Hello everyone , hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Last weekend I celebrated my sixty ninth birthday and a rather busy weekend it was too. On Saturday we drove to the town of Sheffield for the annual MG Car Club concourse . While John was busy judging cars I took myself off to explore with the intention of photographing the many murals that Sheffield is famous for. In reality this is the only photograph I managed as I ran into an old friend and over coffee we chatted the morning away until it was time for the special high tea that was organised by local car club ladies.
At least I did manage a car appropriate mural , showing an MGA.
On Sunday morning we headed out to the pretty town of Longford for their annual Longford Blooms , showing many private gardens. As a keen gardener I always enjoy looking at other gardens and getting ideas for my own.
Black and white is always a favourite of mine and it was finally warm enough to wear these oversize polka dot Alembika pants and black and white Vivienne Westwood cardigan ( a recycle find a few years back).
The gardens are varied from this formal garden in a heritage property to pretty cottage gardens.
There are also many stalls selling all manner of garden related products and several specialised plant nurseries. I came away with two more oriental poppies to add to my collection.
I was rather taken with this pretty cottage garden that belongs to a local artist.
I am trying to convince John to build a structure just like this one near the cottage (garden shed) , wish me luck.
A close up of the buttons that make the cardigan special ( the orb is a Westwood trademark I believe). The rubber necklace was a gift from a Brisbane friend and is made by Mika also in Brisbane, Dior sunnies and daisy earrings recycle finds.
After spending the morning enjoying the Longford gardens we travelled down to Hobart to stay for one night at the Tasman , a new rather luxurious hotel . We headed out to Maldini , one of our favourite Hobart restaurants for a birthday dinner.
The evening was on the cool side so I wore a black Paule Ka knit and a cropped leather jacket with my Bread and Butter tulle skirt.
I have to admit I saw the skirt worn by Valerie , (Idiosyncratic Fashionistas) on Instagram and loved it but as Valerie is in New York I didn’t expect to ever find it in Australia. You can imagine my excitement when Tiffany Treloar in Melbourne posted the same skirt and in my size .
The skirt is a Renaissance print on three layers of tulle . Unfortunately it didn’t show well , hence my later close up.
On another note it is also the blogs 9th. anniversary . A big thank you to all my followers, I treasure our connection.
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton and Nancy for Fancy Friday.