January 3, 2013

Talk about recycling!

This is the smallest Post Office in Florida.  Can you believe it - this teeny tiny closet sized, 7x8 foot building used to be an irrigation pipe shed for a tomato farm.  In 1953, it was pressed into service after a fire destroyed the Ochopee general store - which also housed the post office.  It is still in service today.
The sky was blue, blue, blue the day I photographed this little post office.  Nothing would do but to add a new cloud-filled sky - a little grungy texture and postage brush add a bit of drama.

"Thursday" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.


44 comments:

Karen said...

What a cute little post office and I love the texture and postmark! Very interesting history for this! xx

SueAnn Lommler said...

Lover this pic...the postmark is a great touch!
Hugs
SueAnn

Stephanie said...

You have taken some tremendous photos but this one is really at the top of the list. I can see this as a poster or notecards sold in the local shops. Very beautifully done.

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks super cute!!

Dianne said...

I love how you edited this shot!!
makes it a treasure

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Fantastic! Even with my headache and cold, this has turned the corners of my mouth upward! Nice job

Carol L McKenna said...

Very creative and such an historical Post Office ~ great shot ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Jennifer said...

This is my first This or That Thursday and am LOVING it! You are my first official stop! LOVE this pic and history!

http://blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

Wow, surprisingly small!

Karen said...

I like the texture.

Norma Ruttan said...

I've never seen a post office this tiny, not even in a town of 3,000!
I like the grunge edit, I've tried it, but hasn't fit my photos. I love so much the postmark effect; it's from my childhood days according to the year. :D

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little building! I love your editing.

Cyndi Calhoun said...

I love this little post office! The history was fun to read. Glad I found you on the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. :) I'm over at pictmilitude (my G+ profile doesn't make it obvious) - glad I found you. You have a new follower.

Danielle said...

What a cool post office...since my husband is the maintenance guy at our post office...I bet he would love to maintain this one ;)...should only take an hour out of his day..if that much ;) Thanks for linking with Cool Clicks.

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Neat! Such a tiny post office.

Katherines Corner said...

nicely done. I can;t imagine working in a building that small. It reminds me of the old photo huts ( you are porbably to young to remember them)Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again tomorrow for the new giveaway! xo

Linda/Thistledown and Co. said...

Pat, I love what you did with your snap of the little "O" post office. I have always delighted in that diminutive building standing all alone out there. Great work and Happy New Year

Kim Stevens said...

What a quaint little post office and perfect edit with it.

Miriam said...

What a fabulous edit you did on this..Happy New Year.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shot- and I love what you did with it- classic!

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks fabulous, great editing job.

Michelle said...

Great picture!!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Very cool, and I love that postmark you put on it. I also like the grunge effect.

Ruth said...

What a cute little post office, I love that stamp across the image!

Anns Art said...

Looks such a cute place for a post office.

Donna Heber said...

Are you kidding me? This is so adorable! I guess they don't have to worry about big lines at the Post Office. Thank you for sharing this with us. Please feel free to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Pauline said...

The postage stamp was an inspired addition, I think. Cute little building doing a big job.

Peggy Jones said...

I love this. A great job.

Andrea said...

Saddly all of our Post Office's are going to look like that before long. They are being forced out of business by some very unreasonable legislation that needs to be rescinded. That said ... it is adorable and I love the way you fixed it up with it's own postal stamp. Fun ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Andrea said...

Sadly, all of our Post Office's are going to look like this before long because they are being run out of business by some very unreasonable legislation that needs to be rescinded. That being said, I love your little Post Office with it's very own postal mark. Very clever ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jeanne said...

What a cute little post office! amazing that it is still around. Good that you have preserved it so craftily!

kkkkaty said...

Love this...

Bonnie said...

Great editing choices for this piece of Americana.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photograph!

Currie Silver said...

a wonderful photo and the postmark is exquisite!!!

Kara said...

Great picture!

Sarah Carletti said...

How cute is that!

Pride In Photos said...

The stamp on the post office is so perfect.
Laurie

Cheryl said...

What a treasure this little building is.

Madge Bloom said...

I LOVE this... how unusual..Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #64!

makiejl.com said...

really wonderful !!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love this! Postage stamp a nice touch! Got to get there, I have heard about this place! Great shot!

meleah rebeccah said...

that is totally-super-cool!!!

Jeanie said...

Terrific technique on this. Very nice!