Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hoarding the Good Stuff...decorating with door knobs?

From Style at
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How do you describe a hoarder?  Is that the person that saves screws, hinges and drawer pulls?  Or are those okay and it is just the bank statements, margarine containers and pieces of paper in the drawers and on the floor that make you a hoarder?  There is a very fine line between what is thrifty, frugal and smart and what is weird. I suppose that somewhere inside of every person there is an urge to keep something that does not have any value and they don't even know why they might need it.  That is for the psychologists to figure out.

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As for me, I did saved a few door knobs and drawer pulls...through many moves!  Then we lived in a house that needed some pizzaz and I used the glass drawer pulls and cabinet knobs to dress it up.  Someone is living with my grandmother's knobs even now.  I don't think a hoarder would do that?  Do you?

I posted a picture of a door knob from Style at on Pinterest this morning.  They had a list of summer decorating ideas and the sea shell inspired door knob turned out to be my favorite.  I like door knobs.  I have one from an old house that my family owned...I think it was my grandparents but who knows.  It is in a drawer of my china cabinet...I even displayed it once on the cabinet.  So my husband should not have been surprised when I was digging through a box of door knobs at an antique salvage store and found another one, in much worse condition than the one at home, and insisted that we buy it. I did not need it at all.
Welcome to my House!
When my daughter was going to throw her old screen door away, I my husband carted the broken old door home and we hung it on our front door.  Now my "new" old door knob has a home.  I think it is beautiful!

I don't see myself as a hoarder.  I think I am part archeologist...every box we go through when we move is like a dig and I love it.

Be well.



  1. My husband made interior doors for our house. I found beautiful old glass door nobs for all of them.

    Amazing how just seeing the nobs remind me of my Nana.

  2. Thank you Shelley and Janette. I cannot tell you how many times I actually put those knobs in the give away box and took them back out. I knew I wanted them but it didn't seem right to keep them when I had no use for them. Funny but true.

    Be well and come back soon.


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