December 26, 2012

End Of The Year Reverie


I hope you had a happy Christmas and are enjoying the sweet and quiet days before New Year's Eve. It's one of my favorite times of the year, when the flurry of the holidays begins to settle down and there's time to enjoy simple pleasures.

dtabbey


Around here, December whizzed by like a blur, but a few days before Christmas I finally got a chance to dive into Downton Abbey.

Sun Lavinia green dress downton


Like everyone I know, I was quickly sucked into the vortex of Lady Mary and her scandal, the plot thick with dollops of Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, Gone With the Wind, Upstairs Downstairs, Howard's End and The Sun Also Rises.

belowstairs

Instead of Downtown Abbey frock envy I came down with a bad case of table envy {the downstairs servant's table is the ultimate farm house table} and find myself dreaming of the day when zingers will roll off my tongue like Cousin Violet. Most of all, I'm longing for January 6, when Season 3 premiers--but in case you can't wait, there's a 10 minute preview launching today {click here}.

I'll be checking in again after the New Year, so until then, I hope you're able to slow down a bit and enjoy the end of the year!

xo Mary Jo


47 comments :

FASHION TALES said...

Wishing you a very happy new year Mary Jo! I love period film and costume so of course I've been watching all of these great ones that you've mentioned.

Couture Carrie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, darling MJ!
Happy New Year, too!

xoxox,
CC

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! We need to watch Downton Abbey. We might be the last two people that aren't watching. :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Hope that you had a great Christmas and that the New Year brings you an abundance of God's blessings!!

MOSAMUSE said...

happy holidays! I thought I was the only person who hadnt watched this show yet lol
xo
MOSAMUSE

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Mary Jo,

I want to wish you an amazing New Year and all the luck and happiness it brings. Thank you for your constant support and inspiration!

PS. I love crazily this time of the year as well;)

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I so need to check out Downtown Abbey; I feel like everyone is always talking about it, and I have never checked it out. :(

GLAM FASHIONISTA said...

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

The Garage Starlets said...

Nice post!
Have a great holidays!


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Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

I love the clothes and hairstyles in that series... Will try to make a Downton Abbey inspired hairstyle tomorrow evening when I'm going to a ball! (I have the feeling I'll need to keep things simple, but I'll give it a go ;)

Blond Duck said...

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

The Garage Starlets said...

Sounds fantastic!

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zhanna said...

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! I love Downton Abby
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy new year from Manila! I haven't checked out the show yet but will definitely watch it in the new year!

Imogen said...

best wishes to you for the holiday season and the new year.

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

lovely post! it's so amazing how fast this year flew by, i hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you an amazing New Year too! :)

classiq said...

I've started to watch season 1, but have't finished it though. Loving it! I like these quiet days between years too. :)
Ada
PS: I hope you've received my last email (I sent it this morning, GMT).

Little Rus said...

I managed to catch up on Christmas special - a long episode that didn't end well at all... :( Hopefully all will be back to normal.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday time, Mary Jo!
xxx

dimitri said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Mary Jo!
Happy New Year, too!
Love these photos so much.
xo

Sunny & Star said...

Great pictures. Happy New Years to you too!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I LOVE Downton!! Amazing show. Happy New year Mary Jo!

x
Rachel

Antonia | FASHION IMPERATIVE said...

I wish you all the best in new year!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hey Mary Jo! I fell in love with that show about 2 years ago and I'm eagerly anticipating the new season. I can't wait! My eyes will be glued to the tv screen. HAHAHA December definitely flew by!!! I can't believe, we're going into a New Year! Glad to hear all is well. Have a great weekend doll.
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Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

Ha, I totally agree, I find myself wishing for more from the servants quarters than the upstairs. All their little dishes, the tables, the kitchen!

I am also definitely in the recuperating stage of the holidays, taking it easy and slow and just enjoying the quiet. xo

Pamela RG said...

Wow, I'm excited for the upcoming Downton Abbey season. I hope you will have a relaxing weekend.

Claire said...

i keep hearing about downtown abbey from so many sources! i really need to check it out. sounds like a fun way to unwind and relax post holidays!!!

http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

love your blog -- very nice!!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

I love and adore this show..we're ahead with it here in the UK and they played a special Christmas episode that was intense...can't wait for it's return...that and The Paradise, another brilliant series here!! I am glad you had a wonderful Christmas & I hope your New Year's will be gorgeous too...have fun!! And may the new year bring lots of great adventures and happiness your way!! Lots of love xox

Coco said...

Hi honey, one of my new year's resolutions is to give a try to Downton Abbey.In fact, I'm a tv series addicted bur this one I've never watched. I'm your newest follower, would be glad if you could stop by and maybe follow.Happy new year!!kisses Coco

aki! said...

I haven't been into these shows... but the sets and costuming looks irresistible.

trishie said...

I really need to get into Downton Abbey, heard so many great things about it. Happy New Year! x

Juju said...

I share your passion for downton abbey, it's so exciting!
your blog is lovely and I hope you come visiting mine :)

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THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I've never seen Downton Abbey, but I've heard a lot about it and the styling is gorgeous. I'm not a huge TV watcher but perhaps I'll have to check this one out! Hope you have a wonderful NYE and I'll see you next year! ;) We'll def have to do lunch!!

Relyn Lawson said...

I just wanted to pop by and wish you the happiest new year. May your 2013 be full of blessings, laughter, and happy surprises. Thank you for being a blog friend and a joyful part of my life.

Antonella Leone said...

happy new year dear <3<3

Imogen said...

Happy new year and best wishes for 2013.

The Garage Starlets said...

Happy New Year! All the best! :)))


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Kimberlee said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for supporting my blog :)

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy New Year Mary Jo!!!!!
I hope your holidays were fabulous!!!!
Thank you so much for featuring me in your Eye On Style section!!!!! I was so flattered and honored to be included!!!!!
Hugs,
Shannon

Jenee C. said...

Happy new year my friend. Like you, I am so excited for the US premiere of season 3. You are so right about the servant's table being the perfect farm table. I could do with some of those dishes too. I hope your 2013 is off to a great start. Looking forward to what new bags you have lined up for the year.

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Boye By Red said...

Happy new year Mary Jo!

All the best and hope to see you in London soon :-)

Red xx

Always Maylee said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2013! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Punctuation Mark said...

Welcome to the downton club my dear!!! So sorry I won't be able to see you when I'm in town... In the meantime I want to wish you a very happy new year and all the best!!!

design elements said...

Wishing you a very happy new year Mary Jo! May al your wishes come true in 2013

love

Mani said...

I wish you all the best :*

maureen stevens said...

I haven't seen the show...although that farmhouse table is amazing! I'm into Empire Boardwalk...ahhh, the wardrobe, the interiors! I wish u all the best in 2013 Mary Jo!

Blond Duck said...

I hope you have a great year!

 
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