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

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!


This is my first embellished little paper maché cottage with a tiny boxwood wreath of course he he so it is Boxwood Cottage!
I like to thank Ms. Sandy Gordon of the Art Tea Life blog for the little glitter tree, Ms Natalea Kandefer of Kandleland for the gorgeous little blue bird, Ms. Heather of Speckeled Egg for the white glitter dove and the green velvet leaf, Ms. Holly of Hollydoodle for the white snowy glitter on the roof and Ms Nicole of Small Treasures for the beautiful silver and blue flower steems, as well as Ms. Shelly of the Pink Barn for the little wooden spool and last but not least Ms. Charlotte Lyons of House Wren Studio for the inspiration. I'm so thankful that I got to know all of you artsy, crafty and creative ladies out there through flickr and our blogs and for all the wonderful swaps we did. What a fantastic community we all are! You make me happy! Thank you!

Happy New Year 2008 to all of you!

Hugs Carol xox

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas update!

Long time no see dear readers and blogging friends, I know that and I feel very bad about it to my excuse I had a very busy season so far with lot's of office work, weekly back treatments and gymnastics, friends over to visit me, a fabulous private Christmas market which we had organised together with friends and my sisters, lot's of soldering Christmas pendants, making Christmas cones and collages etc. for our Winter magic market, lot's of swap parcel packing and so on and on. I always hoped to have some time to blog during the day or in the evening, but there rarely was any time left and when then there was my back which wasn't cooperating and asked me to go away from the pc and rest. I sure have missed you and I hope to make up for this long break by posting lot's of eye candy in this post.

I bought this gorgeous Merry Christmas glitter sign recently from Andrea Singarella over at the Velvet Strawberry blog and I absolutley love the way it sparkles in front of my golden mirror when the candles on my mantle are lit:


The oval golden frame in the next picture was a praliné box with an ugly company ad image in the oval, so I changed the image and pasted some of my Dresden borders on the box and voilà doesn't it look yummy now? I got this box from a supplier of the company I work for and I so have to ask him where he has got it from, so I can make more frames like this one:


Yummy Mercury glass ornaments on a vintage glass plate:



I also like to show you some pictures from my parents Christmassy home, well I would have liked to show you even more pictures that just this few, but Imageshack isn't working properly and wont show all the pictures today.

I'm looking forward to spend Christmas Eve at my parents home which is also the day we exchange our presents during the here so called "Bescherung". It's the first time my daughter will not be with us at Christmas because she is still in Australia but will come home in 5 weeks! :)







Now back to my home:


and studio:



Here are a few of the Christmas pendants I finished recently:






The beautiful sepia, cream and gold colored stocking in the next picture came from Jennifer die Giuseppe a flickr friend for the Vintage Christmas stocking swap:


I'm so happy that I have meanwhile send off all my swaps, it was kind of hard to get it all done during the busy season, so big sigh of relief!



The Christmas bird and Merry Christmas sign in the picture above came as a surprise parcel from my sweet blogging friend Anna aka Nature Girl and has really cheered me up big time! :)
Lastly here is some cranberry crafting I did lately and I think the red berries look very festive:


It is wonderful to know that you are out there patiently waiting for new posts and I look forward to catch up with you and visit all your blogs again during my vacation over the holidays.
Merry Christmas to all my dear readers and blogging friends in the world!
Peace and Hugs
Carol(a) xox

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