Monday, January 28, 2013

Tea & Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice





I was reminded that it is the 200th anniversary
 of Pride and Prejudice
 from visiting Kathy from A Delightsome Life's blog.









So I thought I, too, would join her in celebrating
 a most beloved novelist's greatest work.








The pizzelles my older sister brought yesterday
 when she visited for tea time.

  I saved some for my tea today.

Yum, they pair perfectly together!

(Just like Lizzie and Darcy!)








This stunning and beautiful 7-novel gilded Austen book
 was a gift from my wonderful husband Christmas 2011.

I truly cherish it.

Nothing goes better with tea than a good book........
and this book has SEVEN!


Just LOOK at that beautiful decorative gilded cover!









He knows what a huge fan I am of Jane Austen's writing -
most especially Pride and Prejudice!


The seven novels in this volume:

Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Emma
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Lady Susan


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It's so hard to believe that Jane Austen died
only 5 short years after P & P was written. 





(The interior pages are beautifully decorated.)











This is another of my latest acquisitions,
an antique porcelain mantle clock.

This wasn't found thrifting though, it belonged to a 
dear friend who is downsizing.

We worked out a deal. 

You see this gem and know I had to, right?










It's been a really really long time since I have been WOWED
by an inanimate object, but this is a stunner to me.














The girl on my clock reminds me of Jane day dreaming about
the possibility of being Mistress of Pemberley.









Pride and Prejudice is one of the most
 romantic love stories
of all time.

DEFINATELY one of my all-time favs!







I'm so glad my tall, dark and handsome husband
understands me and my need for reading about Mr. Darcy!




As always, thanks for visiting!


~Michele




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32 comments:

  1. Great post Michelle! I, too, was reminded by Kathy about Pride & Prejudice's birthday. I have a set I re-read constantly, but yours are much prettier! I love the clock! Perfect!
    Ruth

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  2. I would love a cup of tea and some reading time also.

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  3. Though I have never been a fan, I do like the movies. I didn't realize that it was the 200 year anniversary...cool...and what pretty books!

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  4. Michele:

    What a darling presentation. I counted 6 different blog tributes today that I saw - tis perfect timing!!!

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  5. Hello Michelle,
    Lovely post! I am a great fan of Jane myself, and enjoyed your tribute to her work. I think the girl on the clock actually looks similar to some of Jane's portraits! Wow! You must be thrilled : )
    Your tea setting is very romantic!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  6. Very nice post, Michele. Your book is gorgeous! And I'd love to have tea with you and your sister any afternoon. '-)

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  7. What a beautiful book...please set another tea cup for me...:)

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  8. Your post make me smile!!!
    I loved the tea cup and cookie...
    The clock is stunning! I am so glad you worked out a deal!
    Claudine
    www.restory.ca

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  9. What girl couldn't love Jane Austens Mr Darcy?
    Lovely Romantic post. Love the book and clock :)

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  10. What a beautiful book, Michele! A book that size is a perfect Winter reading book to me. : ) I've seen the movie, but I don't think I've ever read the book.

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  11. Enjoyed your post! Beautiful book and clock.

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  12. What a lovely tea serving... and a beautifully bound book! How thoughtful of your hubby! It is a treasure! I am also a huge fan of JA, but I must admit I am a Sense and Sensibility girl!
    Michele, are you going to Haven? I so hope you are... I would love to meet you!!!

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  13. Lovely post celebrating Jane Austen. I feel like she gives us an excuse (as if we need one) to have tea! Beautiful gift from your hubby! And the clock -- what a great deal! Happy Tea Day!

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  14. Such a pretty book. And a simply gorgeous teacup! I missed all the JA excitement! boo :-( (Haven't had time to see you know what either... or I hope you know! haha!) Carry on!

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  15. What a wonderfully pretty tea cup! Just as wonderful as Mr. Darcy. Thank you for sharing this beauty this week. Blessings, Martha

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  16. Hello my friend,
    That is a pretty and graceful teacup and a beautiful book! Your clock is beautiful too and thank you for sharing such lovely treasures with us. Jane Austen is very much a beloved author even after two hundred years. I'm sure she would be pleased! Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy the rest of your week, Michele.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Michele, the book is gorgeous inside and out. What a sweetie your husband was to buy this for you. I think the clock was meant for you, and it will look special anywhere you place it.
    Judith

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  18. What a sweetheart your hubby is to gift you with the book! The cover is a work of art in itself. Your teacup is sooo dainty and feminine, Michele. Pizzelles are my hubby's favorite cookie of all. I also love all your pretty blue thrift purchases.

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  19. I also posted today about reading a book with tea. :) I love the dainty little flowers on your teacup. And your clock is amazing! Love it!
    sandy :)

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  20. Oh, I do love Austen as well, and I'd not realized it was the 200th anniversary of P&P! What an absolutely delightful post!

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  21. I have the same book! I love all of Jane Austen's books. And yes, Pride and Prejudice is the most romantic love story.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Michele,
    what a lovely post. Even I had seen this story as TV movie and loved it so much. This is a wonderful book and you paired it with a beautiful tea cup. I can imagine how Miss Lizzie would have loved this tea time. The clock is a treasure and so nice for this post, too. Michele, thank you so much for your sweet tea time and for the kind comment on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  23. That is a lovely tea in honor of Jane Austen. I just might have to read Pride and Prejudice again. Those pizzelles look perfect with tea. The clock is a beauty too.
    Thank you for your visits and all your lovely comments too.

    Carolyn

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  24. The teacup is gorgeous and what a lovely tea in honor of Jane Austin..I often wonderred how wonderful it would be to have tea with a long dress, a bonnet and a few girl friends. lol! Thanks for your sweet visit. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  25. Lovely! P&P is one of my all-time favorite books, and it pairs so well with hot, sweet tea and fancy biscuits! I think it's time for me to revisit Regency England :-)

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  26. Oh, I love your tea cup and the pattern. So pretty and perfect with your post today! Happy VTT!

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  27. There's a whole lotta "tea" posts going on at VTT today!

    Love your tea cup, and I really want to see MORE than the edge of the teapot I spied up there in one of the first pictures!

    I LOVED the screen version of P&P, but I can't quite "love" the reading of it as well. I love the Jane Austin stuff on the screen so much that I THOUGHT I'd love the books - - - but I've tried two, and nope - - - don't really like READING them.

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  28. I love Jane, too. I made some Jane Austen Christmas Ornaments this year for my blue and white tree. Stop by and visit my December posts if you'd like to see them. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from Vintage Thingie Thursday.

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  29. Michele:
    Would love to have you link this to "Friends Sharing Tea"!

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  30. Oh, Michele, this is simply beautiful! That book is lovely and the teacup perfect! The statuette is sweet! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  31. As a fellow Jane lover, I loved this post! :) I'll be taking a tour this fall that is themed around Jane Austen, Bath, and clothing of that era. We'll even get to attend the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and walk in the costume promenade! I'm so excited!

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  32. The clock is stunning indeed! And oh that book, what a delightful gift. Love, love Pride and Prejudice! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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