Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring Teacup, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Tour Schedule

Hello and welcome to my post joining Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Antiques And Teacups and other wonderful blog parties listed at the end of the post.

I have a spring patterned cup and saucer with the pattern name of Daffodil that was made by Victoria China, England which was made by Cartwright and Edwards between 1929-1942. The design is hand colored on black transfer with hand applied enamel accents and is a perfect spring bouquet. Daffodils and Narcissus are some of my favorite flowers. I love the fragrance!  For more about the Daffodil teacup and saucer at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

The Queen's website announced the schedule for her Diamond Jubilee visits across the country last month. The visits will commence on March 9th with a trip to Leicestershire which is where my family is from, and some still are. The Queen announced that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will be accompanying the Queen on the early visits including Leicestershire. Word has it that the Queen is very fond of Catherine and the 2 have spent quite a bit of time together. It is a great honor for Catherine to be included in the Jubilee visits. 

Here is the schedule that was posted of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee visits:

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will mark the year of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a series of regional visits throughout the United Kingdom.
Touring the country by road, rail, air and sea, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel widely across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The following list is a breakdown, by city and town (or London borough), of Her Majesty’s United Kingdom Diamond Jubilee Tour.
These visits will give Her Majesty the opportunity to express her thanks to people throughout the country for their continued support and loyalty.
8th March - City Day
23rd March – City DayManchester and Salford.
29th March - North LondonRedbridge, Walthamstow, Harrow.
26th -27th April - WalesCardiff, Margam, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberfan, Ebbw Vale, Glanusk Park.
1st -2nd May - South West EnglandSherborne, Salisbury, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Exeter.
15th May - South LondonBromley, Merton, Richmond.
16th -17th May - North West EnglandBurnley, Accrington, Warrington, Chester, Liverpool.
13th -14th June - East MidlandsNottingham, Burghley, Corby, Stevenage, Hatfield. 

25th June - South East EnglandHenley-on-Thames.
2nd – 6th July - Scotland (Holyrood Week) Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Perth.
11th – 12th July - West Midlands Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham, Shropshire.
18th -19th July - North East EnglandSunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Durham City , Stockton-on- Tees, Leeds.
25th July - South East EnglandCowes, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Hampshire.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will make use of car, the Royal Train, aircraft and the ship Leander as they tour the United Kingdom.

Quite a schedule for the 85 year old Queen. The Jubilee visits are a tradition started by Queen Victoria, the only other English monarch to reach the Diamond Jubilee mark of 60 years as Queen.

Here are the wonderful blog parties I am joining:

Ruth ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Monday Marketplace
Teacup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Teacup Tuesday 
Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tea With Friends
What’s It Wednesday


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Long live the Queen!

She is remarkable.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I have a spring teacup as well. Lovely. And thanks for the Royal schedule. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


Beautiful post! I like that English royalty and more their porcelain dishes, lol. Have a lovely week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty springtime teacup and that is a lovely photo of the Queen and Kate. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.


Anonymous said...

It is easy to forget just how old the Queen is. And no chance of retirement!

Mom Wald said...

I have never seen a cup quite like that before. Little Miss and I are going to have a Silver Jubilee Tea just for the two of us.

Beth said...

Your daffodil cup and saucer is unique, and just adorable!
God bless, Beth

Johanna said...

Hi Ruth,
this tea cup with spring flowers looks lovely. And what a nice photo of the Queen and Kate you show. They have a large schedule. Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

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