One minute you’re admiring the light bouncing off the warm brassware at a little hidden boîte at the end of a dead-end street, and the next thing you know—WHAM-O!—it’s a full-on trend. Vintage-hunters in particular can get behind this one. Hit Etsy and eBay for well-priced patinaed pieces, including mid-century Scandinavian-designed trays, serving pieces, and candleholders. But if you need an instant fix, want to give a super-glam hostess gift, or are just in need of a treat (it’s Tuesday!), allow us to suggest some stunners.
A thoroughly modern reinterpretation of the old-fashioned, scrolly trivet Mom kept on the kitchen table. Japanese brass trivet, $72, kaufmanmercantile.com
"O’Brien, I’m feeling wild. I’ll take my breakfast tray in the sunroom," said Lady Grantham. Perimeter brass tray, $250, thefutureperfect.com
Metallics come down to earth in this quintessentially Danish marriage of wood and hardware. Copenhagen coaster set, $42, leifshop.com
Wee Willie Winkie should have run through the house with this baby. ILSE candleholder, $140, thefutureperfect.com