Knock, Knock..

Knocker Wm


As part of the Water Treatment Plant installation we had to move a gate. It wasn’t a particularly fine example and ended up as firewood but we kept the knocker that had been attached. I’d not seen it since and had completely forgotten about it.

Until yesterday. When it turned up again..


Shed Wm


..installed on the bloomin’ shed !!


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  1. Em May 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    How lovely to knock before you enter the shed….will the mice be squeaking “Enter” do you think?

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      If I didn’t know better, the mice would be in the frame for putting the knocker up in the first place..

  2. countrysidetales May 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Lovely door (shed) knocker. We have one on the downstairs loo which is a (male) greater spotted woodpecker.

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      I wonder if I should have seen the writing on the wall (gate), with this one being a deer?

  3. Crafty Gardener May 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    A nice decoration for the shed door … makes you wonder who resides inside.

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Should be something magical shouldn’t it? But no, a man in his domain!

  4. Denise May 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Better not let the hens see this! They will be demanding one on their shed! Wouldn’t be a door knocker though – more like a door clucker! lol!

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Mike was muttering something about keypad entry… I think he was joking?

  5. woolythyme May 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    It’s perfect there!!!! I love door knockers—-that’s a great one!

    (My heart did a little pitter patter….your own water treatment plant!! Hubby is a water geek—yes, we stop on trips to take photos of water treatment plants!!! )

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Note the low positioning.. so I can reach..
      (Click on the Water Treatment tab at the bottom of the page. I’d never thought of offering visits, perhaps we should!!)

  6. Vintage Jane May 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    It looks just perfect!

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks VJ!

  7. snowbird May 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Hahahaha… fantastic! Certainly up-grades the shed that’s for sure. I want one on mine!xxxx

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      His shed is next door to my potting shed, so obviously I’ll have to have a knocker on mine now too. What’s good for the goose (gander) and all that.

  8. Cumbrian May 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Bet it would shine up lovely.

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      Then it would be the only shiny thing about that shed. The years have taken their toll.

  9. Wendy May 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    The grand door knocker and the steps leading up to the door make the shed look like a very important place.

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      The Man Shed. They’ll be a coffee machine and iPod dock in there before we know it.

      • Cumbrian May 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

        And a fridge…..and an armchair……and a crate of beer…..and a TV…..

        • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

          No wonder I’m required to knock..

  10. Joanne May 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I think it looks great, I now want one of my own!

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Joanne and welcome to rusty duck.
      Me too… or perhaps a rustic doorbell for the greenhouse?

  11. Denise May 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    A fine specimen indeed. My great-grandfather was a deer keeper and I remember being royally freaked out as a child by a pair of stag antlers hanging inside the coal bunker. (Don’t ask why they were there…all I know is that whenever I smell coal dust now, I immediately think of antlers!)

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Maybe that’s the only place he was allowed to hang them!

      • Denise May 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

        I suspect you may be right!

        • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm - Reply

          Or a good place to hang the scuttle.

          • Denise May 30, 2013 at 7:52 am

            Or great-grandad if he kept going on about the bloomin’ deer all the bloomin’ time which I understand was his wont!

          • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 9:00 am


  12. Rose H May 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful knocker Wendy, and it looks right at home on the shed door…I have a wellington boot knocker on my shed :o)
    That water treatment plant sounds interesting.
    Rose H

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      In that case, I’m definitely having one on mine.

  13. frayed at the edge May 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Comment fail on IE, will Firefox work? I used to have a net curtain in the window of a shed!

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      It may be that you need to press F5 every time Anne (hark at me, sounding so knowledgeable ;))
      I won’t ask why you needed a net curtain in a shed..

  14. haggiz May 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    I’m so tempted to go all ‘carry on’ with my knocker appreciation, but I will resist – it’s lovely, I’ll leave it at that Julie x

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Oooh Matron!

      • haggiz May 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

        😉 Jx

        • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

          😉 😉 Jx

  15. Rosie May 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    I was trying to think of a suitable ‘knock. knock’ joke including sheds and knockers but as my brain seems to have gone on stike I’ll just say what a lovely knocker it is:)

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      And not even mine.. 🙁

  16. BadPenny May 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Fabulous. Love it.

    I got husband to cut out a heart shape on the door of a tiny tool shed I have…
    people ask if it’s an outside loo !

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Oh no! It sounds lovely too..
      If I cut a hole in the door of the potting shed it would probably fall down.

  17. Ali May 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    It’s not just a shed – it’s a man cave!

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      You’ve got it. An M&S man cave at that.

  18. Abby May 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply
    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Shed oneupmanship. One woman even..

  19. finlaygrayJohn May 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Lovely knocker
    Oh err misses

    Incidently my favourite shop in York ( when I lived there) was a shop called KNOBS AND KNOCKERS

    • Jessica May 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Ahhh. Knobs and Knockers.. I remember it well.

  20. Josephine May 30, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    I like it !
    Love the green verdigris patina.

    • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 6:07 am - Reply

      Thanks Jo. It has a rustic look!

  21. Jo May 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Fabulous. It look great.

    • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      It will certainly be a talking point..

  22. BumbleVee May 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    uh, oh….. I think you’ve started something now……. we all want knockers on our sheds…hahhahah…. although, after our renovation of the house… Mr. BV is saying…let’s put some rock and cedar on the shed to make it look good back there …. let’s paint the trim to match too… hey…let’s put a window….and I’ll say…let’s just have grand knocker please…

    • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      You should have all of those.. a shed deserves to be grand!

  23. Paula @ Spoons n Spades May 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I can’t say I’ve ever thought about having a knocker on my shed, but yours looks great,very rustic. It definitely makes the shed look more intriguing too.

    • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      It’s nice to have a bit of humour in the garden, and definitely intrigue!

  24. elaine May 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    What a great knocker (the more I see the word knocker the stranger it seems. I have a wrought iron set of dogs backsides on mine!

    • Jessica May 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      On the tool shed wall we inherited a set of scythe blades. Which look rather macabre. I think, on balance, I would go for the dogs backsides.

  25. knitsofacto May 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Do I spy a pot plant on the wall as well? That is clearly a very upmarket shed!

    • Jessica May 31, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

      You do indeed. Mike chose it himself..

  26. Janet/PlantalisciousJ June 1, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Oh, I like it, a very smart shed – or is it now a smoking room, or possibly a library?! Complete with stag’s head and stuffed stoat?

    • Jessica June 1, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Don’t give him ideas Janet, please. It’s when he starts running a data cable out to it that I will really worry. Thankfully the WiFi does not reach!

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