It's been a long weekend in New Zealand, celebrating the Queen's birthday alongside the jubilee celebrations in England. I do have a soft spot for the Queen and royal-themed souvenirs. Here are some of my royal treasures...
Catherine David "Queen's Head" blackboard
(from Holly who now lives in London and attended the jubilee celebrations in person!)
Vintage coronation tin
(from Beth who found it on Great Barrier Island. Who knew such treasures were hidden there?)
Crafty Union Jack cushion
(from my sister Meredith who bought it in England for me)
It's been so much fun to embrace the Queen's birthday and jubilee this weekend. No royal celebrations are complete without freshly baked scones...
and the most amazing "Queenie" jelly made by Beth. Two litres of boysenberry jelly no less. The mould was a gift from my friend Helen who lives in England (and is also aware of my fondness for Queenly jubilee souvenirs).
Here she is before the unmoulding
Phew! She is set and looking lovely (if not slightly disturbing when she wobbles)
Delicious! The destruction has begun...
"Happy birthday and jubilee celebrations, Ma'am!"
(Flags and crowns courtesy of Holly)