Monday, June 13, 2011

Brass Is Back

Hold onto your hats people...

BRASS is making a comeback! 

I'm only talking about real brass though.  Pretty, unlacquered, antique brass.  It's timeless and can be used with any style of decor.  (By all means, please keep spray painting the hideous 80's brass like stuff.)  Here's some brass I'm loving right now...

Source: Grace Happens
Love the wallpaper!
THE expert in antique brass lighting.
Glass and brass doorknobs like my grandmother's house had.

French brass and cut glass finial for a newel post - a boule d'escalier.

Restoration Hardware
Some of their Antique Brass hardware is 50% off right now!

Let me tell you - we just had all of our oil rubbed bronze hardware installed on the doors at the new house and have done a combo of ORB and polished nickel drawer pulls and knobs on the cabinetry.  But, I will figure out a way to add a little more brass in my life.  I'm already lusting after a faucet in this brass finish for the powder room - we haven't even moved in yet so I'm guessing the Mister will not let me change it out!  Maybe when Kohler or Rohl comes out with an unlaquered brass finish option???

Definitely has the best unlaquered brass finish on the market.
I do have a pair of antique brass andirons coming my way that will be perfect for the living room fireplace!!! I can't wait to show yall!  They were handed down to Mother from my Great Uncle Henry (along with a house full of other antique furniture, chandeliers, etc.).  DaddyO has been polishing them up for me - they had turned completely BLACK up in their attic.  Not the look I was going for - I want a little antique tarnish, but not that much. 

Now, don't say I didn't warn you.  I know some of you are rolling your eyes at the thought of decorating with brass, but I bet you never thought you'd wear high waisted pants, skinny leg jeans, or for goodness sakes - leggings - again either!

Tory Burch

Bird's Mama


  1. I wish you would have had this epiphany a few months ago...

  2. LOVING this!! so glad you're blogging! already added you to my "must reads" at the bottom of my blog :)


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