D – A Downton Abbey Tea

Welcome to letter D and to this year’s Theme:

                                             The Glories of Tea With Stepheny

A hotel with a literary connection interests me. I’m glad the O. Henry Hotel was recreated in Greensboro after the original was raised. The O. Henry is named after American writer and Greensboro native William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry. The original Hotel was built in downtown Greensboro in 1919  ‘A lot of famous writers,’ said one guest, ‘have houses they once occupied preserved in their honor, but O. Henry lived most of his life in hotels.’ The O. Henry was the fall 2019 destination for a Downton Abbey Tea. Three of us anticipated the occasion for weeks.

Through the doors and past the main desk we go. 

The Main Desk

Through the front door








The Menu

Lovely long tables for the guests.


On Display, China and Service Pieces Used Throughout The Series













Delicious tea food




Delicious Selections

Artist in Residence painted Downton Abbey throughout tea and given by raffle

A lovely setting

A lovely cup

Flowers throughout









A tableau of Downton Abbey guests

If you have an opportunity like this, don’t miss it. Plan the occasion with friends who are both the sweet and savory in our lives. This post is dedicated to Mary and Jane in remembrance of the Downton Abbey Tea

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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8 Responses to D – A Downton Abbey Tea

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    Oh my what fun is that! I love the dark tea set (can’t tell if it’s black or navy). Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Kathe W. says:

    very informative and enjoyable read! Cheers!

  3. This takes me to another world than my own house and garden (in which I am spending a lot of time). Thank you.

  4. jazzfeathers says:

    Oh my goodness! That looks awesome!
    I have to admit, I’ve never watched Downton Abby, which is quite odd, considering my interests.
    Really have to do something about it!

    The Old Shelter – Living the Twenties

  5. Unishta says:

    What a delight is just reading about your teas…. Thanks for sharing

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