Let’s see where did I leave you last….oh yes, the Hubster and I were just about to use our time stamped tickets to visit the costumes of Downton Abbey.
Just before we ascended the stairs to visit the exhibit Lord Hubster posed for a photo in front of his country estate.
As you can clearly see the Hubster was being a very good sport about
being dragged accompanying me to visit the Costumes of Downton Abbey. I would like to go on the record as stating that as payback I did watch the Walking Dead season premier with him; although I spent most of the hour covering my eyes. I think we are officially even.
Every estate needs a Lady….
An interesting feature of the exhibit was the comparison of life at Winterthur, the former home of the du Ponts, where the costumes are exhibited, and life at Downton Abbey.
Dresses and downstairs uniforms from the first season.
The costumes are lovely from the Christening of poor Sybil’s baby….and look to the left, men shuffling through the exhibit.
The darker brown was worn by Shirley MacLaine’s character.
Articles of clothing worn during sporting events…pre-yoga and sweatpants era.
This toiletry case belongs to a du Pont of years ago…I believe the size of it alone would exceed carry-on limits today.
This was Lady Edith’s “almost” wedding dress…I never appreciated the beautiful embroidery in the train.
I loved the look on everyone’s face when Sybil appeared in this ensemble.
A dress worn by Lady Mary …I think I could wear it on one leg..if I could get it past my thigh.
You can’t help but love her character for her wit and brutal honesty….
All that glitters is not a crown…but pretty close.
So ends the trip to Winterthur…and Hubster’s torturous daylong event. If you are near the Wilmington, Delaware area before January 4, 2015 stop in….I didn’t give everything away…
Hubster told me to take this photo quickly as we were driving away…he had to get home in time to prepare for the zombie apocalypse on Sunday night…one can’t be too careful and let the weekend disappear.