"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, September 29, 2013

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday!

(With a bit of a repeat post)

I first posted the following on Sept 28, 2011. Only one day away from exactly two years ago! How's that for Cosmic Karma?! I'm sharing it again today because of the symbolism of keys and doorknobs opening the way to success. And, because I also love wind chimes, which many of you are already aware of. 

(Did you know that if you're reading a Blogspot blog, you can search for archive blog posts in several ways? If you want to zero in on a certain word, such as....chimes....the easiest is to just type the word in the small search area in the upper left hand corner. All blog posts with that word will appear.)

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.)









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.






Part Two

I'm still unpacking and sorting and deciding what goes where, and I just came across another decorative, antique looking, key-door-latch thingy that I bought last year! So, I took a couple of hurried photos to add here.



Can you see the tag is still on the back? It will definitely be in my office/guest room, along with the others....if there's room!


I took this picture in a store a few weeks ago! (It wasn't on sale, so I didn't buy it, but I needed to remember what it looked like...and where I saw it!) Could it be any more perfect?? Chimes, a doorknob, and keys!!

Wishing all of you a wonderful, blissful week. Find your own keys to open the doors and windows in your life.


~~~~~

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel, by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear." -- Dan Millman

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become." -- Jim Rohn


 "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." -- Anonymous

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection. Those keys look so delicate. What I wouldn't mind having one or two of is those door bells you twisted the handle to hear. I think those are nifty.

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  2. Becky, what a fabulous collection ... i love keys ... i picked up 2 very old skeleton keys tied together on a piece of old string ... i don't have the heart to separate them ... keys seem to hold such promise ...

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  3. Lovely! Thanks for the pics. And Aunt Clara! What a gem she was.

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  4. Gorgeous post. And I confess to a fairly large weakness for keys myself. And doors (and knobs too).

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  5. Charming theme you have going here. Love the door knobs but never had a place to use. I just bought another teapot...ah, I guess that is still MY theme!

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  6. BECKY-O ~
    The Santa Monica house I grew up in had a couple of glass doorknobs like the glass one you displayed here. One was on a bedroom door and another on a bathroom door. The plates weren't painted white, but had that "rusty bronze" color to them with the same sort of clear glass knobs. (It was an old house.)

    I needed to read that Dan Millman quote. Thanks.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  7. Love the keys and door furniture. We remember Aunt Clara. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Really like that last quote. I'm sure you'll find just the right place for all your collectables. May all the right doors open for you. Hugs.

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  9. I don't remember seeing this one before so I'm glad you shared it again. Love the pictures! Also love that last quote, I need to remember that one.

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  10. Love the thought of open doors and turning keys! And I especially like that last quote. It's so wonderful that we can all start over any time!

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  11. My mom loved and collected antique doorknobs. I love how you've displayed them in various ways. I'll have to do that with some of hers!

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  12. I LOVE doorknobs. I have a collection of antique handles that have been on something I've owned over the years.

    Yes I love Clara.

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  13. I like how you have doorknobs and keys to be part of success. I may have to hang a few in my house now!

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  14. There is a book title in there somewhere... the lion, the witch and the doorknob?

    Maybe?

    Ok, no harm in trying ;)

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  15. I loved Aunt Clara and I love doorknobs. Perfect post. xo Laura

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  16. I love the mystery of old keys...

    =)

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  17. I love the look of vintage-style iron keys.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  18. Bewitched was always one of my favorite TV shows..but for some reason I never got to see Bewitched, the movie. I am wondering if Netflix has it? :)
    Love your collection of doorknobs and keys. I also love keys. Not sure why that is because the good Lord knows I've never been much of a success! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  19. How beautiful. I hope that I run across some so that I can send them your way.

    Kathy M.

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