Thursday, March 14, 2013

~Paris in the Garden and Simple & Sweet Fridays #54~

I had found this mailbox at a thrift store for $5 over the weekend
and knew I wanted to have it in the garden.
When I saw this Paris stencil on Esty, I knew that was my answer. I painted the mailbox with 1 
coat of white paint and then painted the stencil in black.
It needed a little extra bling to it, 
so I added a red votive to it.
A mailbox gives your garden a whimsical look.
I had bought this old window at a salvage store
and painted the same stencil on it. 
I like it in front of the mirror.  
next to my Eiffel Tower candelabra.
 Little touches of Paris in my garden now.
So Romantic!

Just want to give you all a special thank you for all your wonderful support. I love seeing all your inspirational ideas and hearing all your inspiring stories. You're all so creative!
Can't wait to see what your projects are this week!
Spring is in the Air...

Happy Thursday everyone!
Last weeks Simple & Sweet Favorites!

Go check out Penny's Vintage Home's post Romantic Easter Tree!
Penny displays bunnies everywhere in her beautiful home.  You'll love her Romantic Easter Tree.  So adorable!
Be sure to check out Penny's blog!

Go check out Junk Chic Cottage's post Good Morning!
Kris shares wonderful ideas using chippy posts to decorate.  I love how she framed her window in her office! Very creative!
Be sure to check out Kris's blog!

Go check out Our Southern Home's post Gallery Wall (Santa Photos)!
Christy will inspire you to create a wall gallery with family photos. A special chalkboard ties it all together!

Go check out Christy's blog!

Go check out Life on Lakeshore Drive's post Easter Bunny Wreath Tutorial!
Kathy makes the cutest Easter Bunny Wreath and shares her tutorial.  You'll love making this bunny for Easter!
Be sure to check out Kathy's blog!

Go check out Old Things New's post Spring Dreamin'!
Patti has wonderful ideas for spring decorating.  Love her cloche and rosette wreath!
Be sure to check out Patti's blog! 

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  1. What beautiful features!
    Thanks so much for another great party - will be by a little later to check out the links
    Big hugs,

  2. Lovely idea,I think we are all in love with French lately. It's so romantic. :)

  3. Oh my goodness! What a delightful place your garden must be. So very much to look at and enjoy. That candle in the mailbox will be so welcoming to your evening guests, too.
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  4. Oh, your window turned out stunning! Thanks for hosting :)

  5. Hi Jody, just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!!

  6. I love that candle in the Paris mailbox..may have to copy that idea for my garden!! Thank you so much for featuring my Easter tree, I really appreciate it! Hugs, Penny

  7. I sure do love yur stenciled window and I love the idea of a mailbox in the garden as well. So creative! Thank you for hosting and for the feature this week of my rosette wreath. I'm posting the complete tutorial today. Blessings, Patti

  8. O MY!! What a great post!!! Filled with so many pretty things including the features!!


  9. Hi, Jody! This is my first visit and I'm also linking up here today! So glad I found your blog, with all the lovely ideas and pictures! I LOVE French Cottage style things, too! I have a pillow with a similar print to what you put on your mailbox. Mine says, "no. 25 Le Banc 1903 Paris." I love it! My hubby and I are brand new (just one week!) empty-nesters, too! I'll be following you on Bloglovin' and look forward to future posts!
    Blessings! Ann @ Cairn Cottage
    “Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

  10. Wow! I love the window and the mailbox! So pretty. :)

  11. Hi Jody,
    Thanks for hosting a fun linky party and thanks for the feature on my posts. I have some goodwill crystal made into bird feeders for this week.

  12. What a great addition to your garden and loved how you painted and stencilled. Always a pleasure to join in, enjoyed the features and thank you for hosting.

  13. Love your garden! So Frenchy and delightful. The mailbox looks so cute there.


  14. You have the most wonderful ideas! Mailboxes like that no longer exist in our new neighborhoods and I miss them. I may have to get me one for my garden, I love what you did with it. Take care! Julie

  15. Me again to reply to your comment on my blog (I couldn't find an email address for you). My daughter's pet scan came back with wonderful news... no cancer! Praising God for the results we have been praying for. She still has to continue a few more rounds of chemo which are getting harder on her, and then another scan. Thank you so much Jody for your concern and prayers!! Julie

  16. I am in love with your garden!! Thanks for hosting!


  17. Hi Jody,
    Your garden is such a magical place. What wonderful French touches you have so artfully created. Your stenciling is perfection! Everything looks so pretty.
    Thank you for sharing another inspirational idea and for hosting each week, my friend.
    Carolynn xo

  18. I love your mailbox and window with the stencil. You have such a lovely garden and great decorating ideas! Thanks for hosting each week!

  19. Love your 'new' mailbox Jody and if I lived next door I'd be sneaking surprises in there for you regularly!! Great features and thanks for hosting!! :)

  20. This is so sweet! Just seeing a GARDEN right now is sweet, lol but what you did with the mailbox and window is so pretty and creative...I just love it! :)

  21. Jody, I love your Paris window!! Just gorgeous. I had to pin. Thank you for hosting!

  22. great features
    and a sweet mailbox

    i linked up
    my living room makeover

    thanks for hosting
    and have a wonderful weekend!


  23. Hi Jody, I love your mailbox with the stencil and candle! How pretty that will be on a Summer evening. Thank you for hosting your beautiful party every Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  24. What a great idea using a mailbox in your garden! It looks so sweet with all your other outdoor decorations! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful St. Patrick's day!

  25. Thank you so much for featuring my bunny wreath! I am so thrilled to be among all of the amazing features!

    I love your mailbox and beautiful Paris touches. You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for hosting another awesome party. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  26. Love the mail box! A wonderful make over and looks great in your garden. Thanks you so much for hosting again this week, Laura

  27. Sweet inspiring things. I love that santa photo wall. Thank you for hosting. Have a good week.

  28. You have such a lovely and whimsical garden -- the perfect place to hang out! The mailbox redo is adorable! Thanks so much for hosting, Jody!

  29. Phew! Thought I almost missed this party! Thanks for hosting, such great features this week (and every week). xo

  30. Hi, Just found your beautiful blog. Love your Parisian mailbox and garden window. Now that it's spring, I can't wait to get out there and spruce up our garden patio. I also altered a vintage mailbox. Would love for you to come by and see it. Hope you can come visit me at to say hello. I'm now following you!



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