Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kinda Neat...

Country Living Magazine is one of my very favorite magazines and like many of you, I've been reading it for years. I was recently looking through the latest December issue found something interesting...

A hundred year old brass door knob from a New York City public school. It's very decorative and has that oval shape many knobs from back in the day had. The best part?

I have the same exact one! And what I didn't know...it's worth 100 smackaroos. Wow. It was a gift from my friend Eric from the Brimfield Barn several years ago. I didn't really appreciate it as much as I should have when he first gave it to me, but now that I know some of it's history, I can really appreciate it all that much more. I'm planning on installing it in my new house when we move. Yay! Thanks Eric! :)

4 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh it's gorgeous to be sure! Wow...what fun to be leafing through a magazine and to find that you have one just like it! way cool. when are you moving? back to NY, oui?

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh....your word verification thingy had me spell out "romance." neat, han?

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Not KINDA neat - TOTALLY neat! Awesome gift...I saw that knob in CL and thought it was pretty cool...and now you have one!

Bohemian said...

I saw a Public School knob at a local Antique Store and thought it was awesome... but they were asking 100+ smackaroos for it so I had to pass... obviously I now know it was very likely worth what they were asking, I knew it looked unique and probably had value as an architectural salvage oddity. How cool that you were gifted with such a lovely piece!

Dawn... The Bohemian