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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White transom window on White Wednesday and more Summer whites

Hello dear readers and blogging friends welcome back to Boxwood Cottage on a White Wedensday!
I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm again.
If you look behind the white enamel jug which is filled with white Queen Ann's Lace flowers btw and into the white mirror, you can spot something new, well to be correct something old but new in my cottage, something I wished to have for so long *sigh* I'm incredible happy and excited to show you and share with you my new old white transom window!

It has 15 little windows. I always wished for a cottage with transom windows, well I got no such cottage (just my little row house cottage), but at least thanks to a very good family friend I got one such window and right now I couldn't be any happier about it. I bought everything I needed like hooks and chains etc. to hang the window over my kitchen island/counter and borrowed a drill hammer and then asked my dad to hang it up for me last Saturday which he kindly did. Thanks Dad!!! :)

It fit's there perfectly wouldn't you agree?

And it looks so good from all angles and from the kitchen into the dining and living room area too and my sweet friend Madai's glitter garland looks so good in it too.

Seeing my living room, dining room and kitchen are all in one space (the former owners of the cottage took the walls out and left only the white posts) it makes the room so much more cosy and even brighter as before.

Do you see the white 5 armed candle holder on my round dining table btw? In it's former life it was blue and I had it stored away in my basement since I moved in here. When I searched for something else the other day I came across it and suddenly new it would look so much better painted in my fave creamy white so I did it and now I'm loving it again.

Before we move on to the whites in my garden I like to show you what I made for my Vintage Vacation Swap Partner ( it's a swap hosted by sweet Jenny Heid of Everyday is a Holiday in case you don't know)
I was looking for a light weight vintage suitcase to fill and send overseas and came across this the basket suitcase I had like forever. I decided to paint it white also and embellish it with Millinery, and F for my swap partners inital, a white tassel, a vintage baggage label and a Paris charm that I soldered. I hope my partner will like it. I cant show you what's inside before she has got it, because I don't want to spoil the surprise for her, but it's filled with vintage treasures that I found on our flea market recently. That day I also found the brown vintage cardboard suitcase for my collection and the white embroidered pillow case which says "I lost my heart in Heidelberg".

On to the whites in my garden, well there is the white urn on my garden table under the maple tree

and of course my new favorite, planted last fall, the white hydrangea "Annabelle"

 further my Eden rose got new white buds and it's blooming near the off white rose arbor and lastly I like to show you a close up of the gorgeous big bells of the bellflower Campanula medium. I also have it in pink.

So that's it for today and I hope that you'll let me know if you like what I shared with you, I would love to hear from you! Well I'm off now to visit the other participants of White Wednesday No. 58 that you can find here: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

Until next time dear friends!

xoxo~ Carola


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your home is lovely, Carola! It's so filled with light and vintage goodness!!
I LOVE your Eden roses, too!! I've been wanting to get some for my garden, but need to build the arbors still (darn!).
Happy WW!
~ Jo :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Carola! I was just as excited about my Etsy finds, too, and couldn't wait for Kathleen to do her WW post either (giggle). ;o)

oldgreymare said...

Hey girlfriend!

Well, of COURSE the window looks amazing and you hung it in the perfect spot.

The cottage looks delightful, so cozy and wonderful. Wish we could just sit there some afternoon and chat away.

BTW, talked to my friend Sue the other day and she just loved your little town and went to several of your recommended spots. I'll ask her again which were her favorites when we have lunch later in the week.

That bellflower of yours could win an award- well, your entire garden would.

We'll chat more soon, maybe not in your beautiful garden but email will have to do. :)


Tete said...

What a fun place to live! Thanks for letting us visit!
Beautiful rooms...

Donna said...

Your home is just stunning! I love all of your whites! My husband & I visited the Black Forest region of Germany about 9 years ago, and loved it! Saw you over at White Wednesday :)

Deana said...

your house is too cute! the window does fit perfectly; what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Debra@Common Ground said...

So beautiful, light and airy! The window is just perfect for this space and the hydrangeas are gorgeous!

Gretchen said...

