lily leafPosted: April 10, 2011
i poked around in goodwill the other night and brought home some pretty sad, beat-to-heck brass candleholders. they’re made in sweden.
for the life of me, i can’t figure out the name of the manufacturer and i’ve spent a fair amount of time online sleuthing.
i don’t think anyone else out there in internet land can figure it out either. (i’ve seen where a couple people have found items made by the same company and each person used a different letter for the first word. one used a “K” – i don’t see it, one used a “T”, i had thought originally it was an “S” or maybe an “I”.) it also seems different companies made this exact same design, ystad-metall being another one i found online. the brass lily leaf.
anyway, i didn’t have any brass cleaner so i used some grapefruit and lime peels with salt to buff out the tarnish. (if you’re wondering whether a margarita was involved with said grapefruit and lime peels, well yes, there may have been a margarita involved. why waste fruit like that?) i also used worcestershire sauce and some vinegar and some baking soda. i was a mad scientist slash bartender. they’re by no means perfect now, but they look good from a distance.
i like ’em. i like that they’re a little different from all the wooden danish candleholders i’ve amassed. i gotta think about unloading some of these…
i’m of the mindset i’ve become too obvious, too clichéd, too theme-y with my decor, so i’m shaking things up around here. and i’m doing it with more brass. brass lily leaf candleholders, baby.