Friday, September 16, 2011

the new mail bag...

There I was, minding my own business.

the business of sweeping the front porch...

it was just chilly enough for me to want to redecorate for fall.

and the porch definitely needed a new mailbox!

mailBAG to be exact!

I have had this idea floating around in my noggin for a while now.

I made the bag with ~ what else ~ drop cloth.
I ran a coat hanger through the hem around the top so that the mail lady wouldn't mind
bringing me my mail. :)
It stays open all by itself so all she has to do is drop it in!

I did like our old mail box, but it had issues.
It had been glued and reglued and well,

I did mention that I was sweeping the porch,  right?

That is just how i clean...
it's not really clean if I can't redecorate!

Theresa xoxo

I'm linking up to:
Air Your Laundry Friday

thanks for the party girls!


  1. Oh my gosh! What a spectacular mail box bag. I'm green with envy!!!! I'm sure your mail carrier will enjoy your uniqueness also.
    Blessings & hugs,

  2. Cute idea with the mail bag. That is how I clean too. Notice how often I clean....

    The porch looks wonderful in it's fall splendor.

  3. Love the mail bag. Great decorating idea for drieds and other elements. SEa Witch

  4. You are so clever Theresa! This is so great (and functional)
    Your porch is so inviting too. I love the chandy!

    I also loved your little swordfighters and the children playing sign!
    hugs from here...

  5. Adorable! cleaning and decorating go together!! Great idea! Your porch looks inviting too.

  6. Hi Theresa,
    LOVE the new mail box!! You are so clever! That is definitely a mail box that your mailman won't be seeing at every house. Would you come over and sweep my front porch??
    Have a great weekend.

  7. How stinkin' cute is that?! Love it Theresa, love it!! You're gonna start a rage you know.....Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. How nifty thrifty! Porch looks so inviting and I bet you have cool weather... crap, we are still hot! : (

  9. I love the mailbag--so cute! I also love your whole porch, it is so charming, especially your vintage chairs and that light fixture!

  10. LOVE your mail bag!!!! I bought a vintage one off ebay for my flea market cart. YOURS looks great!!!! Enjoy!

  11. It's fabulous Theresa. Hope the US Postal service doesn't have issues with a mail bag rather than a mailbox. :/ No doubt your mail lady is quite pleased to visit your lovely porch every day! I am feeling the need to rearrange my living room. Such a task! Enjoy the weekend. Tammy

  12. Dear Theresa, this is a wonderful mailbag--- here in DK we are not allowed to make such mailboxes-but have to have special ones in metal -and they MUST be on the street ,that the post shall not walk....
    Your porch looks so cosy- and ofcourse I LOVE the pumpkin,too :)

  13. Great addition to your lovely cozy porch. Like some of the others I couldn't have anything like this in my area for actual use but it would be cute on the porch even if not functional. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Theresa!
    I came by way of T's Daily Treasures blog!
    I'm the same way, if I can't move or change something while I clean, then it's hardly worth doing it! Right?

    Love your post bag idea!
    I might have to do something like for the papers I get. They don't easily fit in my box!

    Thanks for the inspiration, stop by sometime.

    Ciao Bella!


  15. Great bag!!! now if only my mail person came to my door to deliver our mail. Our mailbox has issues too. Seems the local hoodlems like to go around bashing the mailboxes. I've given up replacing them:)

    happy weekend!

  16. Hi Theresa,
    Your porch looks absolutely darlin. I love the mail bag.


  17. Oh my goodness Theresa what an awesome mail bag!! I have to share with three other neighbors out at the road!! Darn it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the compliments!! When I list my nests I'll let you know! I am having alot of fun!! LOL Your porch looks like a magazine. Have a fabulous day!! XO Love, Fran.

  18. Oh Theresa, you know how much I love your porch, and you always have the best stuff there. LOVE your mailbag and that sweet little chandy! thanks for linking up, Girl, I'll be featuring you on VIF later today! xoxo

  19. ...oh, i so wish we had individual mailboxes attached to our house! i'd so do something like this!!
    but alas, out west, there is a giant mail box with little key doors with about 35 mailboxes. in each neighborhood
    but soon, i shall be moving back east (december, mind you! the worst time to move back east!!) and then i shall have my mailbox:)
    thanks for inspiring us!
    xo, Rosemary

  20. Your mailbag is so cute, how creative! Your porch looks so inviting, I'd be sitting out here often. My porch isn't covered so "limits" what I can put out.


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo