Festive Fall Mailboxes

Love it or hate it, it’s the “holidays” and if you’re not in the spirit yet, perhaps these mailboxes will inspire you.

From the Ed Witles collection:

Festive Fall Mailboxes

And from Teresa M.

I just recently purchased and painted a mailbox planter that sits on top of my mailbox and attaches underneath. I have decorated it for Thanksgiving and will be changing it out for Christmas. It’s a great idea and I look forward to spring when I can plant it in real annuals. If interested you can find it at creativemailboxplanters.com It is made of an eco-friendly plastic so it should last for several years to come.

Thanks Teresa and Mr. Witles for sharing your Turkey day mailboxes with us.

Pen Covered Mailbox

Oh sure he covered a Mercedes with pens, what’s interesting about that? /sarcasm

Now this… this is art!

You can visit Mercedes Pens to see more pictures of this “ugly mailbox“.

Also, please note that not only has he contributed many pictures to this blog, he went that extra step and actually created his own for us!  That should make all you slackers that say you’ll submit photos get on the ball!

Mailboxes from West Sacramento

Barbara S. from My West Sacramento Photo of the Day sent in a picture featured on her blog last week.

Mailboxes from West Sacramento

These rows of mailboxes are fairly common in rural areas but what struck me about this picture is second redheaded stepchild of a mailbox. Not only is it completely rust covered, but it seems to have a “Hello My Name Is” sticker on it rather than vinyl numbers. It’s as if whoever owns it has said f’ keeping up with the Joneses.

1Buck Says he Voted for GW

Kathy from the Junk Drawer follows up her floral “beauty”:

This one was found in Bethlehem Township, PA. This house was a total dump. They had all manner of garbage in the front yard, arranged in a way I think they thought was “artsy.” There was also a deer head mounted on the front porch (sending that picture as well). I hurried to take these pictures, since I wasn’t sure when or whether the owner would come outside with a rifle and shoo (or shoot) me away.

What I do for Ugly Mailbox.com.

I do appreciate your efforts for my blogging pleasure! This is a great find.

Birthday meme

Ann at TwistedSister tagged me with the Wikipedia Birthday Meme. Wednesday was my birthday, so the timing is right.

Here are the rules: You go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and tag 5 friends. There are five slots in the meme list…. as you are tagged, you have to remove the name in the first slot and bump everyone up so that your name can be added to the bottom. Participation is optional.

And the list:

Are We There Yet??
Sarge Charlie
Comedy Plus
TwistedSister…totally pissed off!
Ugly Mailbox

I tag:

Project Armannd
Tea Party Girl
Goddess Carlie
Little Mummy
Earnest Parenting

On My Birthday July 25th

Three Events

  • 306 – Constantine I proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
  • 1980 – Australian hard rock band AC/DC release the album Back in Black. This album goes on to be the 2nd best selling album in history.
  • 1999 – Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France.

Two Births

  • 1954 – Walter Payton, American football player (d. 1999)
  • 1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor

One Holiday

  • Inca festival in honor of the thunder god Ilyap’a

Ugly Mailbox

Mailbox Merry-Go-Round

Ugly Mailbox

“Spin the wheel of ugly mailboxes! Seen along highway 21 near Idaho City in Idaho.” ~Peter F.

Messy Mosaic Mailbox

I am giving the creator of this disaster too much credit by calling it a mosaic.

Because diggin’ a hole is hard to do…

Yup that’s black duct tape.

Willow Support Me?

While house-hunting in Syracuse, Jon P. and his fiancee found this sad mailbox.

Another Great Mailbox Photo from There I Fixed It!

Bad Baby Ent!  Mailboxes Aren’t Food

There, I Fixed It

I just love There I Fixed It and I never thought to look for mailboxes on it.

So thanks to Costas Schuler of  Art Car Central: http://www.artcar.blogspot.com, The Pen Guy:http://www.pen-guy.blogspot.com and Envisionary Design: http://envisionary-design.blogspot.com/ for pointing out some of the funny mailboxes there.

This was my favorite:

There, I Fixed It Mailboxes

I don’t get it…

Spotted this one in central Florida on the way home from the Buffett concert in Tampa.

