Downton Abbey E9 S9: Lord Grantham gets really drunk and Tom makes a run for it

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|

Before we begin, if you missed last week’s episode, you can find the recap here. And, this episode was truly jam packed with scandal, love, and forgiveness. The episode picks up with Anna being in jail and Mary descending from her high horse to visit her. Anna doesn’t think her luck will get much brighter, [...]

Downton Abbey S5 E8: I Can Hear the Bells!

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|

Before we get started, if you haven’t seen last week’s episode, get caught up with our last recap here. Well, love is in the air and wedding plans are in full swing. Rose and Atticus are still head-over-heels, and they need all the loving they can get, because there are plenty of people trying to [...]

WBKB Insights Show Features Recollections

By | January 25th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

  WBKB in Alpena, Michigan, produces a local public affairs show called Insights that airs on Sunday mornings. In December, we were approached about being on the show. That got us wondering, "what is it like to be part of a television show?" We found out on January 12th when Alexandra Johnson and her crew, John [...]

Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 3 Recap

By | January 19th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|Tags: |

Mary’s turn for a one night stand and ironic jokes on the rise: Before we dive too deep in this episode, if you need a refresher on episode two, click here to get caught up. This episode is full of scandal: first, Mary sleeps with Tony, then she gets found out, then Granny covers for [...]

Heartfelt Thanks to You!

By | January 16th, 2015|Categories: Accessories, Ball Gowns, Civil War, Downton Abbey, Fashion, Gloves, Hats, Old West, Thank You, Uncategorized, Victorian Era Celebrations|

  Heartfelt thanks... Recollections loves our clients! You are our lifeblood; the heart of who we are and why we do what we do. What better time to show our love and say "thank you" than Valentine's Day?  Hearts, flowers, and romance fill the air.  Romance and Recollections fashions go hand-in-hand, just like taking a [...]

Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 2 Recap and Review

By | January 13th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|Tags: |

This episode should have been entitled the War for the Progressive. Between Tom’s dinner outburst, Mary’s sexcapades, and Rose’s radio, the battle waged all episode. Before we go any further, if you missed the season premier last week, you can get the highlights here. Lord Grantham continues his campaign of whining across the Abbey, arguing [...]

Edwardian and Flapper Fashion: Getting the look of Downton Abbey

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey, Fashion|Tags: |

Downton Abby has become a sensation all over the world, and now more than ever, it is easy to get the look of your favorite characters. At the same time, the development of Pinterest makes it easy to search quickly and efficiently for fashion. It also has the benefit of allowing its users to see [...]

Downton Abbey recap and review: Season 5 Episode 1

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey|

The hill that will give the rest of the season momentum. Spoiler Alerts Like so many others, I cuddled up with a cup of tea and a scone to watch PBS’s Season 5 premiere of Downton Abby on Sunday night. Waiting on the edge of the couch to know exactly what would happen to Edith’s [...]