Saturday, 28 March 2015

Downton Abbey Party - 28th March 2015

Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26th September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9th January 2011. Five series have been made so far; the fifth airing in the autumn of 2014 in the UK and Ireland, and began airing in the United States on 4th January 2015. A sixth series was commissioned, which, on 26th March 2015, was confirmed to be the final series.
The series is set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the inter-war period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series; the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series; and the United Kingdom general election of 1923.

So..... we decided to make a Downton Abbey party at our house. We had Charleston Music playing on our iPod/Bose, The TV was showing the series in the back ground with no volume, and typical food from period....... Cooked Lamb, Victoria Sponge, Malt Vinegar Pickled Onions, etc all home made.

Below are some pictures from the party...... By the way what a huge success this was.
Red Carpet
Home-made Victoria Sponge
Antiques from the period
The Beautiful Hostess
Welcome to Downton Abbey
The Abbey Flag Pole - Well Sort Of
Servants Bells on the Tableware
The Footman
The Hostess Awaits the Honourable Guests
The Picnic - Lamb, Salad, Home-made Mint Sauce
Fruits, Cheeses and Vegetables
Lord and Lady Ritschel
Lady Grimwade
Lord Zinneman and Lady O'Fallon
Lord Wayne and Lady Benoit
Lady Youngblood