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Monochromatic Monday :: Dinner at Downton

January 23rd, 2012

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Never thought I’d see the day when I’d design a board inspired by a television show…but then again, never thought I’d be as enamored with one as I am with Downton Abbey. The jaw-dropping scenery, gorgeous costumes and romantic plot lines have me entranced…who else shares my obsession? I’d love to throw an early spring soirée with the same elegance as those hosted by the Crawley clan, complete with delicate china, tea and crumpets, polished silver and views of the rolling green hills. A bridal shower or mother’s day brunch, perhaps? Until then, looks like I’ll have to get cozy and stay in on Downton Abbey nights to do my sufficient “research!” 

*images: {row 1} downton abbey, butterflies book, model t ford {row 2} chalkboard, chandelier {row 3} china, hat on chair, downton, florals {row 4} english garden, teacup, florals, lady mary.

 

china: http://sunday-suppers.com/?p=3289

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41 Comments under :: Monochromatic Monday :: Dinner at Downton
  1. Clare says:

    I can confirm I share your obsession :)

  2. Jjanga says:

    I love this! Especially the downton abbey! Love love that show!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    http://www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

  3. Marina says:

    LOVE Downton and love the notion of using it as party inspiration!

  4. Jess says:

    I’m always up for a tea party! So beautiful!!

  5. April says:

    I ardently admire it as well….totally obsessed, really. Beautiful board!

  6. Dori Stehlin says:

    So beautiful – and peaceful. I love the feelings this evokes.
    Any idea what the pattern is for the green plate in row 3? I would love to add that to my Royal Daulton Lace Point pattern.

  7. Kirbi Knop says:

    I absolutely love it! Beautiful grouping, Camille! And I am right there with you on a Downton inspired, early-spring soiree. For the fashion, alone! :)

    xo,
    Kirbi

  8. Sydney says:

    mmmm tea and crumpets, I think i’ll have to start watching this show!

  9. I must say, I am thoroughly obsessed! This mood board perfectly captures the refined feel of Downton Abbey!

    Have a great Monday!

    xxx

  10. I cannot get enough of Downton Abbey, and so I love this post!

  11. Tolly says:

    GIRL, you know I do! Hellooo Matthew Crawley.

  12. tae says:

    the best show!!!

  13. I am in love with Downton. So beautiful!

  14. GawgusThings says:

    You get Downton Abbey too?! I only started watching it when my Mum got me the box set at Christmas but I just love it! Apparently, sales of sherry have gone up 15% in the UK because of Downton!! http://bit.ly/sT8Am7

    Emma xx

    • Camille Styles says:

      That’s hysterical! Although I’m not surprised…the Crowley gang makes sipping a sherry look soooo sophisticated!

  15. I’ve been thinking someone needs to plan a Downton party. If you plan it, I’m there. ;)

  16. ANH Style says:

    I too am obsessed with Downton Abbey and convinced I was born in the wrong decade! My friends and I lament that we don’t get to enjoy afternoon tea every day.

  17. trina says:

    Totally obsessed. Stayed up way too late watching last night! This would be my dream party :)

  18. Ashlie says:

    So glad to see others are also obsessed with the fabulous show! And your board makes me want to dine and have tea with the Crawley family even more!

  19. gina says:

    I am certain I lived in this era and setting in a past life. I always have such a connection to the period and lifestyle. There is a Merchant Ivory quality to this series ~ that I can only hope continues.

  20. Rosemary says:

    Gorgeous! I call Downton Abbey my “not guilty guilty pleasure.” I never thought I’d see the day when I was obsessed with a show on PBS. Ha!

  21. What is this Downton Abbey show and where {what channel} can I find it? I am going to have to Google this business right now. I evidently missed the hype memo.

  22. Joan says:

    I too am in love with Downton Abbey! I didn’t think it possible but I’m enjoying the second season even more than the first!

  23. Marianne (style for living) says:

    Count me in as obsessed! The best show on TV, hands down! I think the party sounds perfect!

  24. Al says:

    Oh darling, FINALLY!!! I just blogged about the show, which I caught up on all weekend long in order to be up to date for the newest episode :) Thanks for posting this!!
    xoxo, Happy Monday!!

  25. Ah, Downton. Just finished watching last night’s episode. Who’s with the dowager saying we get Lavinia out of the picture *gently*?! (and maybe Mary too while we’re at it — I’ll pick up the pieces of your life, Matthew…)

  26. Silvie says:

    Last week I said its monday monochromatic was my favourite so far… well… I’ll have to change my top one for this one!! Downton Abbey is one of my favourite shows since the first chapter, it’s perfect!! :) so lovely!!

    How much have you been able to watch here in the US? Are you watching Season 2?? I saw the Christmas Special during Holidays and I must tell you… you are gonna love it!!!

    Have an amazing week Camille!

    PS: Matthew Crawley, Matthew Crawley, Matthew Crawley… :p

  27. Charity says:

    Seriously, I watched the WHOLE first season on Netflix in a day! This new season is killing me, watching it week by week! Here me now world. I will go there.

  28. Francoise says:

    Your inspiration boards are lovely. I’ve been searching sites to make boards of my own and I’m just not finding the right fit. Would you mind sharing what program/site you use to create your boards?

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