Sunday, October 19, 2008

Old Keys....

I love old keys. I collected these over the years from various antique shops.
I plan on using some of them on some of my needlework designs in the future.
The rest will stay in the little tin I have them in - and I will take them out from time to time - just to look at them - and think of what they used to unlock. Maybe someone's heart. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.

6 comments:

Tammy said...

I love old keys, too. They'll be a neat addition to your needlework!

butterfly dreams said...

I always liked those old keys, too.
Never thought to save them, but wish I had done that. My grandmother's house in NoCarolina had doors that used that type of key.

Tanya said...

Those are terrific!!! What a great collection.

Tanya

Linda said...

Thanks so much everyone! Now that I think about it, my Grandmother had doors that used these types of keys also! What a fun reminder of a good memory that I had forgotten.

I actually saw some skeleton type keys in the jewerly making section yesterday at Michaels Crafts. So if you don't have any old ones, those would look nice also.

Linda

Heidi said...

I collect old keys too Linda. We had a skeleton key at Cranberry Cottage but had it changed as they are easy to open with any skeleton key nowadays.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Melanie said...

I love old keys too, though I never seem to find any. I once saw a craft idea in a magazine where the person somehow mounted a collection of keys on some kind of backing, covered it in glass, and had it framed. Beautiful!