Downton Abbey On Main Street

DAfashionsAs I look back to the finale of season 4 of Downton Abbey, I wonder why this show above others has so gripped me.

Admittedly the fashions are FABU, darling. Every episode is a sartorial work of art.

edithUpstairs, it’s beads and silks and spangles glowing in the candlelight. Downstairs, it’s homespun charm and organic earthiness.

daisyBut the real appeal for me lies with the daily trials and tribulations, both large and small, of the people who make Downton Abbey their home. From a toothache to an unplanned pregnancy, from secret love letters to post-coital death. All of it holds me captive, especially when I realize these circumstances play out whether one is wearing an apron or a party dress from Paris. People are essentially the same whether they live upstairs or downstairs, whether they were raised on a pig farm in the nursery with a nanny.

babyThe show is a study in contrasts, but it also illustrates what binds us together. And there’s something for everyone; romance, treachery, manipulation, petty squabbles, a smile at the seaside.

A village resides at the Abbey, different families, different destinies, different windows to peek in.

Quite like the stories we’d find on any Main Street.

The theme of this blog is that the authors each provide a different window to peek in, a different story  to enjoy. And yet each one is resonates with what binds us all–love and family.

Check out the offerings of the authors here and find your new favorite way to enjoy the captivating story of humanity.

dress shopAnd the clothes are pretty good, too.


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8 Responses to Downton Abbey On Main Street

  1. susanrhughes says:

    Never seen it! Everyone tells me to watch it.


  2. Kristy Tate says:

    I love Downton Abbey, but I love the Authors on Main Street even more. I think it’s so amazing that a group of women who didn’t know each other could create our synergy! I love, love, love having a place on Main Street!


  3. Jill James says:

    I love the ladies of Main Street. So thrilled to be a part of this collective storyland.


  4. I have to admit I have never watched the show, 30 lashings to me, I know. I have only heard great things about it, but I am trying not to be addicted to any more TV shows! LOL

    I do think we have a pretty great group here, so much to offer and a lot of talent. 🙂


  5. leighmorgan1 says:

    Fantastic post, Bella. Loved even word. Well said 🙂


  6. Carol says:

    Fabulous, Bella. Our Main Street Ladies are the best!


  7. Joan Reeves says:

    Loved your post, Bella. I’ve watched Season 1 of Downton, but I haven’t had time to watch the other seasons, more’s the pity. As to my lovely co-Authors here on Main Street, we 13 were lucky in finding each other. Some may view 13 as unlucky, but I view it as a baker’s dozen–that little something extra that is even better than 12.


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