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

Sunday, September 02, 2007

So much to blog about!

Hey everyone welcome back to Boxwood Cottage! :)

So nice to be back, I was very busy lately and have so much to blog about, but I think you wait for the winners of my give away so I'm going to announce them first thing. We have two lucky winners, which are both quite new to my blog:
Ta da da da! The first winner I drew is *Heidi* Woodred and the second winner is Pat Winter! My cat Sammy was the witness that everthing went right btw lol Congratulations!!! Please email your addresses and tell me which of the pendants in the last 4 pictures of my last blog entry you prefer. Remember they are both two sided. One is the vintage girl/butterly one and the other one is the rose seed/garden guide one. Hope you'll not choose both the same, then I have to flip a coin.

To all the other almost 70 commenters thank you so much for playing along! I have emailed some of you for magazine swaps and I appreciate all the swap offers very much. I'll probably contact those of you who have offered me to swap magazines and which I haven't e-mailed yet next month!
Talking about give aways I was very lucky too and have won 2 give aways lately, the first two I ever won by the way! Haven't got my worry dolls from dear Nature Girl yet, but this week I've got Natalea's custom made give away and boy I so love it! Natalea has asked for my fave colors and things etc. and has then sent me all of the fabulous goodies in the pictures above and below!

I'ts all so very pretty and perfectly matching my taste and style! I feel really spoiled! Thank you so much Natalea! xox

Another parcel I've got this week was the fabulous and very inspiring new Crowns & Tiaras book, if I would have had this book before our Crown and Tiara swap, I would have probably made a totally different crown.

It features a lot of my favorite artists and my two fave crowns are the following one made by Nicol Sayre, isn't it wonderful and nostalgic looking?
And then this beaded one made by Pam Garrison, looking like a real treasure!

Oh and I've got some more parcels in the mail this week. What a lucky week! The following picture shows the content of a parcel from my finnish blogging friend Delila. I had ordered the bisque doll legs from her Etsy shop and she was so kind to also send me one of her pretty "wee paper bundles":

Here are some more bisque doll parts I've got sent by a very kind and far away friend:

Another parcel with beautiful Dresdens and pretty satin ribbons that came this week was from Andrea's awesome new web boutique Onehundred wishes, if you haven't been there yet, go have a look, she just has the sweetest things and I'm sure you'll love it:

No week without new creations, this week I made a big school cone for my nieces first day at her new school. I guess you know about the German tradition?

My sweet niece totally loves her cone and wasn't even interested about the goodies inside when I gave it to her.

Oh and before I forget to mention it, I've got one more beautiful parcel this week and it was from my Marie Antoinette swap partner Megan Pickwell from Australia (it's for the swap hosted by Delila). Here is a picture she has made, isn't it gorgeous? I can't post all of the pictures of the sweet things she has made and send to me here or my blog never ends lol so if you like to see more pictures of this swap please have a look in my flickr photos, see flickr mini pictures in my sidebar!

Then I've finished my Paper Dress Garland swap hosted by Heather from Speckled Egg today. Here is one/of five of my dresses, more can also be seen in my flickr photo file and in Heathers flickr group here

Big thanks to all my dear blogging friends I had a wonderful week of giving and sharing and I like to thank you all so much for this!

Hope you've had a good week too and will have an even better week ahead with lot's of time for creativity!

Hugs Carol(a) xox


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You always have such wonderful posts. I LOVE my crown and I'm glad you didnt' make it differently. You little dress is adorable. Lucky you, getting all those treasures!

Rosemary said...

Wow Carol,
Sensory overload for sure.
You got so many great items.
Before I forget, Congrats to the winners of your giveaway.
I also got the Crown and Tiras book, and I love it.
Beautiful cone that you made your niece.
I love Andreas shop as well.
Enjoy everything!

Deb said...

Such a wonderful post Carol! You have created so many wonderful items ~ congratulations to your giveaway winners.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

You are such a busy lady Carola. I'm amazed by all the things you do. How on earth do you find the time to create all these lovely things and garden too?

