Tartan is something I would have normally only worn in the Winter,that is until I discovered this little
jacket at my local recycling store,Return to Splendour,recently. I fell for the neckline, the sleeve length
and of course the fabric,it is shot with a gold thread.(though this photographs as cream).
Continuing on my journey of leaving the safety of the comfort zone, summer tartan fits right in.
Pairing the tartan with black wide leg linen pants and a black camisole and my black patent
leather wedges,all owned for several seasons . I did find ,surprise,surprise, that high wedges
do not make climbing ladders easy,as in the photo above, when will this girl learn.
The view over the Macquarie River and surrounds was well worth the effort.
The building behind me is the Pump House, part of an early property known as Woolmers Estate,which
dates back to 1817.The estate was owned by the Thomas Archer Family until 1994,when the last Thomas,
a single man died. The estate is now open to the public and is a UNESCO Heritage site because of its early
convict history. I have plans to visit properly in the very near future.
Another vintage, although by no means as old, my hat is from the 1940,s and the label inside
is Gwenn Pennington, New York. It is green,red and black and is finished with a braided bow
and another small bow .I love the simplicity of this little hat and wonder about its past lives.
I continue my search for interesting summer hats ,so far no joy but I will keep searching.
I have a friend that has just taken up millinery so maybe a commission is in the offing.
My little vintage hat
is joining Judith in her
stunning feathered hat
for Hat Attack
Sacramento and Rosie
the theme is
plaid or tartan.