This is a loving cup made by Royal Doulton to commemorate the Queen Mum's 80th birthday in 1980, which is my "teacup" for today. This is what prompted my choice:
I would like to show you a portrait of the dowager Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI and mother of the current Queen Elizabeth II who was known as the Queen Mum until her death in 2002 at the age of 102, that I found recently.
"The Duchess of York" by Philip de László, 1925 detail.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as a young girl
As a young queen Elizabeth with her husband George VI on my tea caddy always front and center on my kitchen counter that made for the coronation in 1937.
Elizabeth was born at Glamis Castle which is situated in Scotland, 12 miles from Dundee and is reported to be the most haunted castle in Scotland. The castle apparently was the basis of Shakespear's Macbeth.
The Queen Mum's favorite castle was Mey Castle in Caithness, Scotland which she gifted to the nation..
Here is a menu from the Castle of Mey tea room which I found quite fun:
Hot Soups served 10.00 to 4.00pm
with Cheese Scone, Oatcake or Bread and Butter.
- Cullen Skink
- Broccoli and Stilton
- Aberdeen Angus Roast Beef and Horseradish
- Honey-baked Ham with Mustard
- Caithness Egg Mayonnaise
- Poached Salmon with Lemon
- Caithness Cheese Ploughman's
- Mey Selection Aberdeen Angus Beef Cottage Pie
with Vegetables and Potatoes
- Chilli Con Carne
- Coleslaw and Cheese
- Castle Garden Rhubarb Cranachan
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Lemon Meringue Pie
Have a wonderful time visiting the teacups being shared. For more info on the Queen Mum 80th birthday loving cup at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.