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Urban Mettle (Giveaway!)

Urban Mettle (Giveaway!) | Justina Blakeney

I spend a lot of time making the inside of our home look groovy, but I rarely (if ever) do anything to the outside. After installing my new Urban Mettle planter onto the front gate of my rental, I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to add a personal touch to the entrance to our home. Not only did it completely transform the look of the entrance, it actually beautified the whole block. Also, I will never underestimate the power of having something I love  right in that threshold between the public and one’s private space again. The planter makes me smile every time I go through the front gate–which is huge. AND makes the numbers on the house actually visible–which is also huge because how annoying is it when house numbers are impossible to find!?

Urban Mettle (Giveaway!) | Justina Blakeney

Urban Mettle is a father-daughter team. (How cute is that?!) Holly, an interior designer by trade designs the planters and her father welds them. Cool, right? Their collaboration and their Etsy shop are brand spankin’ new and I’m thrilled to be able to offer you all a chance to win one of these lovely planters that can come with or without your address numbers. ( One brilliant part of the design is that the numbers are magnetic–so if you move you can take the planter with you when you go to your next spot, and you can order new numbers for the new address.

Urban Mettle (Giveaway!) | Justina Blakeney

So here’s what you do to win:
1. Head over to Urban Mettle and pin your favorite planter to one of your Pinterest Boards.
2. Come back here and leave a link to the URL of your pin in the comment section (please be not to be ‘anonymous’ in your comments.)
3. For additional entries, share your fave on twitter or facebook, then come back here and leave your URL-yadayada you know the drill.  Leave up to three entries!

The retail value of this giveaway is $250.  The giveaway will end on Tuesday, September 3rd at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random.  International entries are welcome but you will be responsible for your own Duties and Taxes should they apply. Good luck!

This post was created in partnership with Urban Mettle. Thank you for your continued support of the brands that hook me up, so I can hook you all up with content that hopefully doesn’t make you keel over in boredom. Also, all thoughts, experiences, photos, words, and kickassness are my own.

Update! September 4th, 2013: Comments are now closed. –The randomly selected winner of the Urban Mettle Giveaway is #56 Tonia Please send your snail mail addy to hello (at) justinablakeney (dot) com! Congrats! Also, Urban Mettle has been kind enough to offer JB est 1979 readers a 15% off by using coupon code JUNGALOW now through the end of September. So go and get your Urban Mettle on!

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

215 responses to “Urban Mettle (Giveaway!)”

  1. Love it! It looks so much better than simple numbers. Not sure I’d be allowed to drill holes into our big wooden gate though – I think our landlady might object to that… :-(

  2. Allison says:

    Can’t wait to get a house of my own!


  3. Jolli says:

    The father-daughter detail slays me.

  4. Nihal says:

    Oh this is just perfect! We have rented a house and I am trying to beautify the little patio with lots of plants. I chose a small one so we can put our inside joke numbers instead of actual house numbers..


  5. Leah Folb says:

    Thanks for posting these.

  6. Lisa says:

    This would look awesome outside our apartment! http://pinterest.com/pin/192036371584225272/

  7. Victoria says:

    industrial chic meet my plant obsession. love it! http://pinterest.com/pin/257549672413604463/

  8. sarah says:

    We just bought our first house and i was just looking into a cool replacement for our house number! Love this: http://pinterest.com/pin/85709199131781392/

  9. hannah says:

    I was going to comment on this post anyway — I love those planters! My wife and I just finished redoing our front porch a little, but I think this would really be the sprinkles on the cupcake: http://pinterest.com/pin/160018592983295335/ Thanks for the great giveaway, Justina! Xx

  10. Meri says:

    Super cool and love the pop on your colorful fence! http://pinterest.com/pin/40250990392910437/

  11. Anne Marie says:

    Love this company! I’ve even pinned them before!

    Thanks to you and Urban Mettle for the giveaway!


  12. Christine says:

    I’ve not seen these before. How very cool! I love that the numbers are magnetic.


  13. ivey says:

    love love love this! it’s always the simplest ideas that are the best! genius!


  14. Megan C says:

    So amazing! Great way to bring a new look to your home on the outside!


  15. Valerie Theberge says:

    This is my pin : http://pinterest.com/pin/264516178087066627/

    Very nice product! Thanks for this giveaway!

