Confession: I adore tassels and scatter them like birdseed on cupboards, doorknobs, drawers and the like. I especially love finding unique handmade ones that reflect the palette of a particular room.
Do they serve a purpose? Absolutely not. They exist solely as a decorative embellishment...an unexpected note of whimsy on otherwise utilitarian household items. A doorknob is just a doorknob, but with a tassel...ahhh. It becomes a gateway to a hidden chamber, a beckoning invitation to a smile within.