Vintage Porcelain Door Knobs

When I shared my post on vintage glass door knobs, it was a huge hit. People love glass door knobs, and as one commenter shared…

 I was quite impressed with my apparent family wealth as a little girl, I mean really…who else had a gramma that could afford “diamond doorknobs”? ;)

And isn’t that the truth!

When we were out antiquing last weekend I came across this basket full of vintage knobs. And you know, porcelain door knobs are beautiful, too.

SZInteriors Photo

I love them all. I know the glass knob stands out like a sparkling diamond among the rough, but don’t you think the white porcelain knob holds its own in this crowd, too? Okay, I’ll admit, the white distressed knob demands its own attention, but we’ll save that for another day.

Seeing all these vintage knobs piled in a collectible heap, had me thinking about all the hands that turned them over time.

Source: Folk Lure Blog

And I wondered where they came from? What their next stop will be.

I love this one-of-a-kind wine stopper.

Source: Pinterest / Style Blue Print

When you see this, it’s such a reminder that the sky’s the limit for repurposing an object from one use into another.

But even just the simple beauty of vintage porcelain knobs can be appreciated for what it is.

Isn’t the patina of this antique door plate incredible?

Source: Etsy – Cracker Dog Trading

It makes the white of the porcelain knob just pop.

And so does this antique door lock.

Source: Etsy – Jack in the Box Vintage

Isn’t it gorgeous? Such attention to pretty details. No wonder vintage is in vogue!

And now with Annie Sloan chalk paint all over the scene, I couldn’t resist this blue door!

Source: Fresh Vintage Blog

Aged and weathered to perfection, I bet Annie can help you get this look.

I love the shape of this vintage porcelain knob.

Source: Just Chicken Sittin’ Blog

It makes me want to unlatch the door and step inside!

I’ve only shown you white porcelain knobs, but they come in other colours, too. The key is to find them and buy them when you do.

Source: Etsy – Maries Maison

What do you think of these ones?

There’s just something about the old knobs that can’t quite be replaced.

What are you up to this weekend? Will you be searching for something new with a vintage past?

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13 Replies to “Vintage Porcelain Door Knobs”

  1. There is definitely something nostalgic about these knobs…as much as I like new, I would love to have a few of these mixed in! The photo’s are GREAT Sheila…such clarity! Lovely!! Have a great weekend!!

  2. These knobs fall under the “if I only knew then what I know now” category. When my husband and I were first married (a million years ago), our first house had all glass knobs. I was totally into modern style at that time and replaced every singe one. This makes me cringe every time I think of it but I actually threw them out…just one of many decorating regrets over the years.

  3. I love history and all the mysteries it holds. What kind of life did those door knobs have? What did they see? What did the door look like and what room did it contain? LOVE this stuff!!!

    1. Hi Cathy!
      I can only imagine how awesome your house must be! I think you are so lucky to have vintage door knobs like these throughout. That’s incredible…
      Thank you so much for your comment!

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