Thursday, July 02, 2009

Manatee Mailbox

Welcome to the early Friday edition of Post Card Friendship Friday, hosted by Marie of Vintage Postcard. The theme is of this carnival is pretty much anything to do with postcards, mail, post offices, mailboxes and other assorted fun stuff that's mail related.

Marie is talking about a potato postcard she found and then she did a fun video on the historical significance of the potato on the country of France. I would have never thought there would be such potato controversy! Check out her video and see what I mean.



This picture is of the post office nearest to my home. I took this photo on Sunday...that's why the parking lot is nearly empty. It's a nice post office, but it totally lacking in the wow factor. It's really quite dull inside. I like to go to the busier post office most of the time, just because there's more stuff to look at and browse while I'm waiting.


I was taking photos down by the beach this week when this truck pulled up right next to me. I thought it was a pretty good photo op. so I took it :)



My friend and I have thing for Manatee mailboxes. I have to take a photo of each one I see if possible. I was walking by this one, so it was easy this time. This little guy is down by the beach where the salt air rusts nearly everything in sight...poor manatee is just a victim.


IN the vintage stash of postcards that I have, I found these two cards from Wisconsin. This first one is from Kenosha, WI. My bloggy friend, Keetha, is in Wisconsin this week. That's why I chose these cards.

Isn't that just the sweetest looking bridge?!! (You can click the photo to enlarge.) It makes me want to visit. :) I'm a sucker for a stone bridge.


This postcard is from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. It had some water damage, but is in pretty good condition otherwise. I like the old river boat. Once again, you can click the photo to enlarge the card.

I hope you've enjoyed Post Card Friendship Friday. Please visit the other participants and see what interesting things they've posted!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Kristin

14 comments:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I love the saturated colours of the Lincoln postcard.
Especially nice selection this week!
Thanks,
Evelyn in Montreal

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy PFF to you .
Wow this was the very first
Manatee mailbox I have ever seen.
It is fantastic.
I really like it.
Thank you so much for sharing it today.
Your postcard was fabulous as well.
Thank you so much.
Happy Trails

Bob of Holland said...

The Manatee Mailbox is really great. Keep photographing and posting them. Please.

Debby said...

Fabulous post, really enjoyed it, love the manatees.
debby

Postcardy said...

I would love to see some more manatee mailboxes.

The postcard of the river boat is interesting even with the damage.

viridian said...

Great manatee mailbox. In my area there are very few fun mailboxes. thanks for sharing your postcards.

Marie Reed said...

Multiple manatee mailboxes! Woot! That is pure awesomeness:) My son Johnny has a stuffed Manatee named eggroll:) That mail truck was such a ham! It was just begging to be snapped.. batting it's eyelashes at you!! Gorgeous post my dear!

Beth Niquette said...

I have never heard of a manatee mailbox! Are there many of them? How fun! Wonderful blog, beautiful postcards. Happy PFF!

Chris Overstreet said...

All these sneaky postal photos! You're bound to be visited by a postal inspector someday. :)

Marina Miranda said...

wow i loved that so creative and different mailbox!funny and so cute!
happy PFF
xx

Robin said...

poor little manatee.....
I love your photos.....and your postcards too.
Thanks for sharing

Have a beautiful weekend

Beverley Baird said...

What a variety. Who'd have thought of a manatee for a mailbox??

Sheila said...

Manatee mailboxes are quite frequently seen, are they? I've never even seen one!

Condo Blues said...

That is the cutest mailbox ever! I love manatees.