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jane austen illustration mollands.netPlain Jane: “I am a very good housekeeper, which I have no reluctance in doing, because I really think it is my peculiar excellence, and for this reason, I always take care to provide such things as please my own appetite, which I consider as the chief merit in housekeeping.”

-Jane Austen in her letters

I would very much like to see Jane at her house. I think she would have had nothing in her home that she didn’t absolutely love and that is something to be respected. I don’t even think Martha Stewart could have convinced her to add a drape where Jane didn’t desire it.