Tuesday 1 February 2011

Coronation and Jubilee

I'm not sure what it is about coronation and jubilee memorabilia that I like so much, but the moment I saw this tin commemorating the Queen's coronation on eBay I knew I had to have it!  

It currently houses some of my button collection!

I then came across a mug celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee - 25 years on the throne - in the local British Heart Foundation charity shop and at £1.50 I had to have that too!  Perhaps it is the sense of heritage about these pieces which draws me in; like many British people I have an affection for the Queen and now that she is within striking distance of Queen Victoria's record as longest reigning monarch at 63 years I hope she surpasses it.

Take care,

Jem xXx 


  1. Hi Jem, Just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hello since you live so close to me (I'm from Derby) and because I like your blog too.

    Love the ebay/charity shop finds, although I can't say I'm a huge fan of the Queen, well I guess I like her a normal amount, anyway enough rambling...I've joined your followers xxx

  2. Vintage Appreciator - Thank you! :-)

    Victoria - eBay/charity shops are just havens of fantastic stuff aren't they!? Your blog is right up my street - really like your latest post :-) I'm new to Derbyshire but finding it a lovely county so far!

    Jem xXx

  3. How apt! I (finally) went to see The King's Speech last night. I love your finds!

  4. Jem,
    I wanted to thank you for your kind comment over at iStudio! I came by to check out your blog - it's great. I love old things, history, and England. My sister and I traveled to England in 1995. It was a fantastic trip. I found the architecture and museums amazing! I've been dreaming of a trip back ever since. For now, I'll visit your site for a touch of England:)

  5. Great finds! That tin will come in handy.

  6. Design Elements: Thank you :-) I just took a look at your blog and it is full of inspiration!

    Monkey - The King's Speech was so far beyond my expectations and the best film I have seen in a very long time - fab performances.

    Anna - You're welcome - I loved your post on iStudio, so beautiful! Your website also took my breath away!

    Christine - Thank you, I'm a huge lover of tins and think a person can never have to many! :-)

  7. I have a few of these Royal collectibles too!
    I will have to get them out and take pics to share soon! Love the tin especially!
    Have a great evening!
    Laura :)

  8. Laura,
    Will look forward to your post! There is something special about Royal collectibles :-)

  9. Hey Jem! In response to your comment on my blog the chairity shops I went to were in Long Eaton, which is kinda on the way to Nottingham so it's probably not that close to you... :( xxx


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