I think nothing imparts character to a door like cool hardware.
Don't know how old this rat tail closure is but I love it.
Pet Peeve: When screws are not indexed.
It's all in the details.
I don't believe these hinges are that old,
in fact they are not actual hinges but just 'fronts',
whatever their purpose,
functional or decorative,
I think they fit right in at our 1880s hunting lodge.
This set Jeff installed,
you can see shadow from the "ye olde" spade-ended one that he replaced.
What a difference!
Feels super authentic.
I also like when brass or other metals are not coated,
allows them to obtain a gorgeous patina
that really adds character and a sense of history.
My brother made this beautiful door about two years ago.
I have been looking for the perfect antique hardware every time I go to a junk store, flea market, thrift shop..., but have come up empty handed.
I just found this place online
I believe my husband and I drove past it this weekend not even knowing of it's existence.
Drove up to Freeport to
look for some kids' coats for Operation Santa.
Might be well worth a trip back to Kennebunk!
Any excuse to visit my favorite state.