It's nice to read that this time you won 2 give aways!!! Lovely!

BTW your little niece is very fortunate to have an auntie like you who makes her such a lovely cone full of sweets.


Lis said...

Du liebe Güte, man könnte fast meinen bei dir wäre schon Weihnachten :-)) So viele Päckchen mit so tollen Sachen, findest du dich da in deinem Studio noch zurecht?
Die Schultüte ist wunderschön, da möchte man am liebsten selber nochmal eingeschult werden.

Jojo said...

Hallo Carol, so viele tolle Dinge für sicher tausend neue Ideen. So wie die herrliche Schultüte. Wunderbar!!!
Liebe Grüße von Marlene

TiffanyJane said...

Oooo what a lovely feast for the eyes!!! Beautiful cone too!!!

Jen said...

Wow! What wonderful things you've received. If I got mail like that I would never leave the post office. I'll trade you some of my bills for some of your treasures. I'm so glad to know that you liked the tiara book. It's on my wishlist but I haven't seen in it person.

jessi nagy said...

yeah carols back!
wow what eye candy!!!!
you have got such great stuff.
talk soon,
jessi nagy

MariaJ said...

You have been very lucky during these past weeks! I could have taken all your treasure too! Your selection of crafts comes wider and wider, your last work (this dress) is sooo breathtaking. Its funny that I have also a season with lots of new inspirations and its so fun! Enjoy your week dear C!

stadtgarten said...

Jedes Mal wenn ich in Deinem blog lese und sehe, was Du so alles wieder Schönes gebastelt hast, frage ich mich, wie Du das alles zeitlich geregelt bekommst. Ich wäre schon froh, wenn ich nur halb so kreativ sein könnte wie Du!
LG, Monika

Rosa said...

So much to read and look at! Those dresdens! The last batch I purchased were in Bremen!!! A colleague of my husband's emailed him yesterday from there and asked him why beer tasted so much better in Bremen. What wonderful memories it conjured up! Everything is so pretty that you posted. What fun!

La Tea Dah said...

So many beautiful and inspiring things! Thanks for sharing!


Twinkle Pink said...

We've been shopping at the same places by the looks of it.:))

I was thinking that the Tiara book would have been useful at the time too. But to be quite honest I think our crowns and tiara's were much more individual because we were not influenced. I loved the collection you made!

By the way the garland is adorable!

best wishes Ginny

Pat Winter said...

I won? OMG, I am so excited! I didn't know I had entered anything. I love your blog, so much to see,and all so petty. Thank you.Pat

Naturegirl said...

Carol this was a delicious post!!Oh my all your fav. colors and treasures for your crafting! What a lucky gal and you most certainly have won the hearts of many that come by to visit you here at Boxwood Cottage!! I am thrilled for you Carola! I can see the BIG SMILE from here!

Ich liebe diesen Post! Es umarmt Dich
NG xo

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Wow, so much "eye candy" here! And then to find out I won your drawing! Yippee! I'm honored! I'll email you now! Thank you so much!!! {*smiles*}

Sugar Bear said...

There are always so many wonderful things to look at here at Boxwood Cottage!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

My goodness Carol! You will be all set for the winter with your bounty of new treasures!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

So much swapping, gifting, and giving goodness!!!! Your charming soldered works are beautiful as is your garden still :) I've been missing you! Hope your daughter is doing well!!!

Anita said...

Oh Carola, so viele schöne Sachen! Ach, hätte ich doch nur mehr Freizeit - was ich dann alles machen würde!!!!

Die Schultüte ist auch ganz zauberhaft, es war bestimmt die schönste in der Klasse, oder?

Liebe Grüße,

Barbara said...

Such treasures. Far too many to comment individually. Many congratulations.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hooray - I've finally got onto your comments - Naughty blogger doesn't always let me!!

Such lovely, lovely photos Carol!
The large cone that you made is so special - I didn't know of this tradiion - what a sweet idea....I am sure your niece was thrilled.

