Monday, July 4, 2011

#181: Bit O' Rococo

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

1 comment:

Conan Drumm said...

A consultation of the Drumm shelves brings this nugget from Helen Creighton's Folklore of Lunenburg County...
'Christian Doors - It was the custom in making old houses to put two squares at the upper part of the doors with a panel going across and down. This formed a cross and they were known as Christian doors. They are common in old houses all over the county.'

and...
'Hinges - H and L hinges were used in old houses. They mean: Holy Lord protect us, Holy Lord deliver us.'