Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Spring wreath and a new mailbox

The exterior remodel was finished right before Halloween and ever since then our old mailbox was just sitting on the bottom porch step.  It was about time I made finding a new one a priority, although I don't think our mailperson minded saving a few steps everyday.


I ordered the envelope mailbox from Pottery Barn.  The price was reasonable and I loved the style and size...it's huge!


It was also time to change out the winter urns with some springy flowers.  Pansies are one of the very few annual flowers that will survive our crazy March and April weather. 


As a rule, all other annual plants wait until after Mother's day to be planted- that is usually our last frost-free date.


The front door was feeling a bit bare after taking the boxwood wreath down so I made a new one.  I used the same wooden frame and wrapped it in burlap this time.


I had no idea you could buy burlap garland.



I bought a new letter from Hobby Lobby and some sheets of moss and got busy with my hot glue gun.  


Little eye hooks and fishing line hold the H in place.


I added a pink butterfly clip for the little ones "Spring Butterfly Birthday Party".  I will share pictures with you soon.



Welcome Spring, we have been waiting for you!



Linking this post to Nest of Posies Spring Week.



23 comments:

  1. looks great!! I live in Chicago too and can't wait to plant real flowers outside after the frost. I've adored that mailbox for forever and so glad you got it! maybe I can talk someone into buying if for me as a house warming present. :o)

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  2. Very nice. I am so tempted to plant lot of annuals, but I know it's way to early.

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  3. Love your wreath, so cute and simple! I am looking forward to spring also.

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  4. i love the wreath! i think you should keep the butterfly on- it's a bright pop of color and makes me happy. and you should be mostly concerned for my happiness. ;) and that mailbox is so awesome! great buy! and it is huge!

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  5. Yes Cassie, I am concerned for your happiness:) When I saw the picture of the wreath with the bright pink butterfly It made me happy too!

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  6. The wreath is cute - a modern spin on a wreath made with traditional materials.

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  7. Ohh...I love the iron piece in the urn...please share with me where you found this lovely bauble. It adds such a lovliness.

    Cheers~
    e

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  8. So pretty, Londen!! I love the cool new mailbox and your springy flowers!

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  9. Londen- your entryway is so gorgeous!! I especially love the light fixture & mail box. = )

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  10. Gorgeous Londen! LOVE that H, and the mailbox...why didn't I find that last May?! Hmmm...maybe dh wouldn't know if I switched it out. ;)

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  11. Londen, I love everything you've done. The exterior remodel is fabulous, and I love all the little touches you've added. Beautiful.

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  12. Londen.....I LOVE the wreath with the moss initial. I've been trying to fiqure out what to put on our door that wouldn't take away from the flowers..and this is perfect! I'm gonna hit the store today...thanks for the idea...i'm gonna have to steal it from you...LOL!!!
    p.s....i'm going to email you in the next day or so with the pictures and how we made the mushrooms so keep a look out!

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  13. I love that mailbox. I did not know you could buy burlap that way, either! I love your corbel/brackets at your front door. Did you buy those on-line? I would love to know the source. Good for you to plant pansies. I usually skip that step. They are so sweet!

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  14. New follower here! Ahh that mailbox is amazing! And that wreath... Too cute! You house looks awesome!

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  15. Your home is so charming! I love the new additions, especially that mailbox! Oh to have mail delivered to your door!

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  16. Ooo, love the mailbox too - your front entrance looks so welcoming!

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  17. Ooh! I love it!! So perfect for your front door:)

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  18. I love the mailbox, light, and H! So charming.

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  19. I love it! what color/brand is the exterior of your house?

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  20. Which color did you choose for the PB mailbox--is it silver?

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  21. Love what you have done! I would also love to know which colour of PB mailbox this is. I'm guessing antique silver?

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  22. Love your light fixture! Where is it from?

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