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A Jane Austen Christmas
A Jane Austen Christmas: Regency Christmas Traditions | Maria Grace
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Many Christmas traditions and images of 'old fashioned' holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities. How odd? Families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Festivities centered on socializing instead of gift-giving. Festivities focused on adults, with children largely consigned to the nursery. Holiday events, including balls, parties, dinners, and even weddings celebrations, started a week before Advent and extended all the way through to Twelfth Night in January. Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the traditions, celebrations, games and foods that made up Christmastide in Jane Austen's era. Packed with information and rich with detail from period authors, Maria Grace transports the reader to a longed-for old fashioned Christmas. Non-fiction
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Jen2
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Lovely!

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Chrissyreadit
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These candles smell oh so AMAZING and the pouch will be put to good use! And let me just state I love the wrapping paper! Thank you so much Ann ❤️❤️❤️❤️

daisyheadmaesie These look so lovely! 😍😍 2y
DebinHawaii Lovely! 😍 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I thought I‘d never leave work today—did no one realize I had #averyaustenholidayswap box to open?! 😍Wow! @Gissy I was blown away by your box—an explosion of pretty pink polkadot & floral wrap & each gift I unwrapped I loved more than the last. The tote bag & tumbler with the library quote are perfect & I only own 1 book sleeve until now & this one is fabulous—as are the little bag & Darcy bookmark. You got me pretty editions of my 2 faves ⬇️

DebinHawaii ...that I ❤️ & don‘t have. Perfect for my collection & this is only the first part of the bounty. (2nd pic coming) You are an excellent #averyaustenholiday swap partner! Thank you so much! 2y
LeahBergen I love that book sleeve!! 😍 2y
Bookwormjillk How pretty! 2y
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Chrissyreadit Everything looks so pretty! And I agree with @LeahBergen the booksleeve 😍 it will be perfect to use while reading Austen, and when you are reading something else still feel Austenlike 😍🤩🌲🎄 2y
LitStephanie @LeahBergen and @Chrissyreadit the book sleeve looks perfect for hiding Austen smut adaptations when reading in public. 🤣 2y
Chrissyreadit @LitStephanie @sprainedbrain 😆😆😆😆how did I not consider Austen Smut??? What rock have I been hiding under????? 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Oh that tote and book sleeve!! 😍 Wonderful 👏 2y
DebinHawaii @Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen @LitStephanie @sprainedbrain I am all astonishment! Mr. Collins would not approve at all! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Gissy I'm so happy you liked what was inside of the box. You mentioned that Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion were your favorites so i thought it would be nice that some items could coordinate with phrases in those books. I love those vintage editions. I have some books from that publisher. We are books collectors, not hoarders😜The book sleeve was made by a friend of mine from my reading book club. 2y
DebinHawaii @Gissy You got it right. These editions are beautiful & I love adding to my collection. 😉 I love the book sleeve & it‘s so great your friend made it! 2y
LitStephanie @DebinHawaii that is why Charlotte encourages Mr. Collins to walk and garden so much. 😆 2y
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Daisey
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Stephanie, the box is in the mail and my post office assures me it should make it to you on time!

#AVeryAustenHolidaySwap #AVAH

Chrissyreadit I love your paper!! 2y
Bookwormjillk So pretty 😍 2y
LitStephanie Yay, can't wait! Yours should arrive tomorrow. 2y
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CrowCAH LOVE 😍 the paper! 2y
Daisey @LitStephanie My box from you did get here yesterday! 😃 @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit 2y
LitStephanie @Daisey excellent, thanks for letting me know! 2y
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AmyG
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Another wonderful Christmas season swap is #AVeryAustenHolidaySwap. Check out the pages of the lovliest people @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain to learn where to sign up! 🎄🎄🎄

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️😘 2y
AmyG @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain Did you get my form? Usually when I fill it out I get a copy of it sent to me. I didn‘t get anything so just checking. 2y
sprainedbrain @AmyG yes, we did. I didn‘t set this form up to collect email addresses so it doesn‘t send the email. We have you! 😃 2y
AmyG @sprainedbrain Ahhhh, got it. Thanks! 2y
sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing, by the way! ❤️ 2y
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Linsy
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This was so fun! I learned loads about a “Classic English Christmas” and bookmarked so many games and recipes. Black Butter specifically sounds amazing! 🥂

Black Butter: “This is a very nice preserve to spread on bread for children and much healthier in the winter than salt butter. Take any kind of berries, currants, or cherries...” (continued in comments)

#HolidayRead #SharedHolidayRecipe +26
#WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals

Linsy ... “(the latter must be stoned)—to every pound of fruit allow half a pound of sugar, and boil till it is reduced on fourth.” (edited) 3y
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Plum pudding has a fascinating history. Not only did it change from stew to dessert over the course of 500 years, but it caused its own bit of contention. Oliver Cromwell banned it, King George I revived it and Anthony Trollope officially dubbed it “Christmas Pudding.” 🍮

#SharedHolidayRecipe #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals
#FestivePhotoChallenge #SugarOrSpice

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