Throw Pillows for an English Flat or Country Cottage
Just as Americans decorate by collecting things around us that we are fans of like memorabilia from our favorite sports teams or photos of politicians, the English love their cultural references too. English decorating often includes Union Jacks, images of the Queen's corgi dogs and images of the Queen Herself. These decorative throw pillows have many favorite English decorating motifs. Throw one on your sofa and make it fit for an American king or queen, you!
Pillow sizes: Squares: 18” x 18”, Round: 18” round, rectangles: 17" x 23".
Wool and linen plus hand embroidery in gold thread.
Insert is included.
Designed by English home designer Jan Constantine.
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We first discovered our English decorative throw pillow collection on a sofa in the Home Decor department at Selfridges in London. Throw pillows like these are the perfect accessories to bring that English decorating look across the Pond to you.
The English designer who we import these throw pillows from says she cannot keep them in stock. It's no wonder. They are truly special, unique pillows. They are made of linen and wool, embroidered with gold thread and even signed with the designer's initials. They belong in Buckingham Palace. The designer only made so many so they are limited edition collector's items.
The Queen inspires English decorating in many ways. Her attention to her homes may be one of them. There are many royal residences. You can take tours of them on the Queen's website.
Buckingham Palace in London which is the administrative home of the Queen and where many important state functions and family occasions like Christenings are held. It is decorated with priceless works of art but the Queen is quick to point out that it is not a museum.
The Queen spends most weekends at Windsor Castle. The castle is perhaps where English decorating was invented. It has been in use for over 900 years and is the largest occupied castle in the world. Certain parts of Windsor Castle are open to the public including Queen Mary's doll house which is an amazing English decorating feat. All of the decorations were made by British craftsmen. They are painstaking reproductions of the original home decor and decorations like clocks, desks, kitchen decor, bedrooms. There is even a garden. The library of the doll house has miniature books with real writing in them donated by all the authors of the period.
The English have shown their love for the Queen in other ways than English decorating lately. In June 2012, the country celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee for 60 years on the throne. Her majesty is Britain’s longest reigning monarch since Queen Victoria. The reign is remarkable not just for its length but for her devotion and the quality of her service. She has consulted with every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill. We hope that in 2015 we will be able to celebrate her reign surpassing that of Queen Victoria. Long May She Reign!
Our English decorative throw pillows would be at home in an English country cottage, a flat in Kensington or Mayfair, a palace, or a castle. It's fun to give your home a little English touch with a few authentic English decorative accessories.
Here's a video from UTube showing the Queen at one of the British Diamond Jubilee celebrations.