One time Mom and I were in a thrift store in Boone and I found a brass tray with a bamboo gallery that I loved. I carried it around the store planning to purchase it and at the last minute decided to put it back. I have regretted that decision every since then. It didn't help that Eddie Ross blogged about the lovely brass tray that he found shortly after the one I let get away.
Fortunately we were able to find another one. Actually two; a big tray and a small tray.
Dirty Martini anyone?
The little tray is in our kitchen holding hand-soap and lotion, but I think it would be pretty in a bathroom filled with colorful nail polish or other toiletries.
The best way to clean brass is with Bar Keeper's friend, found in the cleaning aisle near the Comet, etc. Apply a little elbow grease and brass cleans up like a charm.