WHY NOT USE AN OLD VINTAGE MAILBOX PLANTER AS A REPLACEMENT TO THE TRADITIONAL DOOR WREATH?
I have a friend that’s moving and needed a few things so I said I’d look through my stash and see if I had anything on her list. While rummaging through my home décor items I ran across this vintage mailbox I’d picked up on clearance almost two years ago and never used.
My wheels started turning and I decided to use it like a wreath. Instead of placing it on our door I decided to hang it on the wall beside our side entrance door. It’s way to cold here for real flowers and vines so I pulled out all the faux flowers and greenery I had to come up with something that would work for spring. I think the pussy willow stems are the perfect fit for spring!
We actually still have snow on the ground with extremely cold temps. My little fingers were numb trying to take the photos for this post, but it sure felt good to be outside doing a little decorating.
I was wondering if I took the flowers out of the mailbox and propped the door open maybe a bird would nest inside. Some form of bird finds a way to make a nest on this porch every year anyway so maybe this would make the perfect spot.
I hate the storm door we have, but it is a must here in Michigan if you want a breeze to blow through in the summer time. We seldom have to turn on the air here so having a door with a screen to open works out perfectly for airflow but it sure is ugly. I’m so envious of everyone who has a pretty painted door with the perfect pop of color and a brightly colored wreath hanging from it.
I guess I just have to dream because it’s never going to happen around this place. I’m stuck with an ugly storm door. I’m going to settle with my vintage mailbox planter for now and hope Mother Nature gets the hint and starts working on bringing a little spring like weather to my neck of the woods soon.