It has begun: the return of Downton Abbey fever. And for those of you who have this fever and happen to also be parents, we know the deal. This is for the moms who steal away an hour after their children have gone to sleep to travel back to 1920s England and secretly enjoy the high-end hi-jinx of the the Crawley clan, their suitors, and their staff. Here is the data to support my personal observation on Downton Abbey fans: According to PBS’s figures from 2012, their largest audience is women ages 35 to 49 prime mommy age.
To celebrate the return of the Downton Abbey gang in their third season, we have compiled an eclectic collection of awesome Etsy odes to Downton Abbey. And really, who doesn’t need a portrait of Maggie Smith as a hairless cat in all her finery on the wall?
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The Dowager Countess Sphynx Cat Portrait
The artist Kim Parkhurst has created a spectacular series called the Houndton Tabby series. It is a collection of portraits of animals dressed as the characters of Downton Abbey
. Yes, it's pretty fricken' amazing.
Above is the Dowager Countess Sphynx Cat Portrait.
Available here for $22
Photo Source: Etsy/Toadbriar
Mrs Patmore Persian Cat Portrait
Here is another stunning cat/Downton Abbey, this one is a portrait of Mrs. Patmore as a Persian Cat.
Available here for $22.
Photo Source: Etsy/Toadbriar
The Crawley Sisters Illustrated
Crocheted Amigurumi Dolls
Of course there would be crocheted amigurumi dolls of Downton Abbey characters. These Bates and Anna dolls are available here for $35
Photo Source: Etsy/BrooketteCrochet
What is a Weekend?
In season 1, Countess Crawley asked what to us seems like a silly question, "What is a weekend?" But her lifestyle was not one that needed weekends. To honor this naive statement is the "What is a Weekend cross stitch.
Available here for $20
Photo Source: Etsy/stitchnmomma
Watercolor Countess Crawley
Artist Scott Christian Sava created this lovely portrait of the venerable Maggie Smith in the role of Violet Crawley, the Countess of Grantham. It's stunning, really.
Available here for $150
Photo Source: Etsy/ScottChristianSava
Etsy crafter who sells wares in her online store called My Needle Habit, created this unique and romantic embroidered piece of original art work.
Available here for $150.00.
Photo Source: Etsy/myneedlehabit
The Downton Abbey Clothespin Doll
The Dowager Countess of Grantham Watercolor Portrait
Would you like Dowager Countess of Grantham to keep a a keen eye on your own manor? Well you can with this eerily accurate portrait of Maggie Smith print.
Available here for $14.00.
Photo Source: Etsy/AshleySpirals
The Favorite Like this item? Add it to your favorites to revisit it later. Downton Abbey Cross Stitch
If you feel the need to keep busy between episodes, you can get all old-school with Downton Abbey
cross-stitch that declares, "I'm down with Downtown Abbey."
Available here for $8.95
Photo Source: Etsy/The Cottage Nest
The Downton Abbey Heirs Embroidery Pattern Set
If cross-stitch isn't your thing, you can pay tribute to the heirs of Downton Abbey with this set of embroidery patterns.
Available here for $5.00
Photo Source: Etsy/April Heather
The Dowager Countess Notebook
Where do you go to write down all your witty and cutting asides? Why in your Dowager Countess Violet notebook of course.
Available here for $8
Photo Source: Etsy/rhymeswithtwee
I Love You More…
The Downton Abbey Scrabble Pendant
Two things that many of us love married together in jewelry form: scrabble and Downton Abbey.
Available here for $9
Photo Source: Etsy/HomeStudio
A perfect thing for any parent (and/or Downton Abbey fans) to hang on their walls. This piece features the Countess Violet line, "Stop whining and find something to do."
Available here for $10
Photo Source: Etsy/Belle
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