Whoot! I got a special package in the mail this week!
Ever since we moved into our house, I've been bothered by the hooks in our foyer. Builder's grade hooks in a handmade house - not good.
Thin, pokey (as in - if you back into them while standing in the foyer, you will get poked)
One of the hooks was broken several years back. We never replaced it.
So, I did what I had to do. . . I ordered something older, better, and sturdier. I found 8 antique acorn hooks on ebay. I won the bid and couldn't wait for them to arrive. Unfortunately, the bidding ended the day before Hurricane Sandy hit and my source was in New York. I only had to wait for a few extra days but they were worth it. I hope that means that my source and his family are safe and sound (and warm).
They are antique "acorn" hooks from an old school house. They have a patina on them and even a few specks of paint here and there. Their character fits our unique house perfectly.
It's the perfect spot to hang coats, unbrellas, or even keys.