“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
A note about hand door knockers- the hand, or “hamsa” is an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, a talisman to ward off the “evil eye”.
What a difference interesting hardware makes to a visitor’s first impression. The details are always worth the extra effort.
Do you have interesting door hardware? If so please share!
I had no idea about the symbolism….I love an interesting door knocker.
I learned about that recently, thought it was too fun not to share. Turns out we already had a hand door knocker! Tks for commenting.
Donna Vining says
I love interesting and different door knockers. The ones in Europe are absolutely stunning!!! Love the symbolism of the hand!!
Me too, Donna, I think Europe is what made me appreciate door details- tks for commenting, have a great day-
Peggy @The Decorating Files says
These are fabulous, Courtney. I wasn’t aware of the symbolism of the hand. Thank you for the info and the great photos.
tks Peggy- have a great day!
Lisa Mende Design says
Love all the different ones! I need a new one! Can I have one of these?
Yes, only if you come in person to Dallas so I can see you!!!
Lynne Knowlton says
Courtney ! You would love the door handles and door knockers from Bali. They are freaking gorgeousness !!!!! I love all the details in the ones that you posted. So beautiful !!!!
would love to see them, Lynn!