Monday, February 01, 2010

I'm participating again in Second Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane at A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words. For a list of participants be sure and visit her blog.

This week I have something I spotted at either an antique mall or resale shop...I can't remember which. I recall seeing these message boxes when I was a child in the 1950's. They were hung on the front door or front porch and were for visitors to leave a message if they came while the home owner was gone. The home owner would use the clock to indicate when they expected to return.

Inside was a pad and pencil for the visitor to leave a message.

I keep mine as a sentimental decoration hanging in the entryway. It wouldn't last very long outside with our heat and humidity.


  1. Love it, I have never seen one before! Now I will have to look for one. I can't belive that in all the antique and resale shops I have been in through the years I have never noticed these little beauties. Thanks for sharing.

  2. When I was a kid, we had a neighbor with one of these. Whenevr my mom sent me to their house for something I would always hope they wouldn't be home, so I could leave them a note.

  3. I remember those!! What a great find. I had forgotten all about message boxes. Thank you for bringing back some wonderful memories with your find.

    Thank you too, for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you drop in again soon, we love company!! Pat

  4. I forgot all about those. Thanks for refreshing the memory!
    Cindy at Lakewood

  5. Wow! That is a neat idea. I love that find.

  6. Anonymous6:39 PM

    That's SO cute!

  7. How cute thanks for sharing.
    Hope your Wednesday is Blessed,

  8. Love this! Just wanted to say Thank you!

  9. What a neat find. I had never heard of one before. I guess these went the way of rotary phones.

    I also want to thank you a whole bunch for visiting my blog on Pink Saturday. I have discovered many wonderful blogs (such as yours) because of last weekend. Take care.

  10. Betty, I have one just like this, only a different colour. It was my parents. I didn't know that was what the clock was for. LOL


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