Monday, March 1, 2021

Metal flowers and leaves: 3372 East 26th Street

This rusty-metal mailbox has flowers. Behind it is a matching fence of plants and leaves:
Here's the other side. Underneath the box is a flower with a butterfly:

Monday, February 22, 2021

4261 East Camino de la Colina: Miscellaneous mailbox

I haven't seen many mailboxes with a post made of a rusty machine, petrified wood, a little pot with a fresh plant, and… well, you decide:
I walked away, puzzled, on January 28th.

Monday, February 15, 2021

4026 East Camino de la Colina: Reptiles and amphibians, oh my!

(I just saw The Wizard of Oz. A nod to Dorothy.) This green mailbox is a bit faded, but it's still as fun:

I crawled by on January 28th.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Large (box) on (807) Longfellow

This oversize rusty mailbox is covered with giant yellow flowers:

There aren't many homes along north-south avenues in this neighborhood. So it was a nice surprise on my mailbox-hunting trip January 28th.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Tree post at 4252 East Paseo Dorado

This post has a nice shape — especially from the other side, which was hard to photograph with the sun so low:
I found it on January 28th.

Monday, January 25, 2021

3445 East Presidio Road: One neighbor has more fun

David Aber found a pair of mailboxes on December 27, 2020. One is plain black; the other is fun! Talk about contented cows… this one is asleep:

Monday, January 18, 2021

Swirls at 602 South Harvard Avenue

Neither David Aber nor I know quite what this box has on it. He calls them swirls, and that seems good to me. Dave snapped the photo on December 23rd.

Monday, January 11, 2021

6941 East Edgemont Street: Yum!

Did David Aber have the munchies when he spotted this tasty mailbox covered with what look like snacks? I'm not sure what they all are, but I see donuts, pizza, a star shape that might be a cookie, and at least one rectangle that could be a Pop-Tart. (What does your stomach say? If you'd like to vote, leave a comment below. You can be anonymous.) As always, you can click for a larger view.
He found this on November 23 — just a few days before Thanksgiving. After this, I hope he still had room for turkey!

Monday, January 4, 2021

4847 East Melissa Street: Cowboy reading his mail

This mailbox that David Aber found on December 23rd has got to be one of my favorites:
A lot of real-life cowboys may get mail at their headquarters, but I like the idea of a cowboy opening his own mailbox. The post is nice, too:
It hasn't been easy for me to get out mailbox-hunting… David has filled in the gaps. Thanks for keeping mailbox lovers happy, Dave! We're off to another year of great mailbox art.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 4 of 4

The first December entry Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4 showed 15 mailboxes, all on Montecito Street, all made as gifts to his neighbors from Seldon Smith. This entry has closeups of the last five; the previous two entries show the first ten. They're in order by street address, starting at 4053 East Montecito. Happy 2021! Let's hope it's better than 2020. (It couldn't be much worse, eh?) See you then.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 3 of 4

The first December entry Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4 showed 15 mailboxes, all on Montecito Street, all made as gifts to his neighbors from Seldon Smith. This entry has closeups of the second five; the next entry shows the last five. They're in order by street address, starting at 4033 East Montecito.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 2 of 4

Last week's entry Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4 showed 15 mailboxes, all on Montecito Street, all made as gifts to his neighbors from Seldon Smith. This entry has closeups of the first five; the next two entries show the last 10. They're in order by street address, starting at 4014 East Montecito.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4

2020 wasn't a great year, but here's a bright spot. David Aber found the 4000 block of East Montecito Street, which runs east from Randolph Park. One of the neighbors on that street made mailboxes by hand for 15 homes — at no cost, as gifts!

Today we'll see all of the mailboxes and parts of the homes behind them. The next three weeks’ entries have close-ups of each box. Thanks to David for spending all of the time to take the photos (on November 30th), then edit them!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Scorpion box...

…its tail is the handle to open the door! I found it (but didn't open it :) on November 22nd.

Monday, November 23, 2020

7046 Flamenco Place: Another amazing locomotive

On November 8, 2016, we showed a handmade locomotive mailbox. This one looks homemade, too. Here's a closeup:
David Aber sent the photos on November 5. Thanks as always!