! I would love to have a slice of the party!

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  34. Isn't this awesome! Great post Sarah! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  35. Sarah, I remember when you had that beautiful tea. I had forgotten about that scarf - what a beauty it is. You always find the most wonderful treasures.

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  36. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Sarah. I have so enjoyed this series you are doing. Of course, Queen Elizabeth was the perfect Q choice. I love reading about the British monarchy. And, I have great admiration for Queen Elizabeth. She has given her life to service of her country

    Your post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one that caught my eye".3

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