Sunday, December 15, 2013

An afternoon of Downton Abbey and tea

What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon: watching a sneak peak of season 4, episode 1 of Downton Abbey followed by a delightful tea. Even better? The episode was shown at the lovely IU Cinema.

With Amanda at the IU Cinema, awaiting Downton Abbey
Period dress was encouraged, so Amanda and I wore costumes we had sewn. Yes, this is my dress from Gen Con. Amanda sewed hers in the last three weeks, finishing yesterday.
In our costumes

A gift with our tea: Downton Abbey breakfast tea to enjoy at home
 Tea consisted of tea, of course, plus cucumber sandwiches and toast with asparagus or salmon mousse. There were also a selection of sweet breads and lemon squares.
Cucumber tea sandwiches, asparagus and salmon mousse on toast
 Part of the program included a presentation on period dress from the Elizabeth Sage Collection and a presentation on afternoon tea.
Gloves, shoes and fans from the Sage Collection

A period dress from the Sage Collection

A period driving coat from the Sage Collection
Oh, and that season 4 episode? No spoilers here, but... Of course there was a moment that made me cry. And moments that made me want to talk back to characters. And I can't wait to see the rest of the season!

1 comment:

  1. Me, too. It was so much fun! I'm glad we could do it together.

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