Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Getting My Gold On

Up until now most of my posts have talked about how much I like black, white, beige and my general lack of color.
Beige/gold stools

 I admit that gold doesn't really stretch my limits much, since in my palate it's generally just a darker form of beige.  But recently I've really been adding the gold accents by way of old brass.  I'm shocking myself with this one because I never liked brass.

Brass bowl with bamboo rim and beetle 

Old brass letter holder w/ letter opener on top - on entry table holds outgoing mail

Old brass chandelier my friend gave me back in February now hanging in my dining room

Wheat base table w/ gilt finish in sunroom

Brass reading lamp

Extra large and very old gilt mirror 

Faux brass/gilt finish chandelier in sunroom

I've even taken this color into my jewelry line.  I thought this necklace would be perfect for summer and can go formal or everyday. 

And since I'm wearing gold again I needed a gold watch. I picked this one up at Target yesterday. Cute and fun cuff style.

The best part is,  since brass has been so out of style it's very inexpensive. I don't think any of these items cost me more than $12 :)


the gardener's cottage said...

hi julie,

i really love that letter holder. i've been reading that brass is coming back into style so we better grab it before everyone else does. everything looks beautiful.


ps ~ i use 1/8 - 1/4 cup of dr. bronners per washload, depending on how soiled things are.
have you tried using to clean the bathroom? that's my favorite use of it.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Julie, I have just bought some new brass accents myself. I found a very cool funky candlestick and a fun brass asian lamp. Love the warmth it brings to a room, don't you?

carla said...

Julie, That necklace is insane, I love, love, love it. Your creations are so original and fun.

kayce hughes said...

I am totally in love with your table!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting into the gold stuff as well. I can't believe it...never thought I'd cross to the dark side.