Sunday, February 4, 2018

A Weekend In Downton Abbey

What to do on a weekend with nothing to do but stay home and heal.
How about a trip to Downton Abbey!
No I didn't get to travel to England but I did have a marathon of watching this wonderful production from Masterpiece Theater.  Oh yes I've seen all the episodes in the series and I've even watched most of them at least twice, but I felt like I needed a 'get away' and this was it.
Maybe someday I'll get to really visit
Highclere Castle
Of course watching Dame Maggie Smith brings many smiles and outright laughs.  Such an amazing actress.
In fact the whole cast is excellent and draws you into their lives!
 Marriages, Births, Deaths and so much more in this series that covers 12 years from 1912 until 1926.
So many things to love but of course the costumes are truly amazing.
Several years ago there was a traveling exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes and it came to The Biltmore Estate.  This estate was built by George Vanderbilt and it is comparable to the style of Downton Abbey.  
A group of my friends and I went and had a grand time.  I blogged about it here.  No photos were allowed inside but I found many photos online that I could share.
So back to my weekend at Downton Abbey!  I've enjoyed submersing myself in this lovely show.  It's given me a lovely trip back in time and I might even have 'acquired' a British accent!

If you somehow missed Downton Abbey I encourage you to watch it.
Also one of my favorite quotes comes from this show!
I wish you many memories! 


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Linda - what a wonderful way to have time pass and to let healing happening. I love that series. Hugs.

Chatty Crone said...

You know I need to do that too - I have the whole collection. I hated it when it went off the air!

We are: Clamco said...

The three of us were fully immersed in that show at one time. I imagine watching it over again would be a delight. Grandmama and Mr Carson were our favorite characters.

Jeanie said...

You're the second blogger I've read of in a couple of weeks who are reviewing Downton Abbey. It's just that kind of show. I should whip out my DVDs and join you. How I would have loved to see that exhibit!

Art and Sand said...

I loved the outfits Lady Mary and Lady Edith wore.

I was slow to join the Downtown Abbey crowd - we don't have cable, but I ended up buying it during season 3 on Apple TV and I had fun getting up to speed. I think I've watched it two more times all the way through.

I love the meme I kept seeing on Super Bowl Sunday with the dowager saying, "Super Bowl! Is it Wedgwood?"

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I missed the Downton Abby "boat"....I should really get the series on DVD....The clothing is stunning

Mereknits said...

I miss that show, it was so beautiful. I loved submerging myself in it every week. Hope you are feeling well Linda.

Jann Olson said...

Downton Abbey is one of my favorite series as well Linda. All of the characters are amazing and they certainly do draw you in! Love their costumes.

We are: Clamco said...

I'm so glad you are getting back to painting. I love your frozen Charlotte dolls.