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August 23, 2010

Mid-Century Modern Starburst Escutcheon

By RetroRuth

Happy Monday!  I thought I would cheer everyone up on this most-dreaded day with a cheerful picture of a fun door escutcheon that I lust after to an insane degree.

Tom and I saw this home the other weekend while we were trying to find a garage sale.  From the street, it just looks like a regular, awesome mid-century house with a peachy-pink door.  But upon closer inspection…

Oh yes.  A starburst escutcheon.  I started pointed and squealing when I saw it.  This picture was taken after Tom had me bundled back into the car so no one who he works with could see us.  This neighborhood also had another great house with a boomarang escutcheon which I tried to take pictures of.  For some reason, Tom was driving really fast and they didn’t turn out. Dang!  Oh well, you guys will see it when I sneak into that neighborhood tomorrow night and steal it for our house.

Kidding, kidding!  I would never steal. Stealing is bad. Remember that, Kids At Home, stealing=bad.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need dig my black shirt and vintage black headscarf out of the closet.

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5 Responses to Mid-Century Modern Starburst Escutcheon

  1. MoonDoggie Reply

    August 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

    That looks like such a nice place to live. I’d never heard the word escutcheon before so thanks for the education 🙂

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I want that escutcheon SO bad!!!! I wanna see that boomerang one too – make Tom go back and slow down this time!!!

  3. Andrea Reply

    August 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, I totally want! You should definitely go back and get a picture of the boomerang one – make Tom slow down this time! 🙂

  4. Barbara Reply

    August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Neener neener – I have one – original to the house. It needs to be refinished, but I have one!!

  5. Anonymous Reply

    February 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    oh wow a boomer escutcheon! Dang Tom, I would have loved to have at least seen one.

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