in and out

I've been fairly writing up a storm of letters lately. From may 16, when I began this storm, to today, I've written 52 letters and 7 postcards. Not bad, eh?! When I write a letter I put it in a box for safe keeping until I can get to the post office. (I go twice a week, when I go to town as there are none nearer in easy reach. I could go to the one at South Gate, but the 'bus fare would be just the same as to town, so I might as well just go all the way to Aber.)

The box is an old tea caddy that I, aha, appropriated from the derelict house. This house has been empty for more than forty years, thanks to two families being constantly in dispute about it. The window of the kitchen, at the back of the house, is broken and there are a tea pot, a few cups and saucers and so on. I saw the box one day and took a fancy to it. It was probably bad of me, but I coaxed my daughter to fetch the hen net (a very large fishing net which I used to use to catch naughty hens). And she used the net to knock the box off the shelf, and caught it.

I gave the box a good clean up; thankfully the lid was very tight so there was nothing nasty lurking inside. And now it sits in the living room and I put outgoing letters and cards into it. Well, better than it being forgotten and sitting on a shelf in a derelict house.


PenPal_Addict said...

I love to reuse things, too. This tin box is absolutely a keeper! :D)

CrystaL* said...

I love the story behind how you got this tin and the fact that you saved it from just still on a shelf with no one seeing it's beauty. Plus you wrote 52 letters and 7 postcards in less then a month this is very impressive!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great creative week to come.
Much Love,
P.S. Thanks for coming by my blog and entering my giveaway! Good Luck.

Limner said...

It was waiting for you to rescue it! Now it has a new life. :)

Didn't know you had a blog! Glad I found it. How are you???

Andy Macias said...

so cute!!

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