Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Visited Exhibit: Costumes of Downton Abbey: Part 2: Edith's Amazing Wedding Gown

L to R: Rob, Cristina, Tom at the Lady Edith Exhibit

This is Part 2 of our blog on: Costumes of Downton Abbey. This entry will look at Lady Edith's detailed wedding gown and has a fun fact about a costume for Lady Cora.
The Downton costume exhibition is from the television series Downton Abbey. The exhibit is currently at the Winterthur estate in Delaware. We got to visit it over the weekend of March 22-23 with our friend Cristina.


Lady Edith's Wedding Gown Exhibit
Note the designs on the train
Lady Edith Crawley is the middle daughter of Robert and Cora Crawley, sister of Ladies Mary, and the late Sybil.  In Season 3, Sir Anthony Strallan proposed to Lady Edith and they become engaged. Some of the family didn't really approve of the marriage, but they allowed it for Edith's happiness. They are set to marry but Anthony has second thoughts and jilts her at the altar, leaving Edith devastated. The wedding gown that she wore was in this exhibit, and the "train" featured beautiful mirrored gems.

INTERESTING COSTUME FACT- One of the Lady Cora's dresses was actually made from a table cloth from the early 1900s that had embroidery around the edges!  One of the docents told us that story and it was clear that the fabric was a former tablecloth! But on television you would never know. I didn't think to take a photo of it, but thought that the costumers were really amazingly creative.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next