Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rustic Copper

via Yurdan.com
Rustic, hammered copper, embossed copper, etched copper... I love it all. My MC even has copper hair, now that I think about it.  Copper is not specifically Turkish, of course, but the metalsmiths there do a very nice job of handcrafting things absolutely must own.

Take the cauldron on the right, for example. I love the rustic shape, but the extra detail of a repoussé band makes it irresistable. They're marketing it as an extra large planter, but I might use it for firewood too.

Many Turkish homes have a piece or two of something copper. A tray or a decorative wall panel, or the most common find, the coffee cezve. I dreamed of importing a copper hood embossed with artichokes for my kitchen.  I finally found a plain one from an artisan in the Ozarks.

If you don't like to use copper in your decor, there are always cake molds or kettles to polish. I never polish my copper though.  It's a pain and luckily I prefer patina. A quick wipe once in a while to keep the dust off and I'm happy.

Copper once used in kitchens, now as decor, Hurriyet Daily News


Jules said...

Amen, to once in a while dusting : ) I like copper as well but my collection is limited. The kitchen hood sounds really nice thought :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Natasha said...

Brass is much more popular in India than copper is. My mother has a copper samovar that I will one day inherit. But I have never really found anything I particularly like in copper.
And cleaning it must be a real pain.

Carolyn V. said...

I think copper is a beautiful metal. Plus snails hate it, so I like it even more (because I can put it in my garden). =)

Hart Johnson said...

I like copper, but I think my favorite use is the copper roofs I've seen in some places. Love copper kitchen stuff though, and that pounded copper is beautiful.


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