Winter is fast approaching here, the perfect opportunity to don my Winter layers and revisit Lilydale, a pretty little town that in recent times has attracted craftspeople and artists. The town has now become known as the ‘Home of the Painted Poles’ as many of the towns telegraph poles have been painted by 30 local volunteers and artists. The murals on the poles depict local scenes and people involved in the towns history.
I know for many Winter is not a favourite but I quite enjoy our Winters and the chance to revisit my collection of coats, scarves, boots, gloves and hats. The fact that our Winter is relatively mild , with daytime temperatures rarely below 10C, most definately helps.
I had noticed the poles above on my last drive through Lilydale. Which was in fact only yesterday on an MG Car Club run . We were passing through on our way to Bridport were we had a very enjoyable lunch . Back to the poles , they are in fact an ANZAC Memorial , recently unveiled in time for ANZAC Day on April 25th. On several of the poles are photographs and information about local soldiers who died in WW1. Imagine my surprise to find a photo and details of my great uncle Frank Barlow , who was killed in battle at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915.
Continuing on the local artist theme is this ceramic wall plaque featuring Tasmanian flora and fauna.In fact peeking out from behind my shoulder is the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger ,sadly now considered extinct.
Today’s outfit is a mixture of pieces from my wardrobe and new to me vintage. The starting point was a black Moyuru dress and black knit , topped by a sort of coat by Style Butler with chain and fur edging, it is a wool mix with mottled colours in creams and black.Brown pointy toe boots by Lloyd , leopard print and leather gloves , a furry vintage scarf and a vintage hat are the finishing touches.I found this vintage hat in Melbourne last October and have been itching to wear it. It is a wonderful felt with bronze shiny bits and the label is Lit Bros, Philladelphia.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday,Nancy for Fancy Friday Linkup.