Did that title grab your attention? I bet it did! A tad misleading, I admit, as THE Mr. Darcy didn’t magically coalesce into a flesh and blood human, nor did Matthew Macfadyen pop into Bardstown for the Christmas holiday. Bummer indeed, but I did receive the next best thing thanks to the amazing thoughtfulness from my son Kyle and daughter-in-law Serena. Obviously they know me very well, yet even knowing how they manage to always gift me the perfect treasures, I was absolutely stunned speechless when I opened their present. Take a look….
All the way from England, the official Mr. Darcy marble bust is an exact scaled replica of the bust used in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (which remains on display at Chatsworth in Derbyshire). Anyone can obtain one for a reasonably priced £55 (roughly $76) at MarbleSculpture.com
It didn’t take me too long to decide the perfect location to display Mr. Darcy. In my office, of course, on the corner of my wall-to-wall desk so I can glance to the left and see him. This corner is my most sentimental and special area as it is below the shelf dedicated to my departed mom and dad.
Below is a closeup of the bust sitting atop a doily crocheted by my mom and beside a special photo of me with daughter Emily dressed as Regency ladies.
Not so sure even my clever son and wife will be able to top this awesome gift come Christmas 2021, but then again, they never fail to dazzle. Yes, I am blessed… and I don’t just mean the bust.