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January 29, 2013

We all know someone who's spent years prowling flea markets, estate auctions, and antique shops in search of an addition to their collection - maybe Art Deco compacts, vintage lunch boxes, Scottish Terrier figurines, or 18th Century hand painted fish plates, just to name a few. 

One of the more unusual collections involves architectural hardware - specifically, antique and vintage hinges, door knockers, locks, key plates, spigots, etc.  

And they truly are works of art . . . . .


What led a blacksmith or locksmith to create heart-shaped
locks so many years ago?  Every piece has a story.

Maude Lynn

My Foto Log


Diane Torrisi

Marcia Colucci

Cheri Payne
Some see rust, others see a treasure trove of possibilities!

Maggie Trueba


Rustic Treasures by Alicia Jones

Design Sponge

Sara Kenworthy
Someone made a gate hinge out of two horse shoes - so clever.


Basket Bike

Zoom In

J. Lynn Petty

Bohemian Dream Spirits

Crush Cul-de-Sac

Dwellings by Devore
How darling is this painted cast iron and brass ice cream cone
door handle?   Definitely adding this to my  'I Want One'  list!

Grange de Charme


Crush Cul-de-Sac

Sandy Sauter

Pablo Aranguren

Dishfunctional Designs

Susan Perkins

The Essence of Frenchness
One of the most elaborate of gate hinges - beautiful.


This Ivy House
Many collectors of antique and vintage hardware
actually use the items for their intended purpose.

Flora Bella

Interior Style Design

Whether you prefer the mysterious, the whimsical, or the practical, antique
and vintage hardware is one of the most intriguing of collectibles, isn't it?


  1. Beautiful door handles and hardware!

  2. Gorgeous! Sigh.... I'm so pleased to have found your blog. Thanks!