Where Did The Week Go

Can you remember as a child your parents going on about how quickly time goes and thinking NO what are they on about. It just seems like yesterday that I sat down to write my last blog post and here I am running late again.

Last week was rather a busy week here as we had our kitchen floors sanded and re-polished and had to move out for a couple of nights. We travelled down to Hobart for one night , which enabled us to catch up with the family, which is always a joy . I also may have done a little shopping for Christmas.

Bright and early Friday morning we drove back to Launceston as it was a work day for me and stayed with my sister, Lyn on Friday night.

The floors came up a treat, we are very pleased with them. The kitchen was redone by a local kitchen specialist about ten years ago and after living with a just functional one while raising our family it is sheer bliss.

The rest of last weekend was spent cleaning the house from top to bottom (if you have ever had floors sanded you will understand ) , dust simply covers everything no matter how much care is taken.

On Tuesday John and I visited the small town of Longford to both check out a picnic spot with a view to a car club run (not suitable due to gravel roads) and a fairly new gourmet food store that a friend recommended (it was excellent and I will return).

For the trip to Longford I wore the Mos Mosh floral blazer , a Spring purchase , over a pale green Lisa Ho top and wide leg pants .  This pretty blazer is rather a change for me and I do love it but feel I would prefer it over darker colours . Cream and brown Fendi sunnies , cream vintage earrings and a necklace were my accessories.

 

On a cool Wednesday morning I met my dear friend Janet at a local cafe for a catch up over several pots of tea. In view of the weather I needed my old faithful short black leather jacket , teamed with my Rundholz dark blue skirt and a black tee.

Finishing up with this shot of the front of our house with the climbing Cherub rose in full bloom , the weeping rose is Seafoam and John’s pride and joy a 1953 MG TD is in the driveway.

On another note I was rather honoured to be asked by Elizabeth (aka The Vintage Contessa) to be her Ageless Style victim this month. Elizabeth lives in California in a beautifully decorated and quirky home surrounded by the most wonderful garden that she shares with her Italian husband and her animals , including Banksy , a teacup pig ( I hope that is right).

To see the post click here – the vintage contessa.net

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday , Gail at This is Mutton , Jacqui for Chic and Stylish, Nancy for Fancy Friday.

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  1. December 10, 2020 / 7:58 am

    What a gorgeous shot from your home! Those roses are awesome and the car is….. Well I just don’t have words for it…. Just love it. I love cars. That’s different! You’re outfit! But it totally suits your outside space. If I didn’t,, know,, you, I would expect a lady like you on today’s outfit to open the door! I have to say that black had always been my preference, but these soft colors do look good on you. But black makes you more powerful!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 10, 2020 / 8:34 am

      Many thanks Nancy , this rose is at its flowering peak , its one of my favourite flowering roses. John has owned the MG since his uni days. It is a different outfit for me . You are right like you I do enjoy wearing black, must remember powerful.

  2. December 10, 2020 / 2:45 pm

    Jill your house is to die for! I love that front shot with the beautiful rose and your husband’s precious car. The kitchen looks so stylish and cosy, which is a tricky combination to pull off. Congrats on being featured by the Contessa!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 11, 2020 / 11:01 am

      Thank you so much Gail , we have lived in the house for many years and it has undergone a couple of renovations , the last being the kitchen.It was fun being interviewed by the Contessa.

    • Dee
      December 14, 2020 / 1:12 am

      I have just discovered you ,thanks to the Contessa. So good to see an Aussie blog, well done. I’m in Sydney. You have a beautiful garden and your kitchen looks lovely, I look forward to seeing more of your life in your great clothes!

      • grownupglamour
        Author
        December 15, 2020 / 8:34 am

        Thank you so much Deidre , so glad to meet you through our Contessa. I too am pleased to meet another Aussie. My garden is a love of mine . especially the roses.

        • Deirdre Smith
          December 15, 2020 / 7:51 pm

          Thank you for replying. Happy Christmas. Dee

          • grownupglamour
            Author
            December 22, 2020 / 4:06 am

            My pleasure Deidre . Merry Christmas to you.

