Ages ago --
like a year or two after we moved to Linderhof
We found an antique looking cast aluminum mailbox
That we think fitted Linderhof
We had it on the right side of the drive . . .
And then moved it to the left side.
The boxwood, however, grew over the years and completely hid the mailbox
Why have a pretty mailbox when you can't see it!
When we first got it, we painted it white . . . because all the trim was white.
And then about 11 years or so ago we painted it what I thought was
British Mail Red with a British Racing Green Base
To show off the mailbox
When you got it, flaunt it!
We moved it back to the right side of the drive
And I debated paint colors.
The Royal mailboxes are, indeed, red.
The home mailboxes, alas are not
For I googled
They are all painted BLACK
with gold lettering
A more modern one
And one similar to mine, only it's wall mounted rather than post mounted.
Those mail boxes made my decision for me
Today, I repainted my mailbox!
with gold lettering!
I think it looks smashing in it's new location
with it's new paint job!
The brick, the black, the green!
it fits a historic house, me thinks
It's there but is much more elegant than when it was red and green!