Thursday, April 24, 2014
Downton Abbey Celebrations
The silver was polished, the tables set, and three very special Downton Abbey tea parties took place in the tea room earlier this month.
Aprons were starched and put back into service for these events along with the antique pressed glass goblets. Nancy's pattern - Diamond Medallion, Susanna's pattern - Rexford (a very heavy cut pattern of the late 1880's), and Marjorie's pattern - Oval Thumbprint graced the tables.
It was our honour to welcome Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. She regaled us with stories of life during her era, including her own special interpretation on the upstairs-downstairs lives of Edwardian England.