Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mailbox treasures

I've got another submission for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by Marie at Vintage Postcards. This carnival is devoted to the mail - postcards, stamps, mailboxes, or mailmen. If it's got a mail theme, I'm sure it's included in this fun carnival.

This week Marie found some interesting info on Gone with the Wind and has included a postcard or two. Since Marie lives in France, she's already gotten to her Friday! So I'm going to celebrate Friday a bit early!




A few years ago my sister in law found this lovely stamp dispenser and mail scale.

It came in the original box.

It's a bummer that the new sticker stamps don't fit this little dispenser, but I did use it when we had the rolls of lickable stamps. They fit just right.



I used to collect McCoy pottery, in green, and one of the things I wanted so desperately was the green mailbox.

I was obsessed.

Every antique store or thrift store I kept my eyes open for McCoy, but mostly for this mailbox.





My friend found this one and bought it for me.

She bought it!

Goodness, I was floored.

and so happy.



I love it.

Thanks Bob :) (that's my name for her)

I hope you've enjoyed my little mailbox show and tell.
Hope on over to Vintage Postcards to see more fun finds.
Kristin

17 comments:

Postcardy said...

I love both of your mailboxes.

viridian said...

Oh my! I thought your first pictured mailbox was delightful, and then you showed us the green one! So vintage! thanks for sharing.

Keetha Broyles said...

I love ALL these mailbox items!!!

Marie Reed said...

Ahhhhhhhhh! I'm so floored too! These are both AMAZING! uhoh.. Now I feel my obsessive juices flowing.. I'm going to start searching for a groovy stamp dispenser now! Bob is the cat's meow! What a wonderful friend! I can't believe that she found your gorgeous green pottery box!

Bob of Holland said...

Cherish a friend who's called Bob and who gives you such wonderful presents.

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Your mailboxes are great! Thanks for sharing.
debby

Robin said...

Oh how fun....
I can see why you wanted the green mailbox.....so cute.

I believe they still sell rolls of lickable stamps at the post office.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Sheila said...

I've never seen a stamp dispenser - nor heard of rolls of stamps - before. It doesn't stop me wanting one though. :) Lovely post.

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--I've never seen one of those before--what a wonderful find!

Happy PFF!

Sharinskishe said...

You have some wonderful friends and family! I do too. We are both very lucky!!!

Aimee said...

They are great! I had a mail truck stamp dispenser that dispensed the rolls. It wasn't vintage or anything...just cute. Now, I wonder where I put that!

jennifer said...

I love the wall pocket! That is so pretty! What a sweet friend to buy it for you.

Marina Miranda said...

adorable series of pictures
have a nice weekend :)
xx

jb said...

Oh! It is Mailbox's birthday today (again again again)!

Mrs4444 said...

These are very cute! I like that you collect something original :)

fortuitous faery said...

what precious finds!

oh, i did get some free postcards at the thousand islands skydeck in ontario, then mailed them to friends from the states! haha. you're not alone!

REDLAN said...

Honestly, I dont have a mailbox. It is because all my mails addressed in the office. I realized I want to have one soon. Thanks for sharing.