Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Downton Love

Downton Abbey, the t.v. series is finished.  But besides amassing ardent fans worldwide, did you know it has spawned a huge products industry.

 Designers have been inspired by the beautiful clothing created for the show and made their own lines of fabrics.  I learned of this when I saw several people using one or another Downton Abbey fabric lines for their Farmer's Wife quilt blocks.

Very elegant as one would assume.  Each of the ladies have their own line.

These are a sample of  Andover's offerings.

I know a lot of you will be drawn to these lilacs and purples. I love the turquoise hues too.

Or these from Bemina with suggestions for how to apply various Andover fabrics  to quilting projects.  The link is Bemina World of Sewing  if you'd like to check it out.

Did you know you can buy Downton teas, china, wrapping paper, linens, t- shirts and on and on?

                           Downton Abbey  Mrs. Patmore Apron

                                      And even Mrs. Patmore's apron

                                      And we all know who said this...
                                      Downton Abbey "Grandmothers Interfere" Tote Bag (Navy/Natural) - shopPBS.org

                                     The Lady Mary teddy bear

                    Downton Abbey Lady Mary Teddy Bear - 14" - shopPBS.org

                                     There are teddy bears for all the characters.

World Market is where you can find many of these items.  The PBS Shop also offers a huge selection of Downton items.

So if someone on your gift list is a Downton fan, you can be sure there is something Downton out there to thrill them.