Sister Time

Last Sunday my sister, Lyn, and I enjoyed a lovely day together . It was a clear and sunny Autumn day perfect for wandering around the town of Evandale , visiting a flower show and a couple of  vintage stores where I may have added to my vintage glove collection.

Evandale is a delightful little town with a wealth of history in its many restored buildings . It also holds special memories for Lyn and I as this is where we attended primary school. We didn’t actually live here but at the airport nearby as our father worked for the Department of Civil Aviation.

Evandale plays host to the Penny Farthing championships every February , drawing competitors from around Australia . The Clarendon Arms on the corner has a wonderful restaurant where I have enjoyed several lunches with John .

I was rather taken with this cottage with its elegant garden . It isn’t an old building but rather well done I thought . I certainly could see myself living here.

Lyn and I share a love of flowers and always enjoy visiting the flower show , no doubt we have inherited flower love from our  late mother , a life member of the Launceston Horticultural Society that hosts the show. The show has recently re-located to Evandale as the previous venue is no longer available . This is the Autumn show featuring dahlias as well as a variety of other blooms and vegetables.

Isn’t this dahlia simply gorgeous , both its colour and form are quite unique. Unfortunately I have no idea of its name.

 

Floral art is always a part of the show . I am not a fan of overly constructed floral work but I admire the work that goes in the pieces.

I have recently spent several days seriously sorting my wardrobe as I changed from Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter. Several items have gone into my donation box and I took some no longer worn items to a recycle store to be sold or exchanged on my behalf.  As often happens during this process you re-discover things you haven’t worn for a while and wonder why not. Case in point this leopard print trench that I wore combined with favourite Moyuru pants , a white shirt and red short sleeve cardigan.

I added a vintage red velvet baker boy cap, Karen Walker sunnies , leopard tights and new red Trippen shoes, a naughty online purchase and so comfy.

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Gail at This is Mutton for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish , Nancy for Fancy Friday , Suzy at The Grey Brunette.

 

 

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  1. April 21, 2021 / 11:41 am

    Oh you should get rid of that trenchcoat…..and send it of to the Netherlands!!! It’s gorgeous! And that house is indeed very pretty, it’s a kind of house I love! How lovely to have such a sunny great day with your sister!

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 7:21 am

      I will keep you in mind Nancy if I decide to get rid of the trenchcoat. It was a lovely sunny Autumn day to spend together.

  2. April 21, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    That’s such a winning look Jill – I love red with leopard, and the leopard tights are a master stroke!
    Thanks for the visual tour. It ws great to see the flowers, and I’ve never seen a dahlia like the one you showed. Amazing bloom. I got my love of gardening from my late dad.
    Thanks for linking up!

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 7:19 am

      Thank you so much Gail , red and leopard are just made for each other. Glad you enjoyed my little visual tour . I believe we so often inherit our love of gardening. Always my pleasure to join your link up.

  3. April 21, 2021 / 10:57 pm

    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE!
    I LOVE HOW YOU COORDINATE EVERYTHING SO PERFECTLY!
    ONE can NEVER have TOO many GLOVES!!!
    XXX

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 7:14 am

      Thank you Elizabeth , it was an enjoyable day . A great compliment from you , who also co-ordinates beautifully.

  4. April 22, 2021 / 5:02 am

    How cool is your leopard print coat !. I like that motif.
    The floral art exhibition is also worth seeing.

    Have a super week!

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 7:00 am

      Thank you so much for commenting . I always love a leopard print , its a classic for me. The flowers as well as the floral art were quite something.

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 6:59 am

      Thank you Lovely , the flowers all were rather lovely . Leopard and red always a favourite combination. So appreciate your comment my dear.

  5. April 22, 2021 / 5:31 pm

    How lovely that you were able to spend the day with your sister! And visiting that spectacular flower show too.
    Those Dahlias are absolutely gorgeous and I do share your admiration of that unique one. I’m glad to hear you’ve rediscovered that leopard trench, and is there anything better than a pairing of leopard print and red? xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 6:57 am

      Thank you Ann, it was a lovely day together enjoying the Flower Show and the town full of childhood memories. Yes , I am so pleased to rediscover the leopard trench , no idea why it had no been worn more especially with red.

  6. April 23, 2021 / 4:22 pm

    Oh, I am loving your trench coat! Your time with your sister sounds like a lovely time. Those are some beautiful flowers. I really enjoyed all the blooms here this spring and tried ot take as many pictures as I could.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 6:54 am

      Thank you so much Mireille , I am so glad to be reacquainted with this trench. Flowers are beautiful any time of the year, I can only imagine the Spring flowers in your area.

  7. April 24, 2021 / 11:25 pm

    Art in various forms! LOVE the flowers you shared! I am learning a bit more with my mom here, she has the green thumb and I have contined with my garden this year. Love the cottage as well, and small towns have such character. Sounds like you had a lovely time! Your outfit is fab as always! The mix of red and leopard I love, and wonderful to add to your glove collection.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • grownupglamour
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      April 25, 2021 / 6:52 am

      Totally agree , art takes many forms both floral art and designing and planting a garden , like a painting but with flowers instead pf paint.Leopard and red are always a good combination . Always my pleasure to join your link up Jess.

  8. Ms. Mary
    April 25, 2021 / 9:19 pm

    Those flowers were spectacular! I love flower shows. Thanks for taking us along. 🙂

    • grownupglamour
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      May 5, 2021 / 5:43 am

      It was my pleasure to take you along Mary . I’m with you , always enjoy a flower show for garden inspiration.

  9. April 25, 2021 / 9:48 pm

    The flower show looks like fun! I like your outfit too, the leopard print is a great combo with the red 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup. Hope that you had a good weekend! We are enjoying a nice relaxing long weekend.

    • grownupglamour
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      May 5, 2021 / 5:41 am

      The flower show was good to share with my sister. I agree leopard print and red are always good together. Always my pleasure to join your link up Mica.

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