Sunday, December 2, 2012

Between the Roses

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Earlier this week, we hopped on our bikes for a leisurely ride down to Mona Vale, which is a beautiful historic mansion (Unfortunately damaged by the earthquake, but being repaired) ...Best of all the mansion is surrounded by stunning gardens which make you feel miles away from the city. We spent most of our time frolicking around in the rose gardens! It reminded me of when we were kids running around being rat-bags;  me being bossy big sis,  him being stubborn little bro...Nothing much has changed!
You can tell I'm still feeling a bit ill, because of the giant oversized grandma cardi I'm wearing ($5 score from an op-shop, Yuss!) It's been keeping warm and snug while I've been recuperating! Those pictures make me laugh, because it reminds me of what grandma's probably do wear while smelling their roses!

42 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning photo's - I love all the roses, how beautiful. Loving your outfit too, SO cute!

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  2. Thanks Jamie-lee :) haha I definitely do get a bit snap happy with the camera when I see beautiful flowers! xox

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  3. what a beautiful garden ;) i love roses and i can't stop taking pictures of them as well. for a sec i thought you were in sydney - we have a place called mona vale here too, haha. love the grandma cardi - it looks so comfy!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Hi Stephanie, I can never remember what time of year roses come out, so it was a nice surprise to find them in full bloom! Oh that's interesting there's a Mona Vale in Sydney too!, I will have to check it out when I eventually get to visit Sydney one day!
      xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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  4. Thank you Ben & Ting! It's hard not to be inspired being surrounded by so many colours isn't it?! xox

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