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, October 31, 2005

Another b&w collage

for my altered book is finished :

and the one I've posted the other day is now glued and finished as well, but without my scissors lol

Oh and btw I got my first two postcards from the swap gals last weekend, from Julie and Wendy, thank you ladies :D I'm going to send 6 postcards out today and hopefully more tomorrow.

Friday, October 28, 2005

B&W Collage

I'm currently working on a black and white collage and I quite like it.

Evening Sky

This was our beautiful evening sky yesterday!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

It's still blooming in my garden

The pink chrysanthemum has just flourished and the good weather is coming back again, we have 20 degree celsius today and 22 degrees with a beautiful blue sky are promised for tomorrow and saturday :D

Monday, October 24, 2005

It's getting bigger

At first I thought I will never get my altered book ready, but it's getting bigger almost every day now and I have the feeling it will be finished soon.

Random Info:

If you click on the "Garden Tea Time" pic, you can spot my mum and me drinking tea in the lovely garden pavilion of a good friend.

The last roses of the season

I've decided to better take them in the house, because it's dark and rainy outside.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Brand New!

Wohoo I'm happy that my enamel rose picture has arrived! :D

Saturday, October 22, 2005

A gift from my daughter

This is crazy! I'ts not my birthday neither it's christmas yet, but I got this little book about my garden yesterday from my daughter Roxanne. What an awesome surprise! :D

Friday, October 21, 2005

My kitchen

Today I give a glimpse into my kitchen. Well the nice people who sold me the house and who have a more modern taste, have left their kitchen in it. So I left my lovely country kitchen in my old house and have sold it to my old landlord. Now I have to live with this modern kitchen. *rolleyes* I have decorated it with my old stuff and it looks still modern. I want my old kitchen back and my gas stove, I can't really cook on this expensive modern ceran stove. One thing I'm going to change as soon as I can afford it is the black surface, I dont like that at all, I want it in wood/lumber!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

New garden path

Finally I have a small garden path, with the wet and muddy weather coming up soon I'm going to need it!

Still Dahlias

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Another of my collections

I love roses! You wouldn't have guessed ;-)

My bigger flowerbed is finished!

When I look at it now I'm trying to imagine how it will look like next summer.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A little glimpse into my home

I guess you like to have a look into other people homes just as much as I do, that's why I thought it would be nice to post a picture of my home from time to time, so here we go:

What I love to collect

amongst a lot of other things is the Gardeners Collection from Crabtree & Evelyn and the lavender and rose stuff of course, I display it all in my bathroom:

Country Gallery

New altered book collage inspired by the wonderful Emily & Ivy website!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sunny still life with Birdcage

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Blackbird on heart

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Inspired from the vintage girls

I've did another nostalgic collage for my altered book.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Just how?

I'd really like to know how I can decorate my blog. I've been visiting some vintage blogs today and they had such lovely flower decorating. I wish I could do that too.

A still life

and more of my altered book pages

my garden book is growing again!

My front garden

I took this photo out of the first floor window.

A little painting

I've painted this 4 years ago in my sis' studio (she is an artist/paintress). It's part of my fall decoration now.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Some fall decoration

as requested by Zoey ;-)

Vine leaves and pommes granates on my fake fireplace. (Unfortunately I have no real fire place, so I've asked my Dad to build me one out of wood and he did :D )

Monday, October 10, 2005

I need more space for flowers

My garden is very small as you can see on this photo, but I need more space for roses and perennials and bulbs of course, that's why on saturday we've started to make the flowerbed bigger. It's not yet ready, first I have to decide how big I want it. I wonder if I want it to go as far as the red Sedum or only to the purple Aster. He he difficult decision lol

Sunday, October 09, 2005


The leaves are starting to turn into gorgeous shades of red and yellow. When I looked out of my kitchen window yesterday morning it looked as if the Aronia was burning, because the sun was shining right through it. Unfortunately on the picture it doesn't look as beautiful as it did in reality.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Bulb page!

This time it's not all about seeds like the two double pages before, but all about bulbs!

I'm coming back later to read my comments etc., I have to leave the pc now, there is so much work waiting for me in the house and the garden *sigh*

Friday, October 07, 2005

Hopefully better now!

Yeah I've done it, I've cut a hole in my book last night, added some pictures and finished the next page and I like it much better now!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I'm trying hard

but my altered book sides aren't really getting better hm, maybe I have to start cutting holes in it to make windows or so?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Beautiful Colors!

I'm loving these gorgeous colors!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Little Blue- and Coal Titmice

These shots are still from my old garden, last fall, but I hope to get some good or let's say hopefully better bird photos this fall/winter. My favourite garden bird is the European Robin, but I've never tried to get a photo of him, this has to change!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Looking at the rain through the window

October 1st: The sky is grey and everything on my patio is wet, wet, wet. I'd like to stay in today but I have to do the weekend shopping.


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