Decorative Doorstoppers

Do you have one in your home? Do you have a door that will swing shut if it isn’t held open with a doorstopper? We used to have a cast iron iron.

I saw a window full of vintage door stoppers, mostly painted cast iron. There are animals, people, flowers. Gnomes. Right now I use a concrete (or is it cement?) owl. I bought the owl in a gallery in Mansfield Ohio.

People collect them. Vintage and Antique Doorstoppers or door porters as they are called are written up in Collectors weekly

Holding the living room door that opens onto the front porch
Vintage Doorstoppers in a Nantucket shop window

6 thoughts on “Decorative Doorstoppers

  1. These are so cute, I remember our neighbor had the flower basket door stopper. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We use an old old porky pig bank filled with coins as our doorstop. The one’s in the picture are so much nicer.

  3. We use what is called a “sad iron”. It is old. My mother-in-law gave it to us many years ago. I am not sure where she got it. She painted it white. I stripped the paint to bare metal. It is very heavy and must get very hot. Ironing with it would be truly painful. Hence the name “sad”.

  4. We have a “sad iron”. My mother-in-law gave it to us many years ago. I am not sure where she got it. She painted it white. I stripped it to bare metal. It is very heavy and I assume would need to be very hot. Ironing with it must have been truly painful. Hence the name “sad iron”.

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