We can thank the Victorians and their love of all things ornamental for raising the humble doorstop to decorative heights. Prior to the 19th century, most doors were unceremoniously propped open with the nearest rock, a stray brick, or a wedge of wood. By the mid-19th century, doorstop makers cast iron into fanciful forms, painted festively to brighten up the room.
Cast Iron Nasturtiums Flower Doorstop. Made by Hubley
Sweet Inspirations by JP designs: Another Glamorous Holiday Display Frame
Love this Vintage Cast Iron Violet Bowl Doorstop,
vintage cast iron floral doorstop