Thursday, June 23, 2011

Because I Can't Get Enough Jane Austen

I suppose I'm a major girl stereotype.  But when I'm home relaxing, I like to watch movies based on Jane Austen novels.  Maybe that means I watch Emma for the 5th time this month because it's the only one available instant on Netflix.  Sometimes that happens.  For anyone out there like me, here are some fun Austen-inspired goodies.

First, have you seen these amazing hand-stitched book covers by Jillian Tamaki?  They're awesome.  Here is one of Emma.

Next, while I don't encourage girls to expect men to return to them even after refusals of marriage, we all enjoy Mr. Darcy (definitely the BBC version and not the newer one- am I right?)

I Heart Mr. Darcy needlepoint on etsy

Now, I know some of you out there may treasure every book you own.  But sometimes, they need to go on to a better place.  And in this case, a purse.

Sense and Sensibility Upcycled Purse on etsy

Now here's something that will let you keep your picture of Edmund close at hand.  A wonderful locket inspired by Fanny Price.  (From Mansfield Park if you haven't read it).

Fanny Price Locket on etsy

Interestingly enough, there is actually a scent inspired by Northanger Abbey.  You can find the products in LatheratiSoap's etsy shop.  Here is an example:

Solid Perfume on etsy

Finally, I'd like to recommend the movie Persuasion.  It's one of the lesser known books, but maybe my favorite.  The movie version is awesome.  Go.  Watch it.

FYI- I recently downloaded all of the Austen novels on my kindle for FREE.  Amazon has a lot of free classics available.  Here are the links:

Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey


  1. Dear Jenny,

    you are absolutely right, “we can't get enough Jane Austen”.

    Thank you for lovely words about my Fanny Price locket!

    (from Jane Austen in Portuguese - Brazil)

  2. Lovely! I adore Jane Austen, and I'm thrilled you like my Sense & Sensibility book purse. Thanks so much!


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