British Home Invasion

Plano home design studio welcomes royal furniture line with Texas-sized tea

Plano design studio welcomes royal furniture line with Texas-size tea

Susan Sanders, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, Myra Walker, downton tea kathy adams furniture
Susan Sanders, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, Myra Walker, Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Ivonne Chavez, Michael Corsi
Ivonne Chavez, Michael Corsi Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
UNT Visual Arts Students, kathy adams furniture and design
UNT Visual Arts students attended the event to help give background information regarding the custom gowns displayed at the event. Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
The Miller Family, kathy adams furniture event
The Miller Family Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Larry Adams, Kelly Clark, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, kathy adams event
Larry Adams, Kelly Clark, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Susan Sanders, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, Myra Walker, downton tea kathy adams furniture, kathy adams furniture and design
Claudia Nelson, Gail Denton Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Charlene Boyton, Kathy Adams, Butler, Barbara Vaughn, kathy adams furniture downton tea event
Charlene Boyton, Kathy Adams, Barbara Vaughn Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Kathy Aadms Design Downton to a Tea event
UNT brought historic gowns from its Texas Fashion Collection, inspired by characters from Downton Abbey. Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Kathy Aadms Design Downton to a Tea event
Kathy Adams Furniture + Design celebrated the launch of the Althorp Collection in style with "Downton to a Tea." Photo courtesy of Kathy Adams Furniture + Design
Susan Sanders, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, Myra Walker, downton tea kathy adams furniture
Ivonne Chavez, Michael Corsi
UNT Visual Arts Students, kathy adams furniture and design
The Miller Family, kathy adams furniture event
Larry Adams, Kelly Clark, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, kathy adams event
Susan Sanders, Kathy Adams, Kristy Adams, Myra Walker, downton tea kathy adams furniture, kathy adams furniture and design
Charlene Boyton, Kathy Adams, Butler, Barbara Vaughn, kathy adams furniture downton tea event
Kathy Aadms Design Downton to a Tea event
Kathy Aadms Design Downton to a Tea event

To introduce the Althorp Collection British furniture line, Kathy Adams Furniture + Design in Plano got creative, hosting a “Downton to a Tea” featuring myriad royal treats.

For starters, a Park Place Premier white Bentley convertible and a black Rolls Royce Phantom greeted guests — including Charlene Boyton, Barbara Vaughn, Nancy Addison, Claudia Nelson, Gail Denton and Maija Salem — who joined Kathy Adams herself at the British-themed affair.

The University of North Texas showcased historic designer gowns from the Texas Fashion Collection, in the spirit of characters from Downton Abbey. And royal gunsmith Holland & Holland displayed their luxury wares, explaining there are only four gun rooms in the world, one of which is located in Dallas at deBoulle.

Attendees also enjoyed a scotch whiskey tasting courtesy of The Dalmore and a traditional high tea served by Cavallini. Bonnie Itzeg, owner of the popular coffee and tea company, gave mini presentations on the history of British teas.

The Althorp Collection is a furniture reproduction line based on the antiques found in the Spencer family’s historic estate in Althorp, England. Charles Spencer, the ninth Earl of Spencer and the late Princess Diana’s younger brother, established the partnership with the Theodore Alexander furniture company to maintain the history of the Spencer family and to showcase the detail of the family’s historic antiques.