I am hard at work getting Julie + Sean’s reception post together, but I wanted to share this super-thoughtful thank you that I received from Louie and Mary Elisa this weekend at their fabulous rock-n-roll wedding! Everyone who knows me well also knows that I pull out the complete works of Jane Austen every single fall and read them one right after another, beginning with my grandmother’s favorite, Pride and Prejudice, and finishing up with Mansfield Park. Say what you want…it’s just not fall without Jane! I have several copies of each novel in various stages of wear and tear and can quote much of them easily by heart!
So you can imagine how utterly surprised and absolutely delighted I was to open this unexpected gift from Louie and Mary Elisa to find these gorgeous handmade items by Brookish! I immediately recognized the quote as Mr. Darcy’s initial proposal to Lizzy…in my opinion one of the most riveting scenes in all of literature (and-also my humble opinion- done spectacularly in the 2005 movie version of the novel!)!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Louie & Mary Elisa!! I am so excited to enter my 16th annual Jane Austen book marathon sipping a steaming “cuppa” tea from a mug bearing Darcy’s famous words!! I hope you are having a ball in Jamaica!!!
Don’t you think the dish towel looks just perfect in my tiny kitchen?