Your 15 pane window is a perfect fit for an amazing room divider. I think it is gorgeous! Enjoyed the beautiful white flowers from your garden as well, and the campanulas are divine. Thanks for sharing!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That window looks superb!!!! I absolutely love that look!!!

cityfarmer said...

... didn't you notice that I snuck in the back screen door and headed for the guest room ...

everything says "come on in"

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

I am loving those hydrangeas!
And the window looks amazing too!
I have the cottage but no transoms so this is such a cute idea!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Blessings and hugs,

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Carola,
I just want to stay here at your cottage. So nice you found a window, good for you!! It is so nice your dad hung that window for you, you found the perfect spot for sure.

I love all your whites. You remind me a have a rusty, metal urn out in the side garden that I need to paint. I am going to go grab it in a moment to paint tonight or tomorrow. Off before I forget ;)

Your blog is truly an escape for me, would love it if my little house was next to dreamy cottage!
xo~Tracie, My Petite Maison

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

meant to say next to your dreamy cottage. Can you tell I love all the inspiration here and trying to remember about my urn all at the same time?! Happy day to you!

Mary said...

Love your whites~ epecially the garden, Annabelle Hydrangea is one of my favorites :-)

The Brocantess said...

Beautiful post!!!!!!!

Bella said...

Hi Carola... Your new window is perfect, love how it divides the space while kepping it bright and happy! Your swap partner is lucky to be receiving that too charming wicker suitcase!

Crystal said...

The window is so perfect for that space! It divides but doesn't overpower the space. It looks like it was meant to be! I like all of your outside whites! I'm sure your friend will LOVE the basket!

Angela said...

Such beautiful flowers and I love your window!

imaginationlane said...

How beautiful your home is, Carola..so gracious and inviting! It's good that you were able to bring out your candelabra to display..it is magnificent!

Thanks for having me to visit..


My Shabby Roses said...

Your window fits perfectly in your cottage.
Your flowers look so beautiful too!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well your window is wonderful and makes quite a difference, doesn't it? Such a welcoming little space you have--lovely. Thanks for showing us around--Jacqueline

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Carola, my name is Marcia and I live in California. I love your blog! I am always inspired by your work, you have an incredible knack for art. I love to explore your flicker page too. The window looks fabulous, and the flowers are just beautiful! I will be back again and again, Marcia

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my! Your pictures are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Anita said...

Congratulations on the new window in your kitchen / living room! I totally understand your excitement! ;-)))

I should go over to the playground next door and pick some of these Queen Ann's Lace. They look so pretty!

And your Campanula medium looks gorgeous, too. What a pity that they are not longer in bloom now.

Hugs, Anita

TinyBear said...

Love your new window Carola - it looks great. It´s always such a joy to visit your home - I love everything in it.
What a great idea with the painted suitcase - looks fab.
Wishing you a wonderful day sweet friend.
xo Tina

Kathy said...

This was beautiful! It makes me want to stop by for a "spot of tea."

Great post. - Kathy

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...


Xela said...

Klasse Fotos Carola. Schöne Woche. l.G. Alexandra

Rebecca said...

Great area for a window! It looks great along with the rest of the room.

Amy Kinser said...

Everything is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Partying with you today.

Marianne@Songbird said...

The window is beautiful! Oh, something like that has been on my wish list forever too. You are so lucky to find such a beauty and yes, it looks exactly right in that spot.
Happy white Wednesday to you!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my.....I am sooo loving your transom window! And what a perfect place to hang it! I've been thinking about getting one for my front porch to hang at the end just to create a little more cozy feeling out there. You've inspired me even more! :) Your house is so adorable, and your gardens are breathtaking.

Ok, gotta go. I'm headed out to pick some Queen Anne's lace for my pitcher.... :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your blog is just lovely! I am happy you stopped by mine and left such kind words. i will be back to take a LONG look around real soon! Happy to meet you Carola!

Anneke said...

your home is so beautiful.
i have enjoyed to see all these vintage and cottage decorations.
and so very well composed everything

Alaina said...

What a beautiful home you have and you can tell you love it. I love all your whites.

rustandruffles said...

