If you haven’t heard, the 4th season ran from mid September to mid November. It will be airing on PBS in the US starting on January 5, 2014. I must say, the roaring 20s are awesome for period cinema. The costumes are beautiful, the drama is scandalous, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it so I can dish on all the details! Here’s a trailer for season 4 to get you excited about it!
Back to season 2 episode 5. Matthew and William come back from the war. Matthew is paralyzed, William marries Daisy on his deathbed. It’s a tear-jerker episode to be sure.
Mary enlists the aid of Sir Richard to stop her story from coming out and she agrees to marry him with a shake of her beautifully gloved hand. Look at how tiny her hands are and I love those gloves. They fit perfectly which mine never do – I have dangerously long fingers.
Mrs. Hughes sneaks food to the former maid Ethel and her illigitimate boy and has an adorable scarf on under her coat. I love the way she is wearing the scarf with just a bit of the pattern showing. Mrs. Hughes has more fashion sense than she lets herself believe. I’m always finding something of hers that is downright lovely.
and finally, perhaps my most favorite thing to ever discover in Downton Abbey, this card catalog built into the library. Swoon!
It’s actually full of card catalog cards! I remember those days with the cards. It kind of makes me sad that my children will never have to learn to use a card catalog but at the same time, I’m glad I’ll never actually have to use one myself!
I hope we get to see more library details in the future. They are almost always my favorite!
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I just have one image for you this time. As I’m going back and watching Downton Abbey, I’m seeing the repetition of costumes that one doesn’t notice unless you’re really looking for it. It’s much more realistic to see them wearing the same handful of dresses over and over but it’s not what you expect from modern cinema. I find it quite refreshing.
One accessory that caught my eye was Lady Mary’s belt.
I can’t say I’m a fan of the blouse but I love the silver belt buckle with the skirt. Very wear-able today over a dress or a long tunic blouse. I’ve got to keep my eyes peeled for one of those beautiful buckles at an estate sale.
I’ve got a lot of cool things to show you for this episode. We take a trip to London and see Lady Rosamund’s parlor and some more of her fabulous clothes, we find Bates in a pub, and the Abbey is being converted into an army hospital.
Bates’ pub has some lovely woodwork.
Lady Rosamund’s parlor is stunning
and I love this velvet trimmed blazer of hers. I could so wear that!
They’re setting up beds in the parlour. I love Lady Grantham’s outfit and the room with the large-scale paintings is beautiful.
And there are some more gorgeous shots of the grand entryway at Downton.
Anna has a super cute black leather purse. I have a collection of these myself. Though I must say that hat is not flattering at all!
One other detail that caught my eye in this episode was the lace wall hanging behind the Grantham’s bed.
It’s a very large piece of cut lace. It is stunning.
Again, if you’ve never seen Downton Abbey or you just want to watch it again, you can watch it for free with Prime using Amazon Instant Video. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s $80 a year and includes free 2-day delivery on tons of products and unlimited free streaming from the Amazon prime streaming library. To get a 30 day free trial of Amazon prime, click the link below!
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The war is in full swing. Thomas is back, Sybil is working at the hospital, and things are busy. Lady Rosamund comes to Downton from London for dinner and has on a wonderful black coat with a fur collar and fur sleeves. I LOVE it! I could wear that coat ALL THE TIME!
Mary is entertaining the wealthy newspaper man. I love her hair band. It’s regal without being over-done and is paired well with some tear-drop earrings.
Lavinia is spotted in a super cute single-button pink coat. It’s simple and sweet and that color is perfect on her!
It’s breakfast and Lady Edith is wearing a simple blouse. A similar style has been seen on all the girls. I’ve watched the clip over and over to see if I can figure out just how it’s made. It’s an open round collar and a similar band around the bottom and sleeves. I wish I could find a pattern. They are so timeless and look quite simple.
I also love the toast holder at breakfast. Stefan is very particular about soggy toast and waffles so I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for one. I just love single-purpose tableware.