Last time I was here on the MP blog, I talked about how I fell in love with Jane Austen. Today, I want to share how I SHOW the love.
I don’t know if I’m technically a “fangirl” or not, but I do like collecting things from various fandoms. I have stuff from Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Twilight, Marvel, DC, Tolkien, Hunger Games, and multiple concert t-shirts. And of course, I have some Jane Austen stuff, too.
I’m not the sort of person to collect antiques, or go as over-the-top as Jane from Austenland (my husband wouldn’t appreciate a cardboard cut-out of Darcy in our TV room), so my love for all things JA has to come out in different ways.
The first thing I found was a PERSUASION t-shirt. A fellow writer and Canadian posted about this shirt and as soon as I saw it, I HAD to have it.
*t-shirt found on ETSY*
I mean, who doesn’t want a shirt that says “YOU PIERCE MY SOUL, I’M HALF AGONY, HALF HOPE”? It’s only one of the most romantic literary quotes EVAH.
Now here’s where I shamelessly admit I have only one other Jane Austen inspired item (not counting all the books, movies, and soundtracks of course). I just got this for Christmas and I’m so psyched to have it. It’s a book scarf with text straight from PERSUASION on it (also the famous Wentworth letter).
This scarf comes from a site called Storiarts, which makes scarves, gloves, pillows, and tees featuring different books. Another Christmas gift I received was LES MISERABLES writing gloves from Storiarts, in honour of my YA Eponine retelling.
Next on my list would be jewelry of some kind. I found a beautiful PRIDE & PREJUDICE necklace on Etsy, which might have to go on next year’s Christmas list.
What about you? Do you have any Jane Austen-inspired items that show your inner fangirl?
*PS: I swear I don’t sell these items, I just love them like crazy.