May 31, 2012

Jubilee: Souvenirs

Of course, everyone’s hopping on the Diamond Jubilee bandwagon with souvenirs galore, and some of them are quite wonderful, and others are terribly tacky!

Emma Bridgewater always has such fun crockery and I saw some of her pieces in Liberty of London earlier this spring, like this tea pot. emma-bridgewater-teapot

And then there’s this great cookie jar.news_bridgewater

I liked this colourful china from Alison Gardiner.alison gardiner

And there are tea towels galore, from the charming, cath kidston

to the clever,singing in the reign

to the celebratory,hunkydory home

to the crass.henry-holland-tea-towel

There those who’ve chosen to re-brand their items, like Marmite, maamite-spreadand Hunter.Hunter boots

And those who go for the elegant touch, like this silk pocket scarf from Drake’s in London.drakes london

Overall, these souvenirs seem to be a lot nicer than the ones for Will and Kate’s wedding last year.  If you have a favourite souvenir, add the link in the comments.

15 comments:

  1. Oh Meg! I want one souvenir, just one. Do you have links for shop sites? My family has coronation and jubilee souvenirs dating to Edward VII.

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    1. Harrods has quite a few www.harrods.com

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  2. Thanks for showing these - I am SO nostalgic for England right now, and missing home very much. I have a little Union Jack which I will put on my gate tomorrow, and watch all on the BBC - thank goodness for satellite TV!

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    1. I made some union jack bunting and will light s torch at 10 our time.

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    2. I made some union jack bunting and will light s torch at 10 our time.

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  3. I love singing in the reign, some people are really clever aren they? also wouldn't mind the scarf. As far as I can see we are lighting only one beacon in Australia.

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    1. Really? That big country and only one beacon?

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  4. I got that teapot. I absolutely love it!

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  5. Adore that teapot! I for one will be lighting a beacon. Thanks, Meg.

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  6. Love the Gardner china, Love the "singing in the reign", Love the Hunter boots, LOVE the Celebration!! We're a bit shy on beacons here in California but I've candles at the ready.

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  7. I brought home one of the M&S jubilee shortbread tins...well two actually, I gave one to my mum. I looked but didn't see much in the way of tea towels etc...I guess it's not big in rural Scotland lol

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