A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost, no I’m not referring to an English detective series but the white stuff on the ground , this morning is -2 Celsius . I am off to visit an auction rooms , looking for an old grate for a fireplace. After some time in a freezing barn of a place and nary a grate in sight , we gave up for today. Certainly today the “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure ” applied .
Anyway as we were in the area we stopped by the old rail yards to take a few photos. This area now is home to The Museum and University of Tasmania Arts School and is continually growing and updating.

Warm clothing was the only option for this morning , I choose this well loved cream jacket with its flouncy hem and large buttons, teamed with black wide -legged slightly cropped pants from Nicola Waite. I topped this with a cream and black paisley print scarf , black suede wedge booties from Aquatalia , green wool gloves and a green felt hat , made in Switzerland , a purchase from a recycled clothing store.

A new wall with this clever hole , just right for sitting in , has recently been completed. You can glimpse some of the original rail buildings in the back ground.

I must admit to not really having any idea why this was taken , maybe it appealed to my husband’s perverse sense of humour. Any ideas?

Finishing off with two perfect Winter blooms from the garden, I really love the simplicity of the strong little flowers that brave the Winter chill to bring joy on sometimes cold , bleak days .

Joining Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Alison for the Wednesday Pants Link Up and Alice for Throwback Thursday.



  1. diaryofapennypincher
    July 8, 2015 / 7:49 am

    Oh you do the cosy and elegant look so well, Jill. Love the photo of you with the danger sign, and the hole-in-the-wall shot! Nice to see those beautiful winter flowering blooms too!

    • Jill James
      July 9, 2015 / 9:46 am

      Thank you so much, definately needed the cosy that morning. I always appreciate the simplicity of Winter blooms.

  2. Tiina L
    July 8, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Looks like a beautiful sunny winter day, the best kind (yeah, the heatwave makes me nostalgic for winter, how sick is that… ), and you wearing one of your fabulous coats. The scarf is really pretty, too. Stay warm!

    • Jill James
      July 9, 2015 / 9:48 am

      It was a clear, sunny day after the frost. I remember your fondness for those sort of days. Thank you Tiina for your kind comments.

  3. Laurie Duncan
    July 8, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    That jacket is so cute, and romantic looking! And what a great spot for pix! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 9, 2015 / 9:49 am

      Thank you Laurie, we were rather pleased to try this spot for our pictures.

  4. Marea Dotz
    July 8, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Adorable pictures, Jill. As for the Do Not Enter sign, I have a husband who completely ignores them. In fact, he treats them as an open invitation. He's still alive. And not in prison. I think your better half has a bit of the rebel in him, too!

    • Jill James
      July 9, 2015 / 9:50 am

      Thank you so much Marea. Our husbands do sound rather similar don't they.

  5. Petite Silver Vixen
    July 8, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    That jacket looks so warm, perfect for a day when there's a nip in the air and such great detail of the hem and the buttons. I love the wedge booties. I'm a fan of wedge booties and I love the buckle on yours. And the photos of the two flowers are gorgeous.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jill James
      July 9, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much for dropping by, I agree with you on the wedge boots , they are so comfortable. I love the simple Winter blooms.

  6. Mica T
    July 10, 2015 / 5:12 am

    Oh wow I can't imagine it being that cold in the morning! Good on you for getting up early and facing that. And doing so stylishly! I don't think it's ever hit the negative temperatures here in Brisbane, I wouldn't know what to do if it did, haha!Thank you for joining the Wednesday Pants Link Up I co-hosted!Away From The Blue

    • Jill James
      July 10, 2015 / 8:58 am

      A must admit that at times living in your Northern winters really appeals but then I would have no use for my Winter coats . Thank you for co hosting Wednesday Pants Link Up.

    July 10, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Dear Jill, I would love to go to Tasmania and raid your glorious closet full of fabulous jacketXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jill James
      July 10, 2015 / 8:55 am

      I would welcome you with open arms , dear Sacramento , raid away.

  8. Coco
    July 10, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Wow Jill you look so classy and sassy! Truly fabulous! Thank you so much for stopping by I was truly honoured!Baci,Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

    • Jill James
      July 11, 2015 / 7:15 am

      Thank you for your kind words dear Valeria. I was so pleased to catch up with you again.

  9. Alice Warren
    July 11, 2015 / 5:52 am

    What a beautiful look, the coat has such fun elements.Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happpinessatmidlife.com

    • Jill James
      July 11, 2015 / 7:16 am

      Thank you Alice for hosting TBT Fashion Link Up , I certainly will join in again.

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    July 11, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Jill, I am in love with the coat, a neautral cream and the ruffles ..as I have mentioned, you have an excellent coat collection! And I do love "a Touch of Frost" as I am a BBC mystery addict!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  11. Jill James
    July 12, 2015 / 5:58 am

    Thank you Jess , I always enjoy Turning Heads Tuesday. This coat has always been one of my favourites because of its ruffles. I am like you and enjoy those BBC mysteries.

  12. dan
    July 14, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Yes, sometimes little winter flowers really seem to be brave! As well as small birds looking for some food after a snowfall…Very nice photo in the wall hole! Visit an auction room and find out something interesting to buy is exciting!

    • Jill James
      July 15, 2015 / 9:38 am

      I agree that the little winter flowers are brave to poke their faces out. Thank you for your kind words Dan.

  13. Olga Rani
    July 15, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    This jacket looks so cozy, warm and pretty at the same time. I love the big buttons and the frill hem detail. Lovely photographs!

  14. Jill James
    July 16, 2015 / 5:59 am

    This particular jacket is one I wear on a very cool day. The buttons and frill are what I originally fell in love with several Winters ago.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for Something?