Sunday, August 4, 2013

Made in Venice....

If you have a sharp eye, you can still find these ornate door pulls in Italy. The pictures I am sharing are ones I have photographed from Venice.

There are still foundries in Venice that produce ornate decorative hardware from century old designs.

I love the blend of utilitarian and decorative function of these pulls.

While visiting Carlo Marchiori in Calistoga, I purchased two door pulls, made in Venice, that Carlo was selling!

I wanted to mount them in my hallway. I bought thin plexiglass, mirrored it and antiqued it and added trim.

I then added the prized door pulls, one on each opposing door....

Now, I have to decide what to do with the space around the thing at a time!

So, keep a sharp eye the next time you are in Venice and maybe you will see a door pull...made in Venice!
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