Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Autumn Mailbox

This is our, very first, fall in N.C....it's mid Sept. and the only signs, that I can see, are that the summer blooming, crepe myrtles have finished their glorious show! 
It's a bit milder, but still in the high 80's and with a lot less humidity. I know I'm going to miss the incredible views of our beautiful Hudson Valley in autumn, but it's the trade we were ready to sacrifice for a milder winter.

A few weeks ago, I actually had the desire to start some outside changes. I started with our, country, red mailbox.

  Rustic burlap was my choice for the great big bow.



Cream colored, silk flowers and fall picks from last years decor create the mailbox swag.

  Fuzzy, lambs ears, burgandy mums and dahlias are sunk in a pot below.



 It all looks like this to passers by....the 1st in the neighborhood to welcome the change of season's!


I added a few fall flowers to the existing chippy wreath....take a look here!

Now, onto finishing my fall mantel post, when it's done I'll invite you back and you'll get a look inside!

Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP


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16 comments:

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the Fall additions. I always forget to spruce up the mailbox, but it looks very nice and inviting

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my gosh how charming. I love your mailbox.

Junkchiccottage said...

Your mail box JP is so pretty. Love what you made to decorate it. Very sweet.
Kris

Sandy said...

Wow! Your mailbox is gorgeous and so is the outside of your new home! I love all the trees in your neighborhood! It looks like you're in a rural area. Just found you by seeing your comment at Cedar Hill Ranch. Boy can I relate to having ADD! I call it the creative gene!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your home looks so pretty and I love your mailbox decorating! Looks like a beautiful area where you live.

Donna Wilkes said...

I love the see roadside boxes decked out for the season. Lovely arrangement.

kristi enriquez said...

Wow come home and do mine!!!!! Yours is beautiful xoxo

Carmen Whitehead said...

Love it! Wish I could do that here in Arizona! Started following you now and looking forward to seeing your posts.
www.vintagecreationsbycw.blogspot.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

How adorable! The mailman must love you! Such a beautiful look with the burlap. Yea, fall!
Hugs,
Patti

Lisa Ehrman said...

This is so pretty :) I'm glad to find your blog on the Life on Lakeshore Hop!

the cape on the corner said...

how great! I would never have thought to do something like this on the mailbox, but I love it. sets the tone for the whole house.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your mailbox looks so good mine would be jealous! Love the burgundy color combined with the flowers and burlap! Gorgeous! So delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now this is totally adorable. I love your mailbox. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Melody Brown said...

What a lovely house. I am partial to Cape Cods tho. That mail box is perfect. Thanks for coming by for Rednesday!

LV said...

I am sure the mail person will really appreciate your efforts. It truly is lovely. You are surrounded by so much beauty.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love!