My mom bought me this copper tea kettle years ago for my birthday. It was such a special gift, and it has always just felt right. The whistle is softer than other tea kettles and round and loud at the same time. It sounds the way a tea kettle should sound. It’s easy to keep clean with copper polish if you use it regularly, but I like the patina the copper gets over time. I like the warm color and its curved silhouette on my black and white stove. I’ve had it for more than a decade — since long before I met Gavin — but I still love to see it and touch it and use it every day. It’s one of those things that makes moving easier, because when I see it on the stove top, I feel at home.