But as I've fallen deeper into my love affair with junk, I have developed a deep and abiding passion for old, worn, patina-ed brass. Brass that is heavy and smooth. Brass that has been transformed by years of wear and love.
And by worn I don't mean pits and spots and rust like that cheap brass gets. What I'm talking about is PATINA. Serious patina.
This kind of patina:
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Not all brass is good brass.
Here's a quick guide to some brass we love. Of course, buy what you love. All I can ask is that you look at the dull, sweet shine of this brass and think before you buy the cheap stuff.
|From Jonathan Adler, here.|
|Mid Century Chair, here.|
|Vintage doorknob, from Counter Clock Wise Antiques, here.|
|Vintage Brass Numbers, from Vintage Spectacles, here.|