    [email protected]

  16. Becky Farhar says:

    I LOVE these! What a wonderful idea! – and so sweet that it’s a father-daughter team :)

  17. mindy heddens says:

    perfect addition to a front porch vignette ..
    thanks for the opportunity!!!

  18. Susie says:

    Wow your entry looks great! Thanks for this fun giveaway!


  19. Priscilla V says:

    I would nail this sucker right next to our front door! I love it so much! http://pinterest.com/pin/76490893644549091/

  20. Rachel Keenan says:

    Steel that looks like copper and MAGNETIC numbers! So simple, so brilliant.


  21. hannah violet says:

    these are gorgeous! my oct. 1st move-in date to a new place can’t come soon enough.


  22. Christy Whitney says:

    Love these! Would so spruce up the front of our Historic Spanish Colonial in Long Beach, California.


  23. Jo Marie says:

    These are amazing! What a great idea. Thanks :)

  24. Nancy Black says:

    Will need to come up with a creative filler for our long, cold Canada winters. My favourite: http://pinterest.com/pin/157063105727927044/

  25. Cassie says:

    Oh I love these!! I just pinned it to our “new home” board as we just bought a home and this would look amazing on our new house!


  26. Toni Bellone says:

    Love!! We just bought our first house two weeks ago and we needed a mailbox. I considered using this exact one as a mailbox!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!!!


  27. Jen Harr says:

    I love them even more because it’s father daughter art!


    here’s mine. Too bad I’m not on twitter or facebook anymore!
    Hugs to you Justina and thank you always!

  28. Jill says:

    Love this! Would love a house number one for when I am not renting in a oh so strict homeowners association neighborhood… I love this planter one though for right by my entry!


  29. Cori says:

    How incredibly fortuitous! I have been searching for house numbers for MONTHS and this is so beautiful! I have about 50 propagated succulents in pots in my backyard that are just screaming at me to get a place in this adorable planter.


    (blue chalk) fingers and toes crossed!!
    (do I get additional entries for corny succulent puns?)

  30. KC Liebert says:

    Here’s hoping that I win something :) These are gorgeous & would look perfect on my new home!!


  31. rachel says:

    Can I hang this indoors ya think? If I win it, it just might be goin’ inside.

  32. Amie J. says:

    I love the form and function of this!


  33. Tonya says:

    This would look amazing outside my new house. They are beautiful!

  34. I’ve had one if these on my wish list for a house we are moving into in Silver Lake!
    Thanks for the give away!!

  35. Astrid says:

    VERY COOL! Here’s my Pin!
    (Crossing my fingers!!)


  36. Colleen says:

    Love the transformation!! What an awesome giveaway! Here is a link to my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/152559506100531941/

  37. Maddy Searle says:


    Such a unique giveaway. Love it!

  38. rebecca says:

    Wow! These are all amazing. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  39. John Peter says:

    Love the look for the front of a 1960’s ranch.

  40. Jaimee says:


    This is so beautiful. I couldn’t imagine anything more terrific for a house number to appear on. So elegant. :)

  41. Jillian says:

    we need new house numbers, and i LOVE succulents, so these are perfect!!!

  42. Hillary says:

    This would be so beautiful in our backyard that we’re fixing up right now!


  43. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    These are wonderful!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one, we were just getting ready to replace our numbers, so maybe just maybe……

  44. Cheris says:

    Right in my own town, and I never knew about them.

  45. deneen says:

    this is just perfect – the size would be exactly right for my little house :)

  46. cathy says:

    These are so cool I started a Pinterest account just to enter the contest!! One of these address planters would be PERFECT for my house!

  47. Bri says:

    These are beautiful! We’re getting ready to tackle to outside of our new house and this would really be the icing on the cake.


  48. Jessie says:

    We are in the process of updating the exterior of our home, and this would be perfect!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!


  49. deana says:

    So gorgeous, I love this. It certainly does make your entrance.
    So cool Father daughter team.

  50. deana says:

    and tweeted https://twitter.com/BellaCosaArt

    Happy to do it. Such a beautiful item.

  51. Grete Jane says:

    So very beautiful. I love succulents and the metal would look great on my wood side paneling.


  52. Moniker Jones says:

    I love this – thanks for sharing!


  53. Sana says:

    these are amazing!

  54. Carla says:

    Love the thought of being able to beautify your block!


