Franklin House is a National Trust property on the outskirts of my town . I always enjoy a visit to see what is blooming in the gardens and try to do so throughout the seasons. These beautiful blue hydrangeas are doing so well with no sign of heat damage , unlike the ones in my garden.
I couldn’t resist taking a shot of this gloriously coloured sunflower. There is something about a sunflower nodding in the breeze that simply makes my heart sing.
The elegant entrance with its Ionic columns , fan light window , sandstone flagstones and black door makes an ideal back drop for today’s outfit, a combination of layered old favourites.
Franklin House and its pretty gardens have featured on the blog on a couple of previous occasions but I have realised that I have never shown the front of the house before, not sure why, as its rather lovely.
As today was a little cooler I enjoyed playing with layers , starting with my black Moyuru pants , adding a white Mela Purdie shirt topped with a cream and black Moyuru top and finished with a coral linen coat .
Accessories are my wide leather OBI belt, coral and pink sandals , straw boater and cream sunnies.
The brooch on my coat is this delightful lady , made from cork , purchased in Porto , Portugal last year.
Daisies are a favourite of mine , I just love their simplicity. I even had daisies on my wedding cake much to my poor mothers horror , it was not the done thing , roses and carnations were the norm back then.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Nancy for Fancy Friday , Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb.