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Monday, April 25, 2011

A Royal Powder Room

Hi Everyone, hope you had a wonderful Easter. We've met our St. Louis kids halfway for Easter dinner in Rolla, Missouri for the last several years. Since Erin is in real estate and works on the weekends, we get together for a fun lunch and then spend the afternoon hanging out.

It's been raining at a constant downpour here for the last week, windy and cool. Blah...can you believe I had to wear "cuddle duds" under my new linen pants for Easter?

To celebrate the Royal wedding this week I'm sharing a few British items that are commemorative. My powder room has "all things British", and my favorites are my vintage biscuit tins. The Brits are big on their "biscuits", what we would consider butter cookies or shortbread. Royals and weddings give rise to tons of collectible pieces.

Bookshelf in powder room

This is a tin of Princess Elizabeth before she was crowned queen.

It was in such terrible condition with some large scratches,
 that I tried to minimize it by painting part of the horse.
(don't look too close!)

I believe this is Prince Phillip in Scottish regalia

The Prince Phillip tin.

A sweet little toffee tin;
love the tartan plaid and castles.

Another of my toffee tins with a Staffordshire soap dish,
English cottage, and my favorite Crabtree and Evelyn "Gardener's" line. 

A commemorative small plate for Charles on becoming the Prince of Wales.

Loving all English countryside prints,
sorry for the glass glare.

And here are some other images of Royal tins from Google Images

images are from her site!

Blessings to William and Kate and their families

I'll be linking to these parties this week

Have a wonderful week,
hope it's sunny for you and the Royal Couple!



Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What wonderful tins you have! Beautiful powder room!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cozy Little House said...

You've got quite the royal collection here! My oldest daughter in Tulsa is in real estate.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Debra... what a wonderful collection you have!... I believe I told you my nieces moved to London and they each will be wearing their vintage key pendants you made that I gave them when they "attend" the Royal Wedding!... (they will be among the thousands in the crowd outside of course!)... how long has it taken you to collect all of these treasures?... They are fabulous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

This is so cute!! You have such wonderful things!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debra, you have some wonderful English pieces. Thanks for sharing them.

Sarah said...

Debra, this is the most fascinating collection. What a clever idea on which to have focused. You have some great pieces here. Thank you for sharing these photos. Wonderful! ~ Sarah
Did you make and decorate the cookies in the William and Kate photo?

ShantyGirl said...

What a wonderful collection you have, my favorite thing is your English Countryside framed picture. Your photo's are very nice.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Debra I just love your powder room! It's filled with such pretty pieces. Martina

Pamela Gordon said...

You have a nice collection and I like that they are in one spot and in the powder room! I'm looking forward to watching the wedding at 6:00 AM on Friday. Are you? Have a great week! Pamela

Rhonda said...

I love your English powder room. The tins are so pretty - love the tartan plaid.


Olive Cooper said...

Debra, the tins are quite the unique collection. The round plaid one is terribly pretty. hugs♥O

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A pretty collection - thanks for sharing it with us.

sissie said...

Your English powder room is very regal, complete with throne and all! LOL, sorry couldn't resist.


amy~the gypsy chick said...


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great collection...and definitely a Royal powder room! How fun! A couple of your Google photos are from my website & blog...as I specialize in English items. The tin isn't Prince Philip but a Scots warrior in a Black Watch tartan outfit. Huntley & Palmer's issued different tartan tins for their John O'Groats Shortbread biscuits, and this is one in the series.

Babs said...

Debra, This is the most fun powder room I've ever seen and I like your tins. Is Princess Elizabeth riding side saddle?
I'll bet all your guests love visiting the royal powder room/

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

You amaze me, you have collectibles for every occasion!
Reckon I'll stay up and watch the wedding, I watched the last one. :-)


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a (water) closet Anglophile you are! Har har! Very cool collection. And great restoration job! Looks like you're all ready for the festivities!

Junk Evolution said...

What a great post! I'm so excited to see the wedding in all it's splendor, so glad you are celebrating in style as well!

Anji Johnston said...

So lovely to see someone collecting all things British! And so original to assemble it all your 'loo'! I am from London originally so seeing your bicuit tim collection took me back I can tell you! Many a Sunday afternoon was spent fighting over our favourite biscuit to have with our tea. Ahh, those were the days...
I am going 'home' next week to visit my mum and am so looking forward to it. I will miss the wedding (still waiting for my invite!!!) but I'm sure there will be lots of hoopla going on!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Debra, I love old tins and you have such a wonderful collection of them! Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne


Beautiful powdered room! I love your tins, gosh, I have a soft spot for lovely tins and yours are great! I'm at TTT, Marty's.

Stephanie said...

LOVE your white-framed countryside print!!

A Cottage Muse said...

You have a wonderful collection Debra!
Perfect post for such a week full of royal watching!

High Street Cottage said...

Debra those are gorgeous tins, so charming. I love the one with Elizabeth on the horse. I think visitors would not want to leave your powder room ever hehe
Hope you'll stop by this week, we're having a little giveaway, xxx tami

red.neck chic said...

Oh... I love those!!! I keep watching on and off about the royal wedding... it's fun!

GORGEOUS powder room! I'd never leave!

;-D xoxoxo

Vicki said...

What a fun collection! Love the powder room.

Libbie said...

Kate is having the ladies of the family over VERY EARLY to watch the wedding! We can't wait! I love looking at all your goodies! I hope you don't eat your biscuts in there :) Just kidding! I know you don't :) LOVE te little tins!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your decor for the powder room and you tins are stunning. Such a wonderful collection. The vignettes on the bookcase are gorgeous. Love all of your pictures also, beautiful countrysides and frames. Thanks so miuch for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Debra! Simply beautiful, luv!! (said with a British accent). lol!

xoxo laurie

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Sweetie! I'm
finally getting caught
up from my trip and able
to come say hi-ya and a
BIG thank you for dropping
by P&H AND for sending
your hello through Anne!
We had such a fun day together
and wish YOU could have
joined us!! Love your British
powder room. I'm a huge
Anglophile and am watching
all the fan fare with great
interest! It's pouring here
today or I would send you my
sunshine : )
xx Suzanne

Susan said...

So regal and charming! Cheers to that!
Happy WW,

Rebecca said...

How fun, all the British tins look wonderful in your powder room. I was in London for the queens 80th birthday and bought something for everyone at Buckingham Palace. It was so much fun! I haven't been watching all the hoopla but I am sure there will be a ton of stuff coming up.
Glad you had a good Easter, mine was fun with the kids. ttys

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh pardon me while I go empty my drool pan! Your tins are incredible! A friend of mine recently found a tin from the silver jubilee of Queen Mary and King George. Yes, she was kind enough to give it to me.

Love your English countryside prints!

Make sure you show off this gem of a post at the party.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are a girl after my own heart! And believe it or not, I have a Scottish bathroom that has many British things. But I'm in love with your Royal Family treasure trove!!!


Sheila :-)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a great collection of tins.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, I have always loved vintage tins and you have a really nice collection. Thank you for joining my Open House party.

very merry vintage style said...

Hi Debra! Love all your Brit goodies! I miss the sun too, hard to see everybody's flowers blooming in blogland and cloudy, cold & rainy weather still here! Thanks so much for linking to STL Wednesday!

double glazing northern ireland said...

Beautiful tin collection.

April said...

it's such a pretty little room! i love the sweet English countryside prints. thatched cottages are the BEST!
hopped over from Decor to Adore! so glad i did!

Sherry said...

This is fabulous! Love your royal powder room!

Diane Writes said...

Hello! Great collections! Among the pieces, I love the framed English countryside prints. It's so classic, posh and elegant.

I discovered your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I am a participant of the Wow Us Wednesday too.

I am enjoying your blog and I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs.

Have a great day!

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