are you inspired by the age of elegance?
 from Titanic to Downton Abbey
﷯Oh, how I miss "Downton Abbey"... anyone else? Were you as sad as I was at the end of season six? Our Sunday nights will never be the same. As a self-obsessed "Downton Abbey" fan, I found myself writing about having tea at "Downton Abbey" during the height of the series and was delighted that it was during the same time period of my book, Tea on the Titanic. I love the Edwardian era, the clothing, social scenes, gardens, and dining. Why not combine them and and center tea time with the Crawleys and the Titanic. What fun to imagine descending the magnificent staircase into the front hall of Downton Abbey, then meeting up with some of the passengers on the Titanic and all having tea in the Library! The strength of the characters in "Downton Abbey," both upstairs and downstairs, was the key point in making this such a world-breaking series. The time frame from 1912 to 1925 over six seasons saw more change in all areas of life than any other period of time. Technology rapidly increased and the roles men and women began changing drastically. It was a program that was loved in over 200 countries from China to Canada. Julian Fellows, the lone writer and creator, cleverly blended history and drama into a meticulous story line. There is talk of a movie coming out soon ... but not soon enough for us "Downton Abbey" fanatics!!! I had dreamed of being able to visit Highclere Castle, the location for filming "Downton﷯ Abbey," but the times I was in England never coincided with the opening times. Last summer my dreams came true as I attended a Victorian Garden Party at Highclere Castle. The day there exceeded all my expectations. I will be sharing some of the highlights of the fun-filled day in my blog. Hope you will join me! —Penelope Here's a link to a small gallery of my photos from Highclere Castle as well as other tea-riffic memories. You'll find even more by following me on Instagram (Penelope Carlevato) and by liking my Facebook page
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