I saw an idea recently where someone had used a mailbox in their garden for storing garden gloves, small tools and other things. Seemed like such a neat idea so I've had that on my mind. Well, Saturday morning on my way to run an errand I saw someone had set up a junk sale in a vacant lot next to the highway and there was some rusty junk sitting around. I never stop at garage sales (have never, ever found anything I wanted). But, for some reason I was compelled to stop. Sitting right there front and center was this mail box! I picked it up and said "how much"? I think I would've paid just about anything I wanted it so bad. However, when the woman told me it was four dollars I was practically doing cartwheels!
The problem now is this: I love it too much to put it way down at the bottom of the hill in my garden. So.... I'm on the look-out for another mailbox for the garden - one that isn't this cool!!!
I love how the U.S. MAIL letters are imprinted on the door. I love how huge and heavy it is. I love how the flag still works. I love that it is all chippy and old and amazing. I love that I found it. I love everything about it!
On the back it says MFD by Milcor Steel Co., Milwaukee, Wis. I tried to do a little research on the company and see if I could age the box, but I really couldn't find out any information on it. But I love that it was from the era when everything we bought was made in the United States.
Isn't it just the greatest thing? Right now I have it sitting in my flower bed and I just smile and smile when I walk by! I will find the perfect home for it when our house is built. I'm thinking on one of our huge Southern porches. What would you do with it????
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