Like gold, but cheaper.
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What is it about brass? More understated than gold, but still gold-ish, it makes everything look just a little bit zhuzhed-up. It’s also relatively affordable, the ultimate cheap-but-expensive-looking material. Below, our favorite brass things on Amazon.
mDesign Bathroom Vanity Organizer
It’s just smaller than ten by six inches — tinier than a letter-size sheet of paper — and perfect for makeup stuff or mail and keys.
Banberry Designs Wire Easel Display Stand Plate Holders - Smooth Brass Metal - 4 Inch - Set of 5
For propping up
cookbooks or family-heirloom dishes in the kitchen.
Upper Deck Oversized Brass Finish Aluminum Desk Bell
Taboo or Pictionary a zillion times more high-stakes with this vintage-y hotel bell.
HoneiLife Coat Hooks Wall Hangers
Hang your keys, coats, and towels — and whatever else you own — in style.
Dawson Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Exactly the kind of lamp that would let you get away with calling that room with a reading chair your “library.”
Dorel Living Moriah Geometric Bookcase Etagere, Soft Brass
This is the perfect bookshelf for pretending you live in the world of Baz Luhrmann’s
Fisher Space Brass Bullet Pen
Light Society Brushed Brass Fulton Table Lamp with Exposed Bulb
Make sure you choose a nice-looking light bulb for this (might we suggest a
pink one?), as it’ll be completely exposed.
Zippo Brass Lighter
Who knew Zippo made brass lighters? Now, you do.
ZyyZ Ware Brass Pineapple Mug
Charmingly retro, slightly cheesy, and very, very fun. Turn the lid over and it turns into a coaster for your cup.
Leff Amsterdam Tube Audio Speaker by Piet Hein Eek
We’ve written about a similar
Leff Amsterdam clock before — this is its equally handsome cousin, the brass speaker.
Old Dutch Solid Copper Teakettle With Brass Handle
Okay, so technically, it’s copper with a brass handle and spout, but that’s a quibble when its classic shape is this appealing.
Umbra Prisma Decorative Accents
Decorative brass accents that can be affixed to a wall or just set on an
Umbra Prisma Jewelry Tray, Matte Brass
Like a museum display case for even your rinky-dinkiest jewelry.
Umbra Prisma Wall Mirror, Matte Brass
If you like the look of Umbra’s jewelry tray, you’ll love it as a mirror.
Kraftware Vinyl and Mylar Polished Round Waste Basket, Polished Brass
The kind of wastebasket that’ll make you feel bad about throwing anything too dirty in it. It’s 10.75 inches tall and 8 inches in diameter, if you’re wondering.
Achla Designs Brass Watering Can
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