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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Jane Austen Themed Trimmed Tree

Hello All!

It is that time of year again,
when I go down to the basement...
and rummage through boxes....
find things I forgot I ever had...
and gather up arm fulls of nostalgia
to deck our home out for the holidays.

You can see the wintery cup I had 
my tea in while I decorated.

Each year I bring out my Jane Austen tree,
and each year she looks just a little different.

This year I added 
silvery minty pine cones.

Here she is last year with 
additional adornments 
created by loving friends!
Jane did not mind sharing : ) 

Here is my new 2015 Jane ornament! 

My dear friend Suzy creates
beautiful angel ornaments in this style,
and I crafted this with Suzy's angels in mind.
Thank you for inspiring me Suzy!

"Be Merry in the Moment" is written on
one of her ribbons. 
It seemed like something Jane might say.  

The artist is the English portrait painter
 William Beechey, and the 
woman he painted is Marcia Fox.   
I believe this image was one of the first
portrait art used on a Austen book cover.

She looks very Jane like to me : )    
Do you think she looks like Jane? 

Steventon was Jane's Childhood home.
She wrote Northanger Abbey, Sense & Sensibility
and Pride & Prejudice, here 
but they were not published until later.
This is a very easy ornament to create.
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 card stock with glitter edges,
Pinked edged image
A little lace, a little button
and some glittered branches.

This ornament looks a littler harder,
but it is quite easy to make too.

A Jane image of your choice,
This one is not accuate
for clothing or hairstyle
but the feeling for me
was very Jane like.  
two ovals of cardstock 1/4 " larger all around
than your image.

16 snowflakes, two kinds...
6 " of ribbon,
1 rhinestone, 
1 large jump ring
1 bead dangle.

I used two kinds of glitter on
the snowflakes.
The back piece is a print 
of a letter of Jane's.

I did a short video of making one,
and if I can figure out how to get it off my phone,
lol, I will post it : )  

*Most of the images I used can be*
*found if you go to all my Jane posts*

Many of you are making all kinds of
amazing Christmas art!
I love visiting your blogs and seeing
what you are doing.  

Holiday crafting is so much fun : )

this was a long post 
and hopefully not overwhelming!

 The most important part of Christmas 
is not crafting, decorating or shopping...
(those these are joyful too...not the shopping though...lol)
The priceless part of celebrating Christmas
is the magic of HOPE and
being with loved ones!

Sharing here with you is wonderful!
Wishing you all a December full of LOVE
 Hugs to you all,

I am joining Sandi for No Place Like Home
and Bernideen's BTTCG party

Martha is back posting for Tea Cup Tuesday!
I am so thankful : )
Yay Martha!


Frieda Oxenham said...

She is an ekegant and dainty beauty! I love all white trees.

Bernideen said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely adore your tree and all your wonderful creative ornaments. I hope you will link this on Monday as it is AMAZING Terri!

Terra said...

This tree is brilliant AND lovely. I bet there is a group of Jane Austen fans on Facebook where you could share this. They would like to see it, I am sure. I am in an Anthony Trollope group on Facebook and now I want a Trollope tree :)

loudowning54 said...

Your tree is gorgeous. I love those two ornaments. Your post really lifted my spirits. Thanks for sharing. I had so missed your blog posts. Glad you are writing again. Best holiday wishes to you!

Holly M said...

I very much enjoy your Jane tree. It's so lovely. Thank you for sharing your beauty and grace.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I LOVE your Jane Austen tree! It is so sweet and very elegant too. I love that you made all the ornaments yourself. Each one is very unique. You know I would love to have done something like this with my little pink tree but this year will not be the year. Maybe next year. Thank you for sharing this little beauty and please do share it at my party on Monday. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Take care!

Christmas blessings,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your JA tree is WONDERFUL! You are so clever how you make so many lovely crafties - you never cease to amaze me!

Terri, will you please email me your address?

Hugs. ♥

Edith DUTERTRE said...

quand je vois écris JANE j'accoure
je suis tellement fan
je vais faire une carte scrap pour l'anniversaire de Jane Austen, née le 16 décembre 1775
un très joli sapin
edith ( iris) France

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!!!!!

Marjanne said...

Hi Terri, this is magic... I love your tree! Lovely!!
Have a nice week

K J D said...

What a gorgeous post and I just love your 'Jane' tree.

Karen x

Linda Kunsman said...

that is such a gorgeous tree filled with beautiful ornaments! I love your Jane angel and your vintage snowflake ornament. I see one of Nancy's beauties hanging on the tree too:)

Jackie PN said...

Such a beautiful tree Terri! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So glad you shared this at No Place Like Home. It is an adorable creation!

