Monday, August 28, 2006

A Gallery of Mailboxes

For starters, there simply isn't a lot to be said about the mailbox. A utilitarian item, circumscribed to some extent by federal law. On the other hand, is there any reason it can't be easy on the eyes? That seems to be the opinion of the homeowners whose mail receptacles are show in this post.

Nothing extreme -- although you can find those on the web if you consult The Google. Mainly what I've seen around Prescott is prettified boxes. A feminine approach, largely.

And, if you look closely at some of the decorated mailboxes, you'll discover that there is apparently a market in mailbox wallpaper, which simply wraps around and across the top. I don't know where one buys the stuff -- maybe Home Depot or True Value, maybe even (they're selling everything else these days.)

Home made decorations are rare.

And more masculine themes are the exception to the rule. I'd call the deer above gender-neutral, though the house had a look of hunter about it. But the setup below is very definitely a guy thing. Pretty neat enclosure, at that.


Karen of Scottsdale said...

I like that last one because it's so unusual.

Granny J said...

Agreed! It's right up there with the flat bed press I found out Iron Springs Road.

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