ONE Vintage Inspired Post Box, THREE Ways to Use It! (And a Giveaway!)

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I have a fun post today that all started with my friends over at Bits of Vintage sending me not one but two of these beautiful vintage inspired post boxes... one for me to play with and one to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!

I'm going to share three different ways that I thought of to use it (other than the obvious!) and you'll then have the opportunity to enter the giveaway at the end of this post to win one of your own!

Three ways to use a vintage mailbox!

This is what it looks like straight out of the box!


The top opens...


...and the little flap on top of the lid opens as well!


Here are three examples of how it can be used!

1. Create a pretty floral arrangement!


I created this one with $5 worth of silk flowers from Walmart, some branches from my twisted filbert bush, and a vintage letter from Santa that I found online and printed (I made this before Christmas but any vintage letter would be pretty to carry it through the winter).


This is what I chose to do with my mailbox, it is hanging next to my front door and really dresses up the front porch!




2. Use it in the kitchen!


I put my vintage rolling pin, an old cookbook, and some wooden spoons and a whisk inside for a cute vintage display.


And used an 'S' hook to hang a vintage dishtowel on the side!



3. Transform it into a bird feeder!



This is easy to make by simply attaching a pie tin to the bottom and drilling a hole in the bottom of the mailbox for the bird food to fall into the pan.




So there you have it, three ways to use this beautiful vintage inspired post box!

Now you can enter to win one of your own (sorry to my Canadian friends but this one is open to US residents only). Good luck!

And if you don't want to wait for the giveaway to end you can always purchase one from Bits of Vintage: Vintage Mailbox|Tin Post Box


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PS. If you make a purchase from one of the links in this post I will earn a small commission but it will not cost you a penny more! Click here to see my full Disclosure Policy.

41 comments

  1. Hi Tania..
    I hope you had a Happy Christmas! I love the ways you used the little POST BOX ~ I'm not sure how to enter the give-away but they sure are cute! Thanks for all the inspiration and have a Happy New Year!

    Tamara xo

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  2. Really cute! I love all your ideas for it.
    Brenda

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  3. Thanks Tamara! There should be a little box right above my signature to enter the giveaway. You just click the box and do each of the items it requests and click the button to say you've completed them. You don't have to do them all but you get more entries that way!
    Tania

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  4. The mailbox is so cute and I love your inspired ways to use it! I'm going to enter your giveaway for sure!

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  5. Thanks Linda, good luck in the giveaway!

    Tania

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  6. Thrifty Mom In BoiseThursday, December 29, 2016

    I love this! I might need one of these for my next home. So sweet. :)

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  7. Make sure you enter the giveaway!! Maybe you'll win one!!

    Tania

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  8. This would be so great for our new guest room

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  9. I love the kitchen idea! We are repainting ours right now so I would use it in there.

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  10. I might put it in the family room, it would look pretty there...

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  11. Sharon Culpepper BrittFriday, December 30, 2016

    I like all of your ideas, but I would most likely use it on my deck to hold some ivy or similar plant.

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  12. We are moving in the Spring. I would use this at our new home! Super cute and could be used anywhere, maybe I will put it in our garden if I win :) Thank you!

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  13. Hi Bianca, this would perfect for your new home! Good luck!

    Tania

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  14. Hi Sharon, that would be pretty! Good luck!

    Tania

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  15. Hi Rose, this post box is so pretty it would look good almost anywhere! Good luck!

    Tania

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  16. Thanks Lindsay, glad you liked the kitchen idea! Good luck!

    Tania

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  17. Hi Linda, a guest room would be a cute place for it! Good luck!

    Tania

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  18. What a cute mail box! I love the kitchen idea and have plenty of vintage kitchen utensils to fill it!

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  19. It is cute and you sure do have enough to fill it! ha ha!

    Tania

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  20. I love how you styled this! Very beautiful as a floral arrangement and in the kitchen :)

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  21. Man....I would love to use the post box during the various holidays and have vintage postcards and other seasonal decor coming out of the top (similar to what you did)...valentine hearts, spooky card for fall, vintage old silk flags for summer...would be a great piece!

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  22. Oooh, great ideas Kimberley!! Good luck!

    Tania

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  23. I love the flower arrangement you made with it, but I think I use it in the kitchen, similar to what you did!

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  24. You can always use it one way for awhile and then change it up!! Good luck Cyndi!

    Tania

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  25. This reminds me of the cast iron mailbox I had growing up. My mom displayed on on the front porch even though her mail was delivered through a slot in the garage. I would love to give it a mail motif similar to the first one you showed. Maybe I could add mail-related embellishments. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  26. I like that idea too, glad this brought back some fond memories! Good luck!

    Tania

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  27. I would love it in my bedroom. I put all the notes my husband gave me when we were dating in it!

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  28. Awww, now that is such a sweet idea! Good luck in the giveaway!

    Tania

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  29. Tania, I love the way you used it in the kitchen. So lovely--thank you for sharing @ Vintage Charm. Pinned!

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  30. I think I'd use it for fresh flowers if I could find a vase that would hide inside.

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  31. Hi Emily, I'm sure you could find a vase that would work :o) Good luck!

    Tania

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  32. I would use it in my kitchen! <3

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  33. Thanks for entering Tiffany, good luck!

    Tania

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  34. use it in my kitchen for mail!

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  35. Thanks for entering Laura, good luck!

    Tania

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  36. This would look fantastic in my entryway next to my door!!! Right now we use a small side table for our mail.

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  37. Sounds like the perfect place for it Brittany! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

    Tania

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