Dowager Countess: "At my age one must ration one's excitement..."

Downton Abbey on

Lady Violet, Dowager countess Grantham (Dame Maggie Smith) Abbey think I love her!

Downton Abbey <3

"Ugh, how you hate to be wrong!" "I wouldn't know, I'm not familiar with the sensation" :-) Maggie Smith (aka Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess) is my hero!

Downton Abbey Christmas special.  Oh my!

Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham and Lily James as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey Series 4 Christmas Special

Downton Abbey - Dowager Countess

10 Downton Abbey Inspired DIY Crafts & Printables

i should be mopping the floor: {Friday's Freebie}: Downton Abbey Printables - dowager countess

Why We Love British High Tea

The 5 O'Clock Tea Club at John Lewis, Oxford Street, features Jubilee-themed cakes, scones and sandwiches.Courtesy The Daily Telegraph

Downton Abbey is where it’s at…

Ooh, a Downton Abbey burn from the one and only Maggie Smith (aka the Dowager Countess)!

Winter in Yorkshire

I love the winter. I love the cold days and all the snow. I love christmas and shining candles in the darkness. I love skiing in meters of powder snow. I love the winter.

I don't dislike him, I just don't like him. Which is quite different.

Dame Maggie Smith would be leaving Downton Abbey after its sixth season, publicists have stepped in to say that the Dowager Countess of Grantham was just having a good laugh.

BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

BBC Lark Rise to Candleford. I intend to watch all 4 seasons, all 42 hours!