I feel like there’s some sort of inside joke I’m missing because I can’t quite figure out what an oven and a dump truck have to do with one another.

Mailbox Fail

This is currently on page 2 of failblog and I think it deserves our vote

Here’s a past “winner”:

The Ugliest Mailbox in America?

Lani Diane Rich’s Ugly Mailbox



I’m not sure if it’s the ugliest in America, because I’ve seen my fair share, but Lani Diane Rich wants to toss her hat into the competition.  You didn’t know there was a contest did  you?

For all of us that have wondered, “What were they thinking?” you can read the story behind this one on her blog.  While you’re there stick around and read more of her entries,  she’s a great writer with a wonderful sense of humor.

And, you know… yeah. It’s really, really ugly. But the plow guys will SEE IT. And right now, that’s really all I care about. So… yay me!

I also like that she has two first names. It reminds me of the “Two First Names” SNL skit with Neil Patrick Harris that aired on the 10th. I can’t find a clip of it anywhere but it’s about a celebrity talk show for stars with, you guessed it, two first names. Neil Patrick Harris is the host and the “band” includes Jamie Lynn Spears and David Lee Roth. His guests are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Clark Duncan, Billy Bob Thornton, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Daniel “Dave” Lewis. When Daniel corrects Harris and tell him it’s “Day-Lewis”, Harris tells him to “get the hell out of there with your one first name only.” Good stuff.

They Must Be Stoned…

Bob, who brought us the Clothesline Mailbox has found another gem to share with us from a recent drive through Overlook Mountain in Woodstock, NY.

Thanks Bob and Happy New Year to you.

Animal Mailbox

Quack Quack

This one quacked me up. Seen in Middle River, MD.  Submitted by: Ruth S. from Timonium, MD

Animal Mailbox

I tawt I taw a mechanical elephant…

Orca, the Killer Mailbox

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

Rejoice Parrotheads

Here’s the mailbox for those of you who love a Cheeseburger in Paradise…

I missed the Easter bunny.

I was away for spring break and didn’t find the Mr. Witles’ Easter bunny mailbox buried in my Inbox until just now :(

Polar Bear Express

A fun mailbox from Mr. Witles’.  I have no idea where the mail goes!  I’m sure the mail delivery person is used to the unusual and will find it.

Also for you Spongebob fans, some yard art:






Oh the Wonderful Thing about Tiggers…

The latest grrrrrreatest mailbox from Mr. Witles’


From Tod M.

We vacation in Door County Wisconsin Every year, and every year we see this mail box in Egg Harbor, WI.   It’s for Dovetail Gallery on Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor.  When this picture was taken last August it had looked like it was just refurbished, as the paint was so bright.

Any mailbox that gives me a reason to use a pun is “thumbs up” in my book! Seriously though, this has to be a one-of-a kind mailbox. Great find!

Dinos and Dragons

Finally!  A new addition to the Witle’s mailbox collection.  I love dragons…


Face Behind the Blog MeMe

Lis tagged me for this, probably as revenge for me tagging her in the past ;) I know memes aren’t a lot of fun to read, but this one is ok because it’s a “get to know me” type.

Face Behind the Blog: Sorry, no new pictures of me, but here’s my new kitton! He’s 2 months old, my son picked him out at the Humane Society and he named him Cutie Pie.

Blog Title: Ugly Mailbox
Description: A blog with pictures of crazy mailboxes. Some are unusual but fun (cool). A lot are just awfully ugly.
Why “Ugly Mailbox”: Well, that’s what it is!
Name: Linda
Country: USA
Occupation: Aspiring pro blogger? Aren’t we all?
Email : lindaf[at]uglymailbox(dot)com
Birthday: July 25th
Fav Color: Black (I’m so emo)
Fav Drink: Beer
Fav Fruit: Mango (margaritas)
Fav Dessert: Key Lime pie (martinis)
Hobbies: gaming, scrapbooking, painting, baking.
Some of the blogs that I know which put up a picture(s) of me are: I hope none! Eeep.

