Antique house jewelry
Antique hardware is like little jewels on a house. I marvel at the intricacy and detail these pieces have, and how well they continue to stand the test of time!
The icebox hinges are from C.B. Liver and Co., which was a butcher equipment supply house in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1930s. Back then, every town had a small, local butcher, which now have been replaced almost completely by big, corporate meat packing plants.
Just little pieces of history we will likely never create again, with the detail and artistry of the originals.
These are the late 19th century hinges on the door to Robin Hood’s Hideout, our storybook cottage. I love that it was important to them to create something artistic and beautiful in that little bit of hardware, even though it’s only ever seen for the few moments the door is open.
Antique bronze door set circa late 1800s
Sometimes we find disparate pieces and we put them together just for fun! Traditionally, a complete door set had matching plates for borne the inside and outside, as well as knobs of the same pattern, but often the interior knob was slightly smaller in size.
But I figure, why not get to see MORE kinds of amazing, antique hardware! Why repeat the same thing you already have on one side of the door?
This massive, crystal knob was at the bottom of a box of antique hardware we bought. I thought it would be perfect in Ruby Cleo, our little gypsy wagon!