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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41 comments

Tamara said...

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

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

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

Tania said...

Thank you Brenda!
Tania

Tania said...

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

LindaMacKean said...

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

Tania said...

Thanks Linda, good luck in the giveaway!

Tania

Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania

Tamara said...

ok Thank you!

Linda said...

This would be so great for our new guest room

lindsay bade said...

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

Rose said...

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

Sharon Culpepper Britt said...

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

Bianca Munoz said...

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!

Tania said...

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

Tania

Tania said...

Hi Sharon, that would be pretty! Good luck!

Tania

Tania said...

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

Tania

Tania said...

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

Tania

Tania said...

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

Tania

Nancy Carroll said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania

Van said...

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

Tania said...

Thank you!!

Tania

Kimberly Bruhn said...

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!

Tania said...

Oooh, great ideas Kimberley!! Good luck!

Tania

Cyndi said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania

whattarush said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania

Laura Mueller said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction said...

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

Emily Smith said...

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

Tania said...

Thank you Cecilia!

Tania

Tania said...

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

Tania

Tiffany Banks said...

I would use it in my kitchen! <3

Tania said...

Thanks for entering Tiffany, good luck!

Tania

Laura Cruz said...

use it in my kitchen for mail!

Tania said...

Thanks for entering Laura, good luck!

Tania

Brittany Koelmel said...

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

Tania said...

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

Tania