I think U.S. coverage of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant begins around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, so my plan is just to enjoy a lazy morning in front of the TV or laptop screen. No bunting needed. Although, when I saw the V & A's textile-inspired bunting kit, and then a bit later noticed this crafty video shown in conjunction with Kensington Palace's exhibition, Jubilee: A View from the Crowd, a show about Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, I did momentarily consider a project with kids. (See the V & A's Jubilee shop display here.)
[Sccreengrab from the first Martha Stewart Living TV series.]
[Cups via the National Portrait Gallery linked below.]
[Color blocking Machin's Definitive. Image via Royal Mail and added to this post 5.29.12.]
The light, regal silhouette on a colorful ground actually calls to mind the various incarnations of artist Arnold Machin's most famous Definitive Stamp. In 2007, the 40th anniversary of his iconic sculpted portrait was commemorated with an exhibition, Timeless & Classic, at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and an online display is still available here.
[Courtesy BBC Home Entertainment, Fiona Bruce on the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace.]