Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Downton Abbey Inspired Lenox Vintage Autumn Place Setting

Are you a fan of the the show Downtown Abbey? This British drama is on PBS and follows the  aristocratic Crawley family during the WW1.  This is a great show that my mother and I love.  I just love period pieces, and this is so well done. From the costumes to the sets, I feel like I am actually looking into a real family during the great war. I am anxiously looking forward to season 3, this begins in January 2013. I know this is a good while away, so I will just enjoy watching season one and two again.

Did you know that Lenox has two place settings that are inspired by the show Downtown Abbey?  The Vintage Jewel pattern and the Autumn pattern. When I saw the Autumn pattern I was in love!   This was so classic, yet regal in a way. I loved the “dot” pattern… It was just so wonderful. Fancy yet, still down to earth.

 For everyone who feels bereft waiting for the next season of PBS’s runaway Masterpiece Classic hit Downton Abbey, perhaps a great comfort over the coming months would be laying in a little Downton style for the home in time for the next season. Imagine throwing a dinner party Downton-style for the premiere episode of Season 3, set to premiere on the BBC in the UK in September, and on PBS in America in January 2013.

You might want to pare down the Edwardian tradition of serving eight to nine courses, and you may not measure the distance between forks as the long-suffering butlers do at Downton, but you can still set a magnificent table. For your “upstairs” fine china, you need look no further than America’s iconic name in tabletop, Lenox. Many patterns from America’s leading dinnerware brand would be right at home in Downton, but perhaps none so much as Autumn, which was actually designed in the period.

Originally introduced in 1918, Autumn could well have been gifted by their American relations to Matthew and Mary Crawley, who in the Downton saga (finally!) became engaged on Christmas 1919. It is still one of the most popular patterns in America today. The Autumn collection of fine china combines beautiful floral motifs and the jeweled colors of autumn flowers. More than 400 enamel "dots" are hand applied to form the floral and fruit basket design. The ivory fine china, enriched with a gold band, is wrought in the classic Lenox tradition that continues to appeal to every generation, but is perhaps no more in vogue than right now, with the world caught up in Downton fever.

Vintage Jewel® 5-piece Place Setting

The set is amazing, one place setting includes 5 pieces here are pictures of each item.. The set is beautiful, the blue is amazing. I feel like I am an aristocrat from the teens.

I love that they are still made in the USA 
  • Crafted of Lenox ivory fine china accented with 24 karat gold and enamel jeweling
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Includes dinner plate, salad plate, bread plate, cup, and saucer
  • Made in USA

The place setting is just spectacular in person, the colors are amazing and this feels like a true luxury item. I would love to add to this collection, and have this as our Sunday dinner place settings. Sunday dinner is a special time for my family we make sure to go all out and have a great dinner together, at the table with no electronic interruptions. And having a classic place setting will just add to the family atmosphere. 

If you are looking for a great gift for mom this Mother's Day, wonderful china from Lenox, is a great gift idea. This will be something she will treasure forever, and I am sure it will be in the family for generations.  

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