Friday, September 24, 2010

Regency tea

So...on Tuesday some ladies from our church had our third annual Jane Austen tea.

I love how when girls get together they dress up pretty and drink tea and talk about shoes and shopping and 50's fashion and old movies and mens' hairstyles and Cary Grant--yay or nay? and OF COURSE debate, compare, and contrast the different movie adaptations of Jane Austen books.

{beautifully packaged tea from England!}
...While guys "solve the problems of the world" (whatever) and smoke pipes 
and talk about illegal immigration.

Lovely Amanda.

My teacup again... with the beautiful tablecloth from India. 
(Makes me think of the Indian muslin in Cranford.)

Lindsey and Elisa. :-)

Juli, doing the Harriet pose. And don't worry, Mr. Woodhouse, she has a shawl!
(A shawl which I absolutely adore.)

Emma's drawing of Harriet from the new Emma. 
Juli just had a teapot instead of an urn. ;-)

Sara, Hannah (my sister-in-law), and Amanda.

Me: Juli, look serene!

And... there was a little boy there with Converse, so I couldn't resist...
Even though I'm pretty sure Converse didn't go as far back as Jane Austen's era.
But if they did, I feel like Henry Tilney would have totally worn them.


  1. Oh wow, your pictures are so beautiful! I wish I could have been there. Love the converse :)

  2. Looks like loads of fun. *sigh* My friends and I used to do this a long time ago before we all got married and moved away from each other. :(

  3. Awwww... I wish I could have come :P
    I really want to see the new Emma!!!

  4. you haven't seen it?!? You need to so we can argue about which one is better. ;-)

    Suzy, I LOVE the picture of Amanda!

  5. I love the pictures of the blue teacup. :D

  6. That picture of the teal teacup turned out just gorgeous! That's one that my mother-in-law gave me for Esther's birthday. She pulled it out of the attic from things she'd saved from her mother.

  7. I love that comment about converse and Henry Tilney wearing them! LOL!

  8. How much fun does THAT look! Oh goodness. And, the new Emma is simply wonderful. I love it!

  9. Tilney would totally have worn converse :-)

  10. I am drooling with envy! What a lovely event.


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