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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Giving Your Spirit Wings

This is one of my most favorite sayings. 
I try to remember it everyday.

Being creative is what gives my spirit "wings."

I made this desktop "inspiration" holder many years ago. Long before i started my ETSY shop and long before i started blogging. It was a doorknob that used to be in one of our dining room doors.  
It has sat on my desk for years.

Recently, i acquired a box of old doorknobs....

...some sparkly...

...some shabby...

 many of them worn-in from years of use.....

...and decided to create more of these "inspiration" holders.

With a little wire...

...some vintage rhinestones....

...favorite tags...

(merci rhonda)

....old charms....

...rosary beads....

......beloved medals...

...old tin types....

...and vintage calling cards...

...reminding me...

...that the key to happiness....
...is to follow your heart's passion and give your spirit wings.
I hope you always listen to that still...small voice inside of you that inspires you to follow YOUR own heart's passion. 

Avec Amour,


  1. oh - they are awesome Michelle. What a great idea. I love them all. Remember to put Denmark on your listings ;-)
    Wishing you a wonderful day
    xo Tina

  2. Wow, those are beautiful! I would never think to do that with a doorknob, soooo creative of you!

  3. Beautiful creations and neat idea Michelle! Love them~

    Love your new blog look too Michelle or am I very late? It could have been like this for a long time for all I know! LOL

  4. They're all beautiful, Michelle! What a wonderful way to use these precious doorknobs.

  5. WOW, those are fabulous, Michelle. You are an amazing artist, sweet friend. You never - ever cease to amaze me.

    I'm so happy I stopped by this afternoon. I posted so early this morning, I felt the need to see if anyone else posted today. So happy I did.

    You told me you had been working on some new projects and boy oh boy you were.

    Your blog's new look is fantastic - a Spring makeover, perhaps?

  6. These are so creative wow. I am looking at them thinking 'old doorknobs who would have thought' but evidently you thought and here they are in all of their glory!! Wow can I say that again? It is special people like you who inspires others to follow their hearts passion so their spirits can soar!!

  7. Oh My MICHELLE these are just gorgeous!
    Your talent is so inspiring to me.
    I love the one with the tintype photo
    So funny I just passed on a whole box of door knobs.
    I thought no no you don't need to bring anything else home.

    1. And that's what happens when you leave a store without something that caught your eye!
      Sure hope you went back for them.

  8. Hi Michelle,
    What a lovely post. You make me smile.
    I just love your creations with doorknobs. So pretty.


  9. Michelle.....where on earth did you find that little clippy thing? i've been searching for a few months for some of those!
    i need some of those photo holders - you are so amazing with your talent & would love it if you let me know when you upload them onto Etsy....? any idea on the pricing? oxox

  10. I have just found your blog and think it is wonderful... very creative and inspiring. Abby

  11. Hi Michelle, your inspiration pieces are amazing. The saying is wonderful and so true. I am always inspired when I visit you. Please let me know when you add your inspiration pieces to you shop. Have a wonderful day.

  12. These are splendid Michelle! Your talent for creating a beauty out of a functional old object simply amazes me. I love how you twirled the wire and the adornments are perfect.
    You inspire the rest of us to follow our passion and create with what we love.
    Thank you so much,

  13. So creative with the lovely doorknobs! Your creativity and sharing the inspiration with us...helps give our spirits wings!
    Thank you!

  14. Oh my!!! You do have a way, missy!!!!

    m ^..^

  15. They are all so beautiful! What a unique way to use something so lovely!

  16. These are just beautiful! Puts my crystal doorknob with a boring twisted little wire to shame! lol So, so pretty. I love the way you have twisted the wire and decorated the knobs. These will fly out of the Etsy shop like they have wings!

  17. These are beautiful, thank you for sharing.
    Anne xx

  18. Gorgeous and so creative,Michelle!!Love them.
    Have a wonderful week.

  19. Love reading your blog and this post was beautiful.
    You are so creative....who would have thought a simple door knob could be transformed?
    Love them...
    Julie x

  20. Michelle, dear,
    you alwayes comes up with new, and wonderfull ideas, I love this one, they are so gorgeus--I love the one with the wings :)
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

  21. So, so pretty Michelle!!! You are so creative and you put together such beauty! Glad you will be sharing them in your shop!

    Have a wonderful week!!

  22. An inspiration holder, how wonderful!

    Thanks for giving my wings a little lift! :)


  23. I am amazed at your creativity, Love what you've done with your door knobs! What a great idea, I would NEVER have thought it.

  24. These are so pretty. Love the unique swirl in the wire and all the sparkle!

  25. Wonderfully creative, your so inspiring, who would have though to use old doorknobs that way? You of course!
    Hugs Lynn

  26. I love these, Michelle! Fun & pretty - I'm off to visit your shop... see ya! ~ Zuzu

  27. So beautiful I will have to treat myself to one of these!!! these are going to sell like hotcakes!!!:) ♥

  28. This is such a sweet idea! Would be great for that hard to buy for person. Hugs, Terri

  29. Simply FANTASTIC, Michelle!! I'm in love!
    Monica xo

  30. Hello...love the door knobs! I too cannot resist collecting knobs...I love what you have done with them...I am a new follower to your blog and just love it via 612 Riverside blog. You are very talented and I like your writing skills. Have a blessed week. Visit me at my blog sometimes, comment and follow if you like. thanx, Tiff

  31. I'm stopping by and following via The FishTail Cottage, she posted about your incredible Door Knobs! I love these and such a clever idea! I was hoping you had more of the glass ones. They're so gorgeous, well done, Mrs.

  32. I truly love love love these. They are so incredibly smart and beautiful. I am your newest follower. Great job!

  33. I love your INSPIRATION HOLDERS...Very pretty!

    Have a great day!

  34. Love the tag and place card holders...Perfectly Perfect :)

    I know that one of your holders could find a place in my home I will have to go check out your etsy.

    Thank you for inspiring words and beauty over here!


  35. What a wonderful idea! These are so beautiful!

  36. So nice idea!! Congratulations!

  37. It was so nice to meet you at the Vintage Bazaar.. Thanks so much for all the lovely compliments you gave me.. you have been an inspiration.. Your Blog is beautiful.

  38. Very unique idea...love it!

  39. I just discovered your site via Pinterest...and have fallen in love with your glass doorknob holders. Do you sell these on your Etsy site?

    1. i do sell them in my etsy shop. it is closed at the moment but will reopen on 8/24. i have several listed in the shop so do check in on the 24th. merci!

  40. These are so beautiful!
    Found you on Pintrest.

  41. I'm obsessed with these doorknobs and so happy I found your blog!

  42. What is the name of your Etsy store ?

  43. Hi
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Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.