Sunday, August 31, 2008

Where Did I Put My Keys?

I've been digging through some fun stuff in the basement this week. It seems Grandpa had an obsession with keys. LOL

I'm putting together a few lots to offer on Etsy. They're all old and have interesting shapes and lovely details. And would you look at the fantastic rust and verdigris patina on this grouping!

That's all natural, baby! :)

It also looks like there's a couple dozen skeleton keys, so I may put together a lot of a few of those.
Have a fun and safe weekend, everyone!


Kelly of Royal Pink Vintage said...

Love all the interesting shapes! Great stuff.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LOVE old keys, I use them in a lot of my the are a girl after my own old things. cherry

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Sugar Bear said...

I love skeleton keys! There is just something about their shapes!

Junie Moon said...

Old keys are so wonderful and make one wonder what exactly they opened. When I was small, the very term "skeleton key" evoked a frisson of fear that was simultaneously magical and scary. I was positive it had something to do with real skeletons.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

"I was positive it had something to do with real skeletons."

Yep, me, too!

Stephanie said...

I just love skeleton grandmother's house had glass door knobs (my absolute favorite) and skeleton keys.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh I love old keys . . . they look great with old teddy bears (key to your heart). I will watch for your lots.


Ambrea @ Come Home Cottage said...

Ive often thought about collecting old keys! My grandma's attic has some I remember seeing in my childhood! The house is up for sale so I better get over there before it's too late!

Thanks for the ikea idea. The nearest one to me is about 2.5 hours, but it's fun to go.

The coolest thing happened! I am in the process of ordering a sofa group from The Taylor Scott Collection ! I just kept praying about it and I got the coolest phone call from the owner Jeff. I am still in shock!

Is your Four Seasons furniture as great as everyone kept telling me they are?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there.....YES labs are wonderful. We adopted Riley from the Humane Society and sounding corny.....he has really brought sooo much joy to our lives. Soo sweet and absolutely the most loving dog. AND yes big time water dogs...we call him the otter dog.

Marilyn said...

I love old keys. I have a little key shaped rack that I have some old keys on and am on the lookout everytime I visit an antique store or yard sale. Hang on to those little treasures.
Marilyn in NM

Wild Rose said...

Doesn't it make you wonder what those keys were used for?

One of them looks like a clock key ~ I use something similar to wind my chiming clock.

Marie x

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I love keys too--I always snatch them up when I spot them at garage sales and such. I had to chuckle at JunieMoon's comment---Me too!!

Smiles, Karen



These keys are fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~