Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Red, like a fire engine.

Some pretty red carnations, for you.
A few years back, our Son Marcel bought this jacket from a Vintage shop.
The full dress, scarlet red coat is from the Welsh Guard, and a wonderful collectable from probably about the 1920's - 30's.


The leek on the collar, epaulettes and shiny brass buttons is the symbol for Wales.
On the buttons the words translate ~ Wales Forever.

This coat is beautifully made out of a thick red woolen fabric and lined with silk.
With his Grandfather's ancestor's being a descendant from Wales, seems quite fitting for him to have this.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week

Hugs
Carolyn

40 comments:

  1. That is a very cool Jacket! The carnations are lovely, too.
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  2. That coat is awesome Carolyn...love the details and your son is lovely :-)

    Hope your week is great so far...

    Cheers: Evi

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  3. That coat is awesome!!! What a find!

    Boys are shocking that way sometimes, you think they have no interest in shopping of any sort, and then they come home with the neatest vintage stuff.

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  4. I love the coat! Every detail seems to be absolutely perfect.Your beautiful son looks amazing wearing it!:-) I am wishing you wonderful the rest of the week.:-)

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  5. Carolyn,

    Wow-the flowers are beautiful! The vintage coat is really wonderful-your son looks very handsome in it!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  6. What a handsome young man your son is and the jacket is grand!!

    Have a wonderful day!

    xxoo

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  7. Look at how handsome he is....even though he isn't sure about the uniform. Fabulous shape it's in too!
    Lovely shade of red.......
    Hugs,
    Margaret b

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  8. Isn't the lining lovely on that coat?
    What a find! And your son is very handsome, Carolyn. You must be proud of him..and he's such a good sport to pose for us!

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  9. oh the jacket is fantastic Carolyn!!! what a find...it is walking history...I love the bright reds here today!!!!

    and I can almost smell that carnation....I love the scent!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  10. OOO LALALA he is cute and looking quite handsome in this coat :-D love it!

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  11. Hi Carolyn, Your handsome son looks great in that jacket! It's amazing that he is interested in such kind of clothing.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  12. BEAUTIFUL coat! So well made and in excellent condition, too! I was very impressed with the lining.

    Your son looks very handsome in it.

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  13. Fabulous jacket, Carolyn! What an amazing find!
    Monicax.

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  14. Thanks for your visit TattingChic.

    Many thanks Miss Eve and I hope that you are having a lovely week.

    Hi Heather,

    Marcel actually loves to shop and often comes home with some really nice clothes and shoes.

    thanks Anya, for your visit and kind words. I hope that your week is wonderful.

    Blessings to you Kim and many thanks for visiting me.

    Many thanks Marsha, and yes, the jacket is so beautiful and he has been able to wear it out to a few fancy dress dos.

    Hi Margaret,

    It is a lovely shade of red, and does fit him well. The only thing we needed to do was have the sleeves taken up, as you can see they are too long.

    Hi Barbara,

    My daughter had taken the photos and he does not know that they are on my blog. Yes, we are proud of him. Thanks for your visit.

    Thank you Diana, and I hope that you are having a lovely day.
    Yes, the fragrance of carnation reminds me of a lovely old soap my Grandmother used to have.

    Thank you Jeanne.

    Many thanks Bardot in Blue, lovely to have a visit from you and thanks for your note you left.

    Hi Julia,

    It was actually for a fancy dress ball that he was going to at High School, so that is how he came to buy it. Thanks for visiting me.

    Thank you Bella, for your kind words. The coat is so beautifully made and very heavy.
    Must be very warm wearing it too.
    Happy week

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. Hi Monica,

    Yes, it is a fabulous jacket and he was lucky to have found it.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Really great reds! That coat is wonderful!!
    Hugs,Lisa

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  17. That is one gorgeous jacket. I think I would have stolen it from him years ago!
    I love it. :)
    Red - it's always a colour i have this love hate with love it and a little frightened of it too.
    x

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  18. Beautiful Carolyn! Both the jacket and the model. ;-)
    Especially appreciate all of the detail. Will tell my Welsh friend to come take a look.

    xox
    Constance

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  19. What a fabulous find! I think it's great that he is interested in such things, especially as it ties into family history. I hope you are having a marvelous week Carolyn!

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  20. Oh My Gosh...this is so cool! What an awesome find. It is wonderful that he came home with because he looks dashing in it!
    hugs

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  21. Carolyn, What a neat jacket! And your son is such a handsome young man, I bet he loves his sweet Mom! Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. I enjoy reading them and looking at yours too. Have a great week!

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  22. Thanks, Lisa for your visit today.

    Many thanks Suzi, always great to hear from you.

    Hi Constance,

    Oh do that, tell your Welsh friend to come and take a look.
    Thanks for your visit and kind words.

    Many thanks Sares, and I hope that your week is going well.

    Thank you June, for visiting me today and leaving a kind note.

    Lovely to have a visit from you Beth and I look forward to coming across to say hello to you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Marcel looks totally AB FAB in his jacket Carolyn. A great find, he's obviously inherited his Mother's good taste.
    Millie ^_^

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  24. My son would so buy something just like the red wool jacket- so cool.

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  25. It is lovely my friend....I think it suits him well...what fun!

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  26. Stunning jacket, and it looks amazing on him!

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  27. The jacket looks fabulous on him. I think it was meant for him. What a great piece of history. Have a lovely day!

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  28. Nifty jacket!

    I just wanted to say thank you for your sweet comments on my last post, they meant a lot to me!

    All the best,
    Anne

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  29. Wow! That is one fabulous jacket. What a great treasure. Many blessings, Tammy

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  30. What a great jacket. It's nice to see a male appreciate a grand, vintage piece.
    Blessings to you and your son:)
    Gwen

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  31. Thank you Millie, for your sweet note.

    Many thanks for your visit Lorraine, always great to hear from you.

    Thanks Koralee, it is a fun jacket and he has worn it out to a few fancy dress soirees.

    Thank you Audrey.

    Many thanks Carol and I hope that you are having a lovely day.

    Thanks Anne, for your friendship and you are very welcome ~ lovely to have found your blog. Best wishes

    Blessings to you Tammy and thanks for visiting me today.

    Thank you Gwendolyn and blessings to you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  32. Hi Carolyn, WOW that Wales coat is gorgeous and your very handsome son looks so good wearing it.
    Love the red carnations too.

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment and entering my giveaway. I have been so very busy and please forgive my tardiness in visiting back.
    Good Luck in my giveaway.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. (do you celebrate this occassion in your country?)
    Blessings always,
    Celestina Marie

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  33. Thank you for visiting Fifi and Little bear.

    Many thanks Celestina Marie, for your visit and kind words.
    Yes, we do celebrate Mothers Day over in NZ and it is always lovely to be able to thank my Mother and have my children do the same for me.
    Happy Mothers Day to you dear friend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. A very happy and blessed mother`s day to you too, dear Carolyn!!!!
    Very handsome your son Marcel... wow!!
    Hugs,
    Maria Cecilia

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  35. Thank you very much Maria Cecilia, for visiting me today and your kind words.
    Wishing you a very happy Mothers Day.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  36. Red is my favorite color! It rocks, indeed.

    And hey, I've just spotted the link to my website on your sidebar. Thanks a lot for linking, sweetheart. I'm honored to be included in your blogroll :) Luv you!

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  37. Thank you Fe, for your visit, and I am happy to link you to my blog roll.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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and I look forward to visiting you.


Carolyn xx