“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”
I know how wildly popular the British period drama Downton Abbey has been and Sunday night began its sixth and final season! I haven’t watched a single episode, but before you throw your English tea cups, I do plan on buying the entire series to sit down at my leisure and watch! No one sets a more formal and proper table than the British aristocracy with their heirloom china, crystal, and sterling!
However, my dear friend Patti, with her beautiful collection of table ware, can run a close second! For many years, she and her husband have hosted Thanksgiving dinner, with a grand total of 60 family members attending this year. Being the fabulous hostess she is, each table is always set with linens, fine china…the whole works! While visiting her, we had the best time setting a formal “Downton Abbey” styled table!
The water goblet and the iced beverage is “Araglin” by Waterford. This pattern is characterized by diamond and vertical wedge cuts. I visited the House of Waterford last summer while in Ireland and watched a demonstration of how the beautiful crystal is made! You can see more here.
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