Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Decorating With ... Doorknobs?

I love decorating with found objects, especially if they tell a story.
 
 Lately, I seem to be into doorknobs.
 
This doorknob, still in a tiny wooden section of its "door", started it all. I spotted it at the Liberty Tool Company. I had no particular use for it but it spoke to me somehow...so of course I bought it.

 Last week, a couple more door knobs "spoke to me" at a local antique and consignment shop. I liked the bits of rust and chippy blue paint against the white porcelain of the knobs.
 

So now I have three sets of door knobs...I suppose that means that I've started another collection.
 
What makes something a collection anyway? More than one? Three or more? Grouping things for a purpose? Hmmm...
 

  
I love my doorknobs. When I see them, I wonder what stories they could tell about the houses they adorned and the people who lived in them.



I decided to display my old doorknobs in a little basket on the coffee table.
I'm sure they'll move around the house over time as I add to the collection. For now I like the variety of textures in this grouping: rough wicker, worn leather, shiny porcelain, rust... and chipped blue paint.
 


What's the most unusual thing you decorate with or collect?
 
 
 This post is linked to:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch
 

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