Welcome to my new follower BeautifulDees
and a big thankyou for all your lovely comments recently.
We have promised ourselves that during the summer months we are going to attack our loft hoping to dispose of the many items of household 'rubbish' that have been stored away and been forgotten in the depths of time. To my knowledge there is a large collection of our children's toys (they are now 38 and 36 years old) and clothes (why?). Old vinyl singles, EPs and LPs (which will never be played again) as well as numerous table lamps (dated), suitcases (full of toot) and no end of boxes of stuff that we 'just couldn't throw away' including old dinner sets, saucepans, cassette players etc - you name it, we have stored it. But no more - enough is enough and it's all going - either to the tip, the charity shop or a boot sale.
That being so, I recently came across a selection of Coronation mugs that I'd been collecting over the years and simply would never throw out. They were hidden away in a box in our garage of all places. Anyway with the Queen's forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations I couldn't resist sharing them with you.
Firstly Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee mug - it does look a bit sorry for itself
but it is 115 years old after all. Victoria was crowned on 28 June 1838
I love the 'all round' depiction of Victoria's reign as both Queen and Empress
Unfortunately I don't have a mug of Edward Vll's Coronation - (yet!)
Next came the Coronation of King George V and his Queen Mary of Teck
who were crowned on 22 June 1911
Then came the 'King that never was' Edward Vlll
whose Coronation should have been in May 1937, but of course his abdication
meant that he was never crowned and he subsequently married Wallis Simpson.
Edward's brother George Vl stepped in and was crowned on 12 May 1937
alongside his Queen - Elizabeth Bowes Lyon
Finally, last but not least our own Queen Elizabeth
who came to the throne 60 years ago and whose
Coronation took place on 2nd June 1953
(This was my mug given to me as a VERY young child!!)
We are planning to go to London to see the Jubilee Flotilla on the Thames and then indulge in a few family barbecues over that weekend. What will you be doing to celebrate?