Monday, January 7, 2013

A Table Set for Downton Abbey

Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful and restful weekend. My husband and I finished putting all the Christmas decorations away. We even took time to organize it all. It was a very productive day for sure. And now, I am getting ready for Season 3 of Downton Abbey. I am going to be glued to the television for sure.  Are any of you fans?  I just can't get enough of this masterpiece.. It is a most for all romantics at heart.  It it beautifully written and just exquisite.

The series is set in the fictional Yorkshire county estate of Downton Abbey and depicts the lives of an aristocratic family, The Crawley's and their servants, in the Edwardian and post-Edwardian Era with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.  The costumes and settings are stunning...It is like reading a great historical and romantic novel. We get to, at least for an hour, go back in time and re-visit such a lovely and genteel society.

So today, I paid a little tribute to this series by putting together my version of return to loveliness by putting together this most lovely and elegant table setting.  I wanted to keep all the tones soft and delicate.  Nothing too loud so I decided to keep my color palette clean and neutral.  I started with a cream table cloth, cream placemats and napkins.  For plates, I decided to use my gorgeous Homer Laughlin "Georgian" Eggshell China in a very soft and creamy color with a delicate floral pattern.  I kept the stemware simple and added silver plate candle sticks, flatware and of course, fresh flowers.


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40 comments:

  1. Lovely table setting. I love those placemats, so fancy!

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    1. Hi, Thanks so much for linking up last week.
      ""Weekly goals"" is now up for this week. Would love for you to link up this week. Have a beautiful day.
      Here's the link if you would like it. - http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-3.html
      Lenetta

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  2. Janet, your table setting is splendid, just very fitting for Downton Abbey and the food looks very appetizing. I'm so glad the series has started up again. It will be hard to wait a week for another one..Happy Monday..Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy.. Great season opening Sunday.. Can't wait for Sunday again.

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  3. YOUR TABLE SETTING IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT MADE MY HEART FEEL WARM AND COZY INSIDE..I'D BEEN HAVING A HARD MORNING...AND IT JUST CHANGED THAT..THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TABLE...I JUST ORDER ME A TEA CUP WITH A LITE PINK SETTING AND I WANT TO COLLECT THE WHOLE SET.. I LOVE THE LITE YELLOW AS WELL...IT'S JUST WONDERFUL...HAPPY NEW YEARS...LOVELY POST. WITH LOVE JANICE

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    1. Oh Janice.. Your lovely and heartfelt comment made my heart warm and cozy. I am truly humbled by it. I am that my post changed your hard morning. Sometimes, it is the little things that bring a smile to our face. Please do start a collection. It is a great way to pass time.

      Happy New Year to you too. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Janet,
    Exquisite!!!
    I adore your Homer Laughlin Georgian pattern china!
    I have three dinner plates with the same center pattern and soft aqua border!
    Always on the hunt to expand my collection!!!
    Ah~h~h romance abounds @ Rosemary & Thyme as in does @ Downton Abbey!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Visiting from Marty's!

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    1. Hello Pat. Thank you for visiting my two posts and leaving such a nice comment. I collect Homer Laughlin china too. The Georgian Eggshell patterns are exquisite. I am always on the hunt for it too. Yes, and roamce does abound at Rosemary & Thyme..lol..

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  5. I love it...simply elegant. Love the purple tulips, nice touch.

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  6. Your table setting is simply gorgeous! Oh I would love to watch that show! I have not seen it yet.Not sure if my husband would enjoy it or not.
    xx
    Anne

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  7. What a pretty table setting! I just love those pearl napkins rings. Well I will definately have to put a bit more effort into setting my table now, the family won't know what's come over me! and the food looks scrumptious too!! take care, Maryann

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  8. Such a beautiful table! The china is lovely, and its rim, plus the pearl napkin rings, give just a hint of visual texture. I did a Valentien's table with my Homer Laughlin last year, and I've already been wondering how I could use it again in a different way. And the food...yum! It's a nice touch that you added that picture as well. ~Zuni

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  9. So very Downton-ish!!! I've been catching up on episodes I missed. Sunday night's dinner that wasn't was just a fabulous table.. Your table certainly evokes the same feeling as at the Abbey! Beautiful linens, flowers, dishes and those pearl napkin rings just make my heart sing.. Looking forward to a fun 2013 at your tables.. xo marlis

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  10. I love that show!! Your table is just fabulous, I feel as if I've been transported to Downton. Thanks so much for bringing the Abbey to us!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  11. Lovely table. I have not seen season 1 or 2 of Downtown Abbey, but I Tvo'd the first episode of season 3. I'm sure I will love it. The series has been highly recommended by a close friend.

