Thursday, September 09, 2004

It's a freaking mailbox...not high art!

mailbox Originally uploaded by merideth.
So why do the dang things cost one meeelion dollars? Everything beyond the standard fare you find at the likes of Home Depot seems to be ridiculously priced. Frequently, too, accompanied by some snotty description whose subtext is "surely you arent planning to hang this outside?! unguarded?! on your HOUSE!?" I even ran across one pompous blurb that explained how the mailbox in question was designed by an architect without consideration for how much it would cost to produce (or buy).

Ultimately though, we found this. Style appropriate? Yes. Lovely detail for the outside (that's right) of the house? Yes. One million dollars? No.

If you love it and want one too, it came from here.


At 9/09/2004 01:21:00 PM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...


Did you see Ann's post about mail boxes? She and Lori got a copper mailbox very similar to the one you have a pic posted of only part of her criteria was that the box had to be lockable. Her post was on August 10th on the Chateau site.


At 1/12/2005 06:24:00 PM, Blogger Jess said...

okay, so i know this post is very archived, but i just had to say, thank god someone else thinks these damn things are overpriced. doug and i will check out the website. we're looking for just such a box; our copious quantities of house magazines and catalogs are getting wet in the mail slot when it rains...


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