4.12.10

Knock, Knock....

To go along with our new black front door, we need a door knocker.  The door used to have one, and the previous owners decided to take it with them (along with the vanities in the bathrooms and 90% of the outlet covers - so odd).  Anyways, I turned to my standby - Etsy :)

The first one that came up on my search was this :

I guess it serves as a reminder that if the house is a rock'n don't come a knock'n?  I'm very weirded out by this. 

But in all seriousness -

Option A : Vintage Brass with an area to engrave our last name $25+s/h
This is the most traditional option -


Option B : Vintage Brass Lion (awwww) $28 + s/h
He's cute and he reminds me of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe


Option 3 : Solid Brass Pinapple $15 + s/h
This reminds me of college, I went to school in Rhode Island and there were pineapples on 80% of the doors of the older homes in Newport and Providence since pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.  According to the legend, it began with New England sea captains, who would spear pineapples on a fence post outside their homes after returning from the Caribbean islands, to let friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage.


Option 4 : Vintage Brass Whale $68 + s/h (most $$ but he's so cute and comes from Maine)
I'm not sure how I feel about whatever is coming out of his belly; but I kind of love him.....a lot.  Although we are not near the water, so it might be odd to have a whale on our door?


Please tell me which is your favorite, because as it stands right now we might end up with 4 door knockers on our door, which is probably overkill.

12 comments:

  1. Oh definitely the whale.

    And I really hate to take away from my beloved home state, but doesn't this look like the exact same one?: http://www.brassbinnacle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MD-BB1082&Category_Code=DOKN1&Store_Code=br1&gclid=COX5_tbu0qUCFUmo4AodCn8ylw

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  2. I love the whale. The whole nautical theme kind of goes with your navy wall, no? Um and how weird is it that they took everything? I forget, was it a foreclosure? We definitely took stuff from our old house, but we replaced everything with lesser-loved alternatives BEFORE we put it on the market! (thank you Ikea for your inexpensive alternatives, it made taking a loss on our house more bearable)

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  3. @ E@Oh!Apostrophe - It sure does! :)
    @ Beehive - It was not a foreclosure, we paid asking and didn't even get anything towards closing. They even took the cable splitter in the basement - it is a little ridiculous, sometimes I'm surprised that we still have a kitchen sink :)

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  4. I'm laughing at the pineapple. That's become a bit of a Charleston thing too. Behold the pineapple fountain: http://estore.websitepros.com/stores/1779809/catalog/PineappleFountain.jpg

    That said, I really like the lion!!!

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  5. The whale is adorable and I haven't seen anything like it before. Funnily enough, the first one that isn't your style, is so my style! Jason's grandmother has that knocker and I just love the vintagey romatic details - I'm hoping to have it passed down to us!

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  6. I love the pineapple. I live in Boston and it's a very Beacon Hill thing too. So it seems very classy to me :)

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  7. The whale is pretty cute but I really love Pineapple and the meaning behind it.

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  8. I love the pineapple or the one to engrave your name. I am a bit bias though... we have an engraved knocker with our last name and I love seeing it every time I come home.

    I found your blog on the weddingbee post and I am so excited to follow along and read more! :-)

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  9. PINEAPPLE! All the way :-)

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