Welcome to Downton Abbey….♡

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Hi! I just returned from a super fun evening. I attended my first Downton Abbey bookclub. Well….it’s not really a bookclub,  more like a gathering of super nice ladies here on my beautiful coast. Ladies who of course love watching Downton. And, because it was my first meeting I behaved and kept my camera out of sight. (pout) However, now I’m wishing that I took some photos. The hostess lives in a beautiful cottage home that sits on the Coquille river.  The table was filled with a variety of food,  and treats to share while watching Downton. I can’t think of a better way to end the season. If I have to say goodbye to the Crawley family and their servants. ..thank goodness I can share it with new friends, and yummy food.

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Here’s a re-post of an earlier post from 2014. I believe it’s from Season 4. I still was living in California at the time. Proof, that time does not stand still.  Enjoy!

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Hello,  Welcome to Downton Abbey. Oops…I meant to say Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you. Dear friend what IS it about this series that is SO captivating?♡


I’m sort of wondering if perhaps it is because we have SO much in common…(Giggle, giggle) ok… well first of all I do have an affinity for ALL things English…. As in Tea parties. .♡(big grin)

 

Ummm…this is sort of Downton Abbeyish… Don’t you think. ..♡

Fine china….

Lots of pretty lace.

This “COTTAGE” sign could read “ABBEY”…I rather fancy the pink with white polka dot darling bolero… We could party like its 1929….♡

Or this sweet little summer hat…

I know Darjeeling would NEVER be allowed this privilege…♡Mr.Carson would be quite annoyed.

 

And of course I adore beautiful magical weddings..♡

It delights me to receive pretty invitations in the mail for fancy afternoon teas. This is most civilized don’t you think my friend. ♡

An afternoon to relax and chat about anything, and everything.

 

 

 

I must find those gloves. …

I’m all for mini Victorian tea cakes too..♡

I wonder where I can find these napkins. .♡

And any opportunity where I can accessorize with my vintage pearl necklace, count me in!

Hey what about my fancy Chandliers. .. Don’t they count?   (Even if I did make them myself)

Now let me see what else. ……

Oh dear I almost forgot about the Royalty! The two on the right are 100% purebred. … yep. .. Lord Earl Grey, and Lady Teah. Oddly the one on the far left is a rescue. … and smartest of them all. (Smile)

Now I’m starting to impress myself with all this royal chic-ness.♡
Yes. . They do have servants with problems. . And I don’t have servants♡ which can sometimes be a problem. ..♡

Wait a second. … Where did that chicken come from..♡

Now seriously. … I’m re-thinking this whole captivation thing with the Downton.  I’m really so pleasantly blessed and content with my little cottage life. ♡

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely blessed day my friend. ♡

XOXO. ..
Marcia

 

 

Marcia
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10 Responses to Welcome to Downton Abbey….♡

  1. Marie says:

    Sounds like a fun night. I am also sadened that this will be the last season of Downton

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Marie! It’s wonderful to see you here. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it’s going to be a very bittersweet season indeed. Will need to savor every minute we can. Happy New Year. Hope to see you again! ♡

  2. Margaret Newville says:

    I do love these pictures! Hope you keep sharing, and your style of Decorating your Cottage. Sincerely, Margaret

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Margaret! So happy that you stopped by today. Thank you for your kind comments. I do enjoy decorating, and cottage life. I am also enjoying the challenge of simple living. Hope to see you again. Happy New Year!

  3. Allegra Bridges says:

    I spy a cute little teapot in the corner…

  4. Jenny Bonynge says:

    Love this posting!

  5. JoAnn Brewer says:

    Hello, I just stumbled upon your beautiful site! I LOVE downtown Abby. I wish I could have known about your site when I was still on TV. I used to cater Tea parties too. It was called, Plan An elegant Tea Party Catering Service. I also had a tea party website to go with it. It had many tea recipes and a Victorian theme. But alas, I had to give them all up due to a back problem. Your site made me smile. thank you for sharing. I live in West Virginia in the US with my husband, son, daughter and granddaughter. Hope this message finds you and yours well. God bless. Sincerely, JoAnn

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