Pretty Dresses and Old Houses...

Thursday, January 6, 2011
As some of you may know, if you've been reading my blog for a little while, I have a thing for old houses. I don't know what it is about them, but I love them - in fact, I even got married in an old homestead! So, a few weekends after we had arrived back from the wedding, we headed over to Nielson park and explored Strickland House (a house that has seemed to have many many other names).

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Strickland House

It's empty at the moment and I had fun peering in the windows and seeing the old signs in rooms from when they had turned it into a hospital for women and babies. We completely missed Vaucluse House, which is the reason I wanted to head over there in the first place! But oh well, next time...

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I bought this vintage dress while on honey moon in Christchurch on our way to Akaroa. Sydney has been having some deathly hot days (though thankfully we have had a cool snap the last few days) and this dress is just perfect for them.

I also have rather a few outfit photos left over from the end of last year, so please excuse me while I post them before doing new ones :) These include honey moon outfits too - oops!

20 comments on "Pretty Dresses and Old Houses..."
  1. You look very feminine and sweet without being too "cutesy". I love it!
    I also love seeing your summer weather since I'm on the other side of the globe and dealing with some chilly temps.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  2. Your dress is so pretty, and I love the location! What a dreamy estate.

  3. that dress is so beautiful! What an amazing find.

    and that house... word do not convey how much I love it. I love old houses too... and I really love old houses with stories. So cool.

  4. You look so pretty! And the grey building is so stunning!

  5. My first thought was, oh, what a cute dress! Jen looks great! And you do!

    I love old houses, too. My favourite one near here is Dundurn Castle:

  6. What a beautiful house and your last photo is stunning!

  7. Most adorable print ever!! I love this dress.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  8. I absolutely adore your dress (very Sound of Music - which I just wrote a style post on!) and blue suits your complexion so well.
    Congratulations on getting married!
    P.s. I also love old houses :)

  9. What a gorgeous house and I love that last shot so much!! Cute dress

  10. I love the dress - what a fantastic find! I agree about old houses. Hope to visit some when I head down South for a holiday. Happy New Year to you too :)

  11. Old houses are so amazing...they have so much character!

  12. This dress has me drooling for warm weather again, just gorgeous! Also, love your photos!

  13. So cute! :)


  14. So funny to hear you discussing the heat as we had more snow today. Swap?

    I love your dress and I think that is the best jumping shot I have ever seen. Fun.

  15. Love your dress, its gorgeous! xx

  16. Happy new year to you Jen! lovely photos:)

  17. Happy new year to you Jen! lovely photos:)

  18. It looks so gorgeous there! I wish it was still sunny and green here in Flagstaff. Like you mentioned in your comment, the snow is pretty to look at but a pain to function in. Especially considering that this is my first real year living in the snow - up until now I lived down in sunny Phoenix, AZ.

    And you always look so feminine and graceful! I would love to have your collection of dresses!

  19. Jen, the print on your dress is darling and the color is lovely. It does look perfect for those hot summer days. I could go for one of those right now as I'm snuggled in wool and watching some sort of snow/rain mix fall from the sky.

    Even though it's a bit after the fact, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your wedding and honeymoon posts. Every last detail was exceptional and gorgeous. Congratulations, again :)

  20. Oh yay Christchurch! That's where I live! Can you remember the name of the shop, by any chance? I'm gunning for Tete-a-Tete Vintage!



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