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Old Glory

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Red, white and blue are easily recognized as the symbolic colors of our county, most visibly on our American flag. But did you know that each of those colors has special meaning? The color red represents hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity, and blue indicates vigilance, perseverance and justice. In honor of Flag Day on June 14, we have pulled a red, white and blue sampling of our products for your traditional decorating styles.

First we present a ruby red glass inverted Thistle pattern serving platter measuring 12 inches in diameter, resting on a round pedestal approximately 1 1/2 inches above table surface. This ruby serving piece would enhance your Fourth of July table scape, but is also a year round treasure for serving at Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

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For your restoration or traditional home style needs, we offer a white porcelain dummy door knob finished in brushed nickel Victorian plate. Single dummy glass door knobs consist of a knob on one side of the door. Double dummy styles consist of a knob on both sides of the door. As dummy knobs, these do not turn or operate a latch mechanism. This doorknob set is available in four additional finishes.

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Lastly, our cobalt blue glass cabinet knobs are a beauty to behold. These sturdy knobs are individually made from the finest silica glass by professional glassworkers and are available in 2 sizes: 1 ½ inch diameter or 1 ¼ inch diameter.

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Visit our website for additional findings in red, white and blue. Show your patriotism, or just find the right item for your home. We aim to please!

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June 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

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Choosing Porcelain Door Knob Sets For Your Home

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Antique white and black porcelain door knobs are a beautiful accessory to any room in any home and are widely popular no matter the size or style of the residence. Over the years they have become a much sought-after collectors item due to their classic design and the significance they hold. Many people have chosen to add them to the list of items to be included in home renovations, thus making them quite the conversation piece.

Ebony Porcelain on Brass

Ebony Porcelain on Brass

White and black porcelain door knobs were used often in many Victorian and early 20th century homes in America and have not dwindled in popularity since that time. One problem people often faced was finding these great antiques when it came time to replace broken or damaged porcelain door knobs. Now, however, these much-loved must-haves have become easier to find mainly because they are becoming so widely used once again. Even if the originals can’t be located, modern technology has made it possible to produce these door knobs. They can even be retrofitted onto both old and new doors.

Ebony Porcelain and Chrome Door Set

Ebony Porcelain and Chrome Door Set

People may also choose to use porcelain door knobs when going for the antique look even in a brand new home where they have never before been installed. They add character and charm to any room and are made to withstand a good deal of wear and tear so they will last a long time.

Optional Ribbon & Reed Long Plates for Door Knobs

Optional Ribbon & Reed Long Plates for Door Knobs

New white and black porcelain door knobs are also installed in older homes as replacements to the older door knobs because without them these homes would lose some of their vintage visual appeal. Door knobs are among the most frequently used items in the home and will need replacing from time to time no matter how much care is taken to preserve them. Door knobs are the focal point on every door and when damaged, can cause the entire room to appear shabby. Should the time come when replacing the original antique door knobs is necessary, consider starting fresh with new vintage-looking door knobs if duplicates of the originals are difficult to come by. They will look just like their predecessors and will hold up well under the heavy use they, no doubt, are likely to sustain. Finding new porcelain door knobs of the same classic, beautiful design and construction has never been easier or economical. The decision to maximize the life of the new door knobs will serve to increase the home value while still providing others something to talk about after each visit. No one else will know they aren’t original or truly antique.

White Porcelain on Craftsman Style Back Plate

White Porcelain on Craftsman Style Back Plate

Visit LookInTheAttic.com for period style porcelain door knob sets – made to fit modern doors! They have a wide selection and great customer service.

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July 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Using Antique Porcelain Knobs on Modern Doors – Retrofit Kits

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Installing vintage style or even true antique porcelain doorknobs is a simple task thanks to modern style passage and privacy latches that are made to bridge the gap from old to new. You can easily use old antique knobs on a new and modern door using these tubular style latches. These adaptive latches have been engineered to be used specifically with antique doorknobs with a square rod or spindle – and they work with vintage porcelain, crystal, glass and bronze knobs.

Porcelain Door Hardware

Porcelain door knobs have been around for hundreds of years – and the colors range from a true white (rare) to a metallic black – and most any color in between. Porcelain knobs look great with most any style back plate and can be installed easily and quickly on most any style door.

Porcelain knobs are available for different purposes like a keyed entrance, a locking privacy knob, a functional passage knob or even a dummy knob. Usually, porcelain door knobs come in a complete set and feature a solid brass or bronze shank. Beware of iron shanks as iron is brittle and may cause an issue in the long run. The Rosettes – or back plates – can be found in many finishes including polished brass, antique brass, oil rubbed bronze, matte black, polished chrome and brushed nickel.

Porcelain door knobs are generally manufactured by most major brands – and many models come with a warranty. Prices can range from $25 per set up to $65 per set – and in general, you do get what you pay for. LookInTheAttic & Company has a wide array of Porcelain door knobs and door sets available in several colors. They also offer expert opinions and free advice.

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May 25, 2010 at 1:33 am