Brass Capped Decanter


Oh I know I know it’s like a dirty little secret but I can’t help it. I have to look. When a couple of weeks have gone by and I think there might have been a new delivery I have to peek to see what’s new.

brass capped decanter round

And there is always something new. And byootiful. And soooooooo expensive that I know I will not buy it. I will just admire it.

Take these decanters. I don’t need a decanter. The wine is barely long enough in the bottle to make it worth decanting. And, let’s be honest, I’m not really drinking the sort of vintage that benefits from a decant and a breathe. My plonk de table is very happy going straight from bottle to glass thank you very much.

decanter from anthropologie

And I certainly don’t feel that on some sort of fantasy level that my life would be improved if I did drink that sort of wine. And yet… and yet… I just love these decanters and think they would look great in my kitchen. On the black shelves. Or in the sitting room, against the black walls…

group decanter

But I fantasise. For they are from *whisper it* anthropologie and they cost £128 each. It is and will remain, alas, an object of design and dreams only.

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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