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An old metal handle and keys on a wooden door. Latch style door handles are more practical than knobs to me as they're easier to open with wet hands or arms full of grocerries. This one is beautifully ornate but not overly so.

from Beautiful Life

25 Creative Door Knockers

10 Creative Door Knockers Almost at the same time with putting up doors on dwelling people invented door knockers. Through the centuries a door knocker is charged with guarding and blessing the home....


“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson