Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Prince of Wales Feathers for Teacup Thursday

This morning I am joining Miss Spencer and her friends for Teacup Thursday.  The teacup and saucer I am sharing today is one that commemorates the marriage of the parents of Prince William.

It is a Royal Southerland teacup that states on the base that it is fine bone china and made in England.  It features a picture of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.  It shares the date 29th July 1981 with their names on a ribbon below their pictures.  Beautiful flowers, including daffodils and Scottish thistle surround the scene and the feathers of the Prince of Wales top the shield.  Did you know that the Prince of Wales has his own feathers?  You can read about them here.  They are a heraldic badge that represent his position.  The words "I serve" are shown at the base of the crest, but are actually written in German.

While I am sharing memorabilia related to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, I will show you two items that commemorate the birth of their first child, Prince William.  A plate, made in Canada and given to me by my father, hangs on my dining room wall.  A trinket container with a photo of Princess Diana and Prince Charles on the lid sits in my china closet among my Old Country Roses china.

It seems just yesterday that we were celebrating the marriage of Charles and Diana.  Time passes by and now we celebrate the marriage of one of their children.


  1. What a fun collection of commemorative memorabilia you have! Thanks for sharing!

  2. It does just seem like yesterday that the big event was the wedding of Charles and Diana. And now we get to watch their son get married. Seems so fast! Or maybe I'm just getting old too fast! lol

    Thanks for sharing your collection.

  3. That's a really lovely connection to tomorrow's wedding, there is Royal Wedding fever here in the UK and pieces like this seem to be selling like hot cakes!

    Happy Teacup Thursday!

    Jem xXx

  4. That cup is a nice remembrance of a special occasion, La Tea Dah. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  5. Some fun memorabilia you have. So timely to be able to celebrate with the accoutrements necessary for an "official" sort of tea.

  6. Lovely pieces. I vividly remember Diana and Charles wedding. It was beautiful and I expect nothing less for William and Kate.


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