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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

* Doors Open & Keys Turn *

I've collected a few things over the years and shared an item or two on my blog. Somewhere along this journey of mine I became very interested in decorative doorknobs and vintage-looking keys.

When I began this collection, the idea of them having a deep meaning never entered my mind, until just recently. Ahhh.....doorknobs open doors (to success) and keys turn the locks (to success.)







Welcome to my newest followers, Lani and Hensrule. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

And didn't you just love Aunt Clara on the TV show, Bewitched??

Aunt Clara: Wouldn't you like to see my doorknob collection?
Phyllis Stephens: I beg your pardon?
Samantha Stephens: Aunt Clara collects doorknobs.
Aunt Clara: I have three thousand.

18 comments:

  1. Very cool collection, Becky.
    You are a born decorator.
    Donna

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  2. I love your collection. I only have one doorknob but I love it. Now I will think of them in another way! hugs, Linda

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  3. What an unusual collection! I love these doorknobs and keys. Collections should have special meanings...then there was the year my son had his SCAB collection!!!

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  4. Are you going for 3000? That's a lot of open doors!

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  5. I'd say you have these decorations "pegged," Becky. Very cute. Susan

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  6. Aloha Becky;
    I love your vintage doorknobs and keys, absolutely beautiful.
    I love your analogy, such a positive view.
    Thank you for sharing part of your collection; feel free to share more with us. I love looking.
    Hugs...

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  7. Becky, very cute collection. You know, the reason they made glass doorknobs is because Americans donated all of their brass to the war effort to make ammunition.

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  8. When a door closes, a window opens...

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  9. I never knew you collected those keys and doorknobs. I do remember seeing them at your home though! I love the Aunt Clara quote-wasn't she a hoot?
    Alice

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  10. Hello, Becky, this is Aunt Clara. I've come to collect those delightful looking doorknobs. Let's see that will make three thousand and . . . ;o) Oh, Janet over at the Blackberry Patch also collects them?

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  11. I was happy with my picture of a lock and key. You have the real thing! Love them!!

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  12. I've met quite a few people now who are into collecting old keys.

    Have to admit they are pretty cool!

    =)

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  13. I love your glass doorknobs. We lived in an old house before the one we live in now. It had glass doorknobs. Every time I think of them, I kick myself for not replacing them and bringing them with me, ha.

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  14. Love your analogy to the doors and keys and love the doors and keys!

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  15. Becky, I love your collection of doorknobs and keys! The symbolism is fab, open doors, the key to a door, the key unlocks an opening....(unless....you are wanting to keep doors shut and locked!....now that is my inner writer jumping ahead!)
    Lol!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  16. Becky...this is a fabulous post and I missed it. I don't know how I let that happen1 What great ideas and what a wonderful collection! Thank you sooo much for sharing!!!!

    Hugs to you! Happy March!

    xoRebecca

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