My Anglophile Collection Part 2

Spring has finally arrived to MN. Or at least somewhat. The weather is slowly but surely warming up each day. But the flowers have not yet bloomed. The photo on the left was taken last year. Anyway, to celebrate the first day of Spring (which was yesterday) I thought I would do a blog post.

Today’s topic is my Anglophile Collection Part 2 and a bit of other random stuff as well. Let us first start off with my Anglophile Collection.

This past Saturday I drove to Barnes and Nobles to buy a book that was on the clearance shelf on Winston Churchill. I thought it would be the perfect addition to my growing collection of WWII books. While there, I also happened upon a second book–one I hadn’t planned on buying. But I am glad I did! This book is British historian Dan Jones’ book on the War of the Roses and is featured in the photo down below. Also pictured is the Churchill book and a Union Jack hardcover journal which I have yet to use up. (I’ll admit I’m rather afraid to write in it because then it will be all used up). Dan’s book is usually 36.00. I got it for 6.98!

Going back to my collection, I decided to take pictures of the stuff I mentioned in Part 1. Also included in this photo is a homemade Union Jack ipod case made by my roommate last year. And I included a Bath and Body hand soap called tea and shortbread. It smells amazing!


This next picture contains a photo of a London box I forgot I had that my parents got me for Christmas a while back, London themed scrapbooking embellishments, and a postcard of a English village a friend in England sent me.

This last photo is of my London themed dishes. I love these mugs and bowl so much!



My Anglophile Collection

Photo Courtesy of Pinterest

I am not sure when exactly England captured my heart. Perhaps, it began at the young age of five when my father read Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe aloud to me and my younger siblings. Or maybe it was years later when I’d sneak downstairs to watch British mysteries with my Dad. Or perhaps, it was when I watched the first two Mummy movies starring British actress Rachel Weisz who played budding archaeologist¬†Evelyn Carnahan¬†(who’s character was based off of real life Evelyn Carnarvon, daughter of George Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, who provided Howard Carter with financial support in his discovery of King Tut’s tomb in November of 1922.)

I just love the photo on the left. I SO want it on a T-shirt.

Anyway, despite not exactly remembering when the Anglophile in me bloomed, I have accumulated over the years various Anglophile memorabilia and I hope to continue to add to my collection.

My very first piece came from the jewelry store called Icing. I bought an ID older with Big Ben on it which is pictured down below. You will also find two London charms which was part of 4 charm set. Two of the charms I made into jewelry which I don’t have present with me. They are back at my apartment on campus. Not exactly sure what to use these charms for. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Big Ben Id holder, telephone box charm, and
London underground tube sign charm

During my very first semester of college (wow, that was such a long time go), my father spotted at my college’s bookstore a travel guidebook for England. He knew I loved all things Britain related and he bought it for me.

I used to have a Union Jack tote bag my mother bought me at Old Navy back in 2012 when the Olympics was held in London. Sadly, though, it was damaged back in my sophomore year of college. I am in a desperate need of a new London tote bag. If anyone has any suggestions on where to find one, let me know. I’ll forever be in your debt!

For my birthday I believe one year, my roommate’s mother sent me two Union Jack flags. Sadly, they are back at my apartment but will be featured in another post.

Last semester, I made a trip to Walmart for food and spotted red telephone box and lamppost throw blanket and I immediately fell in love with. And just new I had to buy it. Here is what it looks like.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

I also have a couple of London themed Ipod cases.

Well, that is all for tonight. I hope enjoyed a glimpse into my Anglophile collection. Stay tuned for more posts regarding my collection. I will most likely do one featuring British movies/TV shows, music, and British history books.