Sunday, July 31, 2011

This sweet little mug is perfect for my grand daughter Claire. Its made of stoneware so if she dropped it it probably wouldn't break. I love the roses, thistle and shamrock bouquet, and again that wonderful crown!
       A lovely commemorative mug with a very detailed portrait of the queen. I adore her little crown and have seen in it person at the tower of London. I sure would love to borrow it for an evening! This is part of the series of mugs from 1897.

Friday, July 29, 2011


This mug was made for the Diamond Jubilee to commemorate the 60th year for Queen Victoria's reign. It was made by the Army & Navy Commemerative Society and is labeled "Limited". Once again we have the roses, thistles, and shamrocks surrounding the portrait. Next week we see her sons start their reigns. What an interesting family

And more Diamonds!

Not quite a tea cup, this little mug celebrates Queen Victoria's "Diamond Jubilee" or her sixtieth year as Queen of Great Britain. I believe there is a "diamond" in the middle of the yellow flower

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Queen Victoria 1887

This little gem is from the same year 1887. It is unusual as the Queen's image is in profile put on a type of postage stamp with circular insets of Winsor and Balmoral castles. The rose, shamrock and thistle are present on the mug symbolizing England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Queen Victoria

Not quite a tea cup this Thursday but a beautiful glass dish commemorating fifty years of Victoria's reign from 1837 to 1887. I just love this dish, treasure it actually. The crown and laurel leaves are so lovely . I love the initials V and R as well. I hope you enjoy this.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

This is my grandmother's everyday china. It's so pretty and brings back memories of having dinner at her house in Queens Village, Queens, New York. Is that how I got interested in British Royalty? Ha Ha. Anyway,this was manufactured by the Edwin M. Knowles China company, made in the USA. I missed last Thursday because it is the summer and things get really busy. However, I am going to begin sharing my commemerative collection this week beginning with Queen Victoria. It will be a lot of fun. See you all very soon.