I think I should add the tiara book to my book collection....

Thank you for sharing all of the pretty treasures,
Niki x

Beth Leintz said...

You've had some great days at the mail box- isn't it fun to get packages two days in a row!
Such pretty eye candy- thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your charms are beautiful.
I love the cone you made for your niece. I've only seen these great big ones in vintage photographs. It's such a lovely idea.
Take care Carol(a).

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So many beautiful things you might forget the garden is outside! No, I don't think you will :)

Michelle said...

Wow i happened on your site from "speckled egg" everything is just beautiful!

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

What a beautiful post, so much loveliness, a feast for the eyes.

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful blog! I'm so glad I've found you!~
Lovely pictures.

Michelle said...

I love your blog! So beautiful!
I also tagged you! Don't worry, it's a easy one. See my blog for details!


Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What an exquisite posting, Boxwood Cottage is indeed a treat to visit. I’m beginning to catch up with my blogging friends and it is such a joy to call in here and say hello and see all your treasures, your crafting skills are amazing and I love the new things you are now doing. Lovely! Lovely!

I owe you an e-mail too, telling you about Christopher’s trip, I haven’t forgotten.

Have a lovely day dear friend and continue to thrill us with your fantastic work. Marion

Regina said...

Oh Carola,so tolle Sachen.Die Schul-
tüte ist besonders schön.Wie schaffst
Du das bloß alles?
Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche

Donna O. said...

Wow! SO many photos to look at I needed to go through it twice and probably will again!!
And thanks for the visit. YOUR garden is incredible!!

Inspired Tokens said...

Wow, one lucky girl I would say. Ooooo, what lovlies you received and displayed for us. I love the little dress garland, and the school cone that you made is fantastic. A lucky recipient, your little niece. Thank you for sharing all of your new delights!

Mia said...

You have receuved so many lovely gifts! I am forever impressed by all the creativity around this blogging community. Lots of lovely thing to feast my eyes on. I also loved the cone you made for your niece. I have not hear of that custom, but i sure looks pretty! Hope you are enjoying a lovely creative time makeig lots of new goodies.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Amazing photos!!! you are sooo lucky to have all those treasures!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Carol, When you have a minute go see my blog. I am hoping you will tell me what my mystery plant is. I think you have one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen in blogland.

Secondhandrose said...

Oh my , so much to look at! Love the dress for the swap you are doing. I'll be back often. Come for a visit.


Rose said...

I enjoyed the pictures of your garden, and the beautiful creations you have made and received as gifts. You have me looking to pull out my 1928 jewelry to wear somewhere this week, I usually save it for special occasions. I will be adding you to my list of garden bloggers, so that I will be sure to visit again soon.
Thanks for sharing! :)


Nancy Hunt-Bartek said...

The most beautiful blog in the world!
fondly, Nancy

Albertines verden said...

You makes the most beautiful jewlerys I every seen. Your blog takes me in to another world. Love it!
From Albertines World - Norway

Cathy Nash said...

Such a beautiful blog--I'm glad I found you!
Best wishes~Cathy

Elzste said...

It sure gives a lot of inspiration just to look at your blog. I'm thrilled with all the creativity. Have a great day.
Love Elzie

MariaJ said...

Huhuuuu, dear Carol where are youuuuuu.....miss your updating...hugs M

One Crabapple said...

Hi Carol ! just wanted you to know I had been by


Everything is so beautiful and so much to see !

I have enjoyed looking at each and every photo and all the details !

Forgive me for not commenting on each - there are so many !

Beautiful Beautiful and so many differnt projects

You are so talented !

Love, S

jen said...

Hi Carol! I hadn't checked in for a while...glad to see you're busy and creative as always. Enjoying the Fall weather in the garden I hope! cheers, jennifer duncan

Pat Winter said...

Hi! Pat Winter here. I finally found an issue of Victoria magazine you wanted. I am so excited over winning a pendant,they are so pretty. I need your address,did I send mine to you?
I live in Indiana,USA


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