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  12. Your beautiful table is a lovely tribute to all the Lords and Ladies of Downtown Abbey. I'm a fan! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table setting.

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  13. Your table setting is so lovely and I just want to run over and steal those gorgeous placemats and napkins!! They are just the perfect touch! That pop of purple in your flowers is so pretty! Hope your enjoyed the return of the program!

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  14. So pretty....thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love Downton Abbey. just became a new follower. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Hi Janet,
    Your table is lovely; love the romantic theme. I have the same pearl napkin rings. Your placemats are gorgeous and the roses too. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. You had me at " Downton Abbey " lol - what a beautiful table setting - and I think it would be right at home at the Abbey!
    Great job
    XXX

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  17. What a gorgeous table! I'm still watching season 2 but have the first episode of 3 saved in my DVR ready to watch.

    I'm visiting from Richella's Grace at Home party.

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  18. Beautiful table!! Very elegant. Wouldn't you just love to have Carson have it all set out for you, then served and cleaned it up? LOVE Downton Abbey too!!! Now we need to see a "downstairs" table ;-)

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  19. Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I am love your amazing blog, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share with us, and I am featuring your tablescape tonight. I'm your newest follower, too! Can't wait to check out more of it. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Kathy

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  20. Beautiful! I don't know anything about Downtown Abbey as I apparently live under a rock when it comes to tv, but I love a good tablescape! I'm always looking for "vintage" inspiration for a table. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with all of us. If you would ever like to join up, I recently started hosting a link party Monday Makeover for Your Table. Would love to see you there!
    http://www.ahumblecreation.com/p/monday-makeover-for-your-table.html
    Jessica
    ahumblecreation.com

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  21. Beautiful table scape with sober colors.i love the mix of colors you have used in here,very elegant and romantic. :):)

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  22. Hello Janet,
    You have created, yet, another gorgeous table setting and your pics are gorgeous, as they always are!
    I hope that you are enjoying your weekend...I'm a but "bummed" that it's so darn, dark and gloomy out and interfering with my own photography plans :(
    Janet aka JP ;)

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  23. What a lovely table. I am crushing on your china and our pearl nakin rings. I have watched Downtown Abbey a bit, haven't seen the most recent yet. Joni

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  24. Lady Crawley & Mary would have loved to entertain at your table. Elegant design with perfect attention to detail. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  25. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  26. What a lovely table! I featured this post in today's Grace at Home party. Thanks for linking up!

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  27. Love DA! It's a soap opera, but I am hooked!
    Beautiful table, so delicate and refined!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  28. Beautiful~ so romantic and pretty!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  29. Hi Janet,
    I love your Downton Abbey tablescape ~very elegant and romantic! I,too love this beautiful series.
    I enjoyed visiting some of your other posts as well-your blog is beautiful! I am adding you to my blog list.
    Take care,

    Carolyn

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  30. Hi . Just wanted to let you know about Kishas fun linkup to Fill in the Blank Friday.
    http://www.kjaggers.com/2013/01/fill-in-blank-friday-link-up.html Check it out if you get a minute. Thanks, Lenetta

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  31. This table is really beautiful and inviting. The plates are very delicate.

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  32. Beautiful table and such special china! Thanks for setting the table for us, it's just what we need in January. Patty/BC

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  33. So beautiful - loving your downtown abbey look - so elegant and pretty. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  34. This was really nice! Loved it!! I'm a downtown fan :)

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  35. What a beautiful table setting! You have lovely style... Have a wonderful week :)

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