Mechanical door Bells,
Years ago, bells were used in shops and other public places. They announce a customer or other person coming in if the shopkeeper is at the back of the store. They are still used for small stores and in some people’s homes in Carmel-by-the Sea.
I like this idea so much that I become somewhat obsessed with bells.
“Sticks and Stones”
is one of the first cottages where I really began to notice the different varieties. The owners of this home are world travelers and I suspect that this is a mix of American and European Cowbells.
On the other side of the gate, sleigh bells are added for fun.
I like the way the bells hang separately on the gate
of “Hasenyager House”.
The owners of this sweet,little,pink Murphy House have covered both gates.
Cowbells on the back
Sleigh bells on the front.
“Hearts and Flowers”
is not going to hear this European Cow Bell ring. But it adds a nice touch up in the arch of the entry gate.
This recently sold home ( which I suspect is a Comstock)
Sports a shop bell on the gate.
The most exotic bells
are the ones beside the door of “Twisted Oak”
“The Stewart House”
Combines lots of different bells hung from the clicker of a nautical bell.
Sounds a bell when I twist this key
“No. 5 Casanova”
Has this neat gong
“The Major Coote House”is taking no chances
With this nautical bell by the front door
This one on the guest house
And this chiming one on the gate.
The Kuster-Meyer Home
Incorporates the bell into a vignette with a light and “spider”
And adds a knocker for good measure.
Has this sweet trio of sleigh bells hanging from a heart-shaped hook.
I can’t stand it anymore. I must have my own bells. Surprisingly, they are quite hard to find. Everywhere I inquire, they sold their last bell a week ago.
I score my first bell in a Carmel Valley Feed store complete with the strap to hang it around my cow’s neck, should I acquire a cow.
I hound Chip and Kathy of Wittpenn’s Antiques
Until they find these and bring them from home to the store. These go on my front gate.
Still I am not satisfied because I remember this wonderful bell at
Now they are all three mine!!!
Oh, oh. Aslan’s Garden shop has these .Aslan’s Garden |
Maybe hanging on the fence?