Monday, January 30, 2012

Jane Austen is my HERO!

I’ve got the Monday blues again…why do weekends go by so fast?! I never have enough time to clean, bake pies or exercise. Yes, that was sarcasm. I wouldn't get those things done if I had a whole year! But what I always find time for is movies. Oooh so many movies…

Once I start I can’t stop. And now I’m on an eighteenth century English kick, so I’ve been watching any movie set way back when that I can get my hands on. I sifted my DVD collection and scoured over Netflix and found any movie that fell under this category and watched them last weekend.

And I just want to say THANK YOU, Jane Austen. THANK YOU…

…for the greatest love stories of all time. I think I’ll vote for Pride and Prejudice being my favorite of the weekend, you know the one with Keira Knightley, not the 6 hour BBC version. (Don’t get me wrong, that one’s fantastic too! I recommend it for a sick day)

How can I not watch these over and over? Plus I learn fancy new words from every single movie. Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park…ahh Jane you are an angel! Of course I like to mix it up…with ones like The Other Boleyn Girl, Jane Eyre and the Elizabeth movies. Yay for strong female roles! Yay for GUMPTION!

Of course these movies have fanciful fashion throughout, another thing to inspire my crafting gene. I’m bound and determined to start making my own clothes, styled after those traditional English garments worn by Elizabeth Bennet and her 4 sisters. You can’t find clothes like that anywhere! Of course their jewelry is magical, inspiring more items for my growing stock. I wonder if Jane ever thought that her stories would still be inspiring people 200 years after she wrote them…

Now if you haven’t seen any of the above movies, and are wondering what the H I’m talking about…you need to go to Blockbuster, or get a Netflix account and get to work. Tell everyone you’ve got to “clean your garage” this weekend and lock yourself inside your house and get ready for the best, most romantic, most biggest-words-ever-learned-in-your-entire-life weekend! Grab your softest blanket, sit in your favorite place on the couch—don’t forget to close the blinds if the sun is reflecting off of the tv—and enjoy some of these spectacular adventures! The cleaning and exercising and working can wait!!!

Here is a little visual for you...some of my favorite clothing and jewelry from the movies:

Pics from Google Images

PS - These are indeed mostly chick flicks. I realized this while I was forcing my manfriend to watch girls dancing around getting excited for a ball. Yes, he is a trooper!

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