Sunday, 10 January 2016

A Lavender Delight




Amongst the lavender at Bridestowe Lavender Estate , the lavender in full bloom is a sight to behold,
to say nothing of the wonderful fragrance that permeates the air. Bridestowe Estate is the world's
largest privately owned lavender farm set on 260 acres in North East Tasmania.


 The farm was started in 1921 by the Denny Family with seeds of French Lavender that they bought with them from England.



 The fields of lavender stretching as far as the eye can see , are one of our State's most spectacular
vistas during the peak flowering months of December and January and attract visitors from all
over the world.


 The Lavender Oil produced here is exported worldwide and is known to be of the finest quality . The extraction process continues today using many of the same techniques and much of the same equipment
as was used in the farms early days.




To visit the lavender farm I wore a black and white mesh cardigan with a somewhat abstract bright print from Australian designer Nicola Waite that I have enjoyed for many years , teamed with my black pants/
skirt from Moyuru and red wedges and some bangles from my collection.



Joining Patti for Visible Monday
and
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



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19 comments

  1. What a beautiful place and the cardigan is so colorful! :)

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    1. It really was so beautiful and the smell of the lavender filled the air. I decided some colour was in order.

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  2. What a stylish yet relaxed outfit to visit such a beautiful place!

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    1. Thank you Tiina , I knew I needed to have a degree that day.

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  3. Very nice look (love the sweater) and what a glorious site to visit. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Patti a little colour was the order of the day among the lavender.

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  4. Oh, how I would love to see this place. That field of purple flowers photo is gorgeous!!

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    1. I do hope you make it to our little isle one day Marea, I would so much enjoy showing you around.

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  5. It must smell so good to be all hunkered down in the lavender. You look so pretty. I especially like your hat!

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    1. It certainly was Connie, thank you for your kind comments.

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  6. Those lavender fields are such an amazing sight! Never seen anything like that, breath taking! That abstract print on your cardigan is an eye catcher too!

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    1. It had been quite a while since I had visited and I really had forgotten how impressive the lavender in full bloom is.

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  7. I really can smell the lavender. My brain seems to do that when I see something like this!
    So I have smellivision. This is one astounding outfit on you. i adore it from the cute hat to the sassy wedges and the jumper in between.
    Mmmm lavender! Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. I am sure a sensitive soul as yourself can indeed have smellivision. Thank you for your kind words.

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  8. Beautiful photos - I can feel the scent of lavender here in my room. :) We too have Lavender farms around here. I think early August is the time when they held Lavender Festival - I must go check it out some day. Beautiful outfit, dear Jill! Very artistic, as always.

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    1. Thank you dear Natalia , lavender for me is one of those summer joys. I do hope you visit your Lavender Festival in the August I would love to see it. As always your comments are so very kind.

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  9. Wow! I could just lay down in that field. I love lavendar and use some in the bath. Love the colors in your outfit, another brilliant jacket!
    jess xx
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess I enjoy linking with Turning Heads Tuesday, due to busy work commitments I have been rather amiss with my comments of late but hope to rectify it soon. Lavender is always so calming I find as well as pretty to look at.

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  10. What a wonderful day out to be amongst those flowers. You are a bloom amongst many, Jill. Love those shots of you crouching in the lavender. Reminds me of the lavender fields in Provence.
    Fabulous vibrant colours on your top and the print is gorgeous.

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