Monday, January 4, 2016

Season VI of Downton Abbey

Like everyone else, I was eagerly waiting for January 3rd to arrive so I could watch Season VI, episode 1 of Downton Abbey.  My daughter, Lori, came over to watch it with me.

Before she arrived I baked the scones from the Downton Abbey Traditional Scone Mix purchased at World Market recently. The tea cart was ready when she arrived. [The Christmas stockings are still hanging from the mantel since I'm not ready to take the decorations down quite yet.]

The bone china teacup purchased at Highclere Castle last spring was waiting to be used during the program, and the teacup on the right is from Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee in 2002. 

Downton Abbey Lemon Curd [from World Market] was yummy on the warm scones along with seedless Red Raspberry Jam.

Lori picked her choice of tea from my collection of Downton Abbey Teas by Republic of Tea. 

She selected Bates' Brambleberry [black tea with blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries].  Since it was evening I knew better than to drink anything with caffeine, so I chose Holiday Cheer [Rooibos with cinnamon and vanilla].  

We sipped our tea [which were both very good] and ate our scones while we watched Downton Abbey Countdown from 8:00-9:00 p.m., and then enjoyed every minute of episode 1  at 9:00 p.m.

I loved the tender ending of the episode with Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes.  It was a long time coming, but worth the wait.  ;-)

[Internet Photo]

My parting words to Lori as she was leaving when the program ended, "Same place, same time, next week!"  After visiting Highclere Castle and Byfleet Manor with her last spring, Season VI is even more meaningful.   I'm sad it's the last season.

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  1. How nice that you and Lori could enjoy this together. Your tea cart was lovely - and I'm not taking my decorations down yet, either. I will start after Epiphany.

  2. I loved the episode - I had some tea (Chai) too. It just seemed like the right thing to do!

  3. How precious and blessed you are to enjoy this with your daughter Lori! I know my Amy would be enjoying the same with me if she were here.
    Hugs to you,

  4. How nice that you and Lori could enjoy Downton Abbey together with tea and scones.

  5. Very special to watch it with your daughter and the wonderful tea! I have the red Downton Holiday Tea and love it! Of course you HAD to bring home a teacup from Highclere!!! Glad series 6 has finally started, but will certainly miss it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. How fun to have visited the places in the show. I'm also sad to see this show end.
    Sips and Smiles,

  7. What a cute picture of the two of you and how lovely to watch the program with your daughter! The tea sounds delicious and the scones as well. The seedless raspberry jam is especially appealing! What fun to have visited Highclere Castle! Thank you for sharing this with us and joining me for my little party. Happy New Year, dear Phyllis!


  8. What a special mother-daughter time to have tea and scones while watching Downton Abbey. The picture of the both of you is just so sweet. You're both beautiful! How nice that you both visited Highclere Castle together.
    I have tried Mrs. Patmore's tea, but that's it. Happy New Year, Phyllis!

  9. I'm so sad it's the end too!


  10. I'm walking tonight. Can't wait!

  11. What a delightful viewing party of two! The Dowager Countess would definitely approve!

  12. Oh your tea time looks so English! You did a lovey job. How wonderful your daughter enjoys watching DA with you. That is a treat. Both of your tea cups are lovely. The food sounds delicious too.
    Happy New Year!

  13. So jealous that you have actually been there! And my goodness, you have a "Downton Abbey" tea store all on your own. Perfect for your and Lori's viewing this season! :)

  14. Drinking tea with a daughter while watching Downton Abbey - life doesn't get much better! How sweet you both look.


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