Thursday, September 26, 2013

2602 East Mabel Street

Instead of putting your mailbox outside the wall around the front of your home, why not put it in the wall — so you don't have to go around to get your mail?


The owner of this mailbox did that. It's embedded in the stuccoed wall (and covered with stucco itself) next to a bright green and dark lavender gate. I rolled by (and stopped!) on May 13th.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The other side of 2601 East Mabel Street

As I hinted in the previous entry (you can click there to see it), I've been very busy. So busy, in fact, that I didn't check to see if I'd taken a photo of the other side of that box.

I found it this morning, as I was about to do another post. Here's the other side of the same box, on May 13:

Friday, September 20, 2013

2601 East Mabel Street

The Boxes Are Back after a break for (me) moving to a new home. This box is a great way to start (again):


It's white with green and black faces and eyes. I found it on May 13th.

Friday, September 13, 2013

608 Shattuck Street, Bisbee


Although this is the Tucson Mailbox Art blog, I can't resist a great mailbox anywhere (especially on Friday the 13th in 2013 :).

Gregg Townsend just surprised me with photos of this church-shaped mailbox in Bisbee... including teacups and saucers on the ground next to its post:

Is that an electricity-generating windmill over the steeple? Here's a close-up:


Whattabox! Thanks, Gregg.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1214 North Forgeus Avenue


Here's a mailbox design I haven't seen before. It's painted green, and the base is also painted: with flowers.

I spotted it on May 13th.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

301 South Eastbourne Avenue


This black mailbox has a black scroll underneath. (There are more similar columns around the grounds.)

I was there on May 13th.

Monday, September 2, 2013

3346 East Arroyo Chico


Pots on mailbox posts are nothing unusual here in Tucson. This home, though (in the part of town just north of Reid Park, with large homes on curvy streets) had an unusual combination: a beautiful pot on a nicely-stuccoed post... and, next to it, a plain gray mailbox on a metal post.

Maybe it was under construction when I rolled by on May 13th? If you've seen the home since then and have an update, please leave a comment below or send me email. Thanks.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

648 East 8th Street revisited


This mailbox, with its dark sort-of-metallic blue and a couple of handpainted designs, has a multicolored fence around it. I stopped by to gawk on May 11th... but lost track of the photo above. (Instead, on May 18th, I posted a fuzzy photo enlarged from the photo of the fence. It shows the very top of the mailbox, but not very clearly.)

If you'd like to see the fence, it's on today's Tucson Murals Project entry.