Wednesday, 30 May 2012 2:22 PM
Sixty years is a long time. So if you're going to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee, you should do so in style.
Normally when a royalty based event takes place everyone trots off, buys a mug with the face of a Windsor, puts it at the back of the cupboard and forgets about the whole business.
Not this time.
For what seems like an eternity AboutProperty has been bombarded with different jubilee themed items. Some of them have been ingenious while others have been downright odd.
We've picked out our top ten, some more extreme than others, but all of which would fit very well in a jubilee themed design scheme.
1. Garden furniture
It won't rain over jubilee weekend, the Queen will not allow such an outrage.
That means garden furniture is a safe bet. You could create a jubilee effect with PlastiKote; they produce an outdoor spray paint which will allow you to decorate in red, blue and white.
2. Garden Bench
Staying in the garden, we like the look of this jubilee bench:
The wrought iron design, handmade by artist blacksmiths, is a great example of British craftsmanship.
You can find it at Made by Hands of Britain.
Perhaps the jubilee isn't for you. If so, good luck escaping it. One idea though would be to install some blinds.
Oh but what's that? Even your blinds remind you of the Queen?!
If you want to go all out you can also get diamond encrusted blinds from www.apollo-blinds.co.uk.
For those not going up to London to be part of the celebrations, you will at least want to watch on TV.
To do that you need a comfy chair, although you'll be wanting one with a few union jacks.
This one from Melanie Porter ought to do a job:
The Queen doesn't move particularly fast, so the jubilee is likely to be a fairly drawn out affair (don't complain, that's why you've got two days off work).
Best to get comfy then, with some jubilee cushions.
These ones have been stitched by prisoners and are available from the prison charity Fine Cell Work.
We've already said that the Queen will not allow rain during the jubilee, but just in case divine right doesn't hold true in this instance, you'll want something to warm you up.
A jubilee throw from Scarlet & Argent ought to do the trick.
Would the Queen still be the Queen without her corgis? Well yes, but that is beside the point.
The jubilee wouldn't be the jubilee without a doggy doorstopper:
Nothing says "Britain" like a cup of tea, so you'll need a tea pot.
And if you're making tea you'll need some biscuits.
We are in love with this "crown and biscuit" mug:
How amazing is that?!
10. Tea towel
Inevitably you will end up spilling your tea at some point, the jubilee is sure to be that exciting.
As you'll be sat in your jubilee chair drinking from a jubilee mug it'd be a bit odd to clean up with a normal tea towel.
Which is why you'll be wanting this tea towel/makeshift banner: