Sunday, April 29, 2012

Knock Knock!







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This is one we have and still need to put on our front door.


 And of course there's the ultimate in Domythic door knockers...available in much smaller size.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

A Year Long Story On Your Walls


So I'm still working on gathering together a plethora of door knockers for my final door post.  However, in the mean time, I absolutely have to share this utterly, stupendously, delightfully Domythic link shared by commenter, Merrian, on my other blog

I am utterly enchanted, overwhelmed, and inspired by this beautiful handpainted room.  The wall art is narrative, and yet it is cohesive, reminding me of a wallpaper from Voysey or Morris.  But it blows me away that the entire thing is freehand, and has subtle variations throughout the room.

Truly one of the most inspiring things I've seen in a long time.




It reminds me of a more subtle version of this gorgeous experiment in wall art I saw a couple weeks ago, and was reminded of again today when Terri Windling blogged it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Front Door Glass

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 A local favorite of mine

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Next post: Door knockers.  And then we're on to the next part of the house!

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Knobby Post!

 Via Ebay

 Beautiful and subtle


 Wow. See larger to fully appreciate this one.

 

Something quite different.

Interesting!


 Beautiful

 Love the hammered metal.


It may not be as fancy, but I'm rather partial to the glass doorknobs in my own home.

Finally I can't help but share this image of an insanely unique doorknob my friend Traci shared on my Facebook list.  It's from the entrance to the K├Âlner Dom in Germany.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Finger Plates

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The finger plate is "a plate that is fixed to a door near the handle or keyhole. It can be made of metal, plastic, ceramic or glass. It purpose is to prevent people's fingers from smudging the door." (Wikipedia)

But its artistic value is so much more than just its practical application.


Art Nouveau fingerplate

Gothic fingerplate

From Flickr...a period example.

Figural plate

Thistle plate


The finger plate in context


Voysey inspired Arts & Crafts plate



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Domythic Doors - Ornate Hinges

I believe it was Leigh in the Domythic Bliss Facebook group who suggested a while back that a series of posts on different parts of a house would be enjoyable...for instance, and what I am starting with, ways to Domythic up a door! We're going to go through this in great detail. How great of detail? One step at a time we're going to talk about your front door...first we'll give a few suggestions for hinges.

If you have a plain door, a wood panel door, or any kind of door that will accommodate ornate hinges, *add them.* There's hardly a thing you can do to make a door instantly more magical.

Astrology-themed door hinges. Wow.


What's more Domythic than a tree shaped hinge??


Or tree branches? Wow.

Oak leaf gate hinges from Etsy. LOVE.

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From Amazon

From House of Antique Hardware


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Gorgeous door



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