Today, December 16, is Jane Austen's birthday. She was born in 1775, so she would be 238 years old today. Yesterday, at Locust Grove in Louisville, I attended a tea in honor of her birthday.
There was a lecture beforehand, on the art of walking and its importance in the novels. After that we had tea along with savories and sweets. There was live music, too.
Of course, I found a bonnet to covet....
...and a dress to covet, or at least a fabric. Look at that pink satin fabric with gold! Ooooooh!
Here are two pictures of those of us who were dressed in our Regency attire.
Here I am with my friend Stephanie. We were posing in front of some of the many decorations which had been made out of pages of Austen's books.
And finally, here is a close-up of my bonnet, which I decorated for the party. :)