This year we, as a country, are going all out to truly celebrate the best of being British. We occasionally seem to forget what a talented country we really are; this summer gives us the chance to be grateful for: The Beatles, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin and of course Prince William, to name but a few good reasons I am proud to be British. We have a lot look forward to this year, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics creating mass hysteria across the country. Many companies and retailers have placed a huge emphasis on celebrating our British traditions and trademarks. Having carefully analysed the merchandise on offer I can safely say that the British are most famous/notorious for eating and drinking traditions. Every shop is stocked full of patriotic food and drink suitable for a street party, BBQ, afternoon tea and the all- important sports related snacks.
Celebrating Our British History
Here at AC Silver we are continuously celebrating the best of British silver and jewellery, so I feel it is only appropriate to take a look at the pieces that will truly capture the spirit of the season.
This Edwardian Arts and Crafts tazza is the perfect way to display your homemade cakes and scones, complimented by two Chippendale style sterling silver preserve spoons for the jam and Devonshire clotted cream.
No BBQ is complete with a meat platter on which to serve your beautifully marinated chicken and who can refuse a cup of tea poured from your new Queen Anne style sterling silver teapot.
The AC Silver British Collection
These pieces are all an important part of our British history and will stand the test of time long after this eventful bank holiday weekend. We have a large and comprehensive range of pieces by highly collectable silversmiths and designs to suit everyone’s taste and budget.
So if you fancy investing in a wonderful piece of British history, instead of 30 metres of bunting and a new paddling pool, please feel free to browse our collection online or pop into the store, I will be the assistant eating my weight in jam tarts.