it’s not a secret that we love mail, so sometimes when friends find postal-themed items for sale, they send them our way — and this is how we’ve ended up with a small collection of cute mailboxes from around the world.
the first one was a yellow “piggy bank” from correos, offered to us by maike and wiebke who were on holidays in spain at the time:
a chinese one followed some months later, given to us by jifeng in china. it’s also a coin container, but a much heavier one. it brought such nice memories of our time there!
some years later, our friend cecília found this cute tin mailbox, and thought of us:
and the latest specimen to enter our collection is a hand-carved mailbox from canada. alida is a postcrosser, and her husband fred does woodwork, so he carved this tiny mailbox for us. it’s adorable!
and so the accidental collection grows… :)
3 replies on “a mailbox collection”
I also have an “accidental” collection of little mailboxes, started I don’t know why nor when :D
By the way, I got your postcard with the colourful houses of Algarve. Obrigada!
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