For holiday hosting, think brass


With Thanksgiving on the horizon and our minds in entertaining mode, we've been noticing these lovely bottle openers all around town and at our favorite Tortoise General Store. They're little gems from Futagami, a Japanese brass foundry handcrafting home accessories since 1897. Though they hardly look like bottle openers, they're durable, functional, and would dress up any bar. The mikazuki and nisshoku, "crescent moon" and "eclipse," even rest easily around a bottle neck for easy use. And for extra interest, they won't look the same twice; as the metal oxidizes, they'll develop a patina that grows richer over time. 

Photo credits: Tortoise General Store


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