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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, November 03, 2010

October recap and two winners!!!

October came and went so quickly, didn't it?
Welcome back to Boxwood Cottage dear readers and blogging friends and also it is already November I'd like to share with you in pictures what October was to me this year. If you can't wait to find out if you are one of the two lucky winners of my 5th bloggiversary give away, you have to scroll down all the way until the end of this post now!
Well so October started off quite fabulously with a big family reunion where we also squezzed in some time to a quick flea market excursion where I found a beautiful crystal chandelier:

I hope you won't hate me when I tell you that this beauty cost only 5 bucks! Lucky me! :)
I further went to 3 antique markets in October where I found all the beautiful treasures in the first picture and all the following pictures:

I especially love the old doll heads, as well as an old diary, beautiful vintage pictures and antique German silver glass Christmas ornaments and a fab tinsel garland.

The very old foldable Angel greeting card above is another treasure and I also love the two sisters on the cabinet cards, especially the grumpy one lol she so going to be altered into a witch!

And I found this very old and very used bible from 1853 which even has some gorgeous handwritten pages in it:

In my studio I started decorating with my antique finds. My old lady for example got an old lace table cloth to pimp up her parasol which protects her from the sun shining through my big roof top windows:

In another corner of my studio I created a Writer's vignette with a vintage travel type writer I found and some old envelopes, books, dib pen and ink holder:

Well then of course in October there was Halloween and I made cup cakes for the first time ever and had fun using the pretty black fence cupcake cuffs and the Halloween haunted house and moon picks I got sent from Heather of Speckeled Egg last year in Artsy Mama's Sweet & Sinister swap:

Aren't they're pretty?

I set the table and waited for my very own Vampires to arrive:

When it got darker I lit the candles

and everything looked much more inviting:

and it didn't take them long to arrive and eat up the cup cakes lol they must have had some blood before they came ;-)

Twilight - the next generation!

But October was also the last sunny & warm days in my garden and the last beautiful roses of the season:

Like the beautiful Tantau rose above called: Artemis!

Some more Fall garden impressions

The last of my self sowed cosmos blooms

The star on my patio this fall certainly is Verbena bonariensis:

Close up of my wonderful Verbena bonariensis:

Riley has gotten more homey than usual since the weather got cooler and it rained a lot more, he doesn't like rain at all, so when he's not outside strolling around he's sleeping in a cosy spot:

October was also another swap month. I soldered and created these altered game piece charms for the Altered Game Piece Swap 2010:

and each participant also got a Vintage paper Christmas bag filled with small doodats from my studio:

Well and lastly October is a month for winners! First of all I'd like to thank all participants of my 5th bloggiversary give away drawing for playing along and for all your very sweet and encouraging words about my blog! :)

I pulled two random numbers between 1 and 93 and taadaaaa the lucky winners are:


Heartfelt congratulations to both of you! Each of you won two beautiful European interior magazines and a big domed pendant of your choice. You gotta let me know if you'd prefer a Paris Theme or a Nature Theme (see picture above!). And also please send me your adresses to Carolinchen39(at)hotmail(dot)com

So I can truly say that October was a really fabulous month for me and of course I hope that is was wonderful for you too!

I'm linking up again with Kathleen's Faded Charm blog for White Wednesday - see my side bar button!
Sending very happy November wishes to all of you!

xoxo~ Carola


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