Love your window and love your home!
Happy WW!

Debbie Doughty said...

I never get tired of looking at your beautiful home and garden ~ no matter what color it's in!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Carola, I love your style so much. It's so feminine with a Carola type twist. I always love visiting Boxwood Cottage. xx

Mama Zen said...

This is all so gorgeous!

Lovely Vintage said...

Hallo Carola!

Bei dir ist es ja sowas von schnuckelig! ;))

Herzlichst, Bea

Les Cotrions said...

Just love your whites mixed with colour touches! Your white flowers are stunning Carola!
Enjoy beautiful Summer days!

Robyn said...

I LOVE LOVE all of your whites but your room divider/window ROCKS!

Sherie said...

Hi Carola. I'm pleased to let you know that the painting of your White Garden Room is done.


Hope you like it.

Rita said...

Hi Carola,
found your wonderful blog via a link over at Kathleen's.
Love all your whites but your window / divider is super. It's giving your kitchen/sitting room a certain character, and enhances the beauty and the charm of your spaces.

Naturegirl said...

Carola simply delightful charming so so creative in each and every detail! Lots of love has gone into creating your home your sanctuary!
I think you have inspired me to do a white room in my NEW home..perhaps the guest room!I may take a few of your wonderful ideas..perhaps even call it the "boxwood room"!!
hugs anna xo

Sandy Michelle said...

Your cottage is lovely! The wicker case is a perfect vacation swap item too!Happy summer Carola!

Sandy xox

The Tin Rabbit said...

I love the transom window! Love,love the wide open feel your gorgeous home has...my eyes just love looking at all the beautiful things you have, inside and out! hugs, Ann

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Carola...

My friend, you do have the sweetest blog!!! I sooo enjoyed all of your beautiful photos and that old transom window is PERFECT!!! It looks fabulous hanging between your dining area and kitchen! I'm sooo happy for you, my friend!!! Thank you for sharing it with us...and more of your lovely garden!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

time-worn interiors said...

Your cottage is so charming! I would love to have tea there sometime!

Tracey said...

Carola your pictures are gorgeous!!! WOW! I love how you hung the window from the ceiling dividing the rooms with it...I have seen that done before and have always loved how it looks! Yours is especially lovely. And your first shot with the mirror is fabulous!!! Queen Anne's lace is one of my favorites and grows prolifically around here...it looks beautiful in your enamel pitcher!

Hugs ~

:) T

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love how your brain thinks darling! so creative and romantic and free spirited! Getting inspired by YOU! I put you on my blog roll so I can share you with my readers!

paperbird said...

Your window is so pretty Carola- I love how you hung it up- clever girl you are. I have a large red window like yours but it is red... If I could just find someone to paint it white :-)

your garden flowers are gorgeous.

Vintage Junky said...

So pretty! I love your little cottage window and I think your row house is just darling!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

vintage tickled pink said...

i lovelovelove your window. the whole place looks wonderful. new to your blog. pics are great. thanks diane from vintage-tickled-pink

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Das Fenster ist ja ein Traum! Ich konnte bisher noch keines finden, aber wenn ich mal eins sehe, werde ich sicher zuschlagen. Toll, dass Du es von Freunden bekommen hast!
Ich bin schon sehr gespannt darauf, den Inhalt von Deinem Swapkoffer zu sehen. Hast Du denn Dein Swappaket schon bekommen?
Herzliche Grüße und einen schönen Mittwoch,

Cornwall holiday cottages said...

You have a very beautiful home. It's a perfect place to have a vacation.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Carol,
I am giving your blog the lovely blog award for inspiring me! come check it out!

Bree said...

I absolutely love your home! You have inspired me to add more things I adore to my home and not be afraid! haha...Last but not least I love Germany I went on there on Vacation in 2006. I would say out of all the countries we visited Germany was the most fun and kindest.

Take Care, Bree

GlamourGarage said...

Hi Carola! You have such style and taste and a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing with us. I've added you as a follower and would like to invite you to my blog if you love romantic interiors...please keep in mind that I'm new to blogland!
Cheers! Jen


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