Thursday, March 20, 2014

A New Spring Nest on Our Mailbox

Today, in honor of spring, I updated our mailbox was a picture perfect 70 degree day!

I decided to keep the nest and just give it a whole new seasonal look.

The birdhouse and pudgy, little bluebird came from hobby lobby.

Plastic eggs haphazardly wrapped in rustic jute complete the vignette inside the nest.

I wanted to add more body to the grapevine wreath to make it look more like a "twiggy" nest. So, I glued a circle of burlap to hold my addition of twigs inside.

White wisteria is hot glued around the outside edge.

The addition of twigs came next.

I had cotton fabric that I tore into strips

and then "hot glued" them together to make a really long length 

to loop and to knot into this really big, shabby bow.

 Fuzzy, lamb's ears and the beginnings of mums share the soil with some annual snapdragon's in the pot buried below.

In two more weeks our beautiful azaleas should be in bloom. I think we have at least 40 out front and in the back. It's a gorgeous sight that I will be back to share!

For more mailbox posts you can find them via my search bar to see what other looks it's had.

I'll be back next week, after I get our yard work done, to share how I've started to "springify" the yard and porch.

Love, Hugs and Kisses,

and Gucci, too!

Visiting Southport,  N.C? b e sure to stop by my booth @ the Northrop Antiques Mall and see what I may have there for you!

A very special "thank you" to my dear Jody from rootedinthyme for choosing this as one of the features on her beautiful blog.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your mailbox looks just so adorable and I love your house! I bet that it will be even prettier when all is bloomed :)

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi JP,
Your Spring mailbox is so so cute! It must make the postmans day! The Azaleas will be amazing!

Audrey said...

Love it. Bet it makes your postman smile too. Looks so good with with your beautiful house.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat said...

A D O R A B L E!!!
I'd love to see the smile on your Post person's face when they deliver mail each day. I'm sure this is the "highlight" of their day! Thanks for making it a "highlight" in my day, as well!!!

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods said...

I love everything about this mailbox vignette! That is the cutest, fattest blue bird ever!

Well done!

Crafts a la Mode said...

Love this, JP, sending it out on social media today..

The Charm of Home said...

How cute. You have a lovely home too.

Tarnished Royalty said...

How lovely and welcoming! You've inspired me to do some outdoor vignettes as soon as it gets warmish outside. ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Now that is an awesome and dressed up mailbox. Ready for spring and super adorable. I cam imagine the mailman's smile when he delivers your mail.



Kathy said...

I love it! Absolutely charming - I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


You have the most gorgeous mailbox in the USA! Wow, you did such a wonderful job decorating it for spring, I totallylove it!
Your house is lovely too. What a pretty flower azaleas are. What a lucky postman, lol!
PS: I am your new follower. Hope you like to follow back. Nice meeting you.

Kathe said...

Absolutely adorable JP! I just love it! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love Tuesday board on Pinterest :-) Have an awesome weekend friend!!

Jeannie said...

We are looking forward to moving out of the city soon and have our eye on a country house with a mailbox. You inspire me to dream about it! Here via Kathe's FB post.
For what it's worth-Jeannie

Motoristin Mutsi said...

So lovely decoration!
Our box is in line with out neighbor's ones, but maybe I can put one more on yard just to decorate it...