There is always an opportunity for wearing a nice dress!

Tweet Yesterday we celebrated Sweden’s national day here. Now, this celebration is not for most people a particularly big one, nowhere near the size the 4th of July is in the USA for example. But eager for any chance to dress in nice and special clothes, I decided to wear my national costume as we went to a town not far from where I live to attend some small festivity there. It is not often I have the chance really to wear a national costume, but even so it is in many ways a very practical outfit. Because it can … Continue reading

Georgette Heyer

Tweet As we know Jane unfortunately did not live to a very rip old age. She died at the age of 41 and had “only” time to write six complete novels. But, since the six novels that she wrote are all of them classified as some of the greatest literary pieces ever written that’s not really anything to call “only”. But still, when you have read all of those books (and all of her shorter and unfinished work that you have been able to get hold of) and still haven’t had enough, then what do you do? In my case … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Miss L!

Tweet I am writing this post in honor of my very dear friend Miss L. who on this day is turning 18 years of age! I met my friend for the first time 7 1/2 years ago now, and ever since the first day we have been great friends! We have shared many fun (and sometimes less fun) experiences over the years! Like me, my friend is a fan of classics, costume dramas, beautiful old-fashioned clothes and everything else in that field, and we often have long delightful conversations on these topics! And not only conversations by the way, here is … Continue reading

Do you know of any Jane Austen events?

Tweet I have several plans and ideas about things I would like this blog to contain in the future. One such idea that I have in mind is to have a feature on the sidebar dedicated to various Jane Austen/Regency style events happening in the world. I know that there are a lot of such things (like balls, teas, festivals etc, etc) going on at different places. During my travels  for example I stayed for some months in California, San Diego more precisely, and I came to understand that there is a lot happening there. I didn’t have the pleasure of attending any Jane … Continue reading

My first Regency gown

Tweet I thought I should share with you some pictures of the Regency style clothes I have made for myself so far. I will begin with the first such dress I made.  At first I found the fashion and the style of this era to be a little… well… weird. At least the ladies dresses. But that was before I became a true Jane Austen fan. Since then I have not only become used to the way the dresses looked at that time but I have also grown to love the simple, yet so elegant look that was in fashion during the … Continue reading

Quoting Jane 1

Tweet I had a longer post planned for today, but then for some reason my computer refused to cooperate with me to get that to work. So I’ll leave that post till another day and for today you shall have to content yourselves with a quote from the one and only Miss Austen. I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. Miss Bingley (Pride and Prejudice) How true! But … Continue reading

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