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message 1: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
I just uploaded a photo of the small figurine that sits on my bookcase. I call her Jane Austen, even though her dress isn't exactly period - I imagine it predates Jane a little. But just thought I would introduce you to her!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

How pretty! I like your curtains, too!


message 3: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
Thank you, how kind of you to say.


message 4: by VMom (new)

VMom (votermom) | 68 comments Lovely!


message 5: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 226 comments Aww. She's precious.


message 6: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
Thanks!


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 47 comments I have a Jane Austen Action figure. She has a place of honor on top of my book shelf.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Amanda wrote: "I have a Jane Austen Action figure. She has a place of honor on top of my book shelf."

Cool. I want one!


message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 47 comments You can get one online!


message 10: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
I have seen her on one of the Austen blogs recently. She's cute.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 47 comments She comes armed with a quill and some books.


message 12: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
So do I. Now where did I put my quill? :-}


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

You are definitely an action-figure kind of girl, Sarah! :p


message 14: by Usako (last edited Mar 04, 2010 01:22PM) (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 226 comments Hmm. I have a Nazgul and Tinker Bell on my desk. Hm. What does that say about me? :P

I saw the stuffed Jane Austen doll.




message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Tanja wrote: "Hmm. I have a Nazgul and Tinker Bell on my desk. Hm. What does that say about me? :P

I saw the stuffed Jane Austen doll."


Oh, my, I don't have a desk anymore..... I do have a Map of Middle Earth in my guest bathroom.


message 16: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
You have a wide range of interests! I always like seeing what memorabilia (?) people have around their space.


message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 47 comments I have a Jane Austen finger puppet. I let my son play with her. He knows her as "Jane".


message 18: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 226 comments Aww Amanda! I've seen that finger puppet!

Oh and I have a Baby Pegusus figure from Disney's Hercules next to Tink & my Nazgul.


message 19: by Megan, Moderator & Ardent Janeite (new)

Megan | 724 comments Mod
I have a Jane Austen action figure also. She sits between my "What would Jane do?" mug and my "F--k Off, I'm Knitting" mug.


message 20: by Sigrid (new)

Sigrid Ruyter Smolan | 14 comments I like these pictures of her: ^^
they're both by her sister, Cassandra. In the first she's about 14.

http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/wp-cont...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ddkM_wL75FM...


message 21: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
Sigrid, I am familiar with the second one, but not the first. It is a supposed portrait? I did some research last year and never ran across that one. It is beautiful though -- I would love to have it on my wall!


message 22: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
Megan wrote: "I have a Jane Austen action figure also. She sits between my "What would Jane do?" mug and my "F--k Off, I'm Knitting" mug."

You all have quite the collection of Jane "desk furnishings." ha ha


message 23: by Sigrid (last edited Mar 07, 2010 11:54PM) (new)

Sigrid Ruyter Smolan | 14 comments yes it is :)

here's the link where I found it. the article is quite interesting too I think :)
http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/?p=6728


message 24: by Shaun (new)

Shaun | 123 comments Sigrid wrote: "I like these pictures of her: ^^
they're both by her sister, Cassandra. In the first she's about 14.

http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/wp-cont...

http://3.bp.blogspot.c..."


I love the first picture! Its different from the picture that I've seen of her. When I saw that first picture, I thought, "this is the girl who wrote Northanger Abbey!" She looks really sweet and whimsical!


message 25: by Sigrid (new)

Sigrid Ruyter Smolan | 14 comments wow, yes, I agree ^^
I can see a whole lot of stories and fantasies fitted inside that head :P
I think it's a great picture because she looks just like a normal, sweet girl in her teens, but at the same time, she has this look in her eyes..
I love the picture too!


message 26: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 226 comments Since you love that image, I did this for everyone...




message 27: by Sigrid (new)

Sigrid Ruyter Smolan | 14 comments AAA! :D I LOVE IT!! :D
that looks sooo great ^^
you're amazing, Tanja! ^^


Literary Multitudes (literary_multitudes) | 17 comments Beautiful!


message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (jedisakora) | 73 comments Tanja wrote: "Since you love that image, I did this for everyone...

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Looks wonderful!


message 30: by SarahC, Austen Votary & Mods' Asst. (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 1473 comments Mod
Tanja, I love it too. Should we load this as our group image for a while?


message 31: by Megan, Moderator & Ardent Janeite (new)

Megan | 724 comments Mod
I vote yes. It is lovely!


message 32: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 226 comments Feel free, Sarah :)

I like how this group rotates its group images to reflect the current book read or mood :)


message 33: by Sigrid (new)

Sigrid Ruyter Smolan | 14 comments yes! :)


message 34: by Shaun (new)

Shaun | 123 comments Tanja wrote: "Since you love that image, I did this for everyone...

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Oh my gosh! I love that! I just read "Jane's Fame" and they had that picture in the book! Loved it (both picture and book!).


message 35: by Joy (new)

Joy (joylnorth) Lovely new avatar--I wish I was there reading right now!

Is this from Miss Austen Regrets?


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

This is from Bright Star which is this weekend's movie. One of our members has it as her avatar, too, and I think it's beautiful. :)


message 37: by Joy (new)

Joy (joylnorth) Ahh, that makes much more sense :) I just couldn't place what JA film this would have been from. Thanks Jeannette!


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

I like to mix up the photos once in a while. :)


Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) (captain_sir_roddy) Fanny Brawn sitting in a meadow of English bluebells. That, my friends, is pure visual poetry! For me, there are three great poets that can regularly evoke that same feeling of sheer beauty: John Keats, Christina Rossetti, and Emily Dickinson.


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