Category Archives: england

the windsors…probably our most popular

Wils Suspects Charlotte is a Villa Fan, Jury Out on George

We won’t even pretend we’re not stoked Yep. If you know anything at all about your Blog Hostess, she’ll do anything to fit sports into this blog. So today’s one of those A days, indeed. The Duke of Cambridge spoke … Continue reading

Posted in court and social, england, sportifs royaux | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

tiara time! the diamond diadem

The Diamond Diadem or sometimes the “George IV State Diadem” is made up of 1,333 round, oval and cushion-cut diamonds, set into what was then the “new transparent style” of setting made of silver layered with gold. This new innovation … Continue reading

Posted in diamond, england, tiara time! | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

today in stamps

That’s not how we typically begin a post but we’ve had stamps on here before as many a Royal Highness’ likeness had graced postage paid. To nobody’s surprise, the monarch to grace the first stamp ever–in the world–was Queen Victoria. … Continue reading

Posted in england, historic royals | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

tiara time! the Lotus Flower Tiara

It was originally  part of Queen Mary’s collection in the 1920s. She took apart below wedding gift necklace in a Greek key pattern most likely made by William Davis of E. Wolff & Co. to re-patriate the diamonds and pearls … Continue reading

Posted in diamond, england, other glittery events, pearl, tiara time! | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

We Have the Same Birthday as Queen Elizabeth

Yes, though it be Blogaversary 3 here, it was Queen Elizabeth’s birthday for 86 years first. We feel ridiculous that this is the first year we’ve realized the connection. *blush* Maybe that’s why all we do is talk about tiaras, … Continue reading

Posted in court and social, england, other glittery events | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Opposites Attract: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and an anniversary Tiara Time!)

Today would have been 175th wedding anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert, a couple whose solid marriage restored prestige to the royal family and proved that opposites attract. Continue reading

Posted in england, historic royals, tiara time!, unique materials | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Auld Lang Tiaras

Your Blog Hostess has agonized over the first post of the New Year. Feels like it should have the gravitas of a commemorative plate. Tiaras & Trianon: a limited edition from the Franklin Mint. Ha! Thus it is only fitting … Continue reading

Posted in court and social, england | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments