Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wit and Whimsy: Brass is Back!!! {seriously.}

Since we have a brass-based dining table from the early eighties, imagine how happy I was to read that House Beautiful predicts the return of brass as a leading trend in decor for 2013.  YAY!

The aged brass coffee table and newer brass candlesticks work in this room.  

I also noticed a mercury glass vase and a mirrored fireplace surround.  What do you think about the surround?  

What do you think about the return of brass?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill

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Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.


  1. My mom used to collect brass figures. Never my favorite. I hope you all are hanging in there. My prayers are with you. Merry Christmas my friend.

  2. After years of poo-pooing brass I hate to admit it is starting to grow on me.

  3. Brass never left for me! I have a few old brass candlesticks that I have displayed for years. They have mellow patinas, so not shiny like the ones in the photo. I never worry about what's in and out. I just use what I like! I don't think I'm loving that fireplace surround in that room. It seems too modern for the mantel. What do you think?

  4. I love brass and yep me either brass has always been somewhere in my house. I love my brass hippo (I love hippos) and I have some brass bookends and table lamps. Yay for brass!

  5. Not sure how I feel,about brass, but do now have it stuck in my head...and pocket a la the Pretenders!

  6. Hi Ricki Jill,
    I have been mixing the metalics awhile now. In fact am wishing I had kept an expensive brass chandelier!

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  7. My friend the decorator just told me this week that gold is making a come back, gold trim, gold frames, i bet that includes brass. Yep what is old is new again


  8. I've always loved brass; I even enjoying the cleaning of brass (but perhaps that's because I don't have a lot of it). Yay for brass!

  9. I love brass! I know that makes me cheap, but I actually like the tone of brass better than gold. Especially when you pair brass with a good green or blue shade. Soooo pretty. :D

  10. I have been selling a lot of vintage brass for the last few years.

  11. Always loved brass, especially the more tarnished variety. I love the mercury glass but could do without the mirrored fireplace surround.

  12. Hi Ricki Jill, I think the return of brass is great, especially since I have a house full of it! Seriously I love it but I think it dates my house. One of these days...........
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Blessings dear friend.

    The French Hutch


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