Janury 28th marked the 101st anniversary of Pride and Prejudice's publication... one of Jane Austen's most popular novels.
To commemorate, I hosted a Jane Austen group swap at the art group I moderate, An Altered Place.
We had free rein to interpret the theme in any way we wanted and create a Jane Austen inspired altered piece for our partner.
This was my creation for swap partner, Karla.
I couldn't resist going with a romantic tussie mussie cone in tones of black and lavender... embellished with vintage millinery, lace, ribbons...
I don't know why....but whenever I think of Jane Austen, I think of shades of purple. Call me crazy.
In addition to the romantic tussie mussie, I also made a paper banner.
A bit difficult to photograph the details due to width - but you get the idea.
It seems like great minds think alike, because the beautiful items I received from Karla had a similar feel to them.
They were romantic, very Jane Austen, and... she also used lavender/purples!
The pendant necklace and earrings Karla made for me are just divine!
She also sent me Jane Austen notecards.... gorgeous teal velvet ribbon (vintage!)... and beautiful little tin box.
Thank you, Karla, for all my Jane Austen beauties!
Sharing my Jane Austen inspiration with Beverly and her Pink Saturday guests! Stop by for beautiful pink inspiration....