Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Downton Decor Club: Season 5, Episode 3 {Nice Kettle of Fish}

This week's Downton seemed to be focused on the women of Downton. And I think we learned more than ever before about what makes Cora tick... and I loved every minute of her story. I like Cora and her more bold London persona. Ok, that's about all I'm going to say about the storyline...
Here are my background observations and I'll be sharing something exciting at the end of this post, so be sure to read all the way through ;) ! 

Overall, I really loved the bold colors that were in this Episode's costumes and the touches here and there in the set design. Is this signalling a trend of  bold actions by the women who are in these more sophisticated yet fun, saturated hues? Individual and strong of character, I'm thinking. 

My favorite touch of the night was Cora's Emerald Gown that she wore to the National Gallery with Mr. Bricker. I felt like in a way, we were watching the Liberation of Cora. Cora as truly herself. Not as Lady Grantham, or MaMa. 

Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 3 Photos & Synopsis: Even Violet Has Secrets

How gorgeous was the Coral Bed Spread in Mary's hotel boudoir?

Scandalous: Downton Abbey's Lady Mary Crawley checkedf into a hotel in Liverpool to road-test potential husband, Lord Tony Gillingham.

Bella Notte Linens Velvet with Satin Coral 
(Left, Bella Notte Velvet and Satin Quilted Coverlet. Right, Pinecone Hill "Marina Quilt" in Coral)

PALMS & FERNS: Yup, not just the 'it' plants of stuffy Victorian sitting rooms...Ferns and Palms were still hanging around in the roaring '20s and they are still a fabulous addition to liven up any room TODAY. They are helpful with indoor air quality..hmm, maybe those Victorian's were on to something. House plants are fabulous in both form and function. Go to Gardening Know How for "How to take care of a Boston Fern" and BloomIQ for easy tips.

So, my big news is that I'll be heading to a pretty spectacular and formal Downton Abbey Party hosted by La Crema this week! I can't wait to tell you all about it and share all of the details!!!

*For more of Season 5 Downton Abbey Club click on these links:
Episode 1
Episode 2
And for previous Seasons, Click "Downton Abbey" or search in my side bar! 

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