Come on, show yourself! (if you’d like, no pressure)
1.  Liz at Seriously Baltimore
2.  Jason at Elephant Uprising
3.  Confessions of a Housewife

Post a short article and include your photograph (or more if you want to). If you already have a pix online somewhere, the get creative with a new one :)

Next include the link to the others who have displayed their pix, or even include their pix in your post, adding a reference to it.

The ones who’ve “shown their faces”:
Gayla at Mom GadgetChar at Essential KeystrokesPaul at Reflections Rob at 2DolphinsZep at The In-Sect Ingo at StixsterStevie at Lost In Cyberspace The Paper Bull at (oddly enough) The Paper BullLisa Sabin-Wilson at Just A Girl In The WorldDawud Miracle at dmiracle.com Wendy Piersall at eMoms at Home The Beta News Randa Clay at Randa Clay DesignDrew McLellan at The Marketing MinuteBecky McCray at Small Biz Survival Phil Gerbyshak at Make it Great!Steve Woodruff at StickyFigure Dave Olson at Live the GREAT life that you desireGreg at Become a Remote Control SEOAriane Benefit at Neat Living Blog Genesis at the At Home Mom BlogArmen at iFFECT.NETMihaela Lica at Online Public RelationsTara at Graphic Design BlogDoris Chua at Home Office Women Edward Mills at Evolving TimesTony D. Clark at Success from the Nest Jonathan-C Phillips at SmartWealthyRichKaren at A Deaf Mom Shares Her WorldLisa Gates at intrinsic life designRammel Firdaus at rammelfirdaus.comCarol at Pentimento Adam Kayce at Monk at WorkThomas at Technical BloggerTammy Lenski at I Can?t Say That! Chris Brown at Branding & Marketing Rory Sullivan at HamelifeDerek Wong at Going The Wong WayEmbuck at embuck.comMs. Q at QMusingsShelly Tucker at This Eclectic Life Steve at Ramblings from the MarginalizedTroy Worman at on!blogLilith at Lilith’s Owl NestRevov at REVO-OVER Karin at Stop/Start Jamy at Seay’s Kopitamthis is a miracle Anything Goes! About Every Little ThingLinda of Ugly MailboxBaxter of The Far CornerTrik of Trik’s Gulch

All For Women Blog Carnival

I’m proud to be hosting this week All Women Blogging Carnival. Take some time and browse. There’s a wide variety of interesting articles here by and for women.

If you would like to participate in the next carnival, the carnival submission link is at the end.

To my American readers, have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Eric Michael Johnson presents The Origins of Forbidden Love posted at The Primate Diaries, saying, “It’s true I’m not a woman, but I think this will be of interest to your readers.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents No Butt Cams For Me? No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

paidtwice presents Think Small, Dream Big | I’ve Paid For This Twice Already… posted at I’ve Paid For This Twice Already…, saying, “thanks for hosting!”

edithyeung presents Disempowering Phrases Successful People Never Say posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Anja Merret presents Are diamonds really forever posted at anja merret, saying, “When you look at the world of advertising, can you think of a couple of ads that have really changed your buying habits, impacted on the way you think about a product or even just left a jingle bouncing around in your mind.”

Jenny presents Cartoons can drive you crazy! posted at the so called me.

Helga Sombrofsky presents Headlines Everywhere: Girls Love Pink posted at Questions and Chaos.

Miscellaneous Mum presents A not-so-hypothetical question posted at Miscellaneous Adventures of an Aussie Mum, saying, “Mother or not, women would appreciate the dilemma, I think, posted here!!”

Carole Fogarty presents Are energy vampires leaving you tired and exhausted? posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, “Trust I’ve done this correctly this is the first time I have participated in a carnival”

Corinne Edwards presents WRITING YOUR BOOK – How to begin posted at Personal Growth with Corinne Edwards, saying, “How many people have you heard say, “I am going to write a book – as soon as I retire – or when I have time.” This is an article to jumpstart them – because I feel that they would like to do it but just don’t know how to start! Hope it helps!”

