Redcliffe Pier

Saturday, October 30, 2010

How to Beat a Letter Box Vandal

On my morning walks I got interested in the different varieties of letter boxes.
One day, I noticed that the garden gnome was missing. It used to sit under this letter box on the little platform.


The next day I saw that it had been replaced with a snail.


The next day it went missing too. Some days later I saw that a new letter box was being made. This one looked solid enough to deter vandals.


A few days later. The finished masterpiece.

16 comments:

  1. The new letter box and plantings in the planter are much nicer than the first one. Yet one wonders who would take other people's possessions and why? Have a great weekend, diane. Blessings from Jo

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  2. That's a silly thing to do on your mailbox, but it's good replacement one did it looks nice too and the plants. You know who did it?

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    Hope you had a lovely weekend on the other side of AU.

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  3. I'd like one just like that! Love the macro shots of the plants below.

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  4. You wonder why people do such things, children perhaps? But the replacement looks very good.

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  5. But is that ribbon grass is growing in soil, wont the wood rot?

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  6. I like the finished piece in the last photo, but it must be frustrating to keep losing their little ornaments.

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  7. Very snazzy indeed! Love your last few posts. I had noticed that you had been at Robin Hoods Bay - we were very lucky with the weather - and the fossils. xxxxx

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  8. I like to new letter box (called mail boxes in the U.S.) but think it is awful that people will just take anything they please. I do not have a fancy mail box as I live on a country farm road and it gets hit quite regularly with passing farm equipment! Would love to have a pretty one, but....

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  9. It's too bad that there are mailbox vandals around, but I think this homeowner has come up with a wonderful solution to the problem.

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  10. I'd miss the gnome, but the new box is pretty fancy!

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  11. Great before and after, I like the new one though I do think it is mean for the gnome to go walk about.

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  12. Do you mean that you have THIEVES there in Aussie-land???? I thought they were all here in the USA... ha ha

    Great idea to solve the mailbox problem... BUT--they shouldn't have had to do it... What a shame...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. I can never understand what pleasure vandals get from what they do? Sadly, there are people like that everywhere.

    Another blogger from Australia that I look at sometimes hosts a meme called MailBox MOnday -- I was surprised to see such a variety of mailboxes, because here in the US the boxes pretty much have to be a certain standard.


    I really like the touch of whimsy that the different ones bring to a neighborhood.

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  14. Oh, smart. Not many properties have those kind of letter boxes here. The postman has to walk right up to the house door and stick the letters through a slot - then you have to run and get them before your dog chews them up!

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  15. I think the spikey plants will deter any further theft!

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  16. My x mother in law had her gnome stolen by a couple of local wags who sat it up in the local bar with a rum and coke...took a pic, put the gnome back in the yard with the pic.... my x mother-in-law is teetotal...ahhh small towns.

    This appears sheer avarice which is a shame...

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