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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

World's Smallest Post Office


I was reading 7x7's Best of the City article and under Best of Home Design, they featured the World's Smallest Postal Service by Lea Redmond in San Francisco. As I read this bit at Border's Books, I experienced the most severe of cutegasms. It was a little embarrassing. Here's an excerpt direct from Lea Redmond's website, Leaf Cutter Designs:

The World's Smallest Postal Service (WSPS) is a teeny tiny transcription service and roaming post office based in the San Francisco Bay Area and also available online.

Lea Redmond is the Postmaster, setting up her tiny mobile office in cafes and shops where passers-by can write a letter and have it turned into a "world's smallest letter." The letter is transcribed on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender's intial pressed into it, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal (see above). It is a double delight: for both the sender and the recipient, and the WSPS is very happy to provide this important service to the world.

Check out these pictures from WSPS:





A happy Flickr customer:


And another:


23 Comments:

Blogger karem_ushka said...

Hey is great! I would embrace an opportunity to get one of them.

August 25, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

Seriously, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I imagine it being run by little mice that speak and wear teeny tiny clothes and shoes!

August 25, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

That is adoooooooooooorable! And is definitely over-flowing in cuteness!

August 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Simply Mel said...

This is absolutely brilliant! I want one!

August 25, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger My Dog-Eared Pages said...

This is SO darling and I love Lea for creating this special treat for people. I must send to my nieces!! Love. Love. Thank you.

August 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Yep... completely adorable. I used to give my daughter little mini's (not quite as cute as this) in her lunch bags when she was little with hearts on them!

August 25, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger All Things Caribbean Cuisine said...

What a cute idea.

August 25, 2009 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

This is so cute!! I love the tiny desk and wax seal.

August 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger krystal said...

my husband sent me one of these! it's sooo cute

August 25, 2009 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs.French said...

it's contageous...who know you could catch a "cutegasm"..hehe...xo t

August 25, 2009 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Oh! *gasp* totally off the cuteness scale!!!

August 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

This is adorable.

August 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

No. Way.

It's like a post office for gnomes!

August 25, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jessie {Punctuated Life} said...

I've always wanted one of these tiny pieces of cuteness sent to me!

August 25, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Sher said...

oh my! I want one!! This is so so so cute:)

August 26, 2009 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Polly R said...

Oh my, oh MY! That is SO cute! I love tiny things like that!
Do you mind if I blog this on my blog? I will link to your site. xxx

August 26, 2009 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Niki said...

Possibly the cutest thing in the world! :)
Small & tiny things are possibly the nicest to hold, i have a tiny Bible i was given by my grandad when i was little.. When i get my own blog up and running im sure that is something i will have to share with the blogging world :)

Thank you for a wonderful post! x

August 26, 2009 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

"cutegasms"?! i love it, too fun. i have a small, strange obsession with miniature anything so this is right up my alley!

August 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

a total cute overload! I can't do anything miniature, this is so impressive!

August 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Geisslein said...

I have fallen in love today...with this cute post, these cute little letters...LOVE IT! thanks for sharing! geisslein

August 27, 2009 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger puglyfeet said...

I'm happy you guys enjoyed this one. There's just something special about miniatures that make my heart melt!

@Polly R: Yes, please feel free to post on your lovely blog!! :D

August 27, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
OpenID auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

That's so adorable!

August 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

I sent one to Mr. Unreliable last Valentines Day, it was absolutely adorable! And as they say, good things come in small packages!

August 30, 2009 at 6:36 AM  

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