Wednesday 1 June 2011

It's In the Post!

I love the look of old post boxes!  I like this old King George one, and I think that the textures of the wall behind it just adds to its beauty!

It’s a shame that vandals are continually taking the little plates from the front which tell you when the next post uplift is.  I also think that the large boxes which the Post Office is adding to them spoils the look too, but I know its more convenient for post persons.

This box is along the prom at South Queensferry, so there are some lovely views of the Forth behind it.

I hope that we get to keep our old cast iron post boxes.  They are so iconic and the older ones are just beautiful with all their little extra decorative details.

Love, Liz

I'm linking up with Its A Very Cherry World for Rednesday!


Kylie said...

Your post box pics are fabulous Liz...I love the second one especially. Our corner post box is alot like the Queensferry one, I'll take a photo to show you when I'm walking the dog tomorrow.

★Carol★ said...

Those boxes are so lovely, and I hate to think of vandals harming them! They're so much prettier than the ugly blue ones all over the place around here!
Happy REDnesday,

Scarlett said...

Great photos, I love the old boxes too. There is a house near me that was an old post office and they still have the old box in the wall of their house - i think it looks amazing. Scarlett x

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

English post boxes are so charming!


A seeker of crimson and red
Did part her fair lips as she said,
“A daiquiri’s fine,
And so is red wine,
But I prefer claret instead!”

©2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Still Life with Red Blossoms

Vintage Tea Time said...

Yes, the second pic is great - would make a good card. Abby x

Vintage Sunday said...

What wonderful photos of those beautiful old post boxes ~ so much charm and character! I think someone may need to race around and photograph/catalogue them all before they all disappear! They really don't make things like they used to, and I love how so much creativity and beauty went into designing such things as these. Ours are all pretty ugly over here (except they're still the colour red ~ at least that's something!). Love Brenda

LV said...

I enjoyed your visit today. You had a most interesting post. I have not seen mailboxes like that. We do not have here.

Danielle said...

These post boxes are charming. I wish we still had them here. Thanks for the great photos : )

Unknown said...

They are wonderful arn't they, I also love the old phone boxes too, but they are so uncommon now. Lovely photo's xx

Ava said...

Wow what a beautiful place you live in.Love those post boxes! Scotland is so far away from Australia but your blog gives me something to dream about. xx

Rebecca said...

The post boxes are awesome! I've enjoyed my visit here today! I'm a little late with my visiting for Rednesday. Come by when you get a chance.

Back Porch Blessings,

flowers on my table said...

I love these old post boxes too, especially the country ones in peoples gardens. Lovely! Love Linda x

21 Wits said...

Hello Hanging on my word (Little Nell) told me about your cool red mail post I had to check them out...I follower Little Nell actually from Sepia Saturday first, then she came on over to TP as well...along with Bob S. also another cool blogger! Thanks for this exciting Rednesday addtion of post boxes, very nicely done, and I am a fan of these type things!