Monday, September 17, 2007

Mirror, Mirror on The Wall......






I love old mirrors! Throughout our home you will find big ones, small ones, etched, beveled, glass vanity tray mirrors, old window frames that were made into mirrors, gesso, Victorian and vintage.

Mirrors add dimension, make a room look larger, reflect items on a shelf, or make a great base for a lovely vignette.

The photo of the mirrors on the wall is from Decorating Flea Market Style magazine. You can find old mirrors like this thrifting, at flea markets and antique shops. It only takes three to make a collection!

Kim, over at Daisy Cottage, has a lovely vignette of red mirrors on her wall. She has painted all of the frames RED ~~~~~ of course I L-O-V-E it!! The color just pops and keeps the display visually pleasing and happy!

The little mirror behind the white Scotty Dog planter (given to me by Miss Kathy Sue!) is an old shaving mirror that I found for 6.00 at an antique mall. The etched mirror behind my collection of white matte pottery was 5.00 at an estate sale. So, keep your eyes out for that little bargain and have fun decorating!

Ya'll have a wonderful week! Who's the fairest one of all? YOU!!!!!!

19 comments:

Liz said...

This is a great idea! Now, which wall should I clear off... :)

Deb said...

You have a beautiful collection of antique mirrors ~ i love the way you have displayed them.

the feathered nest said...

Those red mirrors of Kim have been inspiration for many of us! I love your. The Scottie Dog planter is adorable. What a nice friend to give that to you!

Manuela

Sweet Remembrance said...

Love your mirrors...
You always inspire!
Priscilla

Lallee said...

You have such wonderful treasures. I love your mirrors~all of them. Is the hand mirror on the plate a small one? It looks like it is resting on a saucer plate. I noticed the vintage thread spool with the photo around it. I love that idea. Are those family photos or did you buy it that way? Your Scottie looks adorable with the posies tucked in the back.

Esther Sunday said...

Yeah! This is the article that I saw that inspired me too! As you may know, I have a post showing the vintage mirrors that I hung on my craft studio wall. They just don't make 'em like they used to! Love, Esther

Feenwerkstatt said...

My favourite is the little scottish dog with the mirror. I love old mirrors too and I'm glad to say, that a very old one found in my posession.
And your comment on my blog is terribly nice, thank you and your husband!
Blessings, Anja

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Come see my beveled mirror..only don't look at the reflection...tee hee...I should have picked up a little!
Your photos are great as always.

bee'nme said...

Your photos are wonderful, Becky - the little artful nooks all around your house are so fresh and fun! It's like looking at pages from a favorite magazine! Your mirrors and the vignettes they play off of are wonderful! Love them all!!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I wouldn't want to look at myself that many times in one day, LOL!! But your display is great! And I love the Scottie.

Love,
Julie

Susie said...

Your collection of mirrors is displayed so attractively :)
You always have such wonderful ideas to share!
:)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love it all too...looking at your home makes me feel the way I did when I was a child and went to my Aunt's house...so in awe of all the treasures......
Blessings,
Robin

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo purty and full of whimsy! Just the way I like em! xoox, cherry

Shelby said...

vewwy prettie :)

Mary said...

Great mirrors I love old ones as well

Counting Your Blessings said...

Lovely, lovely! Mirrors are one of my favorite things to buy - old mirrors - and the kind that make me look skinny =) Blessings... Polly

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello everyone! In answer to questions about this post:

Lallee: Yes, the mirror on the plate is a small mirror. The thread spool has an old picture wrapped around it and I bought it this way. Great idea for an old spool and for altered art.

Ester: I couldn't recall who is was that had already had mirrors like this hung in a grouping. It was YOU!!!! No, they don't make things like they used to....that is why I love OLD things!!

Anja: You are welcome. Your dresses are stunning!

Polly: If I could find a mirror that makes me look skinny, I would. One of the carnival ones would be great!

Thank you everyone for visiting and sharing your comments. ((HUGS)) and Best Wishes to all of you!! Keep on keeping on!

xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo,
Becky

oldflowers4me said...

oh my- i love all thats here in your world- that page out of the magazine- what month and what year was that from- im on my knees now going through about 200 magazines- to see if ive got that 1.singing and playing house love jo anderson...

Penny Carlson said...

love the mirrors! how wonderful!
Penny