Friday, February 7, 2014

Downton Tabby

Downton Tabby

Downton Tabby

What did you get for Christmas?  Well, one of my gifts really made me laugh.  Downton Tabby!  From my friend Nina! She is so funny. The book always makes me smile when I look at it. I have it on a shelf with other books above my computer.  It has a place of honor among the two books I've illustrated and the books that my friends have illustrated.

I was wondering what to post for Random 5 Friday and inspiration clawed!  Downton Tabby has some catty quotes.  But since the real thing is being aired right now I picked some Abbey quotes from this season.  And I had a little help while I was setting up this post. (See above) So I photographed my lap tabby. I use the word help loosely.

Here are some new quotes from the cast.  But hands down Violet has had the best zingers over the years.   

1)  Violet
"I wonder your halo doesn't grow heavy.  It must be like wearing a tiara around the clock."

2)  Carson
"The business of life is the acquisition of memories.  In the end that's all there is."

3)  Isobel
"Are you thinking of getting married Dr. Clarkson?  Because if you are, you're a better man than I am.  Gunga Din."

4)  Lord Gillingham
"It's not complicated.  I've made a long journey to ask a short question.  Will you marry me?"

5)  Mary
"Sometimes I don't know who I'm mourning for-- Matthew or the person I used to be before I was with him."

Stay tuned for more!


Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Popping in from Random 5- I love this show- Violet cracks me up with almost every word she speaks.. She is such a hoot! I love your header-

Buttons said...

Oh I have not seen the original but I must say I am a big fan of Downtown Tabby :) B

Mary said...

I love Downton Abbey, but haven't seen the book Downton Tabby. I want to get a copy for my very own. :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Downton Tabby that is great. i could use that for a gift for several of my cat loving friends. what a great book. too fun!! ( :

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It sound like a very cool book!

DJan said...

Oh, I LOVE Downton Abbey and have missed the last episode due to travel. I'll be seeing it soon. I also love the zingers delivered by various characters, but especially Violet. :-)

Nancy said...

I haven't watched this show, but the quotes are applicable to anyone's life. :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Isobel and Violet have been killer this season. I love it!

Hilary said...

I've never seem Downton Abbey but I do love wordplay and cats so Downton Tabby made me laugh.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

at least the tiara isn't around the neck.

Anonymous said...

I may be the only woman in the world who hasn't watched this...someday I will buy all of it and have a marathon.

Maggid said...

YOU are so much fun!!!
Downton Tabby - who knew???

Happy Adventures to YOU!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I haven't seen either, but Downton Tabby cracks me up!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm probably in the 5% that doesn't watch the show. :)


I have never seen this program. Of course having no cable TV would have a lot to do with it.

Love the play on words for the book title.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love Downton Abby, don't think the new season has started yet in Oz.. I think I would appreciate Downton Tabby also Sharon :)