Amongst all the clutter, I came across some old illustrated magazines and ephemera that I'd forgotten about, including books and papers on the coronation of George and of his wife, the Queen Consort, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon , who I had only really known and thought of, as the queen mother. God rest her soul.
It's not like I hadn't seen pictures of her as a young lady before, I had. It's just that I never took the time to really look and appreciate them, and today I took a break from the madness and I did just that.
What an elegant and beautifully dressed woman she was and what a handsome couple.
What do you all think?
Love her outfit here, is that a long dress or could it even be a trouser suit...?
Love how even in all her regalia and on an official engagement, she has her handbag!
How I remember her.
I like to remind our kids that those people you view as 'wrinkly old people' were once youthful, vivacious, beautiful/handsome youngsters such as themselves and they probably have a story or ten to tell you! As I'm sure Elizabeth would have many more in the royal household!
This isn't Elizabeth, but this was on the back of one of the Illustrated magazines and thought it so cute!
I'm wondering whether to sell the magazines as is, or to remove the adverts such as this one and frame them? Seems such a sin to do so, but they really are so lovely and wasted!