We have the most unusual mailbox in town! The big project for spring will be to cover the post with mosaic tiles, charms, found objects, etc…I’m sure the neighbors will be appalled. They’re box-on-a-stick types.
This was originally written in Nov. of 2005… the post is still bare and it’s not looking good for this Spring either! At this point, I’m pretty sure I’ll never get around to decorating this poor, naked post.
I think you can tell a lot about people by the mailbox they have. Is it matchy-matchy with the house? Or one of the green Rubbermaid things that’s all molded in one piece? Mailboxes can reveal how neurotic or cheap value conscious the residents are, and also show off hobbies (such as the mailbox with racing car flames or the big catfish, whose mouth opens to eat the mail delivery). Have you seen the giant golfball mailbox? That’s what my DH would’ve picked, were he left to his own devices. Even if the mailbox is a basic box-on-a-stick setup, I think that reveals a bit of the owner’s personality as well. And those magnetic picture sheets that wrap around the box and can be changed with the holiday? Almost always guarantees that a crafty woman is in charge of the home.
I’ve noticed mailboxes my whole life. I can remember being a kid in the backseat of the car and shouting out “look at that mailbox!” when we passed a neat one. So tell me, what kind of mailbox do you have?