Welcome back to Boxwood Cottage my dear readers and blogfriends!
To start this long picture filled post I'd like to show you a photo of a swap that I did for my dear flickr friend Ann of The Tin Rabbit. I showed you the wonderful treasure trunk full of Vintage delights that I got from sweet Ann in my last post. Meanwhile she has got her friendship swap parcel from me as well. I still added some things after this shot, but it is the only picture I did before sending it off to Texas. I'm so happy that Ann loved everything and that I could reach up to the high standard she set up. It was a true pleasure to swap with you Ann!
Last Sunday it was Antique market in our town and here is what I came home with:
Great finds are they? Lucky me :) and lucky Riley because
being a BOX"wood" cat he thought that I bought the white wooden box especially for him!
So he still loves his cosy bowl ;-) and while we decorated the cottage for Spring and Easter
and did some crafts like the embellished Easter Egg Chocolate Box above (notice the gorgeous millinery flower I got from a swap with the lovely Lorraine Lewis) and a little Easter egg cart for my gorgeous lamb from my sweet friend Madai (the beautiful Easter postcards are recent finds)
well while we've been really in spirit for Spring to begin, it snowed again! This long snowy and frosty Winter has decided it is not over yet. Starting yesterday in the late afternoon this is what we awoke to this morning:
And also I loved taking these sun filled pictures in my boxwood garden this morning, we are all longing for Spring here in Germany.
Collecting clock faces and making little displays is diverting us and shows us how fast time passes
and that Spring will be here sooner or later anyway.
I showed you my beautiful family heirloom pocket watch before, I got it from my Dad and he got it from his Dad when he was 14 years old.
I took full advantage of the great light the Winter sun brought us today and took all the pictures in this post of my freshly decorated home.
The black & ;white C and the numbers 8, 6 and 3 are from one of my oldest blogging and swap friends Nicole of Small Treasures. You can find them in her Dawanda shop. (Click on the picture to enlarge it for more details)
The black alarm clock is from IKEA, the old square metall clock face I got from Ann and the round enamel clock face was my fave Christmas present from my dear daughter (she even got me two of these!)
And I finally got a good shot of the wonderful vintage inspired paper cone I got from Ann too.
I decorated it it with some dried flowers and a tiny spring nest:
Last week I got a belated birthday present from my middle sister who lives in the countryside. The bad weather conditions didn't allow us to meet up earlier. See the gorgeous stone girl on the stack of old books?
I love her! Thank you sis! Mwah!
The cute white plaster rabitt is from Nicky (Small Treasures) as well!
Another beautiful thing I got this week is a personalised & custom made stamp:
When I saw the personalised stamps my dear friend Anita ordered from here: http://blog.casa-di-falcone.de/
I just knew I had to get one too. I have this round scalloped paper punch and the round scalloped stamp is perfect for the punched out papers. It fits excactly inside. I played a bit with it thís morning as you can see in the photo above. I chose my favorite script Chopin for the "Handmade by Boxwood Cottage" and asked Anna to design me a boxwood in a pot with a little Robin bird on top. I think it came out totally enchanting!
Thank you Anita for introducing me to Anna and thank you Anna for creating and making this beautiful stamp for me :)
So let's continue to wait for Spring but don't forget to savour the moment!
Until next time I wish you all a happy month of March!