Well Now… How About These Vintage Glass Door Knobs!

Yes, we are in the thick of our move. Boxes are being packed, shuttled south, and more are being packed as we go. The beauty of a progressive move is the new home has a chance to sink in before it even gets started. This works for me!

And so… since we are moving into a vintage home with its tell-tale character I mentioned here, you can only imagine how thrilled I was to discover 2 doors featuring these!

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Why yes, our new vintage home happens to have 2 doors with their original glass knobs! How did I miss them in the viewing, the second walk-through, AND our first trip after acquiring the keys? Really??

Vintage Glass Door Knobs

If you’ve followed along over the years then you know how much I adore these sparkly, glam beauties from days gone by! I looove vintage glass door knobs, and featured a collection of DIY ideas here.

You know what the best part of this discovery is? Well, the bedroom we will be calling ours just happens to be one of the two rooms with these beautiful glass knobs!

Vintage Glass Door Knob

I am now officially swooning and cannot wait to be touching this little piece of vintage art glass Every. Single. Day! 🙂

How about you? Do you love vintage glass door knobs too?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Caught by Surprise… 200 Posts!

Wow! Anniversaries, they come and they go. I missed my one-year blogging celebration. Um, that was back in July! And now I’m realizing that Monday was my 200th post since this journey began. Can I just say, I was caught by surprise?

In the beginning I posted one article a week, but that all changed in February. Now you will find something new from me each week day. That’s not to say there hasn’t been the odd day missed here and there, but I do try to bring something fresh to you each morning. So since February it feels like my blog has gone from zero to sixty… and that’s why 200 posts caught me by surprise! Who was counting?

So I thought I would share my top 10 posts since the beginning. If you’ve already read them, thank you for reading! If not, when you have a moment, please enjoy the read 🙂

Tread Confidently

 Steve Hanks: Works of Art for the Soul

Patterned Floors: Painted & Stencilled to Perfection

Antiqued Mirrors: A Now WOW

Baribocraft Canada: Vintage Woodenware

Painting the Floor White

DIY with Vintage Glass Door Knobs

KRAVET: Did You Know?

White Wine Décor!

Cedric Sofa Meets Vintage Cousins

I’m often surprised at which articles grab hold, and which ones don’t. But I’m always flattered that people read them at all. I have so many posts that I loved writing, and often it’s because of the images. I don’t use all the images I find, or that I photograph myself, but some days I wish I could. There is just such a vibrant, creative world out there!

And so what keeps me up late at night?

Well that would be writing my articles so there’s something to greet you the next day. Time flies by. I love writing my blog! And I get so annoyed when my shoulders feel like granite, my back is as stiff as marble, and my eyes see like the reflection in an antiqued mirror… you know what I mean!

I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for anything. And so I want to thank you for visiting, and ultimately inspiring me to keep going. Without you my blog would just be words sent out into cyberspace. But with you my blog has a heart and a soul.

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Thank you for reading!

xo Sheila

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DIY With Vintage Glass Door Knobs

Glass door knobs are beautiful, whether they’re old or new, but there’s definitely no comparison between the two. There’s just a look and feel to the vintage knobs that make you want to linger for a split second longer to soak their sensation in.


Do you see what I mean? Isn’t this one spectacular? I love the way it’s cut… the shadow sparkles like a diamond.

They come is all shapes and sizes…


And a rainbow of brilliant colours.


They’re so pretty, so cheerful and fun… Who wouldn’t want a bouquet of them?

And since green is one of my favorite colours…


I couldn’t resist including this emerald antique gem.

I love all the DIY ideas for repurposing yesterday’s jewellery of function into décor treasures of today.

Like this practical coat rack.


Isn’t this creative? I like that the original plates are mounted with the knobs for more authentic character.

Here’s another variation without the plates…


I think this wall paper adds the perfect punch.

Here’s a similar idea for storing purses…


What a great idea to mix up the vintage knobs like this.

And this design also makes a great jewellery hanger for necklaces…


This idea might go on my DIY project list… I just need to decide where I would hang it first.

Here’s another cool idea for storing jewellery.


Did you guess that this was a cutlery organizer in it’s first life?

And how about this wine stopper?


I SO heart this! It feels glamorous in a casual chic kind of way.

The sliver of black you see here is a mini chalkboard made from an old cupboard door.


What a perfect addition to a kitchen or an office space, or wherever you would place your message board. And doesn’t the glass knob give it the perfect finishing touch?

Speaking of office spaces…


How unique is this for a message holder? It would make a great paper-weight too!

If you just wanted to leave the glass door knob as is…


It would also work for a paper-weight… or a knife rest… as long as it didn’t roll!

I saved this one for last because I think it’s so much fun.


Can you guess what this is?

If you guessed garden ornament I wouldn’t argue with you, because it really is pretty peeking out among the green. But this is actually functional too. It’s a hose guide so the hose doesn’t harm the plants as it’s being moved around the garden. Isn’t this a neat idea?

I could put pictures on here forever. There are so many amazing vintage glass door knobs out there, and a ton of great ideas for how to repurpose them… My dream would be to find a stash like this.


So I could enjoy them just the way they are until I decided what project to tackle first.

What would you do with a vintage glass door knob? Would you use it to open a door? Or would you repurpose it into something fabulous and new?

Thanks for stopping by!

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