Visiting Jane Austens house in the beautiful village Chawton, Hampshire
Jane Austen, one of the world’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire in the south of England. As part of my research project I have been studying her life and works, plus her fashion, style and her home here in Hampshire ( fortunately also my home county!) It has been absolutely fascinating!
July 18th 2017 marks the bicentenery of Jane Austen’s death and I have just released a collection of ten new fabrics, wallpapers and giftwraps at my Spoonflower shop to commemorate this! https://www.spoonflower.com/collections/200781-jane-austen-regency-fashion-jane-ites-celebrating-janeausten200-bicentenery-by-magentarosedesigns I also have some Jane Austen products created from my watercolour art at my other online shops. Please check my shops page for the links. There are many local events in order to celebrate Jane’s Bicentenery, which you can find details of at http://janeausten200.co.uk/
Jane austen fabrics, also for sale as wallpaper and giftwrap at my Spoonflower shop, inspired by regency fashions and hobbies
Jane Austen fabric inspired by Jane’s letters to Cassandra, her sister and regency style
Jane Austen fabric at my Spoonflower shop inspired by regency fashion and Jane’s jewellery
Jane Austen fabric at my Spoonflower shop inspired by Jane’s love of tea and cake for breakfast
Jane Austen fabric at my Spoonflower shop inspired by her love of sewing, tea, cake, bonnet trimming and writing plus fashion and style.
Oak leaf and acorn fabric from my Spoonflower shop inspired by the Oak leaf wallpaper and the important symbolism of this motif that appears throughout Jane’s home
Fan fabric at my Spoonflower shop inspired by the regency fans that ladies of Jane’s time used
Jane Austen fabric at my Spoonflower shop inspired by breakfast tea and cake ( a type of Bundt cake, rich in eggs) and rosettes which were popular for trimming bonnets and shoes.
Oak leaf fabric from my Spoonflower shop inspired by Jane Austen’s Wedgewood Oakleaf china
Wise advice from Jane Austen! Painted in watercolour, this Jane austen Quote is available from my Redbubble shop
Here are some of my new designs to mark Jane Austen’s bicentenery
Jane Austen loved to write, to read, to socialise and sew. She also loved eating and drinking! In one of her letters to her sister she says ” You know how interesting the purchase of a new sponge cake is to me”
During my research, I found that Jane would have eaten Bundt cake, for breakfast.
It was here, in the heart of Hampshire, that Jane Austen found inspiration to write such classics as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility. She wrote her famous works drawing on a large circle of friends, social gatherings and places around Hampshire that she visited to devise the characters and settings for her novel. Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life in this country cottage in Hampshire from 1809 until 1817. In the Hampshire countryside Jane’s genius flourished and she felt relaxed and free to write. At Chawton, Hampshire, which is today naturally regarded as Jane’s literary home, Jane led a quieter life and resumed writing her novels.
Jane revised both Sense & Sensibility which was published in 1811 (and made Jane £140), and Pride & Prejudice, which was published in 1813. This was an instant success. All Jane’s novels that appeared during her lifetime were published anonymously, merely bearing the legend “By a Lady”, which was not uncommon at the time. Mansfield Park was published in 1814 and Emma in 1815. Persuasion was completed in 1816 but was not published until 1818, after Jane’s death in 1817. Northanger Abbey was also published in 1818.
Jane Austen Sillhouette Cameo iphone case
Jane Austen painstakingly copied music in pen and ink, which she borrowed. It saved a lot of money to do this, and she played her piano every morning before breakfast.
Jane Austen’s favorite things iphone case from my Redbubble shop
Jane Austen regency fan notebook
Jane Austens breakfast mug with regency tea and cake
A wallhanging made from one of the letters that Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra
Jane Austen regency fan iphone case
Jane Austen cushion featuring tea and cake regency style
Jane Austen letter to Cassandra iphone case
Jane Austen dress created with fabric designed by Magenta Rose and featuring some of Jane Austen’s favourite things
One of Jane Austen’s letters to her sister Cassandra has been painstakingly reproduced by me to create a range of products to commemorate Jane Austen 200
Here are some wallpaper borders which I created for a client who loves Jane Austen and bautiful vintage books. These were created especially for a valued client and I gave her a choice of these two. My client chose the darker one and it was printed for her in London at my Contrado shop.
Jane Austens shoes, gloves and jewellery painted in watercolour for #JaneAusten200