Here are just a few pretty windows I saw on my travels in Cornwall and Germany last month. Window boxes have an ancient history in Europe, and the earliest Terra Cotta ones dated back to Roman times, when it was the practice for households to cultivate cottage gardens to grow their vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plants used for religious rituals. Those who didn’t have enough space for a proper garden, grew these commodities in window boxes. Over time, the window boxes became more decorative than functional, with roses being the favourite flowers, followed by lilies, violets and pansies
This boarding house had a really spectacular display.
We wanted to eat at this popular restaurant. It was so pretty, but fully booked.
You could hardly see through these windows for flowers.
In Germany, this one caught my eye as our coach passed by on the way to the Black Forest.
I loved the combination of pink and blue here; so pretty.
At the Black Forest tourist centre, the windows in the hotel were ablaze with colour.
Here is a closeup of one of the beautifully decorated windows.
That’s all my windows for this week. To see more, just click here to be taken to Dawn’s blog.
I love Germany houses. They are very distinctive.
Yes they are, Rommel. Can’t mistake them. 🙂
Gorgeous, and I love the story behind it. Great post!
Thanks, Dawn. It’s a fun challenge every week. 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoy it, I do as well.
Beautiful flowers and windows 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
Lovely, Sylvia. Every shot could be framed & hung up. Great job!
Thanks so much, Tahira. There were so many to choose from. 🙂
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Is that a stencil or a painting around that last window? Those flowers make all the difference. Nice captures, ad.
So pretty 😀
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
What a gorgeous gallery of windows Sylvia!
Thanks, Madhu. There were so many beautifully decorated windows to choose from. 🙂
Lots & lots of beauty!
Thanks, Rosy. 🙂
A lovely collection.
Thank you. 🙂
Thanks, sister. 🙂 xx
These are so pretty, ad. I was so taken by all the flower boxes in Europe! Wish we did it here.
Yes, they’re so bright and cheerful. I loved them too. 🙂
Absolutely beautiful! What a difference some flower boxes make. A favourite of mine as well. Have a lovely weekend
Take care and regards,
Thanks so much, Gail. Great to see you again. I hope you are well. Happy weekend to you. 🙂 xx
Great capture lovely post!Have nice weekend! with love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. Wishing you a lovely weekend too. 🙂
they are beautiful… flowers how give a different touches to the windows… Thank you dear AD, you captured and did a wonderful post for windows… Have a nice weekend and journeys, love, nia
Thank so much, dear Nia. I’m so happy you enjoyed this post. 🙂 xx
Beautiful Ad makes me want to create some window boxes when I get back home
Thanks, Pommepal. What a great idea! 🙂
Splendid choices for the challenge. You did make me realize that we don’t do too many window boxes around here. But then there are lots of pretty plantings in front yards (though they are so much more work to weed!) 😦
Thanks, Gunta. I love to see window boxes, but there aren’t any around where I live either. Some of the gardens are pretty though. 🙂
These are so beautiful.
Thanks, Julie. 🙂
I plant window boxes around my yard. It’s wonderful to watch the little plants grow into large plants cascading from the boxes. The windows look so much better. Just look at those in your wonderful photos. Those windows would hardly be worth noticing without those flower boxes. Both buildings and windows are greatly enhanced — not to mention the mood of all who pass by. 🙂
Thanks for sharing them with us.
I agree with you about flowers lifting the mood of passers by. I’d love to see a picture of your yard in full bloom. 🙂
The window boxes are wonderful AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. Happy weekend to you. 🙂
It always seem to me that the Europeans attach far more value to flowers that we do. Maybe because of their long bleak winters.
Yes, I’m sure that could be the reason, newsy.
Thanks, Lynne. 🙂
Oh, I LOVE window boxes! Thanks for such a pretty collection of photos!
You’re so welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
Can’t go wrong with windows … and wow to those flowers!
Thanks so much, Frank. 🙂
I adore windows!
Thanks, Nicole. 🙂
I’ve got some stuff going on that I have to share on my other more personal blog.
Just trying to garnish some words of wisdom from my blogger friends. 🙂
Great capture of these lovely windows.
Thanks so much, YC. 🙂
love the windows–the flowers just transform them!
Thanks, LuAnn. Yes the flowers make such a difference. 🙂
splendide immagini, sì, la tradizione dei balconi fioriti è molto forte anche in Italia, io stessa tengo particolarmente a questa pratica che illeggiadrisce l’aspetto della casa,
beautiful images, Yes, the tradition of flowered balconies is very strong even in Italy, I would like particularly to this practice that illeggiadrisce the appearance of the House,
Thanks so much, Ventis. 🙂
What a lovely idea to show two different sets of your recent window views AD !
I do think even the most humble of little windowsills perk up with a display of annuals, herbs , spring bulbs … Great choices 🙂
Thanks, Poppy. Glad you liked them. 🙂
I love the delicate patterns surrounding Bavarian windows, Ad. That boarding house will do for me 🙂
Yes, I loved them too. My sister-in-law wants to show this pic to her artist son, so that he can do the same for her windows. 🙂
Tremendous series of windows and wow those flowers really brighten up a scene!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
Thanks, Gilly. 🙂
All these windows are so stunning AD. I especially like the ones that have flowers in front of them. That looks so colourful! Great shots and entry for the challenge hon. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *big hugs*
Thanks, Sonel. You’re welcome. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
Lovely post 🙂 I love the combination of Flowers n windows 😉
Thank you. 🙂
Thanks so much, danaiana. 🙂
Thanks, Cindy. 🙂
Ah, such beautiful windows!!! 🙂
Thanks, Marina. 🙂