Do You Miss Downton Abbey? Watch Poldark. Just Trust Me.

Miss Downton Abbey? Just watch Poldark.

Downton Abbey is wrapped up with a bow (perhaps a little too perfectly, but I’m not going to complain about how happy the series finale made me). Obviously we all need SOMETHING British with fancy gowns and drama to watch, yes? Let me assure you that Poldark is that something. Here's why it's worth watching: 1. The costuming. I am convinced that this is the era for me. Sure, there’s no … [Read more...]

Dress Like Downton: A BBC Inspired Fashion Post

Dress Like Downton // Carrots for Michaelmas

I shared a photo on Instagram of a Lady Mary Crawley-inspired outfit the other day and I thought it might be fun to do a fashion post connected to my obsession with BBC costume dramas. It's a real obsession--Christy and I devoted a whole podcast to shows about dresses. And the Downton Abbey season finale is on tomorrow, so the timing seemed perfect. I'm convinced I was born in the wrong era … [Read more...]

A Downton Abbey Children’s Book List

Since I'm bursting at the seams to start watching the new season of Downton Abbey, I thought I'd repost a wonderful guest post today from my dear friend (and new mama!) Katherine Grimm Bowers, children's literature expert extraordinaire. It combines two of my very favorite things: Edwardian Children's Lit and Dame Maggie Smith. Enjoy! - Haley I’ve been watching a lot of Downton Abbey, lately, … [Read more...]

My Edwardian Obsession

I truly never write about fashion. However, since Season 2 has done nothing but deepen my obsession with Downton Abbey, I've been trying to figure out how to dress Edwardian without embarrassing my family and friends. Because seriously...these dresses.   I've been trying to find Edwardianesque additions to my wardrobe. I bought these heels the other day:  And I found this awesome … [Read more...]

Ten Children’s Lit Titles on the Shelves of Downton Abbey Nursery

Guest Post today from the lovely Katherine Grimm Bowers! Katherine and her entire extended family of Bowerses and Grimms are favorites in the Stewart household. I begged Katherine, a fellow bookworm and a library studies expertlady, to come up with a little piece for Carrots for Michaelmas and she created something that combines some of my very favorite things: Edwardian Children's Lit and Dame … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 5

Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Candlemas, February 2nd! Get yo' candles blessed! Check out last year's Feast. Listening: Gotye. You can listen to his new album Making Mirrors on NPR First Listen Quote: "I do not want to be in a religion in which I am allowed to have a crucifix. I feel the same about the much more controversial question of the honor paid to the blessed Virgin. If … [Read more...]