February 17, 2010

White Wednesday and my knobs ...

The brocante household is knee deep in not only snow these days, but also home renovations. Upon further inspection of every nook and cranny of this old gal I noticed my knobs do not match ... they are different, uneven and not even close to being similar ... here are some snapshots, take a look for yourself ...
    
Porcelain, metal, silver, and ceramic ...
    
Painted, chipped, and brassy ....
    
Mis-matched, well worn, used, and naturally aged ...
    
Crystal, shiny and round ... dark and irregularly shaped knockers.
   

Small and button sized .... round and tattooed.
    
These knobs have been well handled, pawed and latched onto over many years ... they have served their God given purpose ... each one the original set ... I've often contemplated buying sets of new, pretty perky knobs for this older gal ...  but, always opted not to ... wouldn't that change her character? After all, isn't it all the imperfections that make her unique?
 
So, there you have it ... my knobs don't match ... I'm proud of it and keeping it that way ... what about you ... do your knobs match?

If your asking what this all has to do with  "White Wednesday" ...  take a second look at all of the knobs  ...  either the knob itself is white or attached to white ; )  ... happy white Wednesday!


27 comments:

  1. Love 'em just the way they are...not too matchy-matchy!
    Rene'

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  2. Oh, they're beautiful! Isn't it funny how one can get excited about a knob?!!!!

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  3. I love all the charachter in each and every one of your knobs. I wouldn't get rid of one. also, I deleted your first post on the list.

    Enjoy your Wednesday.

    Kathleen

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  4. Mine match but they are not are cute as yours!!!

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  5. I love each and everyone of those pictures. Absolutely beautiful!
    Take care, Sue

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  6. I love them as is - they show the character of your home.

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. Great vintage knobs!! So much personality and character.
    ♥, Susan

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  8. You are so lucky to live an old house!! I live in a boring 1980 ranch home that I'm trying my best to make look "old"--don't change a thing!! thanks for the lovely photos, Junkinjulie

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  9. Jill... I agree I would never think to change a thing. I consider them all perfectly proper in your home and I love it :)have yourself a GREAT day!

    Sheila

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  10. I love your knobs!! LOL....Most of ours match upstairs but downstairs....different story. Our front door knob and lock has been broken for three months now. If you don't lock the door it will not stay shut. My DH wants to replace the whole kit and kaboodle and I said no...let's just fix it. Because it's a very beautiful set. So nothing has been done yet. When my youngest was home for christmas it drove him nuts to have to lock the door every time he went in and out. LOL

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  11. Such a fun post! Wonderful! I love the glass doorknobs!A very enchanting post..lovely!
    Happy WW!
    Kiki~
    here's mine too

    http://heartofawizardess.blogspot.com/2010/02/when-starfish-dream.html

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  12. Dare to be different - that's what I say! Jennifer stop by and say hey!

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  13. I myself have a thing for hardware...any kind and I personally love your knobs! Not to get too personal. I wouldn't touch any of them-they are perfect the way they are!
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  14. What a fun and lovely collection of knobs. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. So much character, I love them just as they are! Mine are pretty generic in my 60's ranch.

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  16. Each one is so very unique and beautiful. Don't change them! Great photos as always, Jill!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  17. Wouldn't change a thing.... simple objects we use all the time, but Never Really see the Beauty...

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  18. The fact that there is such a variety makes your collection all the more special! ~ Angela

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  19. I don't know I think the knobs are perfect!

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  20. Jill amor, I love ALL your white knobs :) none of mine match either but living in a 1916 house has to have some perks right :) Besos, Rose

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  21. i am right at home. my home is very much like yours and that's the way it will be for awhile. home is home. Bestest,Denise

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  22. You are so blessed! My knobs mostly match and I hate them. I'd kill for your knobs. Hey, that came out sounding weird... ;-)

    Anne

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  23. Seriously, I don't even know how to comment on such a funny title. You certainly know how to draw attention. Your knobs are perfect just the way they are. I love the small white porcelain ones - reminds me of my Nana's house. Happy WW!

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  24. Those knobs are lovely and perfect and fabulous! Don't change a thing-- or do, and give them to me! :)

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  25. I'm with you..Keep the Old Keepers!!! Those knobs just by their condition speak of stories and tales that could be told if only they could talk... Love the originals and the sentimental feel they must give you in an old house...
    Thanks for sharing the beauty and variety of your treasures!

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  26. Your knobs are perfect just the way they are. Are they supposed to match? I have latches on many of my doors but I have those pretty vintage door knobs decorating the house:) I wouldn't change a thing.
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  27. Wonderful vintage knobs!!! They look great... Have a blessed day!
    Daphne

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