Mr Darcy prefers his beverages good and strong...
I like my tea a little fortnightly (two week...too weak - oh for goodness sake keep up at the back). Seeing this cup in close up it looks as though one of the children have coloured it in!
In truth ("Sorry Jenny - just interrupting here - we did not really think that this was you and Mr Darcy you know!") this is some china that I bought at the car boot a couple of years ago - fine, delicato china - deep saucers most suitable for trembling hands (though this is not a trembleuse). Also some fine French linen curtains bought from a charity shop two years ago - so far only used a little bit of the pelmet fabric to make a zipped bag or two...Also featuring one of my old books. Never really discussed my old books here - I have one or two....cough, cough, cough....wretched cough..... and I have prepared a few posts on them - for now please note that this copy of 'Pride and Prejudice' (from the 1890s) features the Arts and Crafts peacock motif that I so pompously went on about in my 'Hearts and Crafts' post. I shall be referring back to this book so please be prepared to answer questions at a moments notice (especially you at the back...yes YOU..) !!!!
Realise that it is not strictly of the right time period! I don't want the 'History Police' paying any visits
I think one of these went to live in America - perchance you recognise it - please let me know.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have TOO MUCH STUFF!" Austen, J. (1813) 'Pride and Prejudice', Whitehall, Egerton.
Happy anniversary to 'Pride and Prejudice' - 200 years and light undimmed. As Miss Austen was born here in Hampshire and lived in Chawton we shall be calling in on the museum this week. I will wear my best mantle (as it has been chilly of late) and bonnet with matching ribbon cockade...tra la la...
Having thought about it I might 'make' a museum of my own to cut down on petrol costs and save time!!
Got to dash - Darcy calling....
Next week: '70s Pyrex and the role of women's liberation in the kitchen'!!!!
It is good to have variety in life don't you think?
'Don't fence me in....'
(Arthur: " Does anyone know what the blazes she is going on about....?"
Martha: " No one but herself ...it is a bit sad don't you think Arthur"