It's Sunday ~ Downton Abbey night!!!! I can hardly wait.
I'm obsessed, a hair short of "stalker fan" level!
The era, the furnishings, the etiquette, the clothes. *sigh* Just every. single. thing. about it.
Because it airs tonight, I thought it seemed an appropriate time to pull out some pics from last fall of my antique hanging jardiniere. (or maybe that correlation only makes sense to me??!!)
Above: A fairly stiff wind was blowing at the time of the photo session ~ as noted by the swinging angle of the jardiniere...
I keep thinking a similar jardinere will pop up in the background of a Downton scene so I stay on the lookout but so far, no luck.
Maybe I have the time period wrong?? I don't know for certain how old mine actually is??
There's always SO MUCH to look at too, it's entirely possible I've missed it.
It might not be the easiest thing to see either ~ it's difficult to tell scale in a photo but this beautiful jardiniere is very small. Approx 4" X 4".
I always wonder what would have been planted in it during the time period it originated?
Maybe it was used exactly as I've done here, as a container for fresh flowers??
I'm sorry I didn't take a current photo since I let the roses dry in the jardiniere & they're hanging in my office now. Maybe I'll go back & do that? or maybe not. It will soon be time to replace them with some primroses, daffodils or tulips anyway.
Let's not get distracted by that happy thought tho!
Back to Downton Abbey.
Something else I try to see during a tea or dining scene are the silverware patterns! Am I crazy?
Above: My four favorite silverplate patterns (which all conceivably could have been used during the Downton Abbey time period.) From left to right: Grenoble (aka Gloria), Glenrose, Cedric & Berwick (aka Diana).
Notice three out of four have a floral theme!!! No surprise there, right?!
If it's silver, old, and has anything at all to do with flowers, chances are, I LOVE it.
Above: Antique rose vase last October.
All three things in one spot are PURE BLISS. No wonder I'm a Downton Abbey freak!
Another reason to be happy today ~ only 60 days till Spring!
Before we know it, we'll be back in the garden! :) Until then, enjoy the show (which is pretty much a guarantee unless something insane, like the end of Season 3 happens!!!!!)