This is the ending to a story that started 10 years ago when we bought these French door handles on our honeymoon in Paris.. I first told it on Lisa Hoffman's Gypsy Bonfire Blog back in 2008 and then on my own blog a little over a year ago. Go to either of the links and find out the saga of the un-usable handles.
Well, between us - me with the idea and my brilliant wife Margot with the technical know-how, came up with this solution. We mounted them on a weathered piece of driftwood to make a hat rack.
My hat collection is growing by leaps and bounds now that the chemo is underway, and this is a great way to hold them and, finally, a answer to "what do we do with those un-usable handles?"
As with so many projects, even once we'd figured out what we wanted to do, there were several trips to the hardware store, a false start or two, but now here it is!
All that lovely French ceramic lusciousness on display!
I had promised to let you know when the handles finally found their place and now they have. And every time I hang a hat up there, Margot will remember forever carrying that heavy bag of tiles and handles down the Rue de Rivoli but at least there's a happy ending now that they're finally on display and looking "Oh, so French!"