Monday, October 8, 2012

Rusty Mailbox Memories

 759, the address of the Home where I grew up, below is the mailbox that stood at the end of driveway. My Dad's name proudly sits on top, still in the original white paint, still the original numbers, everything the way it was so many years ago, with the exception of the location. It now sits (as of a few days ago) about half way back our little lane, on an old stump, beside my Father-in-law's old mailbox.
 When my Father-in-law passed away over twenty years ago my husband saved his mailbox, then when my Dad passed away about five years later, I did the same. It didn't seem right to just pitch them...and I always new I'd find some way to use them.

Last Christmas I grabbed the one and used it in a outdoor display, and then it was tucked away in the shed that has been their home  for years.

One day I saw a picture of a stump with flowers on pinterest, and immediately knew, what I would be doing with our old Family Mailboxes. They finally have a home.

Side by side they proudly sit, a gentle reminder of the past, I see every day when I drive back our little lane.

I can't wait to deck them out for all the up-coming Holidays

I think it's important to remember our past and pass those memories onto our Children and Grandchildren.

and I love to combine decorating and memory keeping

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...
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  1. I love this idea! I know you and your family will cherish these. Wish I had kept our mailboxes to decorate as family memories. But I do have a new unused one and I will arrange seasonally for an outdoor display like yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love this and we are replacing our mailbox and was thinking of saving it for this very reason.\


  3. Hi Lorri ... I LOVE the stump and what a great place to have those two very special mailboxes. I love how you decorated with them for Fall. I wish I had ours from the house we grew up in. I have several that I cut a hole in the top and made planters. I am sure you saw my blog on them. They have held up pretty good out in the weather. Happy Holidays.
    God Bless.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  4. What an awesome tribute!!! I have a great affection for old mailboxes...I love photographing them. This is truly wonderful.

  5. Awesome! Love the mailbox memories !

  6. What a wonderful idea! Such a great reminder of your pasts. We both grew up in cities so we don't have rural mailboxes but we have one at our home in the country...and your post has inspired me to create something unique with the one at the end of our lane! Thank you for the inspiration, I'll be pinning so you will get a shout out (if I get to it, and then get to blogging about it! lol).
    Saw you featured at SNS Funky Junk Interiors
    Debbie :)

  7. Mailboxes play an important part to our life. It holds our special letter where our loved ones express their feeling. Mailboxes holds lot of our memories so it deserves to be in good condition always. You can try some ways in taking good care of it. Also ensure the right security system.