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God Decorate the Queen: 10 'Diamond' home decor items
Never mind if you live on the wrong side of the pond, Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee has kicked off a blinged-out, corgi-emblazoned decorating craze that knows no geographic boundaries.
Thu, May 31, 2012 at 6:37 PM
You know you’ve got a full-blown decorating event on your hands when the Wall Street Journal runs a trend piece
about the reemergence of “cool” Britannia home design and when you type in “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee” into the search engine of Etsy
and 32 pages of results pop up. And, oh yes, Her Majesty now has her very own jelly mold
. That, my
readers, is saying something.
Like the wedding
of Prince William to Kate Middleton, the 60th
anniversary of 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth II’s reign — a massive event
that’s officially celebrated this weekend, an extended bank holiday in the U.K. — isn't just an excuse for big British retailers to merrily roll out a slew of limited-edition, Royal Family-themed merch (commemorative jars of Marmite
or QEII garden gnomes
, anyone?). It's also a chance for indie designers and crafters on both sides of the pond to join in on the bunting-heavy festivities.
Below, you’ll find a few of this Anglophile’s favorite Brit-centric home goods ranging from throw pillows to mugs to the requisite tea towel. Many, but not all of them, were handmade by independent designers specifically for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to guzzle a Pimms Cup and restock on barf bags
Diamond Jubilee Royal Corgi Mug by EmilouMakes @ Etsy
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Retro/Warhol Handprinted Pillow by Linzi Kan @ Etsy
Queen Elizabeth Counted Cross Stich Kit by Slipcover Your Life @ Supermarket
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tea Towel by TaylorsType @ Etsy
I Rule Crown Framed Print - Purple @ MyDeco
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