I’ve never really had a lot of brass around.  For accessories, I have always gravitated towards other things.

I blame it on knobs, handles and pulls of 1980’s kitchens. Eating goldfish surrounded by that can really turn a kid off. Especially when there’s silver and glass and pewter and ceramic and mercury glass and so many other things to collect.

But I love when old things become new again – and I particularly love to mix all kinds of things up.  And a few years ago, I was at my nana’s house and found an awesome vintage woven brass basket.  It was perfect for breads and crackers at parties or impromptu cocktails.  But then, along with most other things, it went into storage, and I forgot all about it, and my new love of brass.

So when I won(!!) the vintage brass candlesticks (above) from Eddie Ross after his Bloomingdale’s Big Window Win, I have been on a brass kick ever since.

More candlesticks are obviously great, but I love how versatile brass is – and how well it mixes into so many relms (and rooms).  I might just have to order a few sets of wood and brass flatware, which would be perfect with the brass spoons in those marble salt cellars. Tables, poufs, and trays – yes please!  And I might even be able to improve my sketching, with that brass colored pencil holder – a perfect activity for April showers.  Oh, and that stove, well, a girl’s gotta have dreams!

brass goodies

Have you found any brass goodies recently?

For resources:

1.  Sun-Tipped Flatware at Anthropologie

2. La Cornue CornuFé Stove, Provence Blue at Williams-Sonoma

3. Antique Brass Round Umbrella Stand from Manor Home and Gift

4. Tankara Pouf from Just Morocco

5. 20″ Brass Candleholder from Vivre

6. Roost, Marble Salt Cellars with Brass Spoons at Jayson Home and Garden

or just the Brass Spoons at Velocity Art and Design

7. Cascara Side Table at Anthropologie

8.  Vintage Toasting Bells from NapaStyle

9. Brass Tray & Folding Stand at Neiman Marcus

10. Ralph Lauren, Perry Industrial Natural Brass Desk Lamp at Macy’s

11. Brass Candleholder at Pottery Barn

12. Roost, Colored Pencil Set and Brass Holder at Velocity Art and Design