Views of the Neighborhood – Mailbox Decorations

A lot of things are made of rock around here because it is plentiful. I noticed some substantial mailbox’s around the place, so I decided to take some photos of them to share with you.

Views of the neighborhood

We do have some squirrels in the neighborhood. Here is a tribute to them.

I haven’t seen any owls yet, but I’m sure they are here.

Looks like a cactus garden and a cactus statue. These guys must love cactus.

This one is unusual. A cup with lips. I could see fighting for coffee in the morning

Here is a burro with horns. (It could also be Bevo the mascot of The University of Texas which is located in Austin. I’ll bet that is it)

Here is a majestic elk standing on an ordinary mailbox.

A parrot. Must be an homage to a family pet. Of course, there are parrots in Austin. I just haven’t seen any around here.

Ah, the regal cat. No explanation is necessary.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour.

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  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Sooooo….are you creating a unique mailbox? Got to keep up with the Joneses, don’t you think? This could be fun! 😀 Have a wonderful day, John.

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    1. We have a normal mailbox and I think the Joneses can be satisfied that I’ll stay far behind. Thanks, Gwen.

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  2. Interesting, John. Those mailboxes look like they’re there to stay. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I got the same impression, Suzanne.

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  3. These mailboxes would certainly deter any teenagers from driving the car into them to knock them down, eh?!

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    1. I think the kids know that around here.

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    2. That was my first thought, GP. I haven’t heard about a kid doing damage to a physical mailbox for years — even out in the country. They’re probably hacking people’s email, instead.

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      1. That sounds about right!

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  4. The cups with lips is obviously owned by a lover of Salvador Dali – and who does a lot of meth.

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    1. Ha haha. Good observation, Hook.

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  5. These are all wonderful! Love the creativity.

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    1. Thank you, Darlens. They are creative for sure.

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  6. These are great, John! The cup with lips is hilarious. No doubt it gives the mailman a smile each day. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy a restful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  7. Interesting pictures John, we have slits in our front door for mail delivery and not external mailboxes but these look amazing. Even the Dali-esque cup with lips.

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    1. Thank you, Dave. Our mailpeople drive in vehicles, hence the stand alone mailboxes.

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  8. These are great, John. Please don’t tell our squirrels that people make statues in their honor. We do enough for those buggers. I wonder if the owl keeps critters away? I like stuff made out of stone. It seems so simple, yet beautiful.

    I will warn you, if you put “Longhorns” on your mailbox, I might have to stop following.

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    1. There is no way I would honor the Longhorns. It is like I’m living in an occupied city. They would be the last team I would support. Viva WVU, Baylor, MSU, Notre Dame and any other team first.

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      1. A statue of the Mountaineer might not last very long 😉

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      2. I would say not.

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  9. Very cool. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thanks for coming along

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  10. What a fun custom! It says a lot about your neighbors. Don’t know about the cup with lips though, they might be nice people, but approach with caution. Maybe they are warning passers-by that they bite. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. Maybe they do. 😀

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  11. Wonderful idea, dear John! And mostly animals are involved.

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    1. Yes. I think a person up ther might freak people out.

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  12. Simply lovely! Your ‘hill country of Texas’ is one of the most beautiful places to live in the country – make that, the world! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  13. Thanks for the fun photos. We see too many smashed mailboxes around here. I do encounter some creative mailboxes on occasion.

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    1. That is a shame.

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  14. The cat is my favorite, of course. And yes . . that IS Bevo!

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    1. I knew that. Just didn’t want to give them the nod.

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      1. Hahaha!

        You’re the best.

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  15. The subdivision I live in has mailboxes in stone pillars. There are two boxes per pillar, and none are allowed decoration of any sort. I guess they look nice, and you can’t knock them over with a bat (like some people have been known to do) or a car, but the morons who installed them put them too far in, so we can’t use the flags that signal mail to be sent.

    Really enjoyed your pictures, John.

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    1. The little flags are monted on the stone here.

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      1. I noticed that. Not here. Maybe because we have two boxes per pillar. Or maybe because no one thought of it.

        The boxes are far enough out in the rest of the neighborhood that those flags work. Ours must have been the first ones in and they didn’t realize the boxes were too deep until too late. At least they corrected the problem for everyone else in the construction-phase.

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  16. I have always liked the ingenious ways people hereabouts have with their mailboxes.

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      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

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  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I love the mailboxes! The coffee cup cracked me up. Looks like the same person does many of them. Very cool!

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    1. Looks that way, Denise.

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  18. I LOVE the owl! Interesting that folks there ‘decorate’ their mailboxes — the postal clerks must be immune to them by now. Yes, I do believe that burro is supposed to be Bevo. Bet you’d be the talk of the neighborhood if you put a leprechaun on your box!!

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    1. Ha haha. That would be a good one, Debbie.

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  19. That’s some sturdy mailboxes! I don’t think thieves are going to make off with any of them, lol

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    1. No not in the interium.

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  20. Wow… those mail bloxes (blocks and boxes – get it… 😉 ) – one would expect them in a place like Kansas where hurricanes blow at will… 😉

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  21. This is fascinating, John. I had no idea mailboxes could be so interesting. Love the photos!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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  22. If you did decide to decorate, I think an open book would be perfect. Subtle, tasteful — and a reminder that some people still read and write!

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    1. What a great idea, Linda. I wish I had one of those stobe monuments. Ours is a simple MCM design.

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  23. Mailboxes in your part of the world are so different from the letterboxes we have in the UK, John. I wonder if there are any contests for ‘best mailbox’?

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    1. I’ve not heard of a “best mailbox” contest, Hugh. I’ll keep my ears open though. 😀

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  24. I’ll bet the kids don’t drive by and club those things. Had that problem in Nevada, but I fixed it with some I beams and concrete. So when does the boxer mailbox go up?

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    1. Our mailbox is a classic midcentury modern design. No figures on top

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  25. These are fun – love how people can individualize their mailboxes. Will we be seeing stone figures of the girls anytime soon?

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    1. I don’t think so. Our mailbox is a MCM made of wood.

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  26. Loved this, John. Very creative – like a walk through a tiny art museum. The owl was great!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle.

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  27. Love the squirrel and the cat. Owls creep me out though. haha!

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    1. Ha haha. Owls are your friend.

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  28. What fun post boxes, John. A pretty neighbourhood.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  29. Ah, the neighborhood nuances! Thanks for sharing, John.

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  30. Interesting! You live in a creative neighborhood. Thanks for sharing those mailbox pics and I must say you have a fantastic observation John!

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    1. Thank you, Balroop

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  31. Those are fun and creative. Gives you a little bit of insight to the people who live I think.
    If you were going to do something creative on your mailbox I like Shoreacres idea too about the open book, but an homage to the pups would be good too.
    I can almost hear the conversation between Lucy and Twiggy. 🙂

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    1. Ha haha. We are the oddball house. Our box is contemprary with no room for an image.

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  32. Some of those toppers look like they’re just placed on top of the mailboxes. I wonder if they can withstand Chicago winds. The new neighborhood looks green, lush, and woodsy! Good writing place! 🤗

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    1. Thhey are definately attached, Linda.

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  33. Love the mailboxes, John! I thought nothing could top your photos of Port Aransas, but your new neighborhood seems to be offering up plenty to photograph!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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