Friday, September 24, 2010

Inspired by......


Can you get inspired by a can of "stuff"?
Maybe excited is a better word?

Not sure what I would do with the innards of the door knob...
but hinges are always handy.
I have boxes of them,
and I'm just sure I will use them some day. =D

But look at these old backplates. Wonderful!

And these wonderful and very old glass doorknobs.



And this doorknob with such beautiful patina.

and this is the other side.

So, would you be inspired to do something with these?
Or is it just the excitement of digging through that 3 lb. coffee tin,
and finding all these treasures?

blessings on your day.

barbara jean

14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a treasure trove of goodies. I would get excited about all of those wonderful knobs and fittings too. Hugs, Marty

The English Romantic said...

I like nothing better than rummaging through 'junk' as I always find treasures.
Enjoy you weekend.
Angela.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Just the thought of unexpected treasures is enough but then finding those wonderful doorknobs and backplates definitely makes it all the more fun.

Those little fork easels are just adorable!

Hope you are much better. Have a great weekend! :) Tammy

kpaints said...

I would love to get that can from you....if you've been checking my blog lately, you will see I just made something from this very thing. Love to have more like them but they are kind of expensive. Have fun with your imagination!

Lululiz said...

Ooh, those glass door knobs are rather gorgeous. It IS exciting to dig through a tin like that, I'd love it as well.

Pam said...

I'm inspired just looking at them. I love old door knobs and parts of door knobs. I have used some just sitting around for decor.

Dessa Rae said...

I get excited digging through old stuff. I am excited right now just looking at the old door knobs. lol I always wonder to myself, what hands have touched these vintage treasures.
Love your blog!!
XOXO
Dessa Rae

sissie said...

This would be so exciting and even more exciting would be to go through a box of vintage linens! LOL.

We junkers do love our stuff, don't we.

hugs
Sissie

Diana said...

Hi Barbara,
That's my kind of a haul. I just today found some rusty hinges. Have fun with your goodies.
Diana

Anne Fannie said...

I love your coffee can full of treasures. Funny I have the exact same door knob plates and glass knobs, in fact I have a huge box full of them! I use to use them on my handmade birdhouses for the perches! Let me know what you come up with to use them!
have a great weekend!
Ann

The Rustic Victorian said...

I can just hear the metal against metal,,,good junk Barb!!!
oxo
Marcie

Creative Ambitions said...

Love it all! Especially the hinges and that knob is gorgeous! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I would be inspired alright!!! Love everything!!!
I hope you're having a good weekend AND I hope your back is better.

Hugs to my dear friend,
xox

Debra@Common Ground said...

All I had to do was look at that can full of goodies to get excited. Those doorknobs and hinges are great! so many fun things to use them for. So glad you linked up Barbara Jean, Hope you have a great week, sorry it took me so long to get here,
xo,
Debra