Hob “Knobbing” with the Brass

And other precious metals.  Brass is lovely and I’m still convinced that all that glitters is gold – at least this season, but if my mind could be swayed in an alternate direction, the recent trend in knob design just might do it.  These treasures are the crowning moment amid a box full of costume jewelry.  I’m wide-eyed!

Brass Act

My summer vacation already seems a distant memory.  The temperature has dipped on the thermostat, a hurricane looms off the coast, and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve seen the last of the 90’s until next summer.  No worries, I love the fall and am happy to stumble across something that triggers a memory of my time on Nantucket.

Patina . 23 Center St. Nantucket

Patina . 23 Center St. Nantucket

I think my fascination with the knob was sparked when I wondered into Patina, a jewelry store on Center Street in Nantucket.  The owner has selected very refined and beautiful pieces – her brother I believe is Ted Mueling, one of the jewelry designers.  I took note right away of the egg shaped knobs in Robins Egg Blue on the display cases.  I asked the sales gal, knowing the answer before the words slipped past my lips, wherever did you find them?  Ted made them, one of a kind, for the store, and sadly not for sale.  Isn’t that just the way.  They would be so great, bringing some run of the mill kitchen to delicate promise with that happy pop of color.  Sadly, take them I could not.

Last week I was allowed a second glimpse into my home to be.  I’m really wracking up the minutes.  I think I’ve spent all of 48 there now.  What I discovered on this latest trip was a sad situation indeed.  The kitchen pulls are of indistinguishable origin, a gold that is a little too gold, and lacks the refinement and heft of quality.  They’ll have to go.  I’ve been on the hunt for some suitable replacements and am incredibly excited to have found a selection that are beyond glamorous from Anthropology. Won’t my cabinets just be the talk of the town?

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