I found some fabulous things during my last trip to L.A., one of which being Liz's Antique Hardware. It is a little treasure on La Brea Ave. Well, I guess I shouldn't say little... it happens to be the largest antique hardware/fixture shop in the U.S.
I love antique hardware because of its patina. It can add so much depth to a new piece or speak to the roots of an old piece that you are restoring.
Remember to think beyond cabinets for beauties like these. I used an antique knob to hang a clients treasured painting.