Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, June 22, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

A couple of weeks ago Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.
Sixty years as the monarch of the United Kingdom.
That's quite an accomplishment.

Since I'll be turning 60 later this year I thought I'd help her celebrate.

I guess it's my Diamond Jubilee too.

I broke out the good china.

Spiffed up the patio.

Added a few crowns to some of my potted plants.

Made some yummy "high tea" food.

Bought some English Tea Cookies.

A friend brought a delicious authentic trifle made with custard and fruit.

And for party favors I made some ENGLISH toffee for 
my friends to take home with them.

It was a fun afternoon.

Congratulations Elizabeth!


Donna said...

What a great "60th" celebration! I love your china. Everything looks so good!


The Gathering Place said...

How fun! I love English tea parties with pretty china. Your friends were lucky to get the toffee, too.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful idea. Way to go.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a fun party, Mimi! Everything looks delicious...ooh, the trifle!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I love the little crowns! Everything looked way pretty. :-)
Happy birthday later on this year!

Lorilee said...

Hi, the recipe for my grandma's strudel is in a previous post. You can find it under the label "food".
Thank you for visiting,

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh that sounds like fun and everything looks great! Toffee - yummo! Not so easy to make. I tried once and it came out too chewy. A friend here makes it for us every Christmas -- I have to hide it from my kids. :) Happy almost 60th to you! Tammy

candice said...

Looks yummy!!! I love your blog...I am new to blogging and yours is so cute! ...candice

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You just know how to have fun! What a fun day! I just had my Diamond Jubilee, oh my! xox

Annie said...

What a cute party!

Nanette Merrill said...

Super wowed by your celebration. Especially the crown in the plant pot! Spectacular.