Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ah! for the love of antique roses ... and a Happy New Year, to all abrakophiles... :)

Its a lovely feeling ... the beginning of a New Year ... loads of new thingies happening around ... ;) ... well ! how about some new collecting bug to pass around ... Now I am not talking about the viral and flu kinda bug ... but viciously infectious never the less ... :):) Hahah ... what fun ...

... In the west there are people reviving their love in the old varieties of roses ... its lovely to call them antique roses ... Me the romantic thinks its awesome... :). But here in India, its terribly fallen out of favour.Who ever thinks of the ol' fella Gulab ... your florist will think you are nuts if you ask hime if he's got stocks ... the nursery man ... aaaaah! he doesn't think its a profitable option. So you are very likely not to happen to have seen ol' fella Gulab ( Rosa moschata )... for a while now ... me too ...:)

... tell me they don't remind you of mummy's ol' garden ... may be nani's ... ??? ... :) and sure, there were oh ! soooo many flower arranging pictures from old English magazines ... that had them looking all pretty with pots of Tea and those floral embroidered tea cozies ...

... just last week in a nursery bursting with all the seasonal flowers ... I spotted these two pink Gulab rose plants ... talk about being out of favour and fashion ... thinny skinny and completely gangly looking ... but they were the prettiest shade of pink ... bringing back a flood of memories and tons of love ... Ladies and Gentlemen I have found myself a new love ... ;):) ... I've caught a bug ... a new bug for a new year ... do I get to pass it on to you ... ???
In case your nose it twitching a weeee bitty and you think the antique rose bug may be getting you ... you might enjoy these websites ... ton loads of info for people like us ...
And so , for this New Year have yourself a lovely new Gulab plant ... but which one is it giong to be ... a shrub ... a climber ... a crepper ... :) Oh! let me not get started about the color and petals ... :):) ... wooo did I hear an Aaaaaachooo ... bless you Abrakophile ... ;)

16 comments:

Sonia said...

Hi Rajee...I like the new look of your blog ...classy as ever...ur home has turned out beautifully (no surprise there)....you r such an inspiration...really...Good Luck to U in this new year...! Waiting to see tons of decor ideas this year.

GB said...

Happy new year Rajee! have a lovely year full of inspiration and beauty...

Latin Sardar said...

New year, new look for the blog.. likey...
Happy new year!!
Ooh! almost forgot, have to speak with you, will call..

Laura said...

Mmm, antique roses. I had a Souvenir de la Malmaison last year, before a HUGE fungal outbreak pretty much destroyed my entire garden, rose and all. I can't wait to replace it this year! (And, um, the rest of my garden, too, hehe).

Kathy said...

Excellent post! I'm thinking about an old fashioned rose arbor at my back gate. It's all brick, so the roses will have to grow out of placed pots. Your pictures make me want to do it more than ever now! happy New Year...K

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sonia,
Thankyou so much.I get bored with same ol' look so always evolving the blog the best I can with my limited technical capacity ... ;)
The home is an ongoing project ... loads of happenings ... delays ... bloopers and wow I love that... moments ... :)BUt I guess I love to know it;'s all inspiring to you too.Hope you'll always feel thisway.
Thanks...:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi GB,
Thankyou soooooo ... much ... wish you a Fabulous NewYear too ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
Do call would love to hear from you... New Year ... new starts ... and I am glad you like the new bloogie look ...:)
Wish you a very Happy New Year too ... and tons of standing ovation nights at the club ...:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Laura,
I share your sentiments ... right now with the cold ... new puppy and ah! the list goes on ... my garden looks like a devastation ... I seriously question my credentials as a Designer ... ;)
But then we'll bounce back ... hope have a great time second time round ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kathy,
Goooooo... for it ... I really do love the sound of it... hope my enthusiasm can be that last push ... :)
Mine are ocourse the shrubby kinds so I am still racking my brains and keeping lil' Sofiee off them ... :)

purplehomes said...

Happy New year Rajee! The blog looks great and the roses look lovely.

Patricia Torres said...

Rajee.. you rock as usual!! I love love the new header.. so so gorgeous.. 'Simply Rajee'

Happy New Year to you.. and hope you had a rocking start to the new year.. Here is special wishes to your little one as well...

Love those roses and the detailed post ~ beautiful and inspiring as usual!!

Design Elements said...

your new look is wonderful!

Rajlakshmi said...

yeat the old rose is hardly seen anywhere ... the pictures remind me of our garden back home :D we still grow the old ones :D
wish you too a beautiful year ahead

Bec Farquhar said...

Hi Rajee!

Wow, your rose photographs are exquisite. There is always something special about roses and photography, they sit perfectly. It reminded me back to when i did this post about our roses in our garden...http://becfarquhar.blogspot.com/2010/12/rain-just-never-stops.html and also my brand new post of gorgeous pinky roses from yesterday http://becfarquhar.blogspot.com/2011/01/roses-from-chloe.html...
I am loving all that you do on your styling blog.
Happy New year to you all the way in India (a place i would love to visit).
Thank you for following me too!
With love, Hoping you are well.
Bec Farquhar x

Veneer Suppliers said...

beautiful pics.... Have you clicked all of these pics??

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