Downton Abbey/Great Gastby

December 18, 2022

Christmas time at Downton Abbey!

From all of us to all of you….Happy Holidays!! And good Cheer!!
The Christmas table set and glowing with seasonal cheer!
Tea cart at the side.
Time for the arrival of guests and family.
Appetizers at the ready
Menu selected
Drinks awaiting.
Your choice of beverage: Almond Champagne or Winter Wassail.

The arrival of guests is at hand.

Robert Crawley, Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.
Ready to greet the guests.
Miss Phryne Fisher, detective extraordinaire is the first to arrive! Va va va voom!
Madam Butterfly was steaming hot!
Cheeky girl!
Smoldering gaze.
Formal photo with the Dowager. Raise a glass to celebrate the Season!
Hint of smiles for the celebration to come.
Welcome one and all…and cheers to The Season.
Salute from Lord Grantham.
Miss Fisher is soooo elegant!

Dining inside the mansion this evening. It’s too cold outside for The Veranda!

Seated at the formal table.
Raise a glass in cheer!
Le Menu.
Lobster Bisque for starters. Sooo good!
Spatchcock Turkey, so easy to cook in 80 minutes. I will remember this for next Thanksgiving.
The table is ready for us to dive in.
Bahira's plate! Delightful!!
And Lord Grantham entertained us on the grand piano. Mama’s favorite: Chopin’s Nocturne #8.
And Tea and Christmas cookies in the drawing room while watching, of course, Downtown Abbey on the Telly.
Lovely evening, wouldn’t you say Miss Fisher?
We love to have fun, and there is nothing better than sharing these fun moments over a spot of tea!
Formal photos on the Downton Abbey sunset lawn. Which one do you think captures our personalities the best!
We are The Hams for photos.
We're ready when you are!
Sitting pretty.
Demure Duo.
The Coy Downton Abbey Trio say ta-ta for now.

.. and for our classic Glam Shots from our Downton Abbey/Great Gatsby Christmas theme. Thank you Bahira & Dave for another perfectly-executed theme. Love you guys.

Partners In Crime once again.
Portrait of our Matriarch and Founder.
Share a sip of my special froth.
Madame Butterfly spreading her wings at Downton.
Cheerio to All.