I was visiting my local post office (right before our first snow) and noticed this antiquated mailbag filled with geraniums, sitting on an old postal scale, sitting in the bright sun. The local postmistress did it to brighten the place up. She actually raffles off the flowers in spring, sans mailbag.
She pointed out another flower holder sitting on a shelf. She used an old uniform shirt and made it into a cache pot for some purple African violets. Very clever!