Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Diamond Jubilee Teacup, Thanksgiving

It is torrential rain interspersed with sunshine here in the Pacific Northwest.Forecast to be a drier and warmer than usual winter...it has been exactly the opposite so far...go figure!


Thanksgiving is this week, and we are looking forward to the official national day to be thankful for the many blessings we have. I don't want it to be only one day of the year, but I want my life to be lived in the attitude of thankfulness to God for His blessings!


 November 20, 1947 Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece, in....as royal weddings go...a small and cost conscious post war ceremony.  They had their 67th wedding anniversary just a few days ago....



The young couple...when they were engaged, and below...just a few weeks ago...a couple aging together....



I love this photo!..My teacup today is one of the few made for the wedding by Paragon, England. And it was another simple post war idea...another previously made design was reused with the addition of the wedding bell border added. Very simple...


http://www.timewasantiques.net

http://www.timewasantiques.net

The bottom bears the Royal warrants of Queen ElizabethII's mother Queen Elizabeth...wife of King George VI...and her grandmother...wife of King George V...Queen Mary.  Pretty and simple. Robin's Egg blue was said to be the bride's favorite color at the time.

http://www.timewasantiques.net

http://www.timewasantiques.net


Wedgwood did a fancy and huge mug for their 25th anniversary in 1972 by designer Richard Guyatt which is quite spectacular. The trim is platinum and the mug is gorgeous!


http://www.timewasantiques.net

http://www.timewasantiques.net

They are very hard to find! I loved this one!


http://www.timewasantiques.net

http://www.timewasantiques.net 

I don't have a more current wedding cup and saucer or mug, but I do have a Diamond Jubilee cup and saucer made for the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne. I love the smiling portrait on that...


http://pages.timewasantiques.net/8824/PictPage/3924088500.html

http://pages.timewasantiques.net/8824/PictPage/3924088500.html


Isn't that lovely? I think it's a great image of a wonderful woman who has shouldered a tremendous job and done it with integrity and grace. Her image is surmounted with the crown and surrounded by the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, daffodils for Wales and the shamrock for Ireland.

http://pages.timewasantiques.net/8824/PictPage/3924088500.html

http://pages.timewasantiques.net/8824/PictPage/3924088500.html

The teacup and saucer is bone china, made by Heirloom, England, one of the new small potteries to emerge since the last major consolidation and closing of potteries in the early 1990s. May they long survive and continue to make pottery in the UK!



Thanksgiving is one of the times I get out the old issues of Victoria magazine...this is the September/October 2008 issue, and I fell in love with this natural material wreath...


 I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and don't forget to share...or at least think about...the many blessings we take so for granted. We are indeed a people truly blessed...don't let the negative get in the way of our appreciation for our many blessings! God is good!

 I am joining these lovely blog parties....



                                     Tea in the Garden with Bernideen 

6 comments:

Ruth W said...

What a lovely couple! Love the Royal mugs and teacups. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful teacup in robin egg blue! That has been one of my favourite colours as well as my mother's and my auntie's for years. The design of the set is really wonderful. The mug too is very attractive. Happy Anniversary to a special couple and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Ruth!

Blessings,
Sandi

Millie said...

I love your photos today. I had forgotten that their anniversary was Nov 29th.

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely selection of celebration cups!

Beth L. said...

I enjoyed your post today. And that cup is beautiful!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Zaa said...

What a beautiful cup and saucer..I love all the posies centred in the middle.. and robin egg blue is so unusual...I'm so very fond of the mugs and had not seen any like it ... Ti's a lovely teatime celebration...Thanks for sharing...Hugs

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

background