Welcome to Boxwood Cottage!

So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Let's get cosy


I love beeing able to stay at home all day long and lighting up lots of candles, drinking a hot cup of aromatic tea and listening to Bing Crosby's christmas songs at this dark time of the year. Oh how I'm looking forward to the weekend!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Today it's time

for another glimpse into my home


Monday, November 28, 2005

Indoor decoration


Sunday, November 27, 2005

1st of Advent

This my kind of advent wreath.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

First snow!

Yesterday afternoon I was hanging my "Let it snow" wood sign at the front door and believe it or not it has worked :D

See:

Friday, November 25, 2005

Office decoration



I've made these (amongst other decorations like an x-mas tree) for the office today.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

A little decoration

Gift wrapping

This was mums present for our friend, I just had to take a picture of it because it looked so lovely.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Impression


of my friends winter garden

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Frosty Bird

x-mas stockings


I popped out my x-mas stockings last week and left them on a basket, when I saw them yesterday I suddenly thought that they would look good on a photo, just like this, lying on the basket, what do you think? I've just been to lazy to hang them up on my stairs just yet.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I've got mail!

These are all the postcards I've got so far from the swap. A big thank you goes out to Julie/USA, Wendy/Scotland (for all two cards :D), Robyn/Australia, Peggy/USA, Brandy/USA, Melissa/USA and Kali/Australia!

Windows



I've shot these window photos at our friends cottage this last weekend.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

I'm back from my trip


Hello I'm back from the trip to see our friends. We've had a very good time and these are all my little treasures, that I've brought home :D Some things I've crafted, some things I got as presents from our dear friend and some I bought in Schleswig and Kappeln, like the stickers, the cards, the golden stamp and the red christmas tin sign. I even sewed some hearts, normally sewing isn't my favourite thing to do, but sitting all together and crafting and chatting was really fun.

And my two Angels have got a new friend, the bottom one, crafted by my friend and partly by myself:



Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Christmas/Winter Collage

Click on it to enlarge the photo! It's fun doing Christmas Collages. I'ts already my second one and I'm currently working on my third one. I'm thinking about giving one of them as gift to our dear friend that we're going to visit tomorrow.

And that's what it looks like when I took the pic with flash, all cold and frosty, doesn't it?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Don't you just love it

to open your boxes with all the christmas treasures that you have collected over the years? I certainly enjoy it every year. Here are a few of mine:




Monday, November 14, 2005

Saved from the frost!


Yep they say it'll freeze at night this week! I'm glad my garden is prepared!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

I'm getting in x-mas mood!



We've started with the x-mas/winter decoration outside yesterday. Oh I love that! I'm away for a few days next week/weekend, so I had to begin this weekend in order to be prepared for the first of advent on November 27th.

Friday, November 11, 2005

More of Mum's garden decoration

because I like the photos and I think they are worth to show them.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

It's complete!

Here they are, the last four pages of my first altered book, no more blank pages left!

It has 52 pages! :D Now I'll have to think about a possibility to close it, because it's very thick. Maybe I'll have to drill a hole in it for a ribbon or even some kind of a lock.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Everything is ready and prepared for the winter!

Bulbs are planted, leaves are recycled, birdhouses and birdfeedinghouses are clean and ready, plants are wrapped up warm or ready to bring them in quickly. My heat has been repaired this morning. The winter can come! But instead my hyancinthus is starting to blossom again because it is still warm.



Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fall through the kitchen window

Monday, November 07, 2005

Beautiful Butterfly in November!

The Admiral (that is how we do call him here) finally came to visit my garden yesterday. I've been waiting for him the whole summer and he comes in November. He was late, but I was so happy that he finally came. It was another warm and sunny fall day yesterday and I followed him with my camera through the garden. Here is the result :D






Sunday, November 06, 2005

New Altered Book Collage

"Garden Days"

Yep it's b&w again!

If you wanna see it bigger just click on the pic.

Mum's autumn/fall decoration



Does that need any words?

Oh my luve



"Oh my luve's like a red red rose"

I think Robert Burns must have talked about a rose like this in his beautiful poem.


P.S.: I took this photo in my parents house.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Time for another glimpse ;-)



This is another corner of my livingroom with open kitchen.

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