I have been a bit obsessed with doorstops lately... Since we moved in the door into the kitchen has been propped open with large tins of beans! Not classy. I just couldn't find any that I liked, or which were large and hefty enough to cope with the doors in our house and have become increasingly obsessed with tracking down something suitable.
So when a local shop was closing down and selling off some large blocks of oak they've been using in their displays I snapped a couple up (and made the boyfriend carry them home).
I'm sure they won't be to everyone's taste but I'm rather in love with them, and they do the job beautifully. Here's the one in the kitchen: I still have a few more doors that need stopping, so all recommendations would be welcome! Ideas for things that could be used as doorstops are what I'm most interested in as I really like the idea of using slightly unconventional things, or something which is just nice to have on display in its own right used as a function object. For example in one bedroom our current doorstop is a vintage suitcase (filled with clothes that need mending! haha) that used to belong to my grandmother: