Each and every time I encounter another beautiful knocker (once getting over the initial urge to rap it) I always begin to wonder at the story behind it. Is it a relic of the home's original Victorian history used by rich young women after a night dancing with their beau? Was it found in the car boot of a antiquing entrepreneur? Is it a modern knock-off added to a brand new door by a family wishing to prove their new-found fortunes have endowed a touch of class?
The sound of the ominous knock echoing down a long, wood lined hallway; does it strike joy in the hearts of the young inhabitants, eager to open the portal to the outer world, or does a timid elderly lady live in the home surrounded by the ghosts of years past and a scary modern society.
Filigree works in ironmongery, they do seem to be fashion statements that take a door from pretty, all the way to ridiculously posh dahling.
And this one has to take the cake (mouse-flavoured?).
And some just get a little too funky...
What do you think of door knockers? What is you favourite?