Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vintage Letter Slot

I was so excited to find this vintage letter slot at an antique store a few weekends ago! Letter slots are kind of hard to find, especially if one is trying to find a certain size. I have been combing the internet and antique shops, finally it all paid off. 
If you look really close you will see a small black box to the left of the door, that is the mailbox. The mail hardly fits in it and always look like it is falling out, so I thought a letter slot would solve the problem. Unfortunately, it created  another problem. The space along side the door is very narrow and one can't get mail slots that small. Hence, the hunt through antique shops.......
I love that it says "Letters" on the front. Now it just needs a little love and attention and it will be ready for service!

15 comments:

  1. Cool find! My great aunts had one on their house and I was always so fascinated by it when I was a kid. All of the sudden, letters were falling into their house!!

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    1. There is something fascinating about letter slots, especcialy to children! I remember playing with my grandma's too.

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  2. Love your house, Heide! It is so charming! I can see why you bought it. And, I do love your mail slot, too! I had one just like it in a little cottage I owned several years ago. Great find!
    Thanks so much for linking it up with Country Whites Weekend!
    Springtime Blessings!
    Dru

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    1. Thanks Dru! I am so excited I found it. Hopefully it isn't going to be too hard to install!

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  3. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Okay...as a picker, I can say that is one heck of a find! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at our party.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you! I always enjoy The Country Whites Weekend.

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  4. I love your mail slot! That was a great find. So cool when you find something that you have been on the hunt for.

    So nice visiting with you tonight.

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    1. It is! It makes the hunt worth it!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Oh...My goodness! I love your blog. I have such a love for vintage aprons mainly because my memories of my gramma wearing them in the kitchen are so sweet.
    They are my very favorite gift to give for birthdays and special occasions. My friends and family are quite spoiled.

    I look forward to exploring your blog in the coming days.
    Blessings to you,
    Carolynn

    I am happy to become your newest follower.

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  6. What a cute and lucky find! I love your house, it looks so cute and cozy! It reminds me a little of a house we had in Ohio years ago.
    This is what I love about antiquing -- the long -term quest. You never know when or if or where the item you seek will turn up.

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    1. Thanks Wendy!
      I was so excited this was a long long long term quest! ;) But yes, it does make it exciting!

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  7. I do love the mail slot, but I have to say I love the Cherry Ames books even more. I have my mom's entire set, and a few months ago I found the Cherry Ames Book of Nursing and First Aid. I loved reading those books when I grew up, and have never seen anyone else with more than one.

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  8. I would love to subscribe to your site via email. Is that possible? Perhaps I overlooked a place to do that. Thanks

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