I have mentioned our beloved old front door with the mail slot before that I love! But I did not love how the mail got shoved through it. Turns out our mail carrier did not care for it either!
So I got to shop for a mailbox for the first time in my life. How darling is this? When I saw the hummingbird, I knew this was the one! I need to paint the screws or color them with a Sharpie.
My Valentine's Day Plant
Jim usually gives me a bouquet for Valentine's Day but this year he gave me a cyclamen for our new home!
Its darling blooms can show from December until April.
They are so beautiful in each phase ending in a floppy flower.
It does not like temperatures above 65 so I am expecting it to not make it through summer. We'll see!
Its heart shaped leaves were the perfect touch for the occasion!
Our Fake Fireplace
It is so fake! We have no real one since it was cool at the time of building to not have one and show off that the home was heated with natural gas. Maybe these were in vogue in the 1950s or sometime around then. The brick are just a facade however the wood is actually real!
Behind this is a funny electric mechanism to light it up and make it sound like an actual fire. It uses Christmas like tinsel that blows around for the light. The crackle noise it makes is surprisingly authentic!
It's lighting however is not authentic looking at all!
We have no intentions of this staying this but I want to preserve it in photos since it is full of character!
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ~Val