Wishful Thinking

Thursday, December 18, 2008



'New Garden Book: A Complete Guide for Roses, Trees, Lawns, Shrubs, Soils and Vegetables' by Better Homes and Gardens (1968)

Found by my sister Anna at our favorite local bookstore. The photos help distract me from the stormy weather... :)



















Please click *HERE* to download and to listen to one of my favorite songs, 'June 23' by Thomas Schärer. Such a beautiful song, perfect while wistfully dreaming of warmer climates.

16 comments:

Francesca Righi said...

Very pretty flowers! I love the vintage look! the tune is sweet too.... Merry Christmas!

Gabbi said...

~Thank you Francesca, I love old photographs of flowers and it's one of my most favorite songs :) Christmas is less than a week away, isn't that incredible! Hope you have a lovely one.xxoo

michiko said...

Wow, these are so pretty!
I love especially the 4th one from the top, beautiful...
I've always loved listening to the music on your MySpace Gabbi, I think I'll add him there :)

mothersvea said...

oh I wish I could take better care of plants and flowers they just tend to die for me!

Gabbi said...

~Thank you dear Michiko :) I always wonder if people hear the playlist I have there? You always have great songs on yours. Hope your weekend is going well...and not to stressful!xoxo

~Mine too, sometimes, I do better with the outside than the inside ones. Outside I get help from nature :) Happy Holiday's dear Mothersvea!

Solange said...

hi there, such lovely photos, here it's cold and winterish, really different then were you live I guess... Christmas is arriving soon and I hope you enjoy your days and family and friends.
have a nice sunday!

Solange

My Castle in Spain said...

Your lovely flowers make me wish for spring already...
you're right, Christmas is next week and i still haven't decorated the house...
this morning i went to the country side to pick up some olive branches to use as adornment, and the sun was shining..
can't wait for spring !

have a merry Christmas !
:-)

the asherette said...

wonderful flowers and wonderful colors for a wonderful blog.. the song is nice too. thank you for the link to your holiday soundtrack- quite a good mix!

A spoonful of mint said...

I love the colors, and the one with the roses and sunglasses is my favorite. Happy holiday's :)

G said...

It's pretty, old photos and new flowers. The song is really nice

Gabbi said...

~It's actually pretty cold here too dear Solange, it seems more than last year. Glad you liked the photos, hope you had a lovely weekend too!

~Thank you dear Spain, the day I put up that post the weather seemed at it's coldest, I couldn't wait for spring too! Your olive branches sound perfect. Still thinking about your post about the peacock and the hawk...I wonder if it's illegal to have a peacock here? :)

~Gracias dear Asherette, you always leave me the kindest comments. Your puppies are adorable and I'm glad you liked the song and the playlist. The song is a long time favorite of mine...xxoo

~Happy you liked it dear Mint, hope you have a great Christmas week! :)

~Thank you dear G, it's great to hear you liked the song since I love your taste in music and the song is dear to me :) I can't wait to see some new flowers here too...I wasn't made for the cold.

Mary-Laure said...

Oh such beauty, I love it how the colors seem to be washed out... I really want to learn more about flowers next year.

Francesca Righi said...

I love your blogs new look!!!
x

Electro Geisha said...

my dear Gabbi, this blog skin is so pretty :) i would like something like that but i have problem with changing layouts in blogger editor :S dono understand why. but enough about that... i like the photos.. here is so sad gloomy and grey, i cant wait for spring!

i wish you merry christmas:) lots of love, great time and enjoy!!! xoxoxo

Francesca Righi said...

... I'm glad you like *Whale*Sprinkle*Pins*. I'm hoping to open an etsy store sometime in the new year! ..and the Whale will be a listed item! :)
xx

Gabbi said...

~Thank you Mary-Laure, I can't wait to see posts on your flowers! I only started my little garden about a year ago, and I still don't fully understand what I do when they suddenly die or grow on me? But it is a fun hobby... :)

~Grazie Francesca! I'm still not sure if I did it right, there's a possibly that things are a little off here and there? But I got sick of the blue and red. I look forward to your etsy shop! That little whale will be mine...hehe

~Thank you dear Geisha, it's really sort of cloudy around here too...no snow but there has been rain and it's cold! :) I can't wait till spring too. You know regarding the changing of the look of your blog, have you tried switching to Firefox? I think it works better than explorer or even safari. I don't really know very much about the technical aspects either though....I wish I did! Have a very Merry Christmas too!xoxo

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