Hello everyone , I hope this finds all well in your corner of the world.
As the blog title suggests we have experienced consistent rain and wind over the last few weeks here in Tasmania . Our state has experienced some flooding in some areas but has gotten off lightly compared to any other regions of Australia where floods have caused great devastation.
We took advantage of a break in the weather to head to the garden to take a few outfit shots. Standing in front of the Guelder Rose , which has taken rather a battering in all the wind and rain. I planted this tree when we moved here close to fourty years ago . It brings back memories of my parents house as they had a huge one in their garden. I also failed to heed my mother’s advice that it was planted too close to the house , so much pruning is needed to keep it under control. We think we know it all in our early twenties don’t we?.
Standing at our front gate under the rose arch that in a few weeks time will be covered in masses of tiny pink blooms of the Cherub rose.
Continuing to wear what I like this time a mix of mainly recycled finds , the bird pattern vest was purchased locally at a now gone pop up recycle store , it has a label that says Giovanni and is made in the U.S. , paired with Moyuru wide pants, a black mesh top, handmade earrings , bangles , Robert Clergerie bronze sandals , top hat and glitzy necklace (both from Red Fox Vintage).
A closer look at the details on my vest, I will have some fun playing with this over Summer. I found the earrings at a small shop in Richmond several months ago and promptly put them away and forgot all about them, silly me. I am fond of the necklace even though it differs from my usual taste , which is much less tizzy. I have mentioned in precious posts how I had searched for a top hat that actually fitted for ages so was delighted when I came across this one still in its original box. I am now on the look out for a Summer top hat – if anyone knows of a seller please let me know .
Admiring some of my first roses – this is Gregiore Staechelin and has a wonderful scent .
That’s all of my ramblings for now friends , have a wonderful week and remember dress for you.
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.
Regally, stylishly, uniquely, artistically fabulous! A wonderful post, Jill, so lovely to have a peek at your garden
which you obviously love. I have never heard of a summer top hat and look forward to seeing it when you find it (or should I say, when IT finds you, I’m sure it will). Summer arrived here on Monday after yet another weekend of heavy rain – 29 deg and 30/30+ since. We seem to have missed the gentle warmth of a normal Spring this year but everything is lush and green, as I’m sure it is in Tassie too, let’s hope our beautiful land can find balance again soon.
Thank you so much Elizabeth . I do enjoy my garden and will post more pictures as the season continues.
I did see that you were having quite warm days already after your rain. It is very green here now with all the rain. I totally agree and hope the balance soon returns.
I will keep you posted on the Summer top hat. xxx
It is spring at your part of the world isn’t it? The most beautiful season in my eyes. I enjoy it so much when our garden starts to bloom and I can hear the birds again! You have a very beautiful garden!
I agree Nancy, Spring is always such a beautiful time of year as everything is green and flowering again.
What a glorious top hat and real sable! And the box! That is a treasure, especially since it fits. Love your outfit – I thought the vest was skeletons at first (have Hallowe’en on the brain, being in Canada). We’re just starting to get rain again after months of drought, and they’re warning of “atmospheric rivers” and flooding coming. Sigh.
Your outfit is a welcome distraction – I covet the gold shoes!
Thank you so much Sheila , you can imagine I was over the moon when I found the hat and its box.
I hope your rain comes but not too much . Enjoy your Halloween.
Great outfit as ever, and what lovely roses especially the white roses which are so beautiful. Love the hat and the shoes too.
Btw, we’re having a lot of rain over the next few days, much needed of course.
Thank you so much Penny. We both share our love of all things hats.
Enjoy your long awaited rain , we on the other hand have now had enough. xx
I USE TO COLLECT TOP HATS!MINE ARE ALL PRETTY SMALL…….
WHAT IS A SUMMER TOP HAT?
DO TELL AS I MIGHT NOT BE AROUND WHEN YOU FIND ONE!!
I THINK A TRIP TO ENGLAND IS NEEDED FOR THAT!
YOU AND YOUR GLORIOUS GARDEN!
NOTHING BETTER TO START MY DAY!
Thank you so much Elizabeth , my garden is slowly coming to life again and the roses are starting to bloom.
My idea of a Summer top hat is one made from woven straw. I have come across a couple on line, one in New York, the other in Spain, will keep you posted when I decide. Take care. xx
What a stunning outfit, Jill. That bird patterned vest is magnificent, and oh my, that top hat is just glorious. What a find!
I’m sorry to hear you had so much rain to contend with, but I’m sure your garden won’t mind and will reward you with much lusciousness. I can’t imagine it being Spring, when everything is dying down here. xxx
Thank you so much Ann . I am so pleased with the bird vest and the top hat was one of those magical finds.
We have now had some sunshine for the last couple of days but rain is forecast again . I made the most of the garden this weekend.
We’re getting so much wind and rain here in Seattle now too. Your story about planting a tree reminds me of planting one with my husband and realizing it was growing crooked. I kept telling my husband we needed to do something about it before it gets too big! Well, 10 years later and it looked like it was going to fall over on my car so we had to pay someone to remove it completely. Lesson learned! I plan on planting some roses near my front fence, yours look gorgeous!
Interesting that you too are getting the wind and rain in Seattle too. My youngest son and his partner Seattle in September and loved your city. Glad to hear I am not the only one who plants things in the wrong place .Hope your roses do beautifully Joni.
Glorious photos, Jill! Jon’s a big fan of Lock and Co hats, we trade next to one of their distributors at End of the Road and he often treats himself. xxx
Thank you so much Vix . It would be so tempting for Jon to see the hats on offer. I must have a look online at Lock and Co.
The print is very pretty on the vest: I am glad you shared some close up pictures of it because it sure is special.
Thank you so much Mirielle , the print on the vest really appealed to me too.
I love your vest, and you earring is beautiful!
Thank you so much Lovely for dropping by the blog and taking the time to leave a comment. xx