Vintage MCM Desktop Mail Sorter
Maybe it’s my office background, maybe it’s not, but when it comes to office organizers, my knees go weak! Looove them, look for any excuse to need them, and no matter what, just flat out want them!
So when I saw this Mid-Century beauty, how could I just turn and walk away? Honestly.
Compact, made of wood…
And designed with function in mind.
The drawer has four small compartments on the right, and I bet back in the day there was a roll of postage stamps in one of them!
And see those numbers, 1 to 31 along the top edge? No, they’re not a metric ruler. Although I have to admit, for a second I wondered why they took a standard 30cm ruler to 31! 😉
The numbers actually belong to a slot, and there’s a slot for each day of the calendar month.
The slats you see are for letters, invoices… basically incoming mail that is time sensitive.
Now, how cool is that for visual organization? Can’t you just picture the secretaries of Mad Men working this system?
Such a great piece, and through its design, one that hints at the story of the way things were.
I will be making room for this prized piece to sit up front and center in my own office. I love it!
So how about you? What kind of office organizers do you like to use? How do you keep your time sensitive mail sorted and on track? Oh right, we’re all about the digital age now, aren’t we?
This sweet find was featured by the sweet Andrea…
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome weekend.
Photographs by Sheila Zeller