Easter 2018

Easter 2018 has been rather busy but so much fun as our State hosted the Annual National Meeting of the MG Car Club. It was centered at Ulverstone  on Tasmania’s North West coast , a two hour drive from home (in a 1953 MG). We stayed at Boscobel , a fully restored 1885 home , now operating as  a B & B for a very enjoyable four nights and were truly spoilt by our very generous hosts.
Boscobel has stunning gardens , often the setting for weddings.

 Fortunately the weather was kind on Saturday for the Concourse – held on the parkland by the Leven River. Over 250 beautifully polished cars , from pre-war to present day, lined up to be judged- a very serious undertaking for many car owners .

 Meanwhile , a High Tea was held for those ladies needing a break from cars. An enjoyable time of wonderful food, a glass of bubbles , catching up with old friends and making new ones and a chance to don our Easter bonnets.
My outfit for the day was black silk pants , a short taupe jacket and my coral linen coat.
I neglected to take any photos of the High Tea and this was kindly sent to me from a friend.

 John’s MG TD 1953, his pride and joy , that he has owned since purchasing it in his uni days back in 1970. Sunday was an observation run through the country side ending at the town of Mole Creek , where John grew up and the car underwent its first restoration.

 A line up of my favourite MG’s , taken at the motorkhana, a competitive event that involves some skilled driving, John was third.

Every National Meeting has a theme night and this years theme was “Kimber House Garden Party”.
Garden party to me means floral but as it was a night event I added my own more dressy twist, my silk vintage jacket , Sarah Paccini olive skirt that I originally bought for my son’s wedding and my one and only flower trimmed hat. I was both surprised and delighted to win the prize for best dressed lady. That said best dressed man was a young man from South Australia , who came as a garden fairy and had the most stunning twinkling wings I have ever seen, I was very timid by comparison.
We danced the night away to a local artists Kitty Martini and the Tom Collins Trio.

Joining albeit rather late Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Judith for Hat Attack, Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.



  1. Vix
    April 4, 2018 / 8:15 am

    Don't you look the part? You look absolutely glorious, that jacket is a dream and the hat is amazing.My Dad was an MG man, he loved his MG BGTs. John's car is fabulous, it's absolutely immaculate. Jon's been standing behind me drooling over it. xxx

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Thank you so much Vix , this vintage jacket was one of those special finds and something I treasure and love to wear on special occasions.Interesting that you Dad was an MG man with his MG B Gt's.

  2. notdeadyetstyle
    April 4, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Ha, just like Vix, my guy is also drooling over John's magnificent car! And you're so perfectly dressed for the event, loving that elegant floral jacket. Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2018 / 10:00 am

      Thank you Patti , so good to wear this vintage jacket again. What is it with men and cars- this proves they are the same the world over.

  3. Nancy Baten
    April 4, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Wow! That is fantastic. We used to go to those special car events too, we didn't have a MG it was another car. And you look so elegant! Congretulations to John!

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Many thanks Nancy , it certainly was a good event to don my glad rags and dress up. I am interested that you did car events too.

  4. Penny Kocher
    April 5, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    That's an amazing hat! And your skirt, as usual, is so stylish – not surprised at all that you won the best dressed lady! The best dressed man sounds cute!

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Thank you Penny , initially I wasn't sure about the flowers on the hat but now I really like them. Always enjoy the chance to dress up.

  5. The Style Crone
    April 6, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    What a wonderful Easter weekend and a very well deserved Best Dressed Lady award! Your floral hat is gorgeous and sets off your lovely jacket beautifully, and the Easter Egg hat is very fun. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      April 11, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Thank you Judith it was a wonderful Easter and a good chance to have some fun donning my hats. Always a pleasure to join Hat Attack.

  6. Natalia Lialina
    April 8, 2018 / 1:06 am

    No wonder you were best dressed – you look stunning! Love the floral hat and the silk jacket with intricate pattern. The cars are beautiful! What a fun event! Congratulations to John! <3

    • Jill James
      April 11, 2018 / 6:47 am

      Thank you so much Natalia, it was fun and a good excuse to dress up. There certainly were some amazing cars of all different ages . I have conveyed your congratulations to John.

  7. Radostin
    April 9, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    The cars do look lovely! I love your high-tea outfit; it's fascinating how different you've made the coral coat look, by way of the large collar and longer cuffs of the taupe jacket. Great inspiration for wearing even a really striking garment in diverse ways.Of course your evening garden party outfit is stunning, you certainly deserved to win best dressed. Gorgeous. – @jessiejessy

    • Jill James
      April 11, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Thank you Jessie I must admit to being rather pleased with the way the taupe jacket worked under the coral coat. I am always trying to ring the changes. The garden party was a lot of fun.

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