Beads In The Botanical Gardens

Visiting the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

in Hobart, the capital city of my state.

The gardens were established in 1818

and are the second oldest Botanical Gardens 

in Australia.

Posing in an archway of the Eardley- Wilmot Wall.

This wall was named in honour of Sir John Eardley-Wilmot,

Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania in

the early days of colonisation. 

Admiring the roses on the arbour, for me as a 

rose lover always a highlight.

Wearing a cream and grey fedora by Crochetta,

purchased in Sydney, teamed with a vanilla

leather jacket by Caroline Moore .

This interesting water structure forms

part of the Japanese Garden.

Autumn colours feature in the



 I have had these glass beads for many years,

 they were a birthday gift from my husband.

. A pleasure to wear, with so many

colours, they go with everything , adding

another element to a neutral background.

Linking with the stylish ladies

at Visible Monday.

A little glamour, my way, every day.



  1. ann wood
    April 21, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Perfect outfit for enjoying a day in these beautiful surrounding. Love the hat and the relaxed fit of the top!blue hue wonderland

    • Jill James
      April 22, 2014 / 11:43 pm

      These gardens are a favourite place of mine to visit, glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Patti
    April 21, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Wonderful look, Jill – the hat and necklace are the perfect accessories! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    • Jill James
      April 22, 2014 / 11:45 pm

      Sometimes for me simple plus accessories is best. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  3. Jan Graham-McMillen
    April 22, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    You are a flower in the garden! You look pretty in your simple outfit … just right accessories, and it all has a pretty high "cool factor." Love your choice of shapes and silhouettes!Thank you so much for these little travel tours … your country is on my list of places I really want to visit. I'll probably never make it, but this is a treat.Those old fashioned roses knock me out. Were they fragrant?

  4. Jill James
    April 22, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    Glad you enjoy the little tours, if you ever do get to Australia , I would be happy to play tour guide. The roses were lovely and had a great fragrance. A return trip to the US is a one day possibility for me( last visit 1983, a lifetime ago.)Once again thank you for your encouragement.

  5. Jessica Cangiano
    April 23, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Wonderfully lovely, subtly whimsical glass beads (they best kind, no?). I adore a great mixed strand (or two – or ten!) like that. They go with just about everything and are like wearing a piece of creative art with you wherever you go.♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      April 25, 2014 / 7:01 am

      I so agree with you Jessica, beads specially mixed strands always add that special touch of whimsy. Thankyou my dear for stopping by.

  6. dan
    April 23, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    Hi! First of all, let me say that I find fantastic get in touch with a blogger from Tasmania! And I love this kind of posts, which tell something about a different part of the world…The botanical gardens are a beauty and you are wearing a very nice necklace! P.s. Just to let you know, I do have areal passion for necklaces!!

    • Jill James
      April 25, 2014 / 7:03 am

      To me connecting with others all around the world is one of the joys of blogging. So glad you enjoyed seeing a little something of my part of the world, Dan. Glad to find another necklace tragic like me.

    • dan
      April 26, 2014 / 8:25 pm

      I enjoyed it indeed! And I can't wait to see something more…. 😉

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