Christmas blessings,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's nice to see some of your beautiful tea up close Terri. I especially like the photo of Jane with a few beads and a teapot at the end.

Holly Loves Art said...

What a stunning tree. All the special ornies are so delightful. Just love! Happy holidays!

Cinderella Moments said...

It's such a beautiful idea. It makes for a truly feminine tree. I love the wrapped gift too. Merry Christmas!

The Charm of Home said...

Terri! That tree is awesome!! Love your beautiful ornaments! It is just dreamy!

Bernideen said...

Dear Terri:
I am so glad you linked your Jane Austen Tree. I was so impressed that I wanted my husband to see it. He was most impressed too! Thanks for sharing.

Margie said...

LOVE IT! Your attention to detail is amazing!

Martha's Favorites said...

This is my favorite tree. You make everything you create sound so easy. So happy to see you posting. Sending love, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

Your tree is gorgeous! What a lot of work and love...a genuine work of art and tribute!

Elaine said...

Your silvery tree is so beautiful. I am wondering if it is a vintage tree as it really does have that look of aging gracefully! Maybe it is thanks to your skilful decorating, and also that the branches have room to breathe, unlike modern over decorated trees, either way I love it! Your new decorations are delightful. The idea of making Jane's skirt with cascades of vintage lace is a delight. I am a great fan of snowflakes too (I just started a board for snowflake Christmas cards on Pinterest) and the framing of the image with the pearl drop embellishment is another delight. I am sure trimming the tree and sitting close by it will bring you much pleasure over the festive season and as you say the joy of making our own decorations reminds us of what is really important when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Hugs, Elaine x

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Dorthe said...

Oh Terri, I`m so happy I found this , posted while I was away, What a stunning post dear friend, the tree, looks amazing every year, and your new jane angel is so beautiful, with her glittered tree in her hands, and lovely skirts. So soft lovely tones, too, and I love your oval ornament, with all the sweet punched snowflakes around and your gorgeous made pearl dangles . I think she belongs beautifully there with all the other Jane pieces, even from another time, and like you, I`m sure Jane dosen`t mind, lol.
Yes ,all the joy by creating is so important to us, and is giving so much happiness in our lives .
Hugs to you dear Terri , and thank you for showing this years fabulous tree of 2015 , too

Victoria said...

Wow Terri...your creativity is so inspiring!!! and your creations are absolutely amazing ..so elegant! I love everything! Exquisite beauty!!
I love that first pic especially..and the beatiful tea cup waiting there! What a wonderful and festive post! Yes I think she looks like her for sure! Thank you for sharing your magical world..your generous tutorials and your gorgeous art always!
And Yes I agree, this time of year is about all of those precious things!
Wishing you a most peaceful and magical season and many blessings and sparkles in 2016~
Massive hugs..thank you for all that you do and share and shine out!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Terri!! This is just amazing!! Love the feather tree and all the ornaments are just spectacular!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!


Jan Thomason said...

I can't remember the last time I posted on my blog nor took the time to read someone else's blog.
I'm glad I paused long enough to go from my inbox to your actual blog because the pictures of your Jane Austin tree made me grin so big that my cheeks started aching. Not because I'm a huge Jane Austin fan but because through your pictures and words you shared a love that was tangible. You made me smile and I thank you for that. Your themed tree is a delight.

May you be blessed this Christmas season and may you remember the reason we celebrate Christmas! Jan

Bernideen said...

Dear Terri:
This posting is featured today as one chosen from Monday's party. Congratulations as it is so amazing!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I am so glad that I wandered around today!!! Your tree made my heart and senses so very happy. It is truly a wonder! Thank you for sharing how you went about creating the beautiful ornaments...Jane is just gorgeous. No time this year...but what fun I shall have waiting for next Christmas. Best ~ Mickie.

Mrs. C said...

Hi Terri,

Your Jane Austen tree is very lovely. Love the ornament you made and just everything about it. The tree itself brings back memories of my childhood. We had one similar to it growing up.

Merry Christmas,


Lynn Stevens said...

Oh My Gosh, Stunning in every way! I adore your tree and just my style.
Hugs Lynn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
I am just stopping by to let you know I am featuring your lovely JA tree at my party today. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Christmas blessings,

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, Terri, your Jane Austen tree is a work of art! Thank you for sharing it's beauty with us and your lovely creativity. The only thing better would be seeing it in person!

janice15 said...

Your tree is magical very pretty i love it. I love Jane Austin and i love the ornaments you made ... With love Janice

xinex said...

Oh you are so talented, Terri. This tree is just beautiful with your handmade ornaments....Christine

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