Jane Austens favourite things

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For Jane-ites everywhere and to celebrate JaneAusten200 , Jane Austen’s Bicentenery on 18th July, I have created this and other designs in watercolor. You can find the matching fabric and wallpaper collection at https://www.spoonflower.com/collections/200781-...

Here are a few of Jane Austen’s favourite things. In regency times they had no sewing machine, electric or things we take for granted!

Jane 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. They did not have baking powder in those days, so it was a labour intensive made by whisking many eggs.
Jane loved buying ribbons and flowers for her bonnets. She loved a good sewing party, even saying she was the best at sewing her brother’s shirts.
Jane kept the key to the tea cupboard on a chatelaine like the one in this fabric. She was a great tea lover and always made tea every morning for the family.

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