I really am having a thing for spots this Spring . I wore this stone and black jacket last Saturday to attend Gardenfest at Entally House . Although truth be told it was covered with a coat most of the day as it was cold with intermittent rain .

Gardenfest is an annual event held in the grounds of historical Entally House . The Entally Estate dates back to 1819. Gardenfest attracts a variety of talented craft people from all over our state , plus a wide selection of specialised stalls selling plants of all description.

The formal walled garden is always quite a sight with its perennials, peony roses and many old and new roses, although due to our cooler than average Spring weather many of the roses weren’t out yet.

This is the tiny chapel on the estate- it would have been used exclusively by the family at the time but is now available for wedding hire.

Another view of the formal garden and the back of the house and its out buildings. I was rather taken with all the wonderful irises in full glory.

 

Entally House is a good example of our early colonial architecture, typical of a gentlemen’s residence.The property was purchased by the Tasmanian Government in 1947 and opened to the public in 1950. The property was leased by The National Trust from 1987 to 2005 when due to financial pressures the lease was taken over by a private company , who managed it until 2005 . The property was passed back to the State Parks and Wildlife Service who managed the property until 2015 when it was again leased to a private consortium. My hope is it will continue to be restored and maintained as it is a very important part of our regions history.

 

 

Wearing spot jacket Bec and Bridge , black knit and wide striped Moyuru pants , navy Neo patent shoes,Karen Walker sunnies, cork earrings , bracelet -made from Mah Jong tiles, vintage little hat.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday.

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  1. November 11, 2019 / 8:58 am

    Those flowers are gorgeous! Those colors all together, wow. I love to visit gardens when we are in the uk. Black and white dots are so cheerful and yet so stylish. You look beautiful in it!

    • grownupglamour
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      November 13, 2019 / 2:34 am

      Thank you Nancy , the flowers were so pretty. The English gardens are lovely, I would enjoy them too. You know me, I love my spots.

  2. November 11, 2019 / 11:25 am

    What a lovely house to visit! i really like your polka dot blazer too, what a fun piece! 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend! Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂

    • grownupglamour
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      November 13, 2019 / 2:32 am

      Many thanks Mica . It was a lovely house and gardens, pity about the weather. My pleasure , always enjoy your link up.

  3. November 12, 2019 / 7:12 pm

    You look so good in spots, no wonder you’re mildly obsessed with them. Such a shame the weather at Gardenfest didn’t play nicely and you had to cover that super outfit up.
    Entally House looks amazing, the garden – if I didn’t already know was in Australia – looks so quintessentially English. What a shame the National Trust ran into financial difficulties whilst running it. Hopefully the new owners can look after it and maybe the wedding chapel will generate further funds. xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      November 13, 2019 / 2:30 am

      Thanks Vix, I do enjoy my spots. Yes, it was a shame about the weather but it is typical of our Spring weather. Many of our older properties have gardens that could be back in England, reminding the owners of home. I too hope that the new owners will continue to look after the property.

  4. November 18, 2019 / 1:13 am

    I love those tin roofs they use DOWNUNDER!
    YOU are looking mighty MAGNIFICENT TODAY!
    I love DOTS TOO but would never wear them!NO IDEA WHY but I do like looking at them!
    A New post on AGELESS STYLE will be arriving in your inbox in a day or two!

    • grownupglamour
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      November 18, 2019 / 5:25 am

      Many thanks , dots always a favourite of mine. Oh yes , tin roofs probably are part of the Australian landscape. I will keep an eye out for the new post.

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