Seasonal Greetings

I will start with a picture of my own decoration on my door. Before this year it has hung alone on my door but this year my door knocker is there and it doesn’t sit so well. As I am toying with the idea of a new door this coming year I am not going to worry too much

Last weekend I was out and about in Cambridgeshire and I spotted some lovely knocker and wreath combinations

I love the cheeky little pear knocker, first I have seen. Seen in Cambridge

I will let you into a secret, I don’t like this shape of knocker. It’s a very popular shape and I never take pictures of it but doesn’t it look better surrounded by a wreath? Also Cambridge

Hard to see but there is an Ely knocker hidden in this frosted wreath. I was visiting my friend Leonie who knows of my interest in knockers and was happy to look at local examples as we walked and talked.

Easier to spot this brass anchor in this one, also Ely.

A little closer to home, a splash of colour in Braunston, Northamptonshire

The other day I was reading a blog called www.spitalfieldslife.com and they had posted some artwork by a artist called Julie Price. I was excited to see several pictures of Spitalfield knockers with wreaths, and she has kindly permitted me to post them here. You can find them and others on her website www.passionforpaint.net

A proud festive lion

A seasonal hand of Fatima

Ornate and Christmassy

Call the marines

Fish door knocker in Lavenham, Suffolk

Here’s a lovely selection of marine-themed door knockers. There are some repeat designs and some that must surely be unique

Fish door knocker in Lavenham, Suffolk

These two are the same design and by coincidence both are not in seaside locations

Fish door knocker in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Fish door knocker in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

A chunky trident-tailed example

Crab door knocker in Cromer, Norfolk

A crab, adorning a door in a seaside town famous for crab

Fish door knocker in Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Rather stylised fish on this island door

Fish door knocker in Portsoy, Scotland

Spyglass knocker in Southwold, Suffolk

Which came first, the spyglass knocker or the name of the house(also spyglass, if you hadn’t guessed)?

Mermaid door knocker in Southwold, Suffolk

On the door next to the Nelson pub

It looks like this could be a double knock, tail the head. Of course I couldn’t have tried it out people think I am strange enough taking photos, imagine if I started knocking them as well

Fish door knocker in Southwold, Suffolk

A bit blurry, sorry. The pavement was very narrow and there were many tourists

Ship’s wheel door knocker in Southwold, Suffolk

Maybe the captain lives here?

Anchor door knocker in Southwold, Suffolk

their safe port

Ship in sail door knocker in Brinklow, Warwickshire

another landlocked example.