So to celebrate the occasion I pulled together a few vintage Brit items for a display in my parlor. The bust is of a young Queen Elizabeth, mother of the current queen, by name, the Queen Mother.
Looking for a royal slant, I decided to make up the burlap and muslin lamp shade I have been planning in my head for a couple of months now. By using the Citrasolve method, I printed a Graphics Fairy crown on an old flour sack.
Then I wrapped and tied the muslin flour sack strips, old lace and burlap strips around an old lamp shade I had on hand. I added the 'royal crest' pin to the center of some gathered lace and burlap, then placed it on some antique blue velvet ribbon, in honor of his little unnamed highness.
Now I have a corner of the parlor to help me remember my British heritage, and a royal family who managed to change and negotiate in a changing empire that left them 'ruling' a democratic society.