Mailbox Ideas

by Chris on June 23, 2009

A couple of things I forgot to tell you in yesterday’s post.

1.  I spent the majority of my vacation in Naples.  (My best friend lives there.) However, we traveled to Siesta Key, Fort Myers, and Sanabel.

2.  I did wear sunscreen.  I started with a 30 (only for 45 minutes) and then wore a protective 50.  Still burned.  Go figure.

One of my favorite parts of my trip was traveling through Naples’ Port Royal area.  Think “homes I’ll never be able to afford”.  We saw a lot of these…

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IMG_5624But I quickly realized that I was falling in love with the mailboxes in the area.  Yes.  Mailboxes. 

IMG_5617 The next two are my favorite!  Look at those pink flowers! 

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IMG_5635 I just love the state-liness of the vine covered boxes.  I would smile every time I went out to get the mail.

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So I wonder.  Do they offer a mortgage plan on a mailbox?  ‘Cause I just might have to look into that.

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{ 32 comments }

Amanda June 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

When I saw the pics from the beach, I immediately thought Sanibel. My family has vacationed there for many years-usually at the Loggerhead Cay. Must have been tough to go home…it always is for us!

dotti white June 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Love the mailboxes, too!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo June 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

So lovely! Looks like you had a wonderful trip.
Hey, a few years ago, I betcha they would have given you a mortgage on a mailbox. Maybe not so much these days, but a girl can dream. ;)
*Tricia

Mrs. E June 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Very cool mailboxes! Do you think that would make getting advertising flyers and bills any more fun to pick up? (It seems to be the only thing we get in the mail these days on a regular basis!)

Sara June 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I love Sanibel! Used to live in Fort Myers! Got sunburned last week too…..we must be related!

Amber June 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I always look at mailboxes! I love the huge white iron ones.

Betsy June 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I just LOVE Florida!! Everything there is so beautiful and lush…even the mailboxes! :)

Melanieshea June 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm

WOW!!! Love those mailboxes!

Kari June 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Lucky you! We used to vacation in Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel when I was young. I would love to go back. Beautiful pics!

Patricia June 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Sounds like a wonderful vacation and the mailboxes are wonderful
I look forward to your mailbox makover!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row June 23, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Those are great pictures. makes me wish we even had a mailbox, rather than a mail slot at the end of the street!

Naturally Jules June 23, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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Kelly Bergsing June 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I am definitely going to have to do that to our mailbox. There are a few people around here that do it, but none of them look as great as those. We have two mailboxes together, so I would have to clear it with my neighbor. They are in her yard. I am sure she will love the idea. ;0)

~MeLiSsA~ June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

First off… I love your blog!

So funny about Naples… I go there a couple of time a year and know the houses you saw, they are amazing! My mom's house was right by 5th street and 3rd in old Naples near Gordon, I loved it!

Farmgirl Paints June 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Never been there…so funny the pics of the mailboxes. But I can see your fascination. They are really cool:)

Joe, Christina, & Rocky June 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I live right off Siesta Key in Sarasota, and my brother in Naples – sadly, neither of us can afford those mailboxes – but they are GORGEOUS

Paige June 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Love the pictures of the mailboxes! Thanks for sharing.

The Bliss Journey June 24, 2009 at 12:06 am

sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I don't live far from Siesta Key, love those mailboxes.
Kathleen

Pedaling June 24, 2009 at 2:21 am

i can see why you fell in love with the mailboxes.
i've never seen any so beautiful, in my life!

Gamma Sharon June 24, 2009 at 3:13 am

Wow, what a beautiful place and so are the mail boxes.
Hope your day was great!

Nancy June 24, 2009 at 3:16 am

okay :) so what will YOUR mailbox look like NOW?!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! June 24, 2009 at 3:17 am

Hey…If you can fit your family into one of those little suckers…I say go for it!

FLorida, WATCH OUT. Girl will be taking small house living to the extreme!

I see a cable deal here.

Color Printing June 24, 2009 at 5:50 am

Those mailboxes are almost unrecognizable. But those are very creative mailboxes! Thanks for sharing them.

ursula June 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

love the mailboxes! and i would plant a whole bunch of flowers around mine, but sweet husband says that the mail carrier wouldn't appreciate it…..bees, he claims.

Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Yes Naples Fl is one of the richest areas in the US
The homes there are unbelieveable!

Pamela in NE OH

Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Sanibel there are alot of weddings there.

Susan

Ronda Batchelor June 24, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I love your blog it helped inspire me to start a blog. I'd love for you to check it out. Thanks
Ronda

Anonymous June 25, 2009 at 12:17 am

I think I have commented before but just wanted to make sure I told you that I really enjoy your blog! You have a great sense of humor and I love all your little projects! Nancy from OHIO (I do not have a blog.)

Susie from Bienvenue June 25, 2009 at 1:12 am

How ya feeling? Love the mailboxes~

Richella June 25, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I have done the same thing in Naples. My goodness. And you're right about the mailboxes. We want to see how you make a million-dollar mailbox out of a couple things you pick up at the thrift store. :)

By the way, while I think Naples is beautiful, you know where I think the summers are really gorgeous? Michigan. We lived in Hillsdale for seven years, and I thought the summertime there was incomparable. Now the spring (i.e. March, April). . .that's another story. But the summertime–wow. Hope you're enjoying it!

Take care!
Richella

Rainy Day Farm June 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Those mailboxes are so beautiful. I would love to do that to my mailbox but it would get trashed for sure. We dared paint ours to look nice and it has been hit twice. We now have it held together with black zip ties and they have left it alone! Go figure!

Keira June 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

we have a house on Captiva (adjacent to Sanibel). next time i'm there i am so taking a picture of our mailbox for you! :)

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