Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: A Little Bit of Vintage Royalty

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I don't know how by now you have not heard of the big event this week coming up...another Royal wedding. I myself, I have to admit I am looking forward to it.

There is nothing like a fairytale ending that does the heart good. I can hardly wait for the wedding.

This lovely vintage church is Westminster Abby.....there has been lots of activity this week here at the Abby. I myself just love the stained glass and the gothic design of the Abby.

Maple trees and flowers that are native and blooming this time of year were chosen by Kate and after the workers transfer this into a wooded, flower wonderland, and the wedding is over the plants will then be planted locally. I love that.

Security has had dress rehearsals too.....I am sure this is a long standing routine......vintage style.

Here is another shot. All have to be ready for the big day!!

Now, I am most sure this is a vintage Royal carriage. Oh, how fairytale like to think of riding in this carriage wearing a Royal wedding very romantic.

Just look at the onlookers camping out already, awaiting the big event. Amazing. (all photos are from internet)

Now, to keep with the rules and post a "vintage thingie".......I had to really dig to come up with something today!!

Several years ago....SEVERAL, my mom went to London and brought home a few souvenirs that I still have. The first one is a tin representing a mail box. It was full of toffees, and is intent is a bank. I think it is rather cute and have saved it all these years.

My mom also brought me a thimble, as she knew I collected thimbles....still do for that matter. However, this one has the queen on the front and a royal symbol underneath. It is old, and has a little chip in it, but that does not bother me.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday.....hope it is a Royal Day for you!!!


  1. What an amazing post! I was surprised to see this in 'vintage' but OF COURSE...a lovely post! Beautiful photos and great info! I love your thimble and the beautiful fabric! Great idea for this special week! ♥

  2. We're going to be glued to the television this weekend. I was the same age my daughter is when Diana was married. What a magically time. Beautiful photos.

  3. Suzanne, I think there might be a few of us with Royal wedding themed posts this week. :-) Your pictures of the inside of Westminster Abbey looks amazing... I wish I could see it in person. Can you just imagine how incredible it will be when they finish transforming it into a floral fantasy wonderland? I like your Queen Mum thimble. She would have loved to be here for her great grandson's wedding. Have you already shared your thimble collection on your blog? I'll have to go back and look through past posts. As always, thank you for hosting.

  4. I'm definitely going to be watching the Royal wedding. I pray it will be a better relationship than poor Diana's was. I love that thimble. Thanks for hosting.

  5. I think the Westminster Abbey would classify as vintage?! I hope so because my vintage is the Old Quito that was built in 1534 enjoyed your post and of course looking forward to watching the wedding. Blessings, Debbie

  6. Oh you romantic one. I am excited about it too. I love all the pomp and circumstance. My English DNA is tingling.

  7. I'll be watching too. Lovely post Suzanne and your tins and thimbles are great! Thanks for another wonderful party.

    Susan and Bentley

  8. It is hard to believe you ever have any trouble find something vintage to post. You are one of Goodwill's best customers. I had forgotten about that trip. Guess I missed the fact you collected thimbles.

  9. Everything in England is vintage. Especially the customs. Love the thimble with the Queen Mum on it.
    I sincerely wish that this young couple have a long and happy life. They deserve it, especially William.
    Thanks for hosting, Ginger :)

  10. I love that little bundle of fabrics! So sweet!

  11. It is at fever pitch over here in London I tell you! We are giong to a tea party to watch the wedding, so later on I am making crown shaped biscuits with boiled sweet 'jewels' to take with me! My eldest boy is wearing red white and blue to school today instead of his uniform - of course we all get the day off tomorrow!

  12. I'm excited about the wedding too. Such pagentry, I love all the pomp and circumstance. Your vintage tins are fantastic!! And the thimble is too cool.

  13. A friend of mine and her coworkers are making facsinator headbands (giant hat thingies) and cake for the Royal Wedding and wearing them on Friday. Total crack up. So fun!

    xo Jeanne

  14. I have so been looking forward to tomorrow. I posted my memories of my London trips!

  15. I am also looking forward to the wedding. My Mom went to London many years ago and I'm going to join up with a post showing my presents from there! How fun! hugs, Linda

  16. I'm caught up in the wedding too! Lovely post, Suzanne.

  17. Your post is excellent on prep for the Royal Wedding. I loved your photographs too. Thank You for hosting.........

    The French Hutch

  18. I can't wait to watch the wedding tonight. I taped it! Although I cheated and watched the actual ceremony while I was getting ready for work this morning. Such a lovely event!


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