Thanks to a Afternoon Tea Across America friend in England, Denise of Tea In London has sent me a link to a Telegraph Online site article about the woman in England with the largest Royal Memorabilia collection. Her house is full of it!
It's great read. Glad to hear the VAT increase will not apply to Royal Memorabilia for the wedding new month of William and Kate.
Here is the article in toto as it has disappeared from the website:
The queen of royal memorabilia
Margaret Tyler’s quiet suburban home is a shrine to the kitsch, discovers Iain Hollingshead.
To see our stock of William And Kate Royal Wedding mugs, click on the photo.
Had a great weekend and attended an afternoon tea as part of the Port Townsend Heritage Days, formerly the Port Townsend Victorian Days....name change to allow for dressing up through more eras and focusing on a broader range of educational programs. Port Townsend is a great seaport town with lots of Victorian era homes. I will be covering the tea on my other blog, Antiques And Teacups, later today.
English Phrases Explained
I am going to do these periodically for fun. Today:
A Lid To Match The Kettle
To ensure that a kettle is as efficient as possible it needs a tight fitting lid, and this is the reference when it is said of a married couple that "the lid matches the kettle" means that the couple are very well suited.
taken from the book Mothballs and Elbow Grease by The National Trust, UK
Have a great day and have a cup of tea with a friend!