My Other Home is Downton... {World Market + Pedantic Foodie}

It is no secret that I love Downton Abbey.  Like a lot.  I sometimes talk about the characters as if I know them personally, and to be perfectly honest, I feel as though I really do.  If you are not a fan of this phenomenal drama, please pardon my effusions over the next couple weeks.  However, if you, like myself, wait anxiously for January to come ‘round each year, then prepare yourself for some serious excitement.  This is going to be fun!

When World Market approached me with the idea of hosting a Downton Abbey tea party I quite literally jumped up and down squealing with delight and immediately called my sister to join in my elations. 

I will always, always appreciate an excuse to throw a party.

This blog is about food.  It’s about buttery, sugary, salty, ohmygoodness-you-are-ruining-my-diet, kind of recipes.  But it’s also a place to share my obsessions with glitter, my life, my struggles, my failings, and my favorite things.  There’s a lot of me in this blog, which can either be interpreted as narcissistic or pleasantly personal - I sincerely hope it is the latter.  The point?  Though some of the entries on this site over the following weeks may not be strictly about food, they are about something that truly excites me, something that brings me a lot of joy.

I’ll be sharing more about my tea party in the coming weeks, including my table decor and recipes. For now, you can check out World Market’s Downton Abbey Shop here , and begin planning your own elegant soirees. Though I am sure you do not need any motivation to host a tea party with your favorite lady friends, World Market will be looking for your pictures on social media, so be sure to tag them with #DoTheDownton for a chance to win some fantastic prizes, including a $250 World Market gift card to get your house ready for the holidays! I’m really loving that teapot , and the tiny tea bag rests are so sweet and elegant.

If you are planning on venturing out on Black Friday weekend, you should head over to your local World Market store for exciting giveaways! World Market stores will be giving away lovely Downton Abbey tea cups (perfect for your afternoon brew of Downton Estate Blend) for the first one hundred customers Friday through Sunday. There will be a new design each day and they are packaged in a lovely gift box - perfect for the Downton lovers in your life. If you do not feel like fighting the crowds to be in the first one hundred, you can still score a really pretty tote bag featuring an original Downton print with your $20 in-store purchase! For more information, head over here !

Lastly, you can join me and World Market on Sunday, December 6th for their “Do The Downton” Virtual Tea Party. Dear Mrs. Patmore will provide you with more details below and you can RSVP here! I hope to see you all there! Speaking of Mrs. Patmore, I'm a bit envious of her kitchen. I really want those copper pots.

*Sigh*  That does it, I want a British accent for Christmas. 


  Pedantic Foodie

This post was sponsored by Cost Plus World Market Stores.  As always, all opinions are my own.