Wednesday, April 30, 2008

An old mailbox

A few years ago, while shopping with my sister (antiquing and flea markets), I found this mosaic mailbox in a coffee shop gift shop. I loved it and thought it would look great on the front door of our house. I think I had it on the front door maybe a week and decided I didn't like it there and stored it away in the attic.

Well, I brought it down this week and decided to use it on the back porch. I've always loved the color of it and just wanted to have it out. So, it is now hanging on the screen door and I'm using it for my garden tools. In it I put my pruners and garden gloves.

Great idea, huh?! And it adds a little bit of cottage charm to the old back porch.


Sheila said...

It's a great idea..!
It's so pretty, and Spring like. I like the idea that the pruners and gloves are close to hand for the little jobs that we spot when walking around the garden.
Have a great day..

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, I absolutely love this piece, it is stunningly gorgeous.

Ps...the painting slump will pass, you know we all do get fun but it will pass.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh my.... I have mailbox envy! What cute piece and a clever way to use it. :-) Rosie

Catherine Holman said...

What a great idea and it's just so pretty and quite charming!

Deb said...

What a great idea Donna! Such a handy spot for little garden items.

Donna said...

It really IS a great idea!! I would Not have thought of it!!lol...happy day sweetie!hughugs

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful idea! I am always looking for my gloves and garden shears for a quick bit of gardening. And of course, since it is mosaic....:-)

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
What a good idea using the mailbox for garden supplies. As you say it really does add some cottage charm to the back porch. I am wondering what caused you to not like it after you'd only had it such a short time?

Tara said...


Adds charm and you'll always know where to find those garden supplies that always seem to be missing, right??

Sandra Evertson said...

It is Gorgeous! Funny sometimes just putting something in a different place and its all new again!
Sandra Evertson

Suzanne said...

Cute Donna! I think you found the perfect spot...and the perfect use for your mosaic mailbox!

Beverly said...

I would have fallen in love with it, too. And, I do believe you have not only found the perfect place, but also the perfect use.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That mailbox is wonderful! So pretty.

Susie Q said...

Oh what a wonderful project!
So pretty!
I love this idea for garden must haves!

Have a sweet weekend!