I want to be Jane Austen. Ok, not really because she actually had a challenging life. However, I wouldn’t mind living in one of her books. Anyone else out there feel the same way? So since I can’t physically insert myself into her writings, I will settle for creating spaces that remind me of that time.
If you’ve ever been in my home, you will know that I like old things. Any time period, really. I liked how a friend of mine described my style to someone. She said, “It’s like you smushed Anthropologie and an antique store together.” Pretty accurate. In my quest to put a little more of the 1800s in my life, I have now decided I need to scour antique stores and estate sales for portraits of people I don’t know to display on my walls. And maybe some fruit. Because, look how cool…
And I’m off to see what I can find with some parting advice from Jane herself:
“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” -Pride & Prejudice
Fill your life (and your house) with things that make you happy and forget others opinions on the matter. Happy 2017!