Downton Abbey Darlings

I can hardly wait until Sunday Nights.  I’m completely obsessed with Downton Abbey.  Seriously, I am as happy as a kid in a candy store.  If you just put a cup of tea in my hand [ok, and a cookie, or shall I say biscuit, too] and leave me to get lost in another time, I’m golden.  I can’t resist a good period piece and brilliant story.  I, of course, love the costumes  [the clothing is breathtaking at times], the characters and the English countryside [be-still my heart].  But do you know what I, almost, adore the most?  The talk.  The way people conversed back then, even about the everyday, was so poetic.  The words they used.  The thought that was taken in conversation.  So eloquent.  So interesting.  So telling.

Are you just as caught up in this series as I am?  Do you have a favorite character?  I actually am really taken with Lady Mary.  She, at first, seemed very cold but I see and recognize a sense of duty in her character.  I think she just might surprise us in the end.

PS – Here is the cast in real life…cause who can resist?

[British VogueGoogle Images]



  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 7:09am

    I’m definitely with you on this addiction. Lady Mary has really grown on me, though Lady Sybil is so charming. And I’ve such a crush on Dan Stevens who plays Matthew. Last night’s episode was so sad. But I’m hooked. And this first photo — I love it! I hadn’t seen that one before.

  • Trina
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 10:47am

    @Brandi {not your average ordinary}, I know…I think Lady Sybil is gorgeous in every possible way. And yes, Mathew is a dear and I was a bit heart broken last night. Do you know how many episodes there will be? I’m getting panicky just thinking of it coming to an end.
    XO t

  • Shannon Darrough
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 7:47am

    That’s it! I am adding season one to my netflix right now. Sold.

  • Mary
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 8:17am

    Oh yes! It is as good as everybody says. I adore it. I still have 2 episodes waiting for me in my DVR – yay! I agree with you about Lady Mary.

  • Trina
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 10:48am

    @Mary, Enjoy catching up! I cannot wait until next week!! XO t

  • Alyssa // welikewelove
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 1:01pm

    Oh man! So addicted to this show… and these photos are amazing! I want to live in those days and wear those costumes! Thanks for sharing pretty lady!!!

    PS. Lady Mary HAS really grown on me too. But I love all three girls… & Mr. Crawley! Love him. But I’m only at the beginning of season 2, so my loves may change :)

  • Trina
    Commented on January 31st, 2012 at 11:52pm

    @Alyssa // welikewelove, Me too… I always kind of wish I lived back then, well only if I lived in a home like that- ha. Mr. Crawley is sweet, I have to agree. Even Edith has grown on me. But I’m really thinking Lady Mary is going to surprise everyone! Enjoy catching up!

  • Kate
    Commented on January 30th, 2012 at 2:23pm

    I am LOVING Downton Abbey! I’m still on season 1 but I’m totally hooked. I love these pictures!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 31st, 2012 at 11:53pm

    @Kate, It only gets better! Enjoy watching! xo

  • Vicki Archer
    Commented on January 31st, 2012 at 1:30am

    Love Downton Abbey too Trina… and the best news is that there will be a third series…xv

  • Trina
    Commented on January 31st, 2012 at 11:54pm

    @Vicki Archer, Oh, Vicki, I just knew you would love Downton too! I think you just made my day, letting me know about the 3rd season! XO t

  • Mitica Fashion Illustrations
    Commented on January 31st, 2012 at 5:23am

    OOoh love Downtonw Abbey!!! so lovely!!

  • michelle @ pretty mommy
    Commented on February 1st, 2012 at 12:52pm

    OBSESSED! and I love Lady Mary the most…sending some tea your way to enjoy on Sunday night ;)

  • Trina
    Commented on February 1st, 2012 at 1:57pm

    @michelle @ pretty mommy, Wish we could watch together. And there is just something about Lady Mary, isn’t there? Why thank you….I adore tea….can you message me your addy? I’ll send you something to have with your tea :) XO t

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