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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.

High Point Market Gold – Patti’s Picks

Highpoint Market 2013 was beautiful and showing off it’s GOLD. Many of the *NEW* items presented by vendors will not be available for at least four months, so truly this is what you will be seeing in the next 6 – 12 months from your interior designer. Many Design Bloggers, both domestic and international attend High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina to view the latest and greatest furnishings available to a global Home Furnishings market.  This post is some of my picks that I liked and would  specify to a client or otherwise simply share with my readers!

These first three photos were taken in LORTS beautiful new Showroom.  A fine furnishing company with products Made in the USA! with a superior selection of ultra fine finishes.  Swoon.

I simply adore this chest!

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for?

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for? By LORTS.         Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

From LORTS. Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I'm still on a gray kick!

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I’m still on a gray kick!                        Photo credit: Patti Johnson

Seven Shell 2

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC                                                                                      Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A trip to market for me is not complete without a stop into the Fine Art Lamps Showroom.  The showroom was far different since my last visit with a lighter, more art deco look.  Of course they still carry their signature crystal chandeliers, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a far more modern take on their new collections.

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013                                                                                                    Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamp

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards                                                                                                  Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamps

Another touch of Gold~

Another touch of Gold~Global Views                                                                                                                           Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.                        Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold was everywhere!

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market. These by CRLaine.

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market.          These by CRLaine.                                                                                                                                                       Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings!

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings! Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.                                                          Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013                                                                                    Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World's Away High Point Spring 2013 market

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World’s Away
High Point Spring 2013 market

Ms Jones Worlds Away

World’s Away Furniture Designer, the lovely Laurie Jones!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at a selection of my photos that I took during my recent trip to High Point Market! I’ve plenty more and will incorporate them into future blog posts. Truly there is something for everyone and every taste in style available. This was my first time back at market in at least four years and I’m here to tell you the furniture industry is on the come back! It appeared and was rumored to be a very strong market with higher numbers in attendance and I’ll let you know more details as I learn them! Kudos to the transportation staff! Hotel Shuttles were always on time with friendly drivers who even suggested places to dine! Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design and be sure and let me know of any topics you would like to hear about!