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, March 21, 2007

First day of spring & lot's of tea parties!

Welcome Spring! :D

has invited bloggers from around the globe to participate in her spring tea party today while posting something tea related on your blogs. Well and this is my tea post for Kari and all of you blogging friends & readers!

This is a tea flower pc wallpaper which you can download for free @ Paul Schraders tea blog:

While searching for Tea related pictures I came across a great website of Paul Schrader & Co. a big tea shop in my home town Bremen, established already in 1921. Bremen is famous for it's port and here especially for the im- and export of tea & coffee. So @ Paul Schraders shop you can chose between 300 different sorts of tea from all over the world.

But among all those teas you can also find lot's of other items in the shop like this tea egg with a picture from Dresden:

Then you can also get milk for your tea there for example from "Pfunds":

"Pfunds" is a very old Dresden Milk Shop founded in 1880 and they call themeselves:

"The most beautiful milk shop in the world!"

To prove that they aren't lying here is a picture of inside the shop:

Oh and just look at the gorgeous old fashioned milk soap they sell and the fab old advertisement sign:

Then at Paul Schrader you can also get special Easter tea baskets:

And also specialities from my home town like these little chocolate cakes called "Domspitzen" after our famous "Bremer Dom" a big cathedral built back in the middle ages:

Well now after all this information it's time to sit down, relax and have some Darjeeling first flush tea along with a few cucumber sandwiches, please help yourself, meet other bloggers and enjoy!

Or maybe you'd prefer a tasty Chai latte? Find a yummy recipe here!

Now last but not least thanks a lot for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to Kari's blog www.artsymama.blogspot.com to participate in her wonderful spring tea party if this isn't where you coming from lol. She has prepared some yummy treats and also a turtorial to craft a little Easter basket. Go see! xox


Anita said...

Thanks a lot for the invitation to your tea party. I am more than pleased to join you!

When I just saw your photos for the first time, I immediately thought of my favourite tea shop in Paris: Marriage Frères. Visit their website over here http://www.mariagefreres.fr/

But so far, I drunk the best tea in Morroco, mint tea is soooo delicious over there!

Happy first day of spring to all of you!

Shabby in the City said...

Everything is sooo nice but I especially like the soap!

Merci-Notes said...

Your tour around the globe was so nice. The Pfunds Milk Shop is inspiring. I have not been out of the country, yet. (Canada , accross the St. Clair River).
Your work is beautiful!

Natasha Burns said...

Oooooh I am drooling! The sweets, yummmm but that milk shop, it really IS the most beautiful milk shop in the world! The soap, the ceiling, the design, WOW is all I can say!
Enjoy the tea party and feel free to drop in any time and have a faux cupcake with me!

Dawn said...

I'll try again.
A feast for the eyes here, Carol! Thanks for the yummy chai...

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh Carol! What beautiful photos! I must go to that milk shop - one day I WILL make it to Germany (I'm positive I still must have cousins there). I love the little egg cup, and the soap! Thank you for sharing! =) Happy Tea Party Day!

Sugar Bear said...

What lovely photos! The chai latte was delicious! -Karla

gudrun said...

Thank you for sharing so much fun and lovely pictures.

karla nathan said...

Wow, I want to visit the milk shop! Beautiful.

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Carol!
I have been touring this international tea party and found you and all your wonderful photographs. It's all lovely, what a pity we couldn't try all the lovely cakes on show on all the blogs! I should have joined in, then I could have eaten cakes all afternoon while browsing without feeling quilty.

I have also visited etsy!!!

Best wishes Ginny

Sharon Kay said...

Just think how wonderful if we could all get together for tea. How wonderful if we could meet in person. Thank you for the invite to this wonderful all most real tea party. When you have a few minutes come and see my new cottage. I have a slide show ready........Sharon K

patty van dorin said...

What a cute bunny tea pot! I don't think I have ever seen one like that. I love the great pictures you posted and those treats look so yummy.
What a fun tea party.

Lis said...

Eine Teeparty, da muss ich doch gleich mal schauen was es da so alles gibt.
In dem tollen Laden in Dresden war ich schon drin, das ist gigantisch und man kommt aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus
LG Lis

Vicki C said...

Everything is just gorgeous!!!

Margrit said...

Ich war auch schon bei Pfunds in Dresden und habe mir dort Buttermilch schmecken lassen. Die Einrichtung ist sehenswert.
Viele Grüße

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous shop! And the little bunny in the basket is adorable.

La Tea Dah said...

Carol, what a lovely post today! I loved all your photos and text. Like you, I joined the Spring Fling Virtual Tea Party and it's been such fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Hi! Happy Tea Party! It was so much fun! I enjoyed reading your blog, and I'm in love with your garden!!! It is just beautiful!! Thanks for showing it! :)

Laume said...

What a variety of photo riches for us here on your site! I love the clever little bunny holding the lid of the tea pot on tight. And on your previous blogs, your garden photos are gorgeous!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for inviting me to your lovely tea party. You had baked quite a lot of goodies I see. Yummy!

That milkshop is very beautiful indeed. How wonderful that such shops still exist today.

Love the cute bunny on the teapot and the kitten tea party is adorable!

I'm off for a good long walk because after this lovely tea party of yours, I've put on 2 pounds!

monique said...

What a lovely post!And the bunny teapot is so cute!

see you there! said...

Is there any tea left? I'm late getting to everyone who participated in the tea party. I'm sure enjoying making the rounds tho.

That milk shop is amazing.


lindaharre said...

Carol.....I LOVE YOUR BLOG and have for the past year! After all this time, I didn't see your Etsy shop! I am so sorry that I missed out on all those wonderful Valentines....but I did just purchase one of your Easter Eggs! I left you a message....check it out! Thanks for always commenting on my blog......hugs, Linda

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh Carol! I can't believe I missed this yesterday. sigh...I am so in love!

These lovely pictures remind me of my childhood in Holland. I am keeping the website, to see if they ship internationally. The easter things are amazing in Europe, aren't they??

Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. I will visit you often, your blog is so very beautiful. hugs, Lidy

Merci-Notes said...

It was nice meeting you over at Kari's Tea Party! Thank you for stopping by...still love your bird collage work!

linda t said...

Lovely Carol! Simply wonderful!
Having grown up on a dairy farm, I especially loved the milk shop! Oh my gosh, the pictures are divine!
I always come back and look at your pictures again and again! They make me so happy!
Hey Carol, come on over and see what made me happy today!!

Clare said...

Oh yes, tea please! What some lovely photos - that shop is quite amazing!

Violette said...

This milk shop is ... STUNNING !!! looks fantastic.
I am sorry I did not get it to visit you yesterday, but I am glad I made it today, such a beautiful post !

Joanne said...

Mmmmm.... love tea! Think I'll go have some now. Although my won't be anywhere nearly as elegant...

Birgit said...

Super toll der Teeladen in Dresden. Zwar bin ich eher Kaffeetrinkerin, doch bei diesen tollen Dingen, die es für Tee gibt, möchte ich mich manchmal umbiegen. Schrader kenne ich auch durch den tollen Katalog. Da sind immer so viele Dinge drin, die man umgehend bestellen möchte. Ich mag sehr solche nostalgischen Dinge, wie die abgebildete Seife oder wirklich alte Emailschilder. Toll auch die Kondensmilchdose.

Naturegirl said...

There is always sophistication and elegance and many treats with tea parties. Yours has all these qualities. LoVe tea parties! I'm heading over to Kari's to take a peek..of course I'm dressed in hat
and gloves! hugs NG

mrsnesbitt said...

I missed it! Nevermind! A lovely blog!


Barbara said...

What a beautiful shop, I would want to visit every day.

I was having tea with flapjacks recently on my blogif you want to come and join me.

Ragged Roses said...

So pleased to have found your site - it's beautiful! The photos are wonderful. Would have loved to have joined in the tea party, being a bit of a tea addict! That shop looks fantastic. Spring is springing in England. Will visit again soon.

Allison said...

Your tea party looks like it was wonderful. And that milk shop is amazing. I would love to visit a place like that - lovely.

allie from minneapolis

Shop girl said...

Your pictures are lovely, I felt like I was almost there. I love the soap and the wonderful box it comes in. I make soap too, but nothing so nice as this. Your tea party looked so sweet. Mary (Idaho)

Becky said...

Hi Carol,
thanks for changing the link on your blog to mine . . .so nice of you
I cannot wait to visit the links you mentioned here. It is making my mouth water.
and I love tea also.


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