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Cast Iron Door Stops Need Love Too

Updated on November 13, 2014

I can't remember when my Grandmother's iron wasn't sitting right beside the door; it's function initially was to actually iron clothes once the cast iron heated up on her wood stove. Once she was presented with the new-fangled electric iron, the cast iron version eventually was used to keep the door open against breezy Oregon days.

That iron then moved on to keep vigil beside my mom's kitchen door, then to keep my own door ajar. I love tradition, and I make it a practice of using the items handed down to me whenever possible. That iron now adds décor to my laundry room; sitting next to an old egg collection basket which serves to hold my clothespins. That left a need for a new door stop.

I came across "Lilly", the verdigris cast iron girl that absolutely stole my heart!

Lilly does door duty as required, but, is often seen spending time on the deck next to my bench, or in the yard near the flowers. My husband never knows where he might see "Lilly" hanging around.

Now, since Lilly on occasion, isn't available to work at keeping the door from closing against the breeze, I find that I need to find a new cast iron door stop for the job. The search came up with some delightful results!

What I found was an array of door stops that would suit any home décor. From traditional cast iron pigs and roosters, to whimsical Wizard of Oz Red Ruby Slippers and cats with legs stretching under the door.

With so many choices that bring to mind the home décor of friends and family, I just may have to order a few of these so we all can enjoy the breeze.

For me? It has to be the Brown Cast Iron Frog Door Wedge to go with the frog that we listen to outside our window at night. And, since all cast iron door stops need love, he most likely will spend some time under that night frog's tree.

There are a surprising array of cast iron doorstops available, from traditional to whimsical


My cast iron door stop "Lilly" enjoys spending some time in the sun.

The Wizard of Oz Red Ruby Slippers Doorstop - Wicked Witch of the East
The Wizard of Oz Red Ruby Slippers Doorstop - Wicked Witch of the East

A perfect gift for my friend Michele as she loves The Wizard of Oz


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My Grandma's iron providing décor to the laundry roomLilly at work near the door
My Grandma's iron providing décor to the laundry room
My Grandma's iron providing décor to the laundry room
Lilly at work near the door
Lilly at work near the door

I would love to hear if you have a cast iron door stop, and what it is!

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