Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vintage Door Knob for Organizing Lace

Like a bee to a sweet flower, I'm drawn to old door knobs when traipsing through flea markets.

I've probably picked up 500 of them over the years.  Admiring them, but never actually buying any.

Until recently.  For $1, how could I resist?

Had no idea what I was going to do with it, until I tied this lace bow on it for picture taking purposes.

Aha!  I can use it for more lace storage.

The crystal is chipped and there's some old, cruddy paint on the metal parts.  And to me, this makes it perfect!

Hope you have a perfect day!


Tracy said...

Cool -- it would make a pretty way to store that extra binding (for those quilters out there)

Tracy said...

Cool -- it would make a pretty way to store that extra binding (for those quilters out there)

Missy Shay said...

When we buy our own home, I'll probably replace the boring door knobs with ones like this one!

Betty Lou said...

The old door knob makes a beautiful spindle for your lace. Imagine all the things you could wind around your door knob.. Ribbon, yarn, decorative cords.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well now...that is just pretty and practical!

love it.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

$1.00!? Oh yeah! I miss my crystal door knob from the farm. :(

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I never would have thought of something like this.
It looks so wonderful this way.
Have a great day.

Becky said...

Cool! When I see those i wanna replace all the door knobs in our apt!!!

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

What a great idea!

Amy Jo

Michaele said...

Leave it to you to come up with that. I never think to look for door knobs...until now...

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great idea!


Anonymous said...

Brilliant lady, that's what you case you didn't know!
I grew up in a house with those door knobs...ahhh they bring back so many memories for all those times I'd go to open a door, and the other end of the knob would fall off. I actually miss those days, and those knobs.
What a great price.

Ciao Bella