Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let's Go Shopping

OK, so grab your wallets and let's go shopping. I've been scouting out Royal Wedding souvenirs over the last couple of weeks and here are some of the things I found in the shops. Starting with one of the classier tea towels, my daughter-in-law received this as a birthday gift. See the little W + K carved into the tree and the love birds on the branch. Love it because it's different!

How about this Corgi Austin Mini Commemorative Car I found at Harrod's?

Harrod's also had some very royal pillows.

A spot of Grand Wedding Tea, perhaps?

Or a hamper of Prestat chocolates--the "Royal Family's favorite chocolates."

I found a great selection of children's Wedding themed books--many with Princesses as the main character, of course. 

One of my favorites--Jan Constantine--has a couple of commemorative hand embroidered pillows,

and some fun pottery with her iconic heart motif.

Crystal for your champagne toast.

Halcyon Days, known for their enamel boxes, has a line of unique boxes and porcelain that they are offering just for the occasion. You can see prices and detailed photos here.

Something in all price points,

and all shapes

and sizes for you to enjoy for years to come. Hudson and Middleton offers this mug of fine bone china,

along with its matching plate.

The Royal Collection offers a plate, mug and pill box in a soft blue pattern. This is the line that is endorsed and sold at the Buckingham Palace shops and all other royal properties which you can see here.

Selfridge's sells the Royal Worcester line of china

which is one of the classier options on the high streets today. Their website has even more lovely things for you to see, but act fast, because many of their items are already sold out.

Emma Bridgewater, one of the more popular pottery companies in England, has caught the fever with several options of mugs, boxes, and towels,

as well as this limited edition mug.

One of the most elegant lines is made by Royal Crown Derby. You can't go wrong with a classy look like this--if you're willing to pay the price.

And if money is no object, how about a pair of Royal Swans also made by Royal Crown Derby? The pair sell for about $1000. And of course, one is named Kate, and the other William.

So many more souvenirs out there to show you, but I'll leave you with this "one of a kind" pair of Pez dispensers which is being auctioned on eBay. Proceeds for this unique souvenir will be donated to one of William and Kate's selected charities--the Starlight Children's Foundation. Place your bid here, but make it quick: the auction ends on April 17. At the time of this blog's posting, it was selling for £8000, or $13,000.

Hope you found something in this group of souvenirs that is the perfect fit for you. Next post, I'll show you what I've bought to remember this special day.


  1. This madness can only happen when you have a monarchy in the country:)))))
    to be honest, some of this stuff I would also probably love to buy

  2. Wonderful array of souvenirs Debi - I think I'd settle for the mini car and a set of those delighful royal swans!

  3. Ooh, I can't wait to see what you picked! I really love the Jan Constantine pillows.

  4. I'll take any of the Emma-Bridgewater pieces... It will go perfectly with my tea towel that Holly brought home.
    Fun post~ it's a friday's favorite!

  5. I haven't seen the mini before - adorable! It is all so exciting isn't it? XOL