Hey y’all … today is Friday and today I’m participating in the Hooked On Houses Friday event … and I’m hooked on door knobs. I absolutely love old door knobs! I want an old house one day that I can restore and I hope to fill it full of beautiful old door knobs!
This iron knob and holder is just gorgeous! Don’t you just love that old keyhole!?!
This door knob is bronze finished and is new but looks old … love it!
I also love the idea of the bronze finished door handle that’s lever-styled. I think that my future home will definitely have bronze finished door knobs and handles!
Speaking of beautiful door knobs that have handles … check this out … how gorgeous!
This door knob is a replication of one from an old English country house … a little much for my tastes but beautiful nonetheless.
This is an old 1930s art deco door knob that would look great on a set of glass windowed French doors into a study or something!
This beautiful glass door knob is from the first half of the 20th century and unlike the flimsy ones made today … they were beautiful, standard issue, and made to last. If you find an old one grab it! And then mail it to me … hee hee.
Another cool idea is the oval Victorian style door knob where the oval is set on it’s side.
Antique brass door knobs are also quite beautiful and would look lovely in a beautiful old home. This one below has a beautiful design.
One more that I have to include is this old door knob from New York City Public Schools. I love door knobs that have writing etched into them. They’re beautiful … and of course remind me of the movie Home Alone where the one robber places his hand on the door knob and the M (for McCallister) gets burned into his palm. I love the idea of customizing your door knob!
One final thought … be sure that you are placing period-appropriate knobs throughout your home … nothing looks worse than a Victorian-styled knob in a Craftsman-styled home! 🙂 When you get a chance, stop by Julia‘s blog party and have a look at all the other things people are hooked on.
Have a good weekend y’all!