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Downton Abbey Finds: Season 1 Episode 5

This is the first episode where we really get to meet Sybil which is great since she is definitely the best sister.  She reminds me of my sister with her dark hair and blue eyes.

We see a beautiful shot of the outside of Mrs. Crawley and Matthew Crawley’s “cottage.”  hah cottage!  It is georgous with some lovely climbing roses.  I wish they would take us inside that walled garden sometime.  I’d love to see it!


Sybil is helping the housemaid to become a secretary with an amazing hairdo. I want to see this hair in every wedding magazine for the next 5 years. It’s fabulous.


The staff is allowed to walk down to the Fair in town. Anna and Mr. Bates walk down together and though Mr. Bates doesn’t reveal his secret yet, Anna does sport a charming hat. I love the purple velvet bow and I can see dressing up a rattan basket or purse with a similar touch of velvet.


It seems everyone is enjoying my Downton Abbey finds. I hope some of you will be inspired to start a similar series on Mad Men! I’d love a fashion and decor highlights reel for that show! I’ve also been watching a fair share of Alfred Hitchcock movies so you may see some inspiration from those as well.