Last night we watched the 2006 ‘Pride and Prejudice’ movie and now we’re going to start the 1995 BBC/A&E version. I’ve got my ‘Made in England’ Spode teacup and saucer (the Blue Italian pattern first introduced in 1816), and companion goodies ready to add to my Regency Anglophile viewing pleasures.
I’ve got quite a varied collection of lovely teacups and saucers, but a precious few of them are truly from England (Some are also made in the USA, Ireland, France, Italy, or Germany, and all are most assuredly perfectly food safe – something highly important to me.)
One eye-candy thing I always notice keenly when I’m watching any Jane Austen or similar movie is the teacups, saucers, teapots, silver and fine china. I fall in love with this or that pretty little thing, and sometimes I end up on the hunt for something just like it. It can take years to get even close. I’ve seen a multiplicity of sets and details I adore in many of these period pieces, and I have long wished that the BBC, A&E, or somebody industrious, would make quality authentic replica offerings that I could easily buy and actually use with a healthy confidence.
You see, I regularly like to have a beautiful period cup of something delish with Jane Austen and her darling children. Now, we’re off to our home theater to enjoy!