Warming Your Home with Copper Accents

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Copper is man’s most ancient metal. A copper pendant discovered in what is now Northern Iraq, is considered to be the oldest use of the metal and is dated well before the time for Christ. The Egyptians used the ankh symbol to denote copper in their system of hieroglyphs.

Interestingly, copper artifacts show that their earliest use was first decorative before it became utilitarian.

It’s historical trail of use begins in Mesopotamia before traveling to Egypt followed by China and then Central America and on to West Africa.

Ancient metals are becoming trendy once again. It’s often said there’s nothing new under the sun.

I have always had a love affair with copper. When my husband, Rick, and I were first married, one of our early and indulgent purchases was an expensive copper teapot.

It began a 25-year-plus collection.

Sadly, the teapot met an untimely end. It was inadvertently left to boil on a hot stove while we had a house full of kids from our church playing ping pong in the basement. No mishaps, thankfully. Other than a burnt teapot. And we learned a valuable lesson about vigilance  — but have never lost our love of copper.

As the season turns toward cooler temperature and the warm colors of fall, copper and rose gold is becoming an ever more popular home accent. The following are some favorite finds at Amazon, which is an affiliate of ours.

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If you have some copper sitting in a cupboard — shine it, and warm up your home and office with beautiful, timeless accents. If you’re looking for new finds… here are some things we fell in love with at Amazon.

For the Home

Pure Copper Hammered Water Jug

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Medium Copper Storage Basket

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Copper Chargers with Hammered Rim, Set of 4

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Old Dutch Solid Copper Serving Tray

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Vintage Ottoman Rectangular Copper Serving Tray 10×16

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Handmade Thick Copper Hammered Teapot Set

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3-quart Whistling Copper Teapot

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Copper Stainless Mixing Bowl Set

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4-Piece Copper Canister Set

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Water Pitcher, 70 oz

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Chef’s Square Fry Pan

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Copper Flatware Set

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For the Office

Pencil Cup

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Hanging File Desk Organizer

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Wire Clips

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Desktop Letter Sorter

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Ikea Work Lamp

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Vintage Scissors

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Tape Dispenser

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.