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Vintage Mailbox Planter


Log Home, Farmhouse Style, Vintage Mailbox Planter, Farmhouse Light Fixture, Porch, Spring

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.

DIY Vintage Mailbox Planter

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!

Faux Spring Flowers and Greenery

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.

Log Home, Farmhouse Style, Vintage Mailbox Planter, Farmhouse Light Fixture, Porch, Spring

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.

Log Home, Farmhouse Style, Vintage Mailbox Planter, Farmhouse Light Fixture, Porch, Spring

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.

Log Home, Farmhouse Style, Vintage Mailbox Planter, Farmhouse Light Fixture, Porch, Spring

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.

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  1. So cute. I wish we could have a storm door to leave open. I much prefer fresh air to the A/C. Here where we live the air runs a lot. It’s still cold here too frost on the ground again this morning. Should be a lot warmer here in Georgia by now. Hopefully spring is just around the corner for all of us. My chickens hate the frost on their feet. I really enjoy all your posts.

    1. Judy, I’m with you fresh air over AC any day. I’m waiting for it to get a little warmer here and I’ll get meat chickens again. Last year I kept a spread sheet and I’m glad I did (the old mind just isn’t what it used to be) and I purchased the first week of May. I can’t wait to get them started again.

  2. What a cute idea.

    I look forward to seeing a bird’s nest in it in spring.

    1. Carol, me too! That means I’ll have to use a different entrance so I don’t disturb them though. It’s something I’ve done many times so I know I’ll do it again.

  3. Margaret Shipley says:

    The storm door here is a necessity to keep the wind out. I often have a wreath on the door but it has to be a relatively flat one. The mailbox is a cute idea!

    1. Margaret, I find wreaths swing and scratch the glass and in the summer they tear the screen. It’s a no win that’s for sure.

  4. I have a love/hate relationship with storm doors also here in Indiana. With regard to wreath hanging on them, please search Amazon for “glass door wreath hangers.” I have two of these and use them constantly on my glass storm doors and even windows for hanging wreaths exactly where you want them. That way, you don’t have to worry about them being mashed between doors or causing the door to not close properly. They are amazing.

    1. Pat, Thanks for the tip I will do that for sure!

  5. Hi could paint your storm door?

  6. Sandy Ferguson says:

    Dawn, We lived in Midland for about 12 years so I feel your cold weather issue. Have you thought about painting your door and storm door the same bright color? Then the storm door would all but disappear. Just a thought. Love your Blog.

    1. Sandy, Yes I have thought about painting it but we’re going to sell shortly so I hate to make it a color that someone hates 🙁

  7. Debbie Lorson says:

    Darling idea. I am in Missouri and we are so ready for spring as well. Tulips and daffodils are out of the ground by three to four inches so here’s hoping that’s a good sign.

    1. Debbie, How wonderful I’ll have to go look and see if my daffodils are coming up yet.

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