This day brought me back to Chawton, one of Jane's residences where, just a year and a half ago, I visited along with my daughter, Rachel. In 2011, the museum was celebrating a 200th anniversary of another of Jane's novels, "Sense and Sensibility".
|Rachel outside the Chawton House|
|A copy of "Sense and Sensibility" written by "A Lady"|
|Posters highlighting "Sense and Sensibility" were on display|
|The dining room. The fireplace behind the table is where Jane would have heated the tea kettle.|
|One of the items owned by Austen's - a quilt made by Jane, Cassandra and their mother|
|Jane's bedroom with a costume worn for one of the Sense and Sensibility movies.|
|A dining room chair owned by the Austen's|
|Outside the Chawton home. The gardens overlook a tea room across the street.|
|Appropriately named "Cassandra's Cup", we had afternoon tea at the Chawton tea room|
|After our trip to Chawton, we visited Winchester and the famous cathedral|
|A display of Austen history at the front of the cathedral|
|Inside Winchester Cathedral. Jane Austen is buried here.|
|Just a short distance from the cathedral is the last residence of Jane Austen, now a private home.|
|Back to London, we stopped at the original Twinings tea room. Jane bought her tea here. So did I!|
Wishing all fans of Jane Austen - a great tea enthusiast I must add - much felicity and joy on Pride and Prejudice Day!