Pictured with her very large royal collection is Margaret Tyler of Wembley, a suburb of London. I visited Margaret in Wembley 3 years ago and her collection is amazing. She has over 10,000 items, impossible to see everything in one visit so I hope I can go again.
I have seen two collections far superior to mine but I think I have more embroidered items in mine, I could be wrong as I am easily dazzled by other royal collections.
Two days before I read that headline the picture above of GeorgeVI fell of the wall. Was that a warning of the royal collectible crisis?
I was sitting with Charlotte and Emily and we were watching the news when there was a terrible crash and the sound of breaking glass that seemed to go on forever. I thought a brick had been thrown through the window and was afraid to lookThe picture had fallen forward when the rusty hook holding the wire came away from the old wooden frame, then hit the metal end of the Diana bed and shattered. Lucky nothing else was broken on the way down and the King is now back on the wall minus the glass.
I didn't think there could be so much glass in one frame and these were only the larger chunks, there were also tiny tiny slivers everywhere. Emily likes to sleep on that bed but she was with me at the time, although both girls wanted to help with the cleaning up, it was hard to keep them out of the room as it has double sliding doors and Emily can open the doors easily.
Now I'm wondering if I should take the glass out of everything on the wall before there is another far worse disaster.
I try not to buy more royal china and the headline above will make me bargain harder when I do buy. This royal wedding plate was an unusual enough bargain, It's Royal Copenhagen china made in Denmark and I think very pretty.
Not the Royal Collection but I do love kitsch and swans and pretty things, the swan was a market bargain and the pretty 'made in England vase an op shop buy.