On a hunt for a lock for said door, we went to one of our favorite Antique Malls and ended up walking out with more then we went in for.
I bought an old door hardware set. My Dad already started the clean up with Brass-O and as you can see in the below images, the difference is amazing. I don't want them to be completely clean as a hint of tarnish gives them character.
Here they are again, this time with the doorknobs. See what a difference a little cleaning makes.
I don't know if I ever mentioned it before; but I collect old cookbooks. While I have the usual Betty Crocker and Good Housekeeping kind, I also have some which are just fun to look at. For example, this Cutco one below which I found at the same Antique Mall.
Here is a page from the book, aren't the illustrations funny. I love how the pigs are happy on the farm, little do they know that the recipes are for Pork...haha!
Finally, my Dad came across these hidden on a shelf in one of the booths. These are little ink illustrations of old-style homes. The frames measure approx. 5x7. These were $6.95 for the group of 5. A steal if you ask me. I have to do some digging on the internet to see if I can find out anything about the artist, Doug Landis.