Black and cream was my choice for today’s outfit for a visit to Franklin House , a National trust property , on Launceston’s outskirts.
We made a small detour to a local auction house to view the items on offer for this week’s auction on Thursday. Among the usual antique furniture, paintings and china my eye was drawn to several items not usually seen at our general auctions, these include Chanel handbags, a Chanel belt and a Hermes scarf in its original box.
I must admit to being most taken with this wonderful top hat and original box from Harrods in London. I always wonder about the previous owner and the events and places this hat has seen.
Hidden among the furniture I spied these Victorian garments, I do hope they find a good home.
The gardens at Franklin House are beautiful at any time of year and are quite popular for weddings.
They are tended by a group of volunteers.
Franklin House was built in 1838 for local businessman Britton Jones and later went on to become a private school. In 1960 it became the birthplace of the National Trust in Tasmania , which was formed to save it from demolition.
I was honoured this week to be featured on Inside Out Style for their series Stylish Thoughts. I am in some very stylish company. The link is https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2018/04/stylish-thoughts-grown-up-glamour.html.
My black and white outfit consists of old favourites – skirt by verge, a black top from Paula Ryan,
Black velvet cape from Howard Showers , hat by Max Alexander , black suede booties, black gloves and Chanel sunnies, black and cream art deco earring found at a local thrift shop.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.