Colour In The Franklin House Garden

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.



  1. January 27, 2020 / 11:47 am

    I had a lot of Daisy’s in our garden when we moved to this house! I removed them all and added hydrangeas! I love those colors! What a fantastic brooche you are wearing! After seen those fingerless gloves of you, I went on the hunt for a pair of fashionable ones to wear in my wheelchair! Yet without succes! Haha.

    • grownupglamour
      January 28, 2020 / 3:12 am

      Thanks so much Nancy. I do also love the colours of hydrangeas but my garden gets too hot and dry for them. i knew when I saw the brooch she had to be mine. Keep hunting hopefully you will find your gloves.

  2. January 27, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    That coral coat is so beautiful on you, I love the pop it gives to the black and white outfit! 🙂

    The sunflower is so pretty too – we bought some when woollies had them as drought relief fundraisers but sadly one then the other died and dried up – I think the heat got to them, they perked up a bit with the rain but they are back to not looking good now 🙁 We were so excited for big sunflowers like that too!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! We had a relaxing day today with the public holiday 🙂 Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    • grownupglamour
      January 28, 2020 / 3:09 am

      Thanks so much Mica , the coral coat is an old favourite bought for my nephews wedding on Magnetic Island a few years ago.Pity about your sunflowers , I guess it was just to dry for them. Always my pleasure to join in your link up.

  3. January 27, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    I love the coral accents in your shoes and coat! Such a vibrant and happy color! That sunflower is my favorite. I miss seeing fields of sunflowers like when I was growing up so I need to visit the sunflower farm that is nearby next summer. They just make me happy!

    • grownupglamour
      January 28, 2020 / 3:05 am

      Many thanks Mirielle, I have always enjoyed wearing coral and agree is it such a vibrant and happy colour. I can just imagine how lovely those fields of sunflowers were.

    • grownupglamour
      January 28, 2020 / 3:02 am

      Thank you so much Allie for your kind comment.

  4. February 1, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    Such a lovely post darling! Clothes, Gardens and Travel … tick off some of my favorite boxes! Kudos to you my dear! Your blog is looking so fabulous darling!! xox

    • grownupglamour
      February 1, 2020 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you so much Tamera , we do share a love of many things. I so appreciate your kind comments on the blog , you were the first blogger I reached out to for advice when I started out. Best wishes darling. xxx

  5. February 3, 2020 / 3:54 pm

    What a gorgoues garden! I love the sunflower picture! You are getting me excited for Spring with your gingham and coral! Love it! Your pin is the best, I love it – so fashionable and fun!
    jess xx
    thanks for linking!

    • grownupglamour
      February 4, 2020 / 5:06 am

      Thank you so much Jess , Glad to hear I inspired you for Spring. The garden was quite lovely. My pleasure to join your link up.

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