Saturday, June 4, 2022


 I just can't let this week go by without
a tribute "Tea In The Garden" to Queen
Elizabeth II for her 70th Platinum Jubilee.

It is a beautiful day and has been really
lovely all week with totally tolerable
weather unlike the 3 days of above
90 degrees last week.

I am sharing my cups and saucers
that show the progression of Kings
and Queens after Queen Victoria who
I am very fond of so just as a reminder
I present Queen Victoria and
 Prince Albert.  I have a collection
of these pieces that were sold at
the Great Exhibition in 1851.

After Queen Victoria's reign with Prince
Albert, her son Edward VII became the next King joined by Queen Alexandria , followed by George V and Queen Mary  and then
 King Edward VIII who abdicated the throne.  A younger brother George VI became King and was married to Queen Elizabeth 
 and then Queen Elizabeth II became
 Queen in 1953 joined by Prince Philip.

I only have one cup and saucer
 of each King and Queen.

I made some cupcakes using a cake recipe
I tried a while back.  The cake wrappers were
a gift a long time back from another blogger
Judith Rogers from Ontario. 

I love my Victorian tipping teapot I have
had for many years as I purchased it in
Houston, Texas years ago.

My garden is transcending right
 now as spring flowering is over 
and summer flowering
is just getting started.

This has certainly been a busy week
for the Queen and I hope she gets lots
of rest now that the festivities are
 coming to a close.  I hope I listed the
royalty correctly but If not - let me know
 and I will correct it.

Also, I hope you will check out my
magazine publication on MagCloud.

After admiring and purchasing Carolyn Aiken's many 
publications for years, I decided to try one which for a 73 year old woman was really a challenge to the brain.
Miraculously, I got it done.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

This is just so beautiful to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, Bernideen. You certainly decorated your garden in such a festive manner. The topper is perfect, and that Lace underskirt is dreamy. I’d love a lemon cupcake and a cup of tea to celebrate with you.

Lynn said...

What a truly lovely celebration of English royalty. Your tea setting and your landscape setting really compliment each other. Thank you for sharing history and a bit of tea.

Vee said...

So lovely! Oh dear Judith! I miss her blogging.

Tammy H said...

What a delightful collection and garden tea to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The decorations are splendid!

Louca por porcelana said...

Such beauty and inspiration! Blessings.

Deanna Rabe said...

What a gorgeous tea, Bernideen!

The only correction I see that is needed is that Queen Elizabeth II's mother was not Elizabeth I. That was Henry the VIII's daughter. Queen Elizabeth's mother was 'Queen Elizabeth' but she was a consort queen to George VI and not a reigning Queen like her daughter. It does get confusing. A wife of a king is a queen but the husband of a queen is not a king. Albert and Philip were already princes which is why they had that title. Queen Elizabeth's father made Philip a royal duke (Duke of Edinburgh) which out ranks a regular prince.

Anyway! I love your collection of tea things with the royals. I have collected a few things, too.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What beautiful teacups and garden settings to celebrate her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. That is quite the collection Bernideen. I'm smiling at the little attention to detail, especially the little cup cake wrappers.
God bless the Queen.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, your tea for the Queen is really beautiful. You do have a gorgeous collection. All things British are fascinating to me and your book looks very beautiful. I had to order a copy and will let you know when I receive it. That must have been so much work but what an accomplishment..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

Rosemary said...

Fabulous celebration! And what a great collection of royal teacups.