Vintage glass knobs make attractive dish-towel hangers. The knobs here date from the 1850s through the 1940s. Small knobs were usually found on kitchen and medicine cabinets; the larger knobs probably came from dressers. It's difficult to find complete sets of vintage knobs unless you strip them from an old dresser; new sets have become widely available in retail stores and catalogues. But a mixed-up assortment can look just as nice, and individual pieces often turn up at flea markets and salvage yards. Attach knobs to the wall with screws at least 3 inches long, to prevent them from loosening. Screws should fit snugly and be tightened flush against the fronts of the knobs.
Martha Stewart Living, May 1999