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Monday, June 11, 2012

Tablescape #47 Queen's Birthday Tea 2012

Hello Everyone,
Today is a very special day.  June 11, 2012.  Last year on this day I was watching the 
Queen of England in a parade celebrating her birthday.  HERE.
Three Ladies Go Traveling spent four days in London seeing the sights. 
A trip I will never forget as long as I live.  It was just fabulous.  
This year the Queen's birthday celebration is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
I hope to be watching.

I love the English Culture 
and I love everything about
the British.
As some of you know my mother is English.
And her parents landed in America in 1914.
Do you see the connection?

I wanted to do a tribute to the Queen's Birthday with a Blue and White Tablescape. 
The British love Blue and White.
The teapot napkin rings I found at the thrift store. 
 I don't know if they are vintage or not.
But, they are sure cute. 

The Goodwill just opened a store in our community in March.  The first week they were open was heaven. 
I found these Blue and White dishes, made in England with the  DENMARK Furnivals
 limited trademark on the back  What a deal.

The butter dishes I bought at TM.  Perfect for each person to have their own butter dish.
Scones are baked.
 Strawberry jam  and Whipped cream is ready to lather over the warm buttered scones.

A butter knife in the pattern of 'First Love' and each place setting has a small salt and pepper shaker. 

Hot tea was served in individual tea pots.
 And a selection of English teas from Twinings Tea shop in London is in the tea box...
I brought them home too.

I found a Union Jack Tea Towel in London and packed it away to use for this occasion.
The jug cover is keeping the milk fresh and the the three tiered compote is so English tea~
Printable Recipes
Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting - Flags bought at the British Museum
Walkers Shortbread Cookies 
Dove Chocolate candy


My two wonderful traveling comrades.

We are celebrating the Queen's Birthday 

I love England and I love Scotland
 'Don Juan' Red rose climber, white lily  and Blue Shrub Glass 
 represent the 
The patriotic Red, White and Blue in the Flags. 

I was so fortunate to capture this photo of the Queen as she rode by in her carriage  on the way back to 
Buckingham  Palace after viewing the 'Trooping The Color'  with Prince Philip sitting by her side. 

A moment in time.  
I'm walking on the left and my friend is on my right.  Our friend took this memorable photo
of us carrying the Union Jack flag in our backpacks.
After the parade we walked to the palace and then walked to a nearby park and had a picnic lunch.

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner
I hope you enjoyed the reunion and celebration of
Three Ladies Go Traveling
for the
Queen's Birthday Tea
I will be at these parties this week
please join me:
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Return to Loveliness @ Delightsome Life
Tea in the Garden @ Bernideens Tea Blog
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish @Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Seasonal Sunday @ The Tablescaper

Happy Birthday to the Queen!



  1. Oh how lovely - this represents a lot of work and everything looks so wonderful!

  2. Betty, I love your tablescape. What a lovely tea to celebrate Queen Elizabeth; what a wonderful trip you and your friends shared!

  3. I love this beautiful tea in honor of the Queen.
    I am over from TTT...I have a nice giveaway going that you might like. :)

  4. What a lovely tablescape! I am, like you a first generation from a Brit family and I married a Brit...so the Jubilee was a big deal at our home. I so love your photos!

  5. What fun! Love your post!

    You will love mine post today. Last week I went for afternoon tea at a lovely teahouse called
    BASICALLY BRITISH - hope you visit www.finchrest.com so I can share it with you!

    Happy Tea Tuesday!

  6. What a wonderful tea you hosted to honour HRH's birthday. I imagine there will be special things this year with it being her jubilee.

  7. Betty, your tea table is simply splendid and thank you for sharing your memories of your trip. I love all things English too. Your china is so pretty and I love the little butter dishes; so cute! Beautiful bouquet too! Thank you for sharing this with us and joining me for tea. Enjoy your week.


  8. Hi Betty, Some beautiful memories of a fun time, and one that the three of you will remember always. Beautiful afternoon tea and some special 'sweeties', I especially love your napkin holders. Have a lovely day! x

  9. Oh what a lovely and perfect tea. How fun is this. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. You've done it so beautifully in your table setting. I love your little napkin rings. I like that you have the butter dish for each person. Wonderful trip you did with your friends.Jag wish you a great week! Zinnia

  11. How exciting for you to see the Queen last year on her birthday, and with all the festivities surrounding! I would so dearly love to have such an experience, being a major Anglophile myself. Your tea setting is lovely. Have a great day!

  12. Hello Betty, I am so thrilled for you that you were able to be there in person and see the Queen! And your celebrations table is beautiful. I love how you set it, and your desserts look really delicious. I think your two friends are delighted! How fun to celebrate with friends!

  13. What a pretty tablescape! Love those cute napkin rings! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!...hugs...Debbie

  14. Love your tablescape to honor the Queen! What a great find on those pretty blue & white dishes from GW. I adore the napkin rings. I need to go back and see where they're from. The menu sounded fab!!

  15. Beautiful post! I love your GW dishes and I'm truly loving those napkin rings!!
    Very nice tribute to the Queen. Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  16. Great finds on those dishes. I love the wonderful tribute to a great lady. Your table is just lovely. have a great week, xo marlis

  17. So happy you shared this. Love the photos of your personal experience. I was in London for the Queen's birthday some years ago. It is a special time. Lovely table setting with the Union Jack. Stop by for some tea and cake at my Jubilee Tea if you missed it last week. The pot of tea is still warm..;-)

  18. Such a beautiful tablescape and what a wonderful way to show your love for the English culture. Love it! I'm a New Follower.


  19. This looks amazing. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great day. Anu

  20. This is such a lovely post - a beautiful tribute to the Queen - I am such a mixture of heritages - there is some English blood on my Father's side - all the way to Jamestown! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  21. It looks perfect for the Queen. I love the little teapot napkin rings the most of all. They're cute and keep right to the British theme. It must have been wonderful to visit London during her birthday and get that marvelous shot. My sister and her best friend just returned from a trip to London. They were about a week ahead of the Jubilee celebration.

    A wonderful table!

  22. Wonderful tribute to the Queen! How fun to have two traveling companions!

  23. Very pretty Betty! The napkin rings are wonderful! I don't celebrate the Queen's Birthday, I am Irish! :)
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  24. How sweet to honor your heritage by celebrating the Queen's birthday.

  25. What a pretty way to celebrate the Queen's birthday! Love it and I too love England and Scotland!

    Susan and Bentley

  26. Lovely! I loved visiting England. My grandmother was English......Thank you for sharing such a delighful post.
    Blessings My Friend,

  27. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  28. What a lovely celebration.

    - The Tablescaper


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