Thursday, March 13, 2014

Downton Abbey

Last Saturday our local library held a Downton Abbey tea party.  You were invited to come dressed up if you cared to and if not come as you are.  Tickets were $5.00 each and 2 neighbours and I decided to attend.

I did not have any clothes that fit the occasion except this old silk blouse and a long black skirt.  the blouse was down here for me to cut-up for Crazy Quilting and I had forgotten it in the back of the cupboard. 

The gal that ran it has a group called Ladies Tea Adventure and she did a nice job.  We had a wonderful tea from England called The Prince of Wales and crepes suzettes were served as the dessert.
They meet once a month at various places and tea rooms and always wear hats,etc.

I only took a couple of pics then my camera battery ran out.  You never think of it until it does.

This is the gal that ran the afternoon tea.  A beautiful child's dress can also be seen.  I was going to take a closeup but the camera was gone.

This is the group we sat with. Some dressed up some not.  I think the ladies who dressed up belong to this club and hence have hats and outfits to wear.

 This is also a neighbour of mine who did not come with us but is one of the ladies group.  She had her hat made special for this occasion.  She looks very glamorous.

This is me in my purple blouse (no hat) and my neighbour in the middle.  The 3 rd. gal could not make it.  The lady in the turquois came by herself and sat with us and we both enjoyed her company.  She is also a snow bird and is from Ohio.

They played 2 games with the first being "Quotes of Characters from DA".  Half were made by Maggie Smith which you can imagine as that is what she is famous for in this role. There were 25 questions in this one.

The 2nd was "A Downton Abbey Quiz".  there were 30 various questions in this one and even though I haven't missed an episode I couldn't remember almost half.  Very obscure questions.

There were prizes and the grand prize was a beautiful tea pot and it was won by the gal in the hat above.

I do have copies of both of these so if anyone wants them for a party, etc. just let me know and I can send them to you.


Gina E. said...

I've never watched that show but I've heard of it. One of my friends loves hosting "High Teas" afternoon tea parties, but I've only been to one (she lives up in the country and we don't get there often), and I don't remember if she asked her guests to dress up. But it sounds like fun, and I'm tempted to host one myself, if I can find anyone who watches that! You look lovely in that purple blouse, you shouldn't cut it up!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

What a fun idea! And a treat to attend.

Debra Spincic said...

I have to agree--wear that purple blouse every opportunity you get!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a nice event. It sounds like you had some fun. I like DA but I'm not sure I could answer any questions.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Maggi said...

An interesting outing. I have never watched Downton Abbey although I know many people over here are hooked on it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sounds like a grand time was had by all. Have to admit that I have never watched the show and it's beginning to sound as though I'm in the minority!

deanna7trees said...

what fun...nice to see you.

Dorthe said...

FredaB, hello, and first thank you for your so kind comments on my blog, they are so very appriciated.
I too love DA and hope the danish TV will soon show episode 4 .....
What a wonderful event, and your purple blouse is perfect for this (and many other) occations.
Wishing you a lovely weekend-
Dorthe, xo

Createology said...

What a lovely and fun tea. So happy to see your smiling photo. I too watch Downton Abbey but would never be able to pass a test. Blissfully Sipping Tea...