  55. Heidi Cronin says:

    Love these planters!!! One of these would certainly improve my house’s curb appeal!


  56. oona b says:


    What a bit of vintage lovely for some curb appeal!
    Thanks for the chance!

  57. Cindy Aiton says:

    Thank you for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. This one is my favorite…


  58. Anonymous says:


    Heel mooi en lijkt me leuk om te winnen.
    Very nice and I love to have one.

  59. Elvira Maarse says:


    Sorry……… And now with my name.

    Heel mooi en lijkt me leuk om te winnen.
    Very nice and love to have one.

  60. Deb says:

    I LOVED your planter on your fence when I saw it! So glad you’re doing a giveaway and spreading the word about this shop. I pinned at http://pinterest.com/pin/264727284319584325/

  61. Deb says:

    I also shared a photo and link to Urban Mettle on my blog’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/indiapiedaterre

  62. Stephanie blackman says:

    My board

    Beautiful work!
    Thank you

  63. Carol says:

    This is a very trendy, minimal piece that goes with any home style. I chose one without the house numbers so I could take it when I move.

  64. Lucy says:

    What a beautiful way to add welcome and charm to an entryway. I pinned it to my “Failte” board on Pinterest which means “welcome” in Gaelic.


  65. Molly says:

    Love this! Need something to beautify my fence a bit :) http://pinterest.com/pin/218495019395055358/

  66. Danielle T says:

    I’m so glad I stumbled on this via pinterest! Love these planters! http://pinterest.com/pin/112449321919012970/

  67. christie says:

    Succulent Hanging Planter& Metal Address Plaque 20 by UrbanMettle http://t.co/pqapNFxdl6 via @Etsy— christie (@glanconer) September 2, 2013

  68. Adrianne Karnofel says:

    I love all of these, but this is the one my hubby liked the best. It will bring such a pop of color and life to our backyard!


  69. Adrianne Karnofel says:

    I want it – I really, really want it!


  70. Carin K says:

    These planters are so beautiful!!

    Especially this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/40954677834892674/

  71. Vic says:

    So pretty! This would be perfect on the front of my house!


  72. Vic says:

    Not sure how to do the fb link, but if this doesn’t work I’ll send a screen shot!


  73. Anonymous says:

    So neat looking! This would look great on my log cabin porch! Love the dad and daughter duo!

  74. Margaret woodford says:

    So very neat, this would look great on our log cabin porch! Also love the dad and daughter duo!

  75. Becky Terza says:

    Love these! Would looks awesome on my front porch. Great idea!

  76. Beth B says:

    These planters are darling and would look lovely on my new to me 111-year-old home.


  77. Libby Henson says:


    Like it all! Original ! Father/Daughter team :) most attractive street address planter ever seen ! Magnetic numbers ! Letters too?? Party here? Welcome? Store sign?? I want this!

  78. Odetta says:

    Love the house number planter

  79. Ericca Heim says:


    Exactly what I’ve been looking for!! This would look so awesome on my house! :)

  80. Jenny Miller says:

    I love this planter! It would look great on the front of our house!!! It definitely fits the décor of our west texas house!

  81. Carly says:

    Love this!!! So Creative

  82. Brian Hobbs says:

    I saw all these several months ago…perfect for my new courtyard redo!!!


  83. Miranda says:

    Oh my gosh this would look so cute outside of my house!


  84. Alysia Joost says:

    So special! Let’s hope I win!


  85. danielle says:

    Love the metal look with bright green plants detailing for a pop of color. http://pinterest.com/pin/52987733089242537/

  86. Sarah says:

    I love the blend between modern industrial and the tiny succulents for this box. What an awesome idea!


  87. I relish, lead to I discovered exactly what I used to be taking
    a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless
    you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  88. Tracey says:


    these are beautiful and I would love one for our house, which has no numbers!

  89. Jen Downing says:


    Love this, in the Phx Modern Desert this is perfect!

  90. Lori DeBortoli says:

    This is so beautiful – I absolutely love this and I have looked for months for something that is worth putting up. This blends metal & nature into functional beauty. How rare and breathtaking.


  91. A statement I want next to my front door!! LOVE IT!

  92. nely says:

    good paragraph and good arguments commented here, I am truly enjoying by these.
    Your own stuffs excellent. Always care for it up!

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