Austen’s World Wrap Up. May 10, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • It’s May
    It’s May. It’s May. The lusty month of May That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray… from Camelot, Lerner and Loewe Happy May! I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in Virginia we finally have our … Continue reading
  • Appreciation, or How Princess Charlotte Saved My Life
    If this were Regency times, I wouldn’t be putting my thoughts into writing today. Given the medical misfortunes I’ve suffered recently, I would be dead. Sobering, right? Let me tell you, right now my appreciation for a certain Regency doctor … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-05-10 06:20:49.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. May 3, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Bishop Sleeves in the Regency Era
    It has been a long time since I wrote a post about fashion in the Regency era, but I haven’t forgotten fashion altogether. Over the years I have been collecting and sorting images about the Regency on my Pinterest boards, a hobby I enjoy immensely.  One of my favorite boards is entitled “Sleeves, Georgian and […]

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Originally posted 2018-05-03 06:20:12.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. April 5, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • An English Wedding at Sherbourne Park by Rachel Dodge
    …you want to hear about the wedding; and I shall be happy to tell you, for we all behaved charmingly.” –Emma My husband and I were invited to a family wedding in England last June. The venue: Sherbourne Park, a Grade II Georgian house on a large estate dating back to 1730, just a few […]
  • It’s Been A While So Let’s Catch Up!
    Hello there. Carolyn Jewel here. I am cautiously hopeful that I’ll be able to post here  regularly now that my life is less hectic than it has been for the last couple of years. Since it’s been a while, let’s … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-04-05 06:21:24.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. March 22, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • My blue and white collection
    Lately, I’ve been downsizing, but as well as donating things, I’ve been replacing a few of them with pieces that I like better. This weekend, I found this cute teapot at a local Thrifty Shopper. It’s from Grindley, an English … Continue reading
  • In the Time of Her Flowers
    Documentation! At long last. Every time I give a workshop about historical clothing, I get asked “what did they do when they had their periods”. And to date I’ve always had to say, I’ve never seen any documentation before the … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-03-22 06:20:10.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. March 8, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • A Re-Look at the Bronte Sisters
    I went looking through old postings of mine for a topic for today and came across this one about the Bronte sisters, first written in 2010. I thought it was worth a second look. My latest Netflix find (it’s available … Continue reading
  • Thoughts and Excuses
    I was supposed to put up a new post today, March 2 (I’m the “First Fridays” Risky) but I just couldn’t get one written. I’m facing a medical procedure next week that has me a bit nervous, and I am … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-03-08 06:21:09.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. February 22, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Lovejoy
    I’m into comfort TV. To me, that includes series with likeable, quirky characters who rub against each other in interesting and funny ways—series like Northern Exposure, Parks & Rec, Grace and Frankie. My most recent go-to comfort TV is an … Continue reading
  • Black History Month
    I’ve been kind of obsessed with the history of free Africans in Europe ever since discovering the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Imagine my delight when I found my favorite fencing master lurking in an amazing poster designed for schools (shared with permission … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-02-22 06:20:06.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. February 15, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • PERSUASION:  A novel of change, by Tony Grant
    Inquiring readers: One reason I love Tony Grant’s submissions is the wonderful original images that he takes of the sites he discusses – in this instance, Bath and Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final and arguably her best novel. Enjoy the article, as well as Tony’s photographic images. I think Persuasion is Jane Austen’s most mature novel. […]
  • Deportment, Courtesy and All That
    Manners maketh man. William of Wykeham, Motto of Winchester College and New College, Oxford By odd coincidence, both my actor son Graham and Elena’s daughter Gaile are in rehearsals for theater productions of Jane Austen works going up in March. … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2018-02-15 06:20:30.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. February 1, 2018

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • My Role Models: Mom and Jane Austen
    Inquiring readers: While I meant to write a post about muslin caps, my thoughts went in quite a different direction. My lovely mom just celebrated her 93rd birthday and she and Jane Austen have been much on my mind lately. Ladies during Jane Austen’s time were as thrifty and resourceful as my great aunts and […]

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Originally posted 2018-02-01 06:20:19.