Downton Abbey’s 4th season premieres in the U.S. on January 5, 2014. We are looking forward to another exciting season. To prepare for the season, we are hosting a garden party in our back yard complete with Downton Abbey Inspired Plate Covers.
These pretty little plate covers started out as a far less attractive decorations in our new home.
Several generations of women helped unpack our home. We had varied reactions to those dated light fixtures.
One of the older women in the family suggested I simple “Shoot ’em.”
One of the youngest told me I was lucky to have a princess light in my room.
Between the two sentiments came an idea I could live with. “Make them into cake plates,” my aunt suggested, “they already have handles.”
Now that is workable idea.
The “how to” is easy. Find a long brass bolt to replace the flush mount stem. Use washers as necessary to keep the bauble from rattling on the top of the light cover. Place on top of a clear serving plate. The plates used here are less than $2 each at Wal-Mart.
Alternatively, if you have a strong glue you trust, affix the baubles to the top of the light covers.
Look how pretty these awful light fixtures are when they served up with a pot of tea.
Now, the table is set and refreshments are served. We have nothing to do, but wait for the show to begin.
Pass the time by catching up with past seasons, staring at the countdown calendar or find new tidbits of interest about the PBS hit drama here.