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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






MFC






Diane Torrisi






Marcia Colucci






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






Maggie Trueba






Summar-Daze






Rustic Treasures by Alicia Jones







Design Sponge






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






Berengia







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






Indulgy






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.






Source






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?

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful door handles and hardware!

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

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