Since you can't walk into a thrift store and go to the English Collectibles department, you have to be thinking well ahead about what occasions will be coming up.
Several months ago, I stumbled on this Royal Grafton, bone china mug. It commemorates the SilverJubilee in 1977 and was priced at an unbelievable 25 cents! ~
A few weeks later I found two linen souvenir tea towels, that had never been used, for $1 each.
One is from Yorkshire and has recipes from that region. ~
The other points out the attractions of Derbyshire. ~
I've laid them end to end to make a table runner. ~
I always use this bowl for the eggs from my very own chickens! The border has a motif of roses, thistles and shamrocks, all symbols of the British Isles. ~
I'm happy to report that my cost per egg has dropped below the $100 mark!
Some vintage silverware, antique white ironstone from Britain, an Irish linen napkin and a picture of my British grandparents and I'm ready for the Diamond Jubilee big day! ~
My Union Flag pennants are flying. ~
Baby's Brooklyn adventure has come to an end and she is back home in Canada. In preparation for this weekend, I taught her how to pour tea from the tiny, blue willow tea set. This is her concentrating face! ~
I couldn't enjoy the Jubilee more if I were right there in London!
PS - Nana Diana tells me that the new fangled option of replying to your comments on the blog DO NOT go to your e-mail. Dork here, thought they did. I replied to every, single one! Honest, I did! Let's just go back to the old way and pretend this never happened. lol
This week I'm partying at:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Blog Hop To Pear Up
Motivate Me Monday
Creative Things Thursday At The Vintage Farmhouse