Are you a Downton fan? If so, then you know Sunday night is the season premiere of season 6 – the final season of Downton Abbey. I’m a new Downton fan. As you remember, I was laid up for six weeks this summer so I spent quite a bit of time in front of the television. A lot of which was very boring – but not all of it, thanks to Downton Abbey. My friend, Rita Farro, encouraged me to watch all five seasons, so I did. And I loved it!
Recently, I jumped at the chance to see the season premiere of season 6 sponsored by KERA and AT&T Performing Arts Center at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. I received an email from the opera house promoting the event and thought it would be a fun date night during the holiday season with my husband. Tickets were free but you had to have a ticket to attend.
So off we went to dinner and then to the showing. Ticket holders were encouraged to come in costume (we did not) – it was great fun to see how many people did. There were a splattering of beautiful hats, long flowing gowns and several men in tuxedos. We sat next to three couples all dressed to the max. The men wore tails and white gloves!
Of course, the lighting was terrible – after all the attendees were not on the stage. So please forgive the poorly lit photos.
I will not spoil Sunday night’s fun by telling you what you’ll see in episode 1. But tune in – it’s going to be a terrific season! You can watch a trailer here on PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/
Wouldn’t it be fun to stitch up some Downton-style embroidery? This week’s blog sponsor, Sew Timeless, has a treasure trove of heirloom embroidery designs. Tell us who your favorite Downton character is and you could win one of four $25.00 gift vouchers from Sew Timeless. Leave your comment and we’ll randomly select four winners next week.