Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Knock Knock

Has anyone else read Jenny Lawson's blog, especially the post about her big metal chicken?  Well, if you haven't check it out here.  I warn you ahead of time she has quite the potty mouth and her blog is not something you want your kids reading over your shoulder, but if you're okay with that she has a fantastic sense of humor.  The reason I mention it is that if you read the story about Beyonce the metal chicken you will no longer be able to hear "knock knock" without mentally adding an extra word or two to the end of it.  So when I was typing out the title to this post it was hard not to add that certain extra phrase and the plain old knock knock seems all lonely up there without it.  But this is a family-friendly blog so I decided best to leave well enough alone.

This is just a quick post about my new-to-me antique door knocker.  If you remember I won it off of ebay a little while back and I just got around to installing it this past weekend.  It looks fabulous if I do say so myself.  

I had to have something that distinguishes our home from the 600 others in our subdivision and this is it.  I have been scanning front doors in our neighborhood for a while now and I don't think anyone else has a door knocker and certainly not an antique one.  

My husband thinks the neighbors are going to think we cheaped out and are nuts for wanting something rusty and chipped on our front door, but I am hoping that they appreciate the uniqueness and character of our knocker.  Of course, he could be right as our homeowner's association just formed a committee to report back on properties with too many weeds.  Yep, kid you not.   Apparently, a little too much time on our hands around here. 

The weather around here was so nice we put in the screen on the door this past weekend.  I'm not loving the metal bar that goes across the middle but I do love having the front door open for breezes so I guess I have to live with it.  So this one shows without my spring basket.  The knocker looks great but the door overall needs more.

So here we are with both the knocker and the basket.  Although the knocker doesn't stand out as much I still like the overall appeal.  That metal bar has got to go.  Any ideas?

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  1. That door knocker is awesome! I'm so glad I visited from Savvy Southern Style. I'm a new follower :)

    {my simple messterpiece}

    1. I'm happy you stopped by - thanks for being a follower!!

  2. The door knocker is indeed unique and one-of-a-kind! It looks beautiful against the dark door. Any neighbor that has style will appreciate its chicness!
    Love your basket too!

  3. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!


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