Thursday, March 27, 2014

Visited Exhibit: Costumes of Downton Abbey: Part 3: Matthew and Mary's Engagement



A very touching exhibit!

In Part 3 of the Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit, we'll look at Matthew and Mary's Engagement outfits. 

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. 

THE BEST MOMENT -  Matthew's proposal to Mary was one of the most touching moments in the series (in our opinion). He and Mary were standing outside of the house at night, while snow flurries were falling when Matthew dropped to one knee and proposed.

THE EXHIBIT - The exhibit consists of the dress that Mary wore and the tux that Matthew wore when he proposed. In the background, the scene of the proposal played over and over on video. It was really touching. 

Great Exhibit!
According to Downtonabbeywikia.com: Around January 3, 1920, Matthew asks Mary, "will you stay, if I ask you to?" Mary is worried Matthew will bring up the "Kemal incident" and won't be able to get how he betrayed Lavinia out of his head. Matthew assures her that "he has lived his life, and she has lived hers, and now it is time to live them together." Mary is stunned, and Matthew gets down on his knee to propose again, as Lady Mary happily accepts, and Matthew scoops her up to hug her in the snow.

41 SECOND VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/yMnuL84FnRU



NEXT: MORE COSTUMES AND A FAVORITE SNARKY QUOTE!

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.

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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.

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