One of the TV shows that I faithfully followed and miss terribly since it ended is Downton Abbey.
Set in an English country estate in the early 20th Century, it chronicles the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.
Thankfully the Downton Abbey Exhibit is currently on-going in New York City showcasing sets, props, and costumes from the show.
An audio guide provides helpful references and thoughtful facts. Here are a few photos in case you're a fan, too.
Let's start Downstairs, the world of the household staff:
|This egg holder is my favorite item!|
|The call bell system indicating the rooms of the estate|
Now, let's go Upstairs, the world of the Crawley family:
|This is how the table is set every evening|
|The gong that will announce that "Dinner is ready"|
Apart from the beautiful outfits, the lavish accessories were on display, too:
It was a beautiful exhibit! If you're ever in New York City, stop by and re-live Downton Abbey. It runs until September.