Unique Mailboxes For Your Home

7/16/2010 10:31:00 PM ·

A couple years ago, my uncle started making mail boxes as a hobby. He started out making a bird house, carved entirely out of wood, and integrated a capsule to capture the mail. My mom was the first to have one for her home in Mackinaw. I missed my chance to own one, as he doesn't craft them anymore.

I'm one of those individuals that can create something artistic that represents my unique style by adding a certain flare to whatever I buy. However, there comes a time when I don't have the hours to burn to make something for the home, like a mailbox.

For the past year, I've been searching for a a Victorian mail box that I had seen at an estate sale. I frequent antique auctions and estate sales, but I missed my chance to purchase this piece after someone outbid me. I thought, there has to be an alternative and there certainly must be a more reasonable way to purchase exactly what I want.

After searching, I found the mailbox pictured above, which sits upon a pedestal, has a canopy to guard against rain, and locks for added security. The material is light weight die cast aluminum and it's resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing. From a design standpoint, it certainly fits the Victorian style and it does cost half the price of the antique found at auction.

What do you think? Does it fit the Victorian period?

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