I’ve Got Mail – Vintage Mail Sorter
Remember the excitement of opening the mailbox to find a letter addressed to you? A hand written letter is a rarity these days and has given way to texts and emails. You can imagine my excitement when I found this blast from the past … a vintage mail sorter! I’m thrilled to share my latest find that adds a rustic touch to my foyer.
I put a poll up in my Instagram stories the other day asking if I should keep the mail sorter here or leave the foyer the way it was before.
I was surprised to find that the votes were pretty evenly split! What do you think? Make sure to leave a comment letting me know which look has your vote.
See My Before Foyer Here
I know nothing about the age of this piece and it’s not in perfect condition but the scratches and dings on the soft pine of this time worn piece make it that much better.
While I love the old look, it’s always fun to switch things up and this mail sorter gives me an excuse to work my styling magic (not that I ever need an excuse)!
I had fun playing around with accessories but didn’t want a cluttered look so I chose to keep most of the cubbies empty with a few books adding interest.
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This is my latest thrifted globe (yes, I have a collection of them!) and I love it’s smaller size plus it adds a little pop of color.
The little houses are actually vintage KLM decanters filled with gin (they are still sealed) that are given out to customers flying on KLM, a Dutch airline.
Every room needs a plant and I am a sucker for animal figurines. The fact that this frog is also a planter is a bonus!
Sushi’s mini-me antique doorstop stands guard over my prized find!
How to Tell Real vs. Fake Antique Doorstops Here
The vintage bird crewel is another epic thrift store score and the scale is perfect!
See My Bird Gallery Wall Here
Every single thing in my foyer is either vintage except for the cowhide rug (found at a consignment store), the thrifted frog planter, the new little box under the globe and of course the plants.
All that’s missing is some actual snail mail!
My 12 years of Catholic school ensured that I had perfect penmanship so I really should put pen to paper (and not just for grocery lists)! In fact, one of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time was a calligraphy set I got when I was a kid.
Which reminds me of a post I wrote years ago that resonated with so many people …
The Forgotten Art of Letter Writing and DIY Envelopes Here
Oh, and how amazing is this huge mail sorter and I love the color of this one!
Want to see more of my 1913 house …
Take My Full Home Tour Here
I LOVE the mail sorter and hope you keep it!
Thanks Rhonda! I do love it but only time will tell if it stays here!
I love the mail sorter! I would want it to be front and center in the entry. But if it would be more useful in an office or studio, I would put it there. It depends if you are looking at form over function. My home is small, so I must look for function in my decorating. I love when I find something awesome that is so functional.
This is pretty much the only place it fits Anna!
I love it! Looks great
Thanks Karen – it was quite the find!
It fits perfectly there!! It’s narrow, not too wide, doesn’t stick out. Love the bird crewel art, and the globe brings out the soft colors in it.
Yes, it is definitely a perfect fit Cris! Happy Sunday!
I want one, I love your new find and I like it in the foyer. It’s a piece I know you will enjoy styling in so many different ways, have fun and a great day.
It’s always fun to find a new piece Marlene!
I love your new piece! It fits there perfectly! Also love the Sushi door stop!
Thanks Lisa – it is the perfect fit!
I love the new look! The mail sorter was such a lucky find. Have fun and enjoy the “new” look.
Thanks Vicki! I always love finding unique pieces!
I love the mail sorter, great find–keep it in your entry!!
Thanks Becky! It is a unique find for sure!
Definitely keep it in foyer. Its so nice. Would be very cute to style for christmas. Letters to santa?
It’s still there for now Marsha! I’m going to live with it for awhile to make sure I love it here!