What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Repost: Get a Grip


3/30/19: Every night, when Beloved goes to bed, I switch the TV over to home renovation shows that work with older houses. There have been some really wonderful ones lately, so my DVR runneth over with titles like Home Town, Restored by the Fords, Windy City Rehab, Fixer Upper, and Good Bones. I enjoy the show hosts, their designs are great, their ideas are interesting, and they’re mostly respectful of original details. They’re easy to look at, everything gets wrapped up in an hour, and nothing truly terrible happens on them. They’re the perfect antidote to a stressful day, and a great preparation for a peaceful night. If you’re in the market for some good home improvement shows, I recommend any or all of them.

I am obsessed with all vintage and antique architectural details, but one of my favorites is door hardware – knobs, handles, knockers, and decorative hinges all fascinate me. So I thought today I’d share with you some of the loveliest, most striking, oddest ones I’ve come across. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

There are a few good websites where I found such things, so if you want to see more, go check out Retro Door Handles, Donna Lovelayd’s Old Door Knobs board, Old Good Things, Doorknobitry, and the Antique Door Knob Collectors of America website.

Note: if you’re viewing on a mobile device, I noticed a few of the photos don’t look right. However, if you click on it, you will be taken to Instagram, and that should fix it. I debated taking them out, but they’re just too good’

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Repost: Get a Grip

  1. The lion doorknocker…he looks worried, doesn’t he? I’d probably knock very gently.

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  2. They do add interest….and wonder.

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  3. If I attempt to ‘like’ any post I get this ( seems they can’t or they want to verify that I am a member). Yet, I am logged in and etc. Yes, they lost my account but it sure seems that I have created a new one, which probably causes this can’t like a problem. Now, to today’s post. If you put all of them in a box and sent it to me, I don’t have a door they would work on. That does not limit my ability to look at and admire all of them. At least where I live they seem to be a lost art. They just don’t make them like that today. Hal

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  4. I keep thinking of a line from Young Frankenstein: “Nice knockers!”

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  5. I want to make the top bork one to be spring loaded, so to knock you press down the tail and then it pecks into the head to know. I am inspired to look for a door knocker since we’re re-doing everything else on the outside of our house

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