Country mail

Someone has gone to considerable trouble to construct this lovely, inviting little cottage mailbox. The detail is lovely – contrasting paint on the veranda makes it so welcoming, along with the rays of sunshine (ah….. and a cobweb or two!) streaming in from the west.

Inviting little cottage, complete with a tank!

Inviting little cottage, complete with a tank!

The owner is no stranger to country living – tanks are a common feature where there is no water supply from the mains!

Welcoming verandah!

Welcoming verandah!

The house attached to this mailbox is unfortunately not visible. I would bet that it is painted in similar colours though, and perhaps even resembles its miniature at the gate!

This is another example of the creativity which can be found at many gateways. Recently, we were made aware that mail deliveries will no longer be made every business day (email has taken over from much of what used to be delivered). It will be sad to see these lovely works of art no longer be used when one day, mail ceases to be delivered at all.

If you have contributions to add to our mailbox collection, or if you have a great mailbox yourself, please take some photos, publish a post and link it to the Amazing Mailbox Quest. The more the merrier!

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22 Responses to Country mail

  1. macmsue says:

    That is a little beauty, I’m sure the resident spider is very pleased with its house.

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    • Madoqua says:

      I chuckled when I read your comment – yes, he/she has a nice sheltered, dry spot to hide. Just has to make sure not to be around when the letters are dropped into the mail slot (risk of being squashed) or being on the mail when it is removed (risk of relocation) πŸ™‚

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  2. What ‘sphere are you in? We have been had a similar decree. No home (city) delivery but you can walk, slide, trip up to community boxes located where the Post Office deems convenient for your perusal.

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    • Madoqua says:

      I live downunder in Australia (actually, we are really located on top of the globe, but the map makers prefer to put an icy pole at the top!). Interesting about your mail arrangements too – sign of the times I guess.

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      • I forgot that’s where you were. Yeah. Same thing in Canada and everybody’s squabbling. I say the only things certain in life are change, death and taxes. Only these three you can count on for sure. 😦

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        • Madoqua says:

          Interesting times. You are right about inserting ‘change’ in your comment. But change makes for challenges and excitement as well as personal issues!

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          • When I was (much) younger I avoided change like a scared rabbit but once I learned to embrace it, it made life much more interesting. We should have an Embrace Change Day. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
            πŸ˜€

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  3. Sorry, forgot to comment on this attractive mailbox. I used to have a wonderful one on the wall by my front door in my last house. Since I moved, no letter delivery for past six years. 😦

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  4. Colline says:

    I LOVE this πŸ™‚

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  5. scrapydo says:

    Perfect mail house! Love it, very creative

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  6. pommepal says:

    Love the detail of the cobweb, really goes with the style. The deck around my home is always festooned with cobwebs. Sometimes a huge orb spider takes up residence but never lasts too long as I think a bird has it for breakfast…

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