  3. December 10, 2020 / 3:04 pm

    I HAVE SEAFOAM ROSE TOO!I LOVE IT!DO YOU KNOW IT WAS THE ONLY ROSE MADE IN ITALY?
    I READ THAT YEARS AGO SOMEWHERE………..
    YOU DID THE LINK!!!
    BRAVA BRAVA……….YOU ARE NOW UP ON THEVINTAGECONTESSA.NET
    PLEASE STOP BY PEOPLE AND IF YOU KNOW JILL OR DON’T LEAVE HER A COMMENT!!
    SHE HAS ANSWERED MANY QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE ASKED AND WITH PHOTOS!
    YOU ARE A VISION JILL!
    LOVE YOUR HOUSE AND KITCHEN………………XX
    PS. YES, BANKSY IS A TEA CUP PIG!!!!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 11, 2020 / 10:57 am

      I am not surprised you have Seafoam it is a lovely rose, I didn’t know it was raised in Italy.
      Had a little help with the link, my youngest son is home from Melbourne .
      It was a pleasure to join in Ageless Style , thank you for inviting me Elizabeth. xxx

  4. December 10, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    Oh, I definitely remember! Our half-day off at school, for instance, always lasted forever, whereas these mere couple of hours are now over in the blink of an eye!
    Your kitchen floor (and indeed your whole kitchen) looks absolutely gorgeous.
    Love the floral blazer and your black/blue outfit, which is so you!
    What a stunning house you live in Jill, and the climbing rose is an absolute delight! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 11, 2020 / 10:51 am

      Glad I’m not the only one then that finds time flies these days. I am pleased with the both the newly done floor and my kitchen , I waited a long time for this one. I do like the floral blazer but will play with darker contrasts.
      The rose is one of my all time favourite climbing roses. Thank you dear Ann. xx

  5. December 11, 2020 / 11:18 am

    I know what you mean about time flying by – something to do with the pandemic I think. The pale floral jacket plus the top and wide leg pants is a very different lookfor you but really lovely. I particularly like the Lisa Ho top. Your house and the rose! Both are gorgeous. Take care and have a great weekend x

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 12, 2020 / 4:54 am

      You could be right about the pandemic effect Penny . So true the pale colours are a change for me . I have had the Lisa Ho top for many years and love it but will admit it really doesn’t get the wear it should.
      Take care Penny.xx

  6. gayle Olson
    December 11, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    I loved your feature with La Contessa and I am happy to find you. Your home is charming!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 12, 2020 / 4:52 am

      Thank you Gayle I am so pleased to meet you through the lovely Contessa.

  7. gayle Olson
    December 11, 2020 / 1:13 pm

    I have to add a comment about my comment! I still think the internet is a miracle, I am sitting reading and writing in Miami Beach, Fl. and seconds later boom, I am on your site. I am 77 and have gotten so much pleasure from blogs and spend too much time reading them! I used to read more books…..

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 12, 2020 / 4:51 am

      I totally agree Gayle that is the beauty of the internet , it enables us to connect with others all around the world and share a little of our lives .

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 12, 2020 / 4:48 am

      Thank you Mirielle it is a pretty rose with a delicate and lovely scent. Some weeks are like that and you are glad they are over, enjoy the weekend and your friends birthday.

  8. December 13, 2020 / 3:57 pm

    I love that jacket on you and with the sage pants, its lovely! As is those beautiful pink flowers in front of your house!
    A cup of tea with a friend sounds very nice! I know what you mean about dust, when we had new floors put in, there was dust everywhere. I love your kitchen, that chandelier is fabulous!
    enjoy your day!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 15, 2020 / 8:40 am

      Many thanks Jess , I am pleased with the jacket and its pretty colours. The climbing rose is at its flowering peak and is one of my favourite climbing roses.
      The dust and the smell – but worth it for the result as you know. I had to convince John that the chandelier would work ,eventually I won.
      My pleasure to join in the link up Jess.

  9. December 14, 2020 / 8:45 am

    WoW! You’re so gorgeous!πŸ’

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 15, 2020 / 8:28 am

      Thank you so much.

  10. December 15, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    The front of your house looks so beautiful with those blooms! I really like both your outfits too although they are such different colours schemes – they really work on you! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining the #Weekdaywearlinkup πŸ™‚

    Hope that you are having a great week! It’s a wet and stormy one here, summer rains have arrived!

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 22, 2020 / 4:10 am

      Thank you so much Mica , always my pleasure to join your link up. The roses were at their peak when I took those photos , after much wind and rain they are now a bit of a mess .

    • grownupglamour
      Author
      December 22, 2020 / 4:05 am

      Many thanks Shauna.

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