Why we sell Jane Austen Gifts

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    Several years ago I was chosen to be the first International Visitor for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).  This wonderful program sent me to England for two months to work for the Jane Austen Society and Jane Austen's House Museum.  Because of my gardening background, one of the tasks I was asked to do was work in the garden at Jane Austen's House Museum, also known as Chawton Cottage.

    When I left Chawton, I kept in touch with Celia Simpson, the gardener at Jane Austen's House.  So when Celia developed a new line of gifts based on her photographs of the Chawton Cottage garden, she sent me a few of them.

    I was so impressed with the beauty and high quality of this garden gift line, that I arranged to be the exclusive distributor for the line in the U.S. 

    Featuring botanical illustrations drawn from Celia's photos, plus a sepia-toned image of Jane Austen's House, many of the gifts also depict the classic sketch of Jane Austen drawn by her beloved sister Cassandra.

    The Garden Range of Jane Austen gifts depicts flowers from Chawton Cottage: Muscari (grape hyacinth), Lathyrus (Sweet Pea), Papaver (poppy), Galanthus (snowdrop), Doronicum (Leopard's Bane), Fragaria (strawberry), Nasturtium, and Digitalis (foxglove).

     Some items, such as the postcards, depict all of these flowers.  Others, such as the greeting cards, depict one flower per item.  Please designate on your order form if you have a particular preference in flowers. For example, if your friend loves the strawberry picking scene in Emma, send her the strawberry greeting card.

Click Jane Austen Gifts to see the full range of gifts.

NEW! Read Celia's "Garden Notes from Jane Austen's House" - available only on our web site:  click here

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