Because the British Union Jack flag is red, white and blue...do you know how hard it is to find something associated with the crown that's pink? I wanted to find something for Teacup Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday and for Pink Saturday. The links to those wonderful blogs are at the end of my post. This is the best I could find...and it's pretty special!
This is a gorgeous tea mug made by the famous Coalport, England for the Silver Jubilee in 1977-1978 of Queen Elizabeth II. I wanted to feature a royal commemorative because this weekend is the Queen's big Diamond Jubilee celebration which starts Saturday June 2nd and continues through Tuesday June 6th. It will be fun!
The bone china Silver Jubilee mug features the coronation symbols and symbols from the Queen's coat of arms. I love the Tudor Rose and the animals.
Although not a teacup, this is one of my favorite coronation images of Queen Elizabeth II taken by Anthony Armstrong-Jones, later Lord Snowdon and husband of Princess Margaret at the time of the coronation with the surround designed for the Commonwealth to be sold in Canada by Clarice Cliff:
And this is the English bone china mug we are carrying at Antiques And Teacups for the Diamond Jubilee. I really like the photo and the floral surround representing the nations of the United Kingdom:
The Queen will begin the Diamond Jubilee weekend by attending race day number 2 at Epsom Downs. The Queen is a keen horsewoman. The Windsor Horse Show held each year in May is the Queen's favorite event of the year. She dresses practically, wellies and all, and enjoys it immensely. This year her horse Balmoral Erica won the Highland Championship.
photos: Mail Online
We'll be flying the flag and look forward to seeing all the wonderful events, especially the Thames Pageant. Have a great day and visit the blogs below participation in Teacup Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday and Pink Saturday.
Coloradolady ~ http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Miss Spenser ~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/
Mrs. Olson ~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday
Beverley ~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ Pink Saturday