Dunedin’s Bloomin’ Lovely

Something romantic happens when flowers and vintage come together – whether it’s old Hollywood glamour or rock festival hippy chic. Spring has hardly sprung yet the city is vibrant with a kaleidoscope of floral colour. Here, we’ve done some colour matching around town. Everything featured is from a local vintage or op shop.

Red dress with palm tree print from Two Squirrels Vintage

Red dress with palm tree print from Two Squirrels Vintage

'Hollywood' glamour gown from Butterflies Hospice Shop

‘Hollywood’ glamour gown from Butterflies Hospice Shop

'Pretty in pink' dress from Finders Keepers Boutique

‘Pretty in pink’ dress from Finders Keepers Boutique

Nautical-theme dress from Vintage Dress Company

Nautical-theme dress from Vintage Dress Company

Cream beaded dress from Presbyterian Support Op-Shop

Cream beaded dress from Presbyterian Support Op-Shop

Pink and white gown from Raspberry Beret (no-longer-with-us sister of Purple Rain)

Pink and white gown from Raspberry Beret (no-longer-with-us sister of Purple Rain)

Blue rose-patterned dress from The Modern Miss

Blue rose-patterned dress from The Modern Miss

Hippy-chic dress from Most Wanted Vintage

Hippy-chic dress from Most Wanted Vintage

Since it’s 2014, these poppies remind us of all the young men who lost their lives for the cause of freedom between 1914 and 1918. We would like to mention two in particular. Firstly, our second cousin Albert Alfred Sammons who was killed in action on 25 April 1915 while serving with the Royal Fusiliers. Also, Morgan Morris (our great grandfather’s brother) of the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was 27 years old when he died on 1st February 1917 following an enemy gas attack.

In Loving Memory of Morgan Morris (1890 – 1917)

In Loving Memory of Morgan Morris (1890 – 1917)

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , ,

2 thoughts on “Dunedin’s Bloomin’ Lovely

  1. simone montgomery says:

    lovely post!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s