My favorite keys are the 'old ones' you find in antique shops. I actually have a few that came with our house as we live in a home that is over 100 years old. We have the original doors and some of the keys. I just find them so funky looking and it takes me back to my grandmothers home in the country and I remember her keys hanging on a nail in her summer kitchen beside the old screen door. How I loved that kitchen *smile*
One of my kitty-clients is a jewellery maker and she has designed a few pieces around old keys. Just fantastic! I purchased a couple of necklaces made with the old keys and I love them. She put nice long cords on them and the keys come in 2 sizes. Do check out her blog called Venus Beadery. You'll love her work.http://venusbeadery.blogspot.com/
The teeny one is from a music box
Taken in 1979
So let's see who will have their tree up first. It won't be me because Sierra wants a real one again so I have to wait a bit but I just know some of you will be putting them up soon. I'll just decorate the rest of my house and I think you will enjoy what I do with my staircase.
By the way, it is snowing and blowing and raining and freezing and just plain brutal out there tonight. I am just back from feeding the feral cats up the road. I know they have shelter because some have been there a long time but I pray they will be warm tonight and sleep well with a full tummy. That's all I can do for now.
God Bless them.