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living in: pride and prejudice

by amym

Truth be told, I’ve never struggled over a living in post as much as I’ve struggled with this one. Every girl who holds a small but eternal burning flame in her heart for Mr. Darcy understand that Pride and Prejudice is not something to be taken lightly. I could have spent uninterrupted weeks on end searching the interwebs for the most perfect and fitting things for this post and it wasn’t until I got a sweet little email nudge from Grace that um…. my post was already two hours past due that I finally said enough is enough and called it a day.

Anna Griffin fabric $9/yd, mirrored sconce $135 each, french country footed bowl $39, glass cloche $99, cement candle sticks $79, hawthorne wingchair $2695, adoptable irish wolfhounds, riding boots $189.

For girls like us who care about these things, it’s important to note the epic war raged between the die hard BBC miniseries P&P fans and the Keira Knightly fans. All I can say is that Colin Firth will always be my Mr. Darcy. But I will allow that the 2005 version is mighty pretty, Keira or no. Now that I’ve exposed myself as a girl who spends most of her free time home alone with cats and a pint of ice cream comparing and contrasting various Austen adaptations, let’s pretend we never had this conversation, shall we? Thank you. –amy m.

antique silk brocade $3500, antique mora clock $5500, antique marble bust $2800, quill and ink set $16, mourning locket $115, book boxes $49, campaign bed $1250, pink suede slippers $96.

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  • I held my excited breath as I opened this page wondering which version it would be. Either way I would have been thrilled. I love love love both versions for different reasons and happily alternate watching them.

    I can’t wait to send the link to my two daughters…one in each camp. This will amuse them greatly and will most likely end in watching one or both versions sometime this weekend.

    Great job as always Amy, thank you!

  • I was so excited by your post, because I too love the 1995 and 2005 P&P adaptations (I also love the recent Persuasion adaptation starring Sally Hawkins). However, I was a bit disappointed by your embarrassed narrative. As evidenced by the influx of positive comments, you are preaching to the crowd, and I would like to think we are all entitled to our Austen obsession.
    P.s. did you love Sally Hawkins in Happy Go Lucky? Her outfits alone could inspire a “living in.”

  • i llllloooovvvveee pride and prejudice!!!!!!!! but my favorite would have to be the BBC colin firth one because i am in love with colin firth. especially the scene where he comes out of the lake all wet….so handsome.

  • Excellent! This was an exquisite expose of the beautiful and romantic setting in P & P. I wish I could buy everything! Article was a pleasure to read and look through. Thanks!

    It is one of my favorite………………… theBBC…when watching I feel I am right there, my style, Colin, just a dream…I have enjoyed the article, a pleasure to read. Thanks

  • Out of all the fabulous Jane Austen masterpieces, P&P has always had a special place in my heart. And as for the movies, I must agree that the BBC version is the best. It stays true to the book while weaving in beautiful shots of the English countryside. And I believe Colin portrays Darcy perfectly without overdoing it. In the Knightly version Mr. Darcy is anything but handsome and is simply annoying. But Knightly does portray Elizabeth well.

  • And another thing. I have mugs that I tend to have coffee in in the mornings that say “How shall I bear so much happiness!” and “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. And a T-shirt and towel that say: “In vain I have struggled, it will not do, my feelings will not be suppressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

  • I love the mora clock they are expensive though but i suppose the price is for the history that comes with them

  • I love any Jane Austen book. I love any P&P movie. Especially the Colin Firth one. He is so handsome! I really don’t understand why Elizabeth would ever say no to him. I mean, the guy is filthy rich, lives at Pemboly, AND is beautiful! Plus he’s so bossy. Very sexy. I don’t know what her problem is.

  • Wow, these photos are breathtaking! Wish I’d found this post sooner. I really love the look of candelabra light fixtures. Thanks for all the great decor suggestions.

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