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

Friday, July 24, 2009

Where bloggers create party!!!


Update! Today is the day of the "Where bloggers create" party!


It's organised by Karen Valentine (such a beautiful name!) over at http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/.
Seeing that I just happened to post pictures of my studio in all my last posts (there are lot's of pictures please scroll down) I spontaneously decided to play along. What a fantastic party theme!!! Isn't it? :) I so love seeing other people creative spaces.


If you too have a vintage inspired studio/craft space please consider to join my flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/vintage_inspired_studios/
I'd love to have you in the group!




To see more photos of my studio all in one space please visit my flickr photo stream "In my studio" here:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxwoodcottage/sets/72157603980980932/


or see my last blog posts!


Please visit Karen's blog http://www.mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/ to find a list of all participants!


Have fun and a beautiful weekend dear blogging friends and readers!


xoxo Carola

Saturday, July 18, 2009

For garden lovers, vintage lovers and all creative people


Welcome back to Boxwood Cottage everyone! I just realised that I haven't done a post in July yet, although I have so many new things to share with you. Last weekend I had my very creative 12 years old niece here for a sleep over and I thought I would teach her a few creative things but instead of it she teached me lol, at first how to make beautiful bead bracelets and then how to make fluffy paper pompoms out of paper napkins. I'm glad I had these soft pink paper napkins in the house because I think they turned out the most beautiful. Don't they look great hanging in my studio? We sure had lot's of fun making them!

I also like to share with you my latest etsy purchase. It's the wonderful wooden shoe form in the picture above. I'm so happy to have finally found one, because I was searching for it on flea markets forever and had no luck. You must know that my paternal grandfather was a shoemaker so I just felt that I had to have one, right?


Now to the garden. We have finally set up my new rose arc in the Boxwood Cottage garden, as you can see in the photo above. Next week we are going to plant the new roses and I hope it is already covered at least half of it with beautiful roses next summer!


The beautiful pink Leonardo da Vinci rose is already blooming beside of the new rose arc. I had to give her some hold with the scrolly iron heart, but I think it will need an obelisk next season. The beauty that you see in the photo below is my David Austin rose "Heritage":




Further I like to show you some beautiful bells blooming in my garden, like this wonderful Foxglove:


Oh and I forgot to show you my "Wife of bath" another English Austin rose:



But now back to the bells, I love this one, it's called Campanula punctata:



And my absolute favorite bellflower is this beautiful pink biennial "Campanula medium", for I so love her huge bells:


Our tomcat LV is also enjoying the summer in Boxwood Cottage garden. He turned one year old on June 29th and he's very proud of beeing a man cat now that can even climb up trees to see the foxgloves blooming from close up:


From one of my favorite places the garden we go back to my next favorite place my studio in the attic of the cottage. This is my solder work desk:



With a little help of Sally Jean's turtorial in her book Pretty little things I recently created my first soldered and collaged glass house:



Do you like it?



I think the Vintage Forget me not postcard is so enchanting from both sides that I just had to use it. I love the calligraphy script on it!



I rearranged a lot in my studio lately so I like to show you some more photos of it:


Here is where I'm happy!



You can see more photos of my studio in my flickr photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxwoodcottage/sets/72157603980980932/
if you'd like to!


And lastly just a little studio vignette to finish off this post:

And by the way a big thank you to the over 70 visitors that came to my Mad tea party last month, my little mad hatter nephew and I were delighted to see all your sweet comments! :)
I hope to read you again soon here at Boxwood Cottage and wish you all very happy summer days!
xoxo Carola

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