Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Downton Abbey inspired Jewelry

Oh, how we will miss Downton Abbey on Sunday nights! We’ll watch our DVDs until we have them memorized, won’t you?

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We’ve all loved the beautiful clothing, fabulous hats and jewelry the ladies have worn this season.

So I was excited to read Judith’s post on her blog, Lavender Cottage, showing us a glimpse of the Downton Abbey inspired jewelry for sale at Macy’s. I also found it on Amazon HERE. I’ve put a couple of things in my ‘wish list’.

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This is a necklace that was my grandmother’s that reminds me of some of these styles.

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And I have some vintage jewelry on my dresser.

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Beautiful jewelry never goes out of style!

Vee will be hosting her Downton Abbey discussion today HERE.

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I printed the cards, distressed them with shoe polish and put the jewelry on them. (I have more to show if anyone wants to see them.)

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Will you join me at Vee’s ?

(wear your pearls and gloves! heehee)

46 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You could surely show me more of those cards/jewelry!
I will pop by Vee's blog today, too. Loved the ending this year on DA! xo Diana

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It seems Downton just started and all too quickly it is finished for another season. Already looking forward to the next series.

Montanagirl said...

I always think that jewelry looks nice on others, but I don't wear any, except for some tiny hoop earrings now and then.

Nancy's Notes said...

I'll miss it too! Oh my, your printed cards are awesome! I love the distressed look! I'm loving the jewelry you have on them and yes, would love to see more! You are so clever!
Have a wonderful day!
Nancy

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those are very pretty pieces!

Vee said...

I want to see more! Your post made me realize that I have three pieces, perhaps more, from the time period. Perhaps I have tomorrow's post! Ha!

Thank you so much for the link love. I have met some lovely commenters visiting from your place!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I have to say I never watched Downtown Abby, but so many people do. Maybe next time it starts up I will. Love your old jewelry beautiful, Blessings Francine.

It's Just Dottie said...

I also really,really love
Downtown Abby and your pretty pieces.
Warm Smiles, Dottie

Pam said...

DA was over in a flash but I've got all the DVD's to reminisce. Your jewelry is very pretty, love the pearls. I was just looking at my grandmother's and mother's old pins, etc. Definitely from a different era, but gorgeous! Thanks for your nice post and I will have to check the jewelry out the next time I'm at Macy's.

Pam said...

P.S. I thought I was a follower of your great blog, but I am now! Love your blog, something interesting always!

Sally said...

I keep hearing about DA, and for some reason I didn't know about it. Will have to start watching next fall.

The jewelry is lovely as are your cards. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you for the mention Diane, love the first card with the fairy. I didn't buy any of the DA jewelry as I already have some pieces similar to what I saw for sale.
Indeed, what will we do on Sunday nights now? :-)
Judith

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
I had never watch Downton Abby until my teenage daughter started talking about it. Now I am HOOKED but I will have to find the first 3 seasons to have a marathon catch up session!
Love the jewelry!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

kitty said...

I'll miss the show until next season, but I felt discombobulated with this episode, Diane. I kept thinking, "what is going on here... and then here and there". I'm going to re-watch it again. I LOVED the ending with Carson and Mrs, Hughes. That redeemd it for me. xo

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your jewelry is so pretty. I adore the card.

Christine said...

What beautiful jewelry and cards!
Isn't it fun to 'dress up' now and again and pretend to live back then!!!

Susie said...

It is so nice that you have something that was your grandmothers. I love old jewelry. Pearls are my favorites. I really like your cards. Clever ! xoxo,Susie

Susan said...

Looks like a vanity at Downton for sure! I have a cameo that's older than Violet and it's my most prized possession from a Great Uncle & Aunt. XOXO

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I'm planning on visiting the place where they filmed this in the summer! At the moment my downton withdrawal is being tended to by watching Mr selfridge, another great series. Have a great week xx

Geraldine said...

