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  1. I adore vintage hardware–you have a great assortment! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia! Your welcome;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m glad it was helpful, Stacey! Thanks! I find them anywhere and everywhere. Many times I take them off of something that I find in a trash pile or a piece a friend no longer wants. A lot of them came off of pieces I re-did for my former store. I think the key is just to be noticing and watching. So many people just see the whole piece and not the details. Now that your interest is peaked, you’ll start seeing it more often! Start carrying a screwdriver in your car;)

  2. You are one of the people who just might have more vintage junk and hardware than I do! I love your tips and seeing all of your vintage hardware.
    So happy to be joining this challenge with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I have a hard time parting with it, indeed, Amber;)

  3. I’m always on the lookout for vintage hardware. They are a lovely interesting detail to add to projects. Thanks for the tips.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Good luck in your vintage hardware hunt, Claire! Always love your amazing creativity!

  4. I definitely need to scavenge for more old hardware like hinges, knobs, and pulls!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hope you find some, Tania!Good reason to hit the junk trail, right?

  5. These are wonderful tips. My friend gave me her old crockpot so I could clean off old hardware. It really does work. I will be thinking of these tips as it look at the hardware.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thrift stores and church sales are great places to get used crockpots, too! I use my old (wedding gift) small one for the hardware.

  6. Great tips, Lora! Such beautiful photos of junky things that I LOVE so much 🙂 I especially love the idea of mixing and matching–new/old, whatever. You’ve made us look at hardware in a new light–

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad it spurred your ideas, Diana! I could dig through old hardware all day;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tuula!

  7. Lora, I really enjoyed this post! Chock full of helpful information and I’m swooning and drooling over the fabulous vintage hardware you’ve accumulated. I’ve never used the crockpot method for cleaning hardware but I’m definitely going to give it a try. Pinned 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Marie! Glad you found it helpful! Just make sure you label the junky crockpot, “no food”!