A Tribute to 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 which starts tonight.  I am going to be glued to the television for sure.  Are any of you fans?  I can't get enough of this masterpiece.. The wait is almost over for us U.S. viewers eager for its return.  This show is a must 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 time.

So in anticipation of my favorite show, I paid a little tribute by putting together my version of return to loveliness and shared a bit of tea, sconce and muffins with my husband this morning and a lovely and elegant table setting that I put together this afternoon.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week.




  1. What lovely photos of your table! And yes, I LOVE Downton Abbey! It was wonderful to visit again last night! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Janet:

    A beautiful tablescape! As your sister-in-law, I also have the honor of enjoying your menus! The brunch looks scumptious!

    The table looks spectacular, it is so significant to incorporate so many beautiful details as you have.

    I look forward to your new tablescapes postings in 2013. You always come up with great and interesting concepts.

    See you soon! Take care,

    With luv,


    1. Thank you Lilly for your sweet comment. I love you too..

  3. It all looks beautiful. I do not watch that but did turn onto it for a minute or so. My boss is always talking about it and saying how I should watch it so I think maybe I will.

  4. Janet, another beautiful tea table and the fruit looks beautiful Your photos are so clear and bright. Very pretty..Happy Monday..Judy

  5. Janet,
    What an elegant buffet!
    I'm sure your husband felt like royalty while dining with your today.
    Do tell, dear, did he make you blush?
    Very romantic,indeed!

  6. OMG ..It looks divine and perfect for the on-coming series... I'm out of the country so will miss the first part of Downton( BooHoo)... hopefully my mother will tape it for me ...I'm as envious as ever... to watch the show and enjoy some of your teatime goodies...It's truly a downtown Abbey tribute to proud of ...CHEERS !!!!

  7. I just stumbled onto your blog and it is beautiful! I would have loved to have had tea with you! Oh, and I am also a very loyal Downton Abbey fan! There is no way Bates killed his wife!



  8. Happy New Year, Janet! What a lovely tea time you have laid out! I'm sure your hubby enjoyed it with you; love the silver and posies. I have yet to sit down and watch the series. It sounds like a delightful story. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day, my friend.


  9. Hi Janet,
    Your tea for two looks fabulous! I'm sure your husband enjoyed his breakfast. Love your silver teapots and your beautiful china. Love the flowers and your muffins, sconces & fruit look delicious! Hope you enjoy season 3 of Downtown Abby! I have seen some of the 1st & 2nd season and love it! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  10. Fabulous table. You may enjoy looking at the Downton Abbey items for sale on Onekingslane.com The sale is drawing a good response.

  11. Wow! So lovely, romantic and charming. Beautiful dishes! Those sweets are making me hungry. You photos are fabulous!....Christine

  12. Hi- Thank you so much for sharing your tea setting, yummy and beautiful. And as for Downton Abbey, you described it beautifully. I have been watching Masterpiece Theatre since their first Elizabeth in the 1970's. This is one of my very favorite. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Downton and your beautiful Tea set up. Blessings Paula Lusk

  13. Oh this is just lovely! Wasn't Mary's bridal headpiece beautiful! I can't wait for Sunday.

  14. Just beautiful and super yummy! Thanx!;) I have yet to watch that show. I need to start from Season 1. Thanx for joining THT!

  15. Everything is just gorgeous. I havn't seen the show, but all of our photos are stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. I love Downton Abbey! I am so excited over its return! We had a Three Kings Day party that day, so we taped it just to make sure we wouldnt' miss a thing, and we've played back the tape a couple of times! Your tea table is beautiful! Your tea set is gorgeous and those cups are wonderful! What a feast with all those muffins! Everything looks wonderful!

  17. Hi Janet! This is beautiful as always! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash...that is, once I get the post live. lol. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. I wouldn't know where to start it all looks so beautiful. Deb

  19. Looks so elegant!!! I will be right over!! beautiful!


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