Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Today marks the Queen’s milestone 90th Birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a round-up of my favourite patriotic products.

If you’ve not guessed already I’m quite the royalist, and patriotic, and I love the food and home products that have been released in time for the Queen’s Birthday.

So, without further ado:

  1. National Gallery Tea Towel:  This Tea Towel has been lovingly designed by UK Designer Milly Green to commemorate Queen Elizabeth the II’s Birthday. I particularly love the little corgi characters £10, available online
  2.   Wentworth Queen Elizabeth Jigsaw:  With beautiful wooden pieces, this jigsaw in the shape of Queen Elizabeth has strong well crafted pieces in royal shapes. £32, available online
  3.  Lyle’s ‘Happy Birthday Your Majesty’ limited edition Golden Syrup tin: To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, Lyle’s have released a collectable limited edition tin. Lyle’s is one of the most iconic brands in the world, just like The Windsors themselves. Perfect for street parties, the tin is one you’ll want to keep. £1.15 for 454g avaliable from April to July 2016
  4. Cuffleberry and Co dog bowl: This limited edition porcelain dog bowl has been specially comissioned for the Queen’s birthday. Silhouettes of the Royal corgi wrap around the bowl in beautiful pastel colours. Only 90 of these are being produced with all profits going to dog charity All Dogs Matter. Available online, £48
  5. Spode Blue Room Collection: Lovingly made in Stoke-on-Trent, Spode have released their Blue Collection- I particularly like their dresser plate, which is perfect for serving up afternoon tea in style.
  6. Twinings Tea Caddy: A special blend created for the occasion, the traditional Twinings tea is served beautifully in a limited edition collector’s tin. Priced at £6, the glorious Royal Blue tin (which I must say looks gorgeous in my kitchen) is perfect fro anyone wishing to raise a teacup and toast the Queen. Available online, £6 
  7. Rodda’s Clotted Cream: No royal celebration would be complete without some scones, and no scones would be complete without some clotted cream. Rodda’s is my personal favourite, and apparently was a staple item in the palace’s pantry during the Queen Mother’s lifetime. Prince Charles used to send her 1lb of the delightful condiment every fortnight which Nicholas Rodda, the family-run company’s managing director said was a ‘true privilege’.
  8. Choc on Choc Crown Chocolates: Lovingly made by Bath-based luxury chocolatiers, these Crown chocolates are handcrafted and fit for a Queen. I particuarly love the handmade selection of nine intricate Crown Chocolates which are produced from the finest white and dark Belgian chocolate. £12.99, available online
  9. Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordial, Union Jack edition: Another perfect addition to any street party, Belvior Fruit Farms is encouraging the nation to raise a very cordial glass to Her Majesty with a limited edition of their original Elderflower Cordial, resplendent with a union jack and a birthday message on the label. Plus it tastes gorgeous… what isn’t to love!
  10. Ulster Weavers Royal Tea Towel: Another, more classic Tea Towel to commemorate the occasion, home textiles firm Ulster weavers are ready to celebrate the big bash with their latest, and classicly stylish, addition to their royal collection. It’s taking pride of place in my kitchen! £8.15, available online.




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