It all started because I wanted a door knocker for my front door.
I didn’t want a new one, I wanted an old one. I went into several antique shops on Broadway and couldn’t find one. After about 12 shops that carried, new used, antique, vintage, refurbished, broken, pretty, ugly items that were not door knockers a couple store owners told me to go to Grandpa Snazzy’s.
I’m sure when I walked in my jaw would have been on the floor except that I had my Vespa helmet on and the guy behind the counter asked if I kept it on for protection, which of course cracked me up. I was just overwhelmed so I didn’t think to take it off. I have never seen so many antique or vintage door hinges, door knobs, drawer pulls, doorbells, push plates. I could have browsed in there for hours!
The store has been there for years. My photos don’t do the inventory justice, go to their site to see more and if you need something head on over. They were great to look through the items until I found the one I wanted!! They are not kidding when they say they are jam packed with thousands of pieces from all periods!
Good news, I was reading their website, you don’t have to go in. If you live out of town send them measurements and a picture and if they have it in the store they will send it to you!!!