Alethea, from the Southeastern Virginia region of JASNA, makes some adorable ornaments. Here are a few examples of her work.
|PERSUASION – Blue, for Captain Wentworth’s Naval service|
|SENSE & SENSIBILITY – Red, for Colonel Brandon’s Army service|
|EMMA – Hunter Green, for Mr. Knightley’s fashionable but humble dress|
Message from Alethea:
I handcraft a set of six Jane Austen ornaments, 3″ circular clear ornaments filled with strips cut from Jane’s six published novels, one novel per ornament. Each comes with a different colored ribbon on top, based on my impression of that book’s hero, as follows:
PRIDE & PREJUDICE – Black, for Mr. Darcy’s impeccable style
MANSFIELD PARK – Brown, for Edmund’s unassuming air
SENSE & SENSIBILITY – Red, for Colonel Brandon’s Army service
PERSUASION – Blue, for Captain Wentworth’s Naval service
EMMA – Hunter Green, for Mr. Knightley’s fashionable but humble dress
NORTHANGER ABBEY – White, for Mr. Tilney’s religious collar
You may view pictures of each ornament, complete with tag (in Jane Austen font) here:
A full set of six ornaments is only $45, and would be GREAT for any December events your chapters may be having to celebrate Christmas and/or Jane’s birthday. Many groups have purchased sets as raffle items for their events. With the set comes two free baggies of book confetti, in snowflake shape, perfect for tossing on a side table as a decoration or sprinkling in a handwritten letter (Jane would never have emailed…). Extra confetti can also be purchased in bulk for 50 cents/bag for 10+ bags.
I accept payment by Paypal, and 95% of all money earned from the sale of these ornaments goes back to JASNA, so it’s a great way to celebrate our favorite author, give a great gift to a friend, or provide a fun item at a raffle in December to help raise money for your individual regions.
I can be reached at this email address.