Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Old Ruby Reds...

For this weeks Ruby Tuesday I had a photo of a road works lantern. I have no idea how old it is, but I know our road works departments don't use them anymore. The second photo is of the same lantern, different angle and different use. A spider, that I did not see or snap, has built its home here. There are some tiny flowers caught in the web that make this web very homely looking indeed.

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Below is an original letter box, dating from the Gold Rush days in Victoria. I think this treasure from the early snail mail era was probably put in that spot in the mid 1800's. This cute ruby letter box sure has a lot more character than the new mail boxes you find all over the place.

Visit MARY/THETEACH for more Ruby Tuesdays and have a very Ruby Tuesday everyone!




  1. Eaton, the road work lantern has such character added to by the home of the spider. The letter box is very unusual... Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

  2. spiders have a way of taking over everything...which reminds me that I need to spray my garage to keep the black widdows out of it this summer!

    I love that old mail box. I've never seen one that pretty...all we have here are the ugly blue ones. :(

  3. Wonderful RED finds for this week!
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Very nice pictures ! In Belgium we also have red letter boxes or at least had, they are disappearing more and more !

  5. I like the Gold Rush era box. It's certainly a good deal more artistic and interesting than the institutional ones you see here in the States.

  6. I love the mailbox, but the spider webs freak me out!

  7. The old letterbox has way more character than new ones, that's for sure!

    The old lantern is fascinating. Did it run on batteries?

  8. Dear Eaton,
    The road work lantern photo had such a rare tranquility over it.
    An item left, but still alive.
    The flower decorations, -more Victorian than even the mailbox.
    Then of course I am not used to poison spiders. To me they are utility insects, keeping flys and lice away.
    From Felisol

  9. I like the old red mail box, which has definitely more character than our modern ones.


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