Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Muscial mirrors…….


For many years I had the same gold tone mirror hanging behind the sofa. It was originally purchased to brighten a dark hallway when we lived in a different house. It was always meant to be a temporary solution until I found the perfect piece. Over time the mirror took on more and more of an orange tone and while it photographed fine for pictures in person the orange color was wearing on me. Finally I replaced it with a beautiful trumeau mirror. However…..then I replaced the drapes and the beautiful trumeau mirror didn’t look so good anymore so I sold it. Yes, I don’t know what I was thinking?!?!?! BUT then, the new drapes didn’t work out so I didn’t have widow treatments or a mirror!!!!! Eventually I did find new drapes but the search for a new mirror continued. I was about to give up when I found this mirror the other day!

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We had been out shopping for the day and decided to stop at an antique shop on the way home. I had browsed thru the entire store and just as we were about to leave I spotted it leaning on top of a fireplace mantel.

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It was just perfect! It had the right amount of sparkly,bling and chipiness! Even my husband who usually doesn’t have much of an opinion thought it was perfect.
As we were loading the mirror into the truck I spotted writing on the back. In beautiful cursive writing was what we think is the name of the town in Ohio. We were only able to make out the Ohio……

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Yesterday I took advantage of the semi warm temps we were having and set the ferns outside to sun in case you are wondering where they are and why the urn is empty.
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14 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

the fact that you didn't have any drapes or mirror left after the revamp cracked me up. Can't tell you how many times I've been in that "opps" situation.

Mari said...

Love your new mirror Des, looks great in your beautiful room....

Smiles~
Mari

niartist said...

Looks amazing! Love love love love love love love ... is that enough? LOVE the new curtains!

Stacey said...

It's all perfect, Des. You couldn't make it prettier if you tried.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful mirror, and the frame...oh so perfect!
Mary Alice

Sheila Irwin said...

I absolutely love the mirror Des, what a great find! And oddly enough, I have a small piece of vintage art that is framed in a very similar frame - Love it! I love your living room! You have to post more photos of your house so I can see the whole thing.

Sheila
xo

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Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Des a beautiful find of your mirror that now adorns your wall in your peaceful and pretty room.
xo,
Vera

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

It's lovely!
Hugs,
Lin

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love your gorgeous rooms.

Little Farmstead said...

Gorgeous room Des!
~julie

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Everything, the whole room, the mirror, I love your style and your entire home!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful....love that it had something handwritten on the back of it....and glad that the fern is getting the opportunity to get in a little sun bathing!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It's perfect! Love that you were able to find a new mirror! I love using mirrors in my home.

Bryarton Farm said...

I just love reading your blog, because my husband and I are fixing up an 1893 farmhouse in rural Kansas and sometimes it feels like we are all alone in our love for the historic treasures of this beautiful state! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous schoolhouse with the world and for restoring and lovingly preserving the history of our nation! Though I have never met you I feel as though we are friends. Much Love, Sara Jo Floyd