It was time to take some brass vases off the top shelf of the project supplies unit and dust them off. They received a short soak in soapy water, a quick rinse, and a gentle buffing with an old terry cloth towel. After a little more air-drying time they were ready for use.
Vases of brass, constructed by artisans in India bring me great joy. They are eye-catching as is or when used as the foundation of simple projects.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Ancient Roman architect, civil engineer, and writer, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. “Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.”