Thursday, January 26, 2012

Suzy's House Party #28 - Link Up!

Have you watched the PBS series "Downton Abbey?"  I just got sucked into the first episdode on Netflix last night, rather than writing this post.  The show is set right before WWI in a English countryside estate.  The story follows both the servants and the lord and his family who all live in the mansion.


I already like the storyline, but the sets and costumes are stunning.  The ladies of the house all have the most beautiful dresses and jewelry...kind of makes me wish I was a high-born Brit of 100 years ago.

If you haven't seen the show, Netflix has Season 1 and Season 2 just debuted on PBS.  I don't watch a lot of TV, but if you are into historical fiction, you should definitely check out this series.

On to the features, the real reason why you're here.  Tiffany from Living Savvy is doing a no-spend challenge for the month of January.  She created this awesome tray from materials she had on hand: a tray, tinfoil, modpodge, and spray paint.  It looks just like its more expensive cousins you can find out there.  Visit her blog to see how she did it.

Here's another thrifty blogger, My Old Country House.  We all like the look of trendy x-benches, right?  This one is made out of an old picnic bench.  So cute!

This desk from Bad Rabbit Vintage is amazing...I can't believe the time it must have taken to do all of the detail.  But, the time spent definitely paid off in a unique piece.
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•Link up your home decor project. Pretty much anything to do with you house is fine.

•Please provide a link back to my blog. A text link is fine, or feel free to grab my "Saved by Suzy" party button from the sidebar. The more people that know about the party and participate the better for all of us.

•Be sure to share the love and leave comments for others.

•That's it.


7 comments:

Annie said...

I love Downton Abbey so much. As you get more intoit, I want to know, which Crawley sister are you?

Katie said...

I haven't even heard of that show - but I love all the old outfits people used to wear! Everyone was so regal! Thanks for hosting Suzy! I LOVE the features!!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I am obsessed with Downton Abbey, esp Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall). She has the best lines; she totally steals the show.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

You are the third person this week to say how much they adore that show...apparently I am seriously missing out!!!

Tiffany said...

I have nothing to link right now, but I'm really excited to hear about Downtown Abbey. It sounds right up my alley.

Colleen said...

This is ridiculous, but I watched the ENTIRE first season in one day. I kept folding laundry and finding things to do in front of the tube. I haven't started season two yet...I hope the show has a fashion impact!

Sarah said...

Hi, Suzy! Yay! I actually have something I can link up this week, thanks for hosting!!

I love historical fiction...am totally going to have to check out this show (had never heard of it before). Do you know if you can see it on On Demand? Thanks for the heads up, I'm excited now:)