Megan Bayliss presents Children Learn the Cycle of Violence from our Parenting posted at Imaginif…, saying, “I do not want my daughter to enter into a domestic violent relationship. Really? Then, please, break the cycle now.”

Julie Bonner presents 300 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home & Dining Experience posted at Declutter It!, saying, “Come to take a look at the Home and Dining Channel’s 300 tips to improve your home and dining experience. We have a little bit of everything there.”

Jodie presents Am I a Fireman Yet ? posted at Avinak, saying, “Thanks for Hosting !”

bluskygirl presents R.E.S.P.E.C.T. What Does it Mean to You? posted at Goddess, saying, “What’s happened to respect? Have we forgotten how to use it? How to give it?”

Pat B. Doyle presents 23 Great Ideas For Blog Posts posted at Pat B. Doyle.

Karen (aka Karooch) presents Scrapbooking as an Educational Tool posted at Scraps of Mind, saying, “An article about using scrapbooking as a communication and educational tool.”

Karen (aka Karooch) presents Let your Blog Stumble…it won’t hurt posted at Scraps of Mind, saying, “Expand your social network with StumbleUpon”

Julie Bonner presents My Unbalanced Life – Top 7 Things I Do To Stay Sane and Productive posted at Julie Anne Bonner, saying, “Here are 7 tips I follow every week to make sure my business stays on track. Working from home can be tough, but if we go about it in the right way, it can lead to a remarkable life.”

Alex Blackwell presents The seven secrets of a happy marriage posted at The Next 45 Years.

Leigh Shevchik presents Inspirational Ivy posted at The Fitness Fixer.

Leigh Shevchik presents A Few Fewer Bites posted at The Diet Dish.

Leigh Shevchik presents Girls and Body Image posted at Teen Health 411.

Barbra Sundquist presents How to Make Fruit and Vegetable Edible Creations posted at Edible Creations.

Lynn Aleshire presents Experts Say There’s a Relationship Between Studying and Academic Success posted at Homeschool2.0 Blog.

Dianne M. Buxton presents Work From Home Shopping posted at manifesting success, saying, “Do you like to shop? Duh! How about getting a rebate from your purchases? Like, all of them! This is for men too, but I believe women will make it successful – and it was started by a woman!”

Marilyn Terrell presents Entranced by Ensenada posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “a perfect long weekend in Mexico”

Marilyn Terrell presents IT’s Fishy posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “travel story: the fish feast in Mississippi”

Marilyn Terrell presents Alpaca Possibilities posted at Lolly Knitting Around, saying, “travel story: knitter goes nuts in a yarn shop in Lima, Peru”

Marilyn Terrell presents Fish Wednesday: Cod Master Edition posted at Nerd’s Eye View, saying, “Seattle blogger details her Fish Wednesday tradition with photo and yummy recipe”

Marilyn Terrell presents Into the Wild in Alexandria posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “urban kayaking around Washington, DC”

Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents How to Treat Affluenza: Spend Less and Live a Happier Life posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, saying, “The number of “very happy” people peaked in 1957, and has remained fairly stable or declined ever since. Even though we consume twice as much as we did in the 1950s, people were just as happy when they had less. 86% of Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption feel happier as a result.”

JHSEsq presents I get that sinking feeling . . . posted at Colloquium, saying, “JHSEsq describes the summer day when two kids went outside to play . . . and only one came back into the house. It was a frantic search for her five-year-old about which she says, “I get that sinking feeling all over again when I think about it.””

Wenchypoo presents The Speed of Life posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Tracy Coenen presents One hour and eleven minutes of my life with Bank of America posted at FRAUDfiles.

jeni presents Botox Tips | Savvy Skin: Anti-aging Skincare secrets to fabulous, smooth, glowing skin! Skin care, Botox, acne and wrinkle prevention tips posted at Savvy Skin: Anti-aging Skincare secrets to fabulous, smooth, glowing skin! Skin care, Botox, acne and wrinkle prevention tips.

Mad goat lady presents Funny Australian sayings. posted at Mad Goat Lady.

Leigh presents Council worker of the month posted at an absolute high.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of All Women blogging carnival using our carnival submission form.