Sunday, October 21, 2007

Door knockers (yes, door knockers!)

I took this photo a few years ago in Florence, Italy -- and every time I look at it I think, wow, I wonder who lives behind that door??!! Today, when I pulled it out, though, I also thought, there's something missing here-- this door definitely needs a door knocker...

Actually, I think we all should have door knockers on our front doors, don't you? They're so much more interesting than bells, and they give our front doors real presence -- truly setting the stage for what's to come inside our homes. Here are a few photos I've pulled as examples.

Let me know which ones you like, and send me a photo of your own. I wonder if the door knocker on your own front door reflects the decor style inside your home or was it just there when you moved in? I know mine was here when I moved in and it could do with a change ...

Flickr: Photo by Alaskan Dude, in Prague

Flickr: Photo by Antmoose, in Italy

Flickr: Photo by Robin Taylor, in Barcelona

Flickr: Photo by Rachael Voorhees


Cote de Texas said...

Hi: thanks for your kind comments! Your blog looks great! omg - that door, it's HUGE, it really needs a knocker.

Good luck with your blog! And thanks again for visiting mine.


Things That Inspire said...

I love this post! I think that door knockers are such a great addition to a door. I do not have one on my door, but I have always considered my house to be my short-time house...10 years later! My ideal is a simple ring.

Lisa said...

What an interesting collection. Fun to browse.

Me, Myself, & I said...

What a nice collection of photos. I can't blame you for wondering who lives behind that!