Over the years, I've shared various sights from my morning walk with you --- the cozy cottages, lovely gardens, glowing sunrises, beautiful water views, and now . . . this new mailbox masterpiece.
Do you recall that incredible mermaid mailbox? After seven years, Barbara (its owner and creator) decided it was time for a new version.
I've been in touch with Barbara ever since she commented on my post about her mermaid box. She told me all about a new mailbox that she had been working on with mosaic artist Kathy Love. It took four months to complete and Barbara installed it in front of her house just last week.
Her new box has a bird theme to reflect the location of her home which overlooks Farm Creek Preserve in Rowayton. Barbara collected bits and bobs from antique fairs, fleas markets and such and put together quite a collection of flora and fauna.
On the front, tiny tiles spell out "Par Avion," a whimsical touch that gives a nod to both air mail and birds in flight.
Pretty spectacular, isn't it?
I love Barbara's attention to detail. She even painted the top of the post and added a sweet bird figurine on one side.
Below the mailbox, Barbara has installed a sign reminding passersby to "Look with your eyes." I do hope people will respect that request.
To read more about Barbara's mosaic masterpiece, please visit her blog called Artist in Residents. And in case you are wondering what became of the mermaid mailbox, Barbara said that "it is safely ensconced on her back porch enjoying a view of the creek and the sunshine overhead."