10.18.2010

Trains and boxes

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Today I went to the post office and took a few pictures of the beautiful architecture and detail it holds. I absolutely love the P.O. boxes, there are a few different designs, but these have the original number plates. I just know that one day they will tear them all out, and replace them with awful gray metal boxes, and when that day comes I'll get all the old boxes and line my walls in them, and fill the boxes with buttons and thread, and random little trinkets.
After the Post Office Sam and I grabbed some lunch and took it to the nearby train station. Right across from the tracks is a metal recycling plant (I think, there was lots of metal) so we sat and watched refrigerators climb up conveyor belts. It really just made me think of all the beautiful blue 50s kitchen appliances that have probably passed through there.

20 comments:

Rachel said...

That would be lovely to have some of those pretty boxes to put things in; I should like to have a few too. (Though hopefully they will stay where they are for some time.)

la pie qui chante pour un oui pour un non said...

Lovely boxes!!!
Have a nice day.

Kayleigh said...

My mum has this wonderful wooden post office cupboard-y thing, it isn't these individual locked boxes but has about 50 open front boxes about the same size. It's from a post office here in Australia used back in th 40s and it is fantastic for displaying all my mum's wonderful bits and pieces. Practical too.

Allison said...

I found an old PO box turned personal bank at an antique store on Hawthorne Blvd called The Shadow House. It's on 42-3rd-ish, near Hawthorne Vintage. It's super neat!

S.Allen said...

My mom has a box at that post office. She also has an old house from the 20's there that they remodeled or rather restored. My bathroom is my favorite- they refinished the original claw foot tub and put up all the original molding back up. It is so much fun to walk downtown!

Casey said...

I love old fixtures in buildings like that--it makes everyday tasks so much more exciting than the bland, metal PO box! lol. It's sad to think that so many pieces like that have been discarded and dismantled over time...

Love your dress too!!! :)

♥ Casey | blog

sueper said...

love the old vibe from that postal office!

Miss Woody said...

I'm coming back!
great blog as always!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Great shots! Especially the train!

Heather said...

I love living near trains. It makes me appreciate all those Johnny Cash songs..

Q's Daydream said...

Those PO boxes are amazing!
Your hair is getting soooo long girly!

MrJeffery said...

great photos. love the dress.

Glamour Daze said...

great hair and dress

Debi said...

I just left a post on my blog wearing a hat I bought at Urban Eccentric Vintage! Check it out! http://fashionsfromthepast.blogspot.com!

FoofandFaff said...

Its horrible to see such gorgeousness get torn out, hopefully it wont happen for a while! Gorgeous dress also :)

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

i hate when people replace old beautiful things that have a story with something new, awful and soulless.
although, if it works for your benefit, that's all that matters ;)

Sue said...

I scored a set of library card boxes (the old wooden kind) a while back and love having those in my sewing room. And by the way - I LOVE that dress!!!!! It's downright adorable :)

Sue

Anonymous said...

love the dress!

I saw similar boxes at our town museum. They took the entire post office wicket and put it in the museum- so lovely! She said they were solid brass. The door itself was quite small but we got to pick up one and they were at least a pound!

~Shannon

Robert Cornell said...

The boxes remind me of my childhood, growing up in Woods Cross, Utah...an old railway and postal center. We had number 9 in the post office.
I also love Sam's photo with the train--Sam loved trains as a child, and no matter how old he becomes, I can still imagine him with a Lionel train or a Lego train...

Eloise said...

I'm in awe of your style and taste! I love the dress!
-Eloise x