Downton Abbey Party in Lebanon

Downton Abbey close up

So, did you see my original post on Highclere Estate and This Downton Abbey Party?

Here is the update from September’s Downton Abbey Gala in beautiful Historic Downton Lebanon, Ohio! Lebanon also does an AMAZING Horse Parade. Over 130 different species of Horse Drawn Carriages decorated with lights (yes, even the horses) the first weekend in December each year. Not to be missed. I’ll do a post soon on the upcoming parade. See the bottom of this post for 2 amazing photos from the 2012 Lebanon Horse Parade!

Back to the party:

This party was actually held in the lovely home shown below.  It is the home of Gerry Miller of Lebanon and of Interior Designer to the Stars fame. Mr. Miller’s clients included Ann Margaret and Kathy Hilton. Kathy Hilton now designs gowns and actually I think they are very pretty. Many photos of celebrities grace the interior of this home.

The PillarsFront

The “PILLARS”. The venue for the Downton Abbey Gala

Chatti Patti is ready to go. Downton Abbey Party is just a few minutes ride away!

Chatti Patti is ready to go. Downton Abbey Party is just a few minutes ride away!

Drivers on hand to escort all guests to the Miller Manse in style, not necessarily Downton Abbey era, but awesome none the less!

Drivers on hand to escort all guests to the Miller Manse in style, not necessarily Downton Abbey era, but awesome none the less!

Peek from the back seat of our private car.

Peek from the back seat of our private car.

We arrive to the sound of a live bag-piper. Actually the sound could be heard for miles as we heard it well before the drive up the long driveway to the stately location.

We arrive to the sound of a live bag-piper. Actually the sound could be heard for miles as we heard it well before the drive up the long driveway to the stately location.

First there was a social hour where we met and mingled with other guests, most dressed for the occasion.

First there was a social hour where we met and mingled with other guests, most dressed for the occasion.

More drinking and talking, Drinking.

More drinking and talking, Drinking.

Friends of Gerry Miller (HOST) pose for a photo. One of my favorite clients is in the front row but I won't embarrass you Nancy!

Friends of Gerry Miller (HOST) pose for a photo. One of my favorite clients is in the front row but I won’t embarrass you Nancy!

So glad Violet, The duchess of Grantham showed up.

So glad Violet, The Duchess of Grantham showed up. Excuse me, The Dowager Duchess of Grantham.

I spotted the  most handsome gent at the party!

I spotted the most handsome gent at the party! He later took me home!

Lovely centerpieces adorned the tables under the great tent~

Lovely centerpieces adorned the tables under the great tent~

The musicians were wonderful and were local from Lebanon, Ohio.

The musicians were wonderful and were local from Lebanon, Ohio.

Poolside. I don't think I've seen such a lovely pool at Downton Abbey.

Poolside. I don’t think I’ve seen such a lovely pool at Downton Abbey.

Colorful characters are always sure to show up at a Designer  hosted function. What fun!

More costumes. 🙂

Live Auction

Fund raising begins with a live auction with proceeds to benefit the Lebanon Ohio Conservancy Foundation and word has it that they did indeed raise enough money to save a historic home in downtown Lebanon from being destroyed. So thankful that people VOLUNTEER to take on such a task and I enjoy supporting such endeavors.

Evening came to a close and waiting in the drive was a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.  Eat. Your. Heart. Out.

Evening came to a close and waiting in the drive was a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Eat. Your. Heart. Out.

Wait, here's a better picture of the  Rolls Royce. :-)

Wait, here’s a better picture of the Rolls Royce. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design as well as chats about other things, but primarily design! It was at a Designer’s home!

Here’s a sneak peek at the Annual Historic Downtown Lebanon Horse Parade.

Horses come in all sizes and you will see them at this event. Pray for nice weather. I had a front row seat last year. Press.

Horses come in all sizes and you will see them at this event. Pray for nice weather. I had a front row seat last year. Press.

Love this big guys, they come at the end of the parade. and guess what?! The OFFICIAL BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ARE COMING THIS YEAR! WOOT!

Love this big guys, they come at the end of the parade. and guess what?! The OFFICIAL BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ARE COMING THIS YEAR! WOOT!

ALL PHOTOS BY PATTI JOHNSON.

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