Thursday, May 31, 2012

Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee


I was just 7yrs old in June 1953
I can remember as if it were yesterday

I think the Queen is so beautiful and have never forgotten the excitement of the 
 party we had in the street where we lived.

I grew up in the West Midlands of England,although I now live in Australia

I have some mementoes from that day.

Everyone took part in the fancy dress at the party

The photo is of my two brothers,my mother and me all
dressed up
All the children were given gifts, a mug with Queen Elizabeth, a 5 shilling piece
in a little plastic case (my grandson has mine now in his coin  collection)
and post office stamps in a little commemorative card

My mother made all our costumes,even my crown

My mother was dressed as Good Queen Bess
I was Queen Elizabeth11
My elder brother was King Henry V111
I can't quite remember what my younger brother was.

Everyone decorated their homes,and windows. Banners and Flags were draped across the street.

This is a biscuit tin from the day
and a needlecraft magazine,cost one shilling, with embroidery patterns to commemorate the Coronation

                                           Embroidery to use as a cover for the Radio Times


                                   Jubilees and other milestones

A Tapestry of the Golden Coach and procession

Embroidery Transfers for the Coronation

A Jacobean design embroidered cushion for the Coronation

59yrs after that eventful day in 1953

I wonder if you will be having a party in your street, 
There won't be one where I live,but in my mind I will be back in 1953
 reliving the excitement of that day.
I will also be looking forward to visiting my favourite bloggerette friends to see their 
xx jeanetteann

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mothers Day

I got to celebrate Mothers Day, late this year,because we were on holidays
Our Children  spoiled me as usual with lots of sweet gifts.
Mothers day wouldn't be Mothers Day without flowers.

This beautiful vase containing the flowers was made by my daughter.
She knows how much I love handmade gifts. Isn't it lovely?
The jar is a vintage Agee utility. I think they are for preserving.

My favourite childhood book Black Beauty, it is inscribed 1974 and my favourite magazine

I also received a pretty box full of bathroom goodies,can't get enough of those.

I am joining the following parties
House in the Roses
Angelwings and Apronstrings
Knick of Time
The Farmhouse Porch
French Country Cottage
Kathe with an E
The Charm of Home
My Romantic Home
Lily-Rose Cottage
Rose Vignettes
A little of me
Have a daily cup from Mrs Olsen

xx jeanetteann

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holiday treasure finds

A load of pictures today to show you my lovelies from my treasure hunt while on holidays

The beautiful cloth with the purple flowers. It also has an organza border

Pink liqueur glasses, set of 5 for $4, I had a matching one at home to complete the set
Lovely big earthenware brown teapot $5
Pink dish $3

Royal Albert mug in perfect condition $4

Set 4 pink Meakin dinner plates $4 each
Glass dome cover $5

Loved these little bunny egg cups at $1 each
I bought the birdie from a gift shop,as it was so sweet

Linen cut lace table cloth $5

I cut some of my beautiful roses today, I came home to a lovely flowering garden
which is amazing,as there hasn't been that much rain at home.
Roses are certainly tough old things,for something so beautiful

Isn't my little birdie delightful

What a welcome home,my lovely roses put on such a welcome display

Happy 4th anniversary  Pink Saturday 
 Pink Roses for Beverly at "How Sweet the Sound"

A lovely find, 6 Scottish napkins with embroidery on each corner

A pretty embroidered daffodil tray cloth 50c
The tea set is a previous purchase but goes so well with the yellow embroidery

xx Happy blogging my friends xx jeanetteann

I am joining the following parties 

A Delightsome Life
House in the Roses
How Sweet the Sound
Antiques and Teacups
My Romantic Home
Rose Vignettes
Knick of Time
French Country Cottage
Common Ground
The Thrifty Groove
Ivy and Elephants
Faded Charm
Rooted in Thyme

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Remarkable mosaic

We are still travelling between Melbourne and Adelaide on our holidays.

When we stopped for a picnic lunch in Portland
a fishing port just along from Warrnambool coming from the Great Ocean Road,Victoria
I was absolutely smitten by this beautiful Mosaic Shell.

I was in awe of the talent that must have gone into creating it.

I wanted to run my hands over it,sit on it and photograph  it.

The colours were a lot more vibrant than the photo's show.

Aren't the colours beautifully put together

How the artist managed to make this spiral I couldn't imagine.

I took these photo's while I am still on holidays(one day left)

I  thought I would show you Melbourne Central,a railway station and shopping mall
built around an old factory. The main part of the factory with its advertising is still there.(I forgot to photograph that, I was too busy admiring it) 

The glass dome ceiling,You can see a little of the factory tower, 
towering up towards the centre of the dome.

These are walkways between multiple floors,and the biggest pocket watch I have ever seen.
Although we have been to Melbourne many times before, we had never found the time to visit this Mall.  We made sure this time we did.

These lovely carriages are situated around the city.
They take passengers to various venues.

Country towns in Australia have many of these rotunda's, 
in parks and like this one in the centre of the main street Ballerat, Victoria

Beach huts at Dramana on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

I am joining my usual blog parties this week
Won't you join me, You will will find them all on my right side bar.
xx jeanetteann