Fanciful Vintage Door Knockers

Fanciful Vintage Door Knockers

Michelle Chin
May 3, 2011

Since I moved 16 months ago I've been without a doorbell or door knocker. My home was built in 1923 and I've been torn between adding modern touches or adding a little fun and whimsy to my doorstep. So I thought I'd share a few of the more fun vintage door knockers I've found.

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1. Bronze Cherub: From the 1890s, this lovely piece is paired with succulents to make a bold statement to your guests. From Kinda Sorta Zen Doorknockers.
2. Sea Creature: With a lovely patina, this creature from the black lagoon is a unique pick from The Examiner.
3. Vintage Hand of Fatima: Holding what looks like an apple, this example of the traditional hand door knocker is one of the more elegant I've seen. Also from The Examiner.
4. Brass Bird Door Knocker: This little buddy from Restoration Online will peck out a greeting with his beak.
5. Dolphin: Looking a bit like a mermaid crossed with a dolphin, this is a pretty spectacular example from Dixon Lane Antiques.

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6. Weathered Dragonfly: From Molly's Meanderings, if you follow the link you can see it in action on her cute blue door.
7. Antique Elephant: This noble fellow uses his trunk to let you know a guest has arrived and is for sale from Country Antique Furniture.
8. Antiqued Frog: A brass cast frog, this weighty greeter isn't actually vintage, but "nouveau vintage," from Vintage Hardware in the UK. At least he's solid enough to last a very long time.
9. Vintage Acorn: This nutty door knocker is from SwiftFoxVintage on Etsy.
10. Chinese Fu Dog: Made of bronze, this guy will act as guardian for your front door. From Kinda Sorta Zen Doorknockers.

(Images: As linked above)

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