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Jane Austen

"I would rather have nothing but tea. " - Jane Austen

Pray, coffee drinkers, do not trifle with a connoisseur of the finer beverage, lest you find yourself forevermore excluded from respectable society.

In our illustration, we humbly present a woman with tea on her mind - literally. The crown of her hat is composed of an upside-down teacup, the brim a fetching saucer. Five more tea accoutrements complete the drawing, including a string of cups, fashionable tea leaf dress, chandelier steeper ball earrings, stirring spoon sunglasses and a bergamot flower brooch.

Yes, we have a penchant for Earl Grey tea (especially that which uses real bergamot oil and not "natural flavors" but we digress). And no, Earl Grey wasn’t yet a thing in Jane Austen’s day. Neither were Jackie O. sunglasses. But like Earl Grey, they are fabulous nonetheless.

A word of caution: Should you ever be so impertinent as to mention that dreaded black ooze of a beverage that begins with a “c,” we shall report your impropriety to Lady Chamomile at the next meeting of the HBPS - The Hot Beverage Preservation Society. You have been warned. 

Quotation from Mansfield Park

See our visual interpretation of "I am excessively diverted" by Jane Austen. 

• 11x14 inch art print with white border 
• Premium, fine art paper made in New York 
• Elegant eggshell finish
• Ships in a a rigid, flat mailer. No need to unroll! 
• Fits into standard 11x14 frames (or a 16x20 frame matted to 11x14) 

Special Offer: 3 Prints for 2!  
Use code: 3PRINTS at checkout. 
See all prints here 

Custom sizes available HERE

$ 28.00

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