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
royal loyal subjects 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 ($15)
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Retro/Warhol Handprinted Pillow by Linzi Kan @ Etsy ($49)
Queen Elizabeth Counted Cross Stich Kit by Slipcover Your Life @ Supermarket ($17)
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tea Towel by TaylorsType @ Etsy ($16)
Queen Elizabeth Jewelry Hand @ Donkey Products (€14.95)
Elroy the Royal Solar Corgi @ Kikkerland ($16)
British Flag Needlepoint Pillow (12x16) @ Jonathan Adler ($110)
I Rule Crown Framed Print - Purple @ MyDeco (£55)
Union Jack Picture Frame @ C. Wonder ($34)
God Save the Queen Tea Egg @ Donkey Products (€7.95)