Friday, 11 June 2010

When Diana Knew it was Too Late.

It's great how you can make a simple Tea-Towel a talking point if you buy thrifty! I love vintage tea-towels, they encompass so much of the era from whence they came and we use them so much. Well I do unfortunately. This is my favourite.... As a child in the UK, in 1981 - I was beside myself with excitement at the prospect of a Fairytale Wedding. I scoured the papers and magazines to fill my beloved scrapbook my Grandmother gave to me. As the story goes, Diana knew shortly before her Wedding Day that her husband-to-be was not in love with her and had serious doubts about whether to go ahead with the wedding. And so in answer to her fears, Charles, her brother, delivered the legendary line.....
"Well, it's too late now, your face is on the tea-towels."
So when I found this tea-towel, unused, still in its packaging, on the dusty shelves of a Charity Shop - it resonated well, that this emblem of Diana's fate and destiny should survive all these years later, whilst she would not. A cruel fate too that such a pretty face should end up drying dishes (I mean Diana, not me) TTFN xxxx


  1. Can you imagine the pressure she was under!

    I actually met Princess Diana when I was young, she came to open a ward at our local hospital and landed by helicopter and I was one of a few children who handed her flowers.

    Have a good weekend.

    Victoria xx

  2. Oh my goodness, I had a Charles and Diana scrapbook too, and I can still remember verbatim some of the articles.

    Kevin Shanley was her hairdresser, the Emmanuels were the dress designers......

    You're right though, what a find. "Your face is on the tea towels".

  3. I enjoyed this post and hearing more details about that famous wedding. I remember, as a newlywed of one month, watching their beautiful wedding on TV while I sat in our little three-room apartment comparing our ceremony to theirs. Ours was in a tiny church with about 75 friends and family. How sad that their fairytale beginning ended with such tragedy and sadness. You have a lovely blog and I've enjoyed my first visit here this morning.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine