As I shared in the last post, I love old mirrors and have fun adding them to places around my home. When displaying my collections, I like to layer and stack and add a bit of the unexpected, such as the “496 CPC” pin that was hooked to the rim of the transferware bowl.
These are the mirrors that I had to work with, one plateau, one hand held mirror and one square mirror with a rustic wood frame.
The photo below is what the little vignette looked like before the mirrors. Though I like it, the pieces are on the same level. Adding the plateau mirror (of which I found in the Pacific Grove Antiques store) brought the bowl up and the mirror adds a bit of reflection for light. In addition to loving mirrors, I have a “thing” for metal, too. Case in point….
….this vintage clock was a find when out junking last month. These old pieces are just fun to have around the house and I really like the “salute” on the face. The metal clock and the cast iron plateau mirror are a good contrast against all of the white that is in the cabinet.
The square mirror below was a $3.00 estate sale find. The silvering is worn on the back which causes the striations in the glass. Great patina, I must say!
The placement of the mirror against the platter gives more dimension to the grouping and reflects the chandelier, too.
Even the little creamers sit at different heights by adding old butter pats underneath them. They now can show off their cute little profiles without having to be clumped all together. It kind of looks like they are giving us a little modeling pose and some attitude now. :)
The photos below are other some ways that I have used mirrors in my decorating. Layering mirrors against each other is a lot of fun.
Using large mirrors on walls can make a small space, like our foyer, appear larger. And having a mirror in the foyer allows for those “last checks” before heading out the door.
Even putting a mirror behind something and partially covering it up is ok in my books, too. It just adds one more layer of texture and light.
I’d love to hear how you like to use old mirrors, too!
Till next time…..