I LOVE vintage jewelry, thanks so much for sharing these Diane. What treasures. ;-)

annie said...

loved the jewelry, Always want to see more! finished the series today actually, I agree the last scene of the hand holding was best, I've purposely forgotten that earlier episode.

camp and cottage living said...

What a unique way to display your jewelry and it's so nice you have some inherited pieces too!
I especially like your neo-classic looking watch.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
The card you made is so pretty. You did a great job. You have some fabulous vintage jewelry. I love the pearls. Pearls never go out of style, do they? I wore them on my wedding day. I'll have to check out the jewelry at Macy's now.

Love,
~Sheri

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're right, beautiful vintage jewelry never goes out of style. Love your grandmother's necklace, you sure are fortunate to have it.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your jewellery pieces are beautiful Diane. I have some old classic pieces too but don't wear them. It seems a shame to keep them tucked away. Have a nice evening. Pam

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fabulous jewelry and cards! Love the style of the era's they are showing. Now I'm off to find some vintage jewelry. I do have pearls!
hugs,
Linda

GardenOfDaisies said...

Those are pretty! I don't think I have anything that fits with the Downton era. I have some pearls (fake) but they aren't long enough.

willa croft said...

Beautiful card and jewelry. You are so right, beautiful jewelry never goes out of style.

~willa~

JG said...

What a beautiful necklace from your grandmother! It is a treasure, Diane!
~Judy

Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

I'll miss Downton Abbey but I have all of the DVD's to watch again and again. Love what you did with the card and I love your jewelry.
~Clara

koralee said...

These pieces are stunning! Thank you for sharing ...I will pop over to Vee's right now. xo

Doreen@househoneys said...

I'm starting to feel a bit left out :(. I must admit I've yet to watch even one episode of DA. Sounds like it would be worth it just for the fashion alone.

Stephanie said...

Such lovely jewelry, Diane! Enjoy the rest of your week, sweet lady - hugs!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I've never watched the show, but the jewelry is beautiful! I have a few pieces of old jewelry, it's a bit tarnished for wearing, tho.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I've already started watching the DVDs. You pick up new details with every viewing. This time I'm really noticing the fashions. What a nice way to showcase that style!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love the pearls and that gorgeous watch Diane - wonderful pieces to have in your collection and yes very Downton!
We saw the latest series last year and I have them all saved on "My Sky" to re-watch at my leisure so I can study those exquisite clothes!
Hugs
Shane

Poppy said...

Started watching Downton Abby two summers ago, when it first debuted here in Greece, but lost interest as the treasures of the summer, the sun, sea and sand, won my viewership.

Love the fairy card and brooch and think it beautifully represents the gem of a show that it is!

Poppy

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

You've inspired me to re-post my collection of 1910-1930 hand sewn silk lingerie! Your use of book covers with your jewelry was especially fun. The book cover and chapter heading art of the era are always charming. I buy those books too...don't care about if the story holds my interest, the illustration always do!

Helen Philipps said...

I love antique jewellery too, Diane, and I love pearls. Your photos are gorgeous today, and your pieces could easily be worn at Downton Abbey! I loved the costumes too, such lovely styles, fabrics and embroidery. Love how you put the necklace on the card you made.....I would love to see more of them!
Helen xox

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Such pretty old jewelry! :)

20 North Ora said...

Love the piece in the frame!

Judy

jody said...

I have never seen the show or any hint of it up here altho its probably on up here.. I know i would love it, may have to see if i cant catch up on it since its not so warm up here and we definatly wont have much to do outside!

Shelia said...

Your jewelry is just beautiful and how pretty on the little card you made! Oh, I just can't believe Downton Abbey is over, can you? I just say 'no fair'!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Diane
Don't we all love Downton Abbey?
But do you have the "Paradise" series over there? You will just love it I am sure.
Your grandmother's necklace is just stunning!
It's always lovely to hear from you!
x Suzy

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I just started to watch Downton Abbey this season and I am so hooked! Lovely jewelry Diane and love the way you have it displayed.

Jenna Mills said...

Awesome and trendy.