Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So in Love...

No, this post is not about my husband, even though I am in love (a different and MUCH greater love) with him. No, this is about love of the inanimate object kind.

 Every once in a while (maybe once a year?) I stumble across something that grabs my attention and captures me so much that I just fall in love. Inanimate object love. 

I found this mirror at a vintage sale this past weekend, and was immediately smitten. I love the shape, the weathered look, the details. 

Oh, the details! 

So, for a heftier-than-usual price of $14, it came home with me. My return home with yet another mirror elicited a humorous eye-roll from my Hubs. I tend to amass mirrors like Snow White's stepmother. (Except I don't stare into them and demand confirmation of my beauty....) 

I thought about where I wanted to put the mirror, but I just couldn't decide. Finally, I realized that I liked it so much it needed to be somewhere where I could see it a lot! So I focused on the blank wall in the living room, which has been needing something for a while.

I knew it needed something more to beef it up, since the mirror is smallish. I scrounged around and found a couple of other vintage mirrors that I had on hand, and started playing with some arrangement ideas. 

I know I want the new mirror to be a "focal" point, and I don't want it to get too cluttery. What do you think? Do you like the idea of a mirror gallery-wall?


  1. Love the mirror gallery wall idea. I've had so many things up over my couch and always go back to my favorite mirror that my father gave to me. It's huge and I love it. I have a hundred little nail holes up there on that wall.

  2. Thanks Holly! I just saw your house tour- I love that mirror that you have! It is a great focal point for the room.

  3. I love the idea of a mirror gallery wall. In fact, I've been dreaming of doing one in the next house we have. :) And you're right, the details on your mirror are fantastic!

  4. LOVE the details!!!! what a great find!!! =)

  5. I found an almost identical mirror at Goodwill, but the flowery design on one end of the oval had broken off & was taped to the glass. After gluing it back, I realized I would need to paint the frame to hide the damage and decided it would be easiest to remove the mirror first... *cue danger music*. Unfortunately, the mirror broke, but after I mourned the fact and attempted to convince myself the broken pieces looked artsy once reassembled, I wrapped some fabric around the backing cardboard and tacked up a skeleton key from Anthropologie. Now I love it. Long story short: love your mirror!

  6. kirsti- Thanks so much! I would love to see what you do with your mirror gallery wall, sounds awesome!

    Jenn- Thanks Doll!

    Brynalyn- WOW, so crazy! I love that you didn't give up and kept trying until you found something that worked. =) It sounds super cute too!

  7. You know, I seriously thought this post was going to be about your husband. I was amused to find it was about a mirror. :) The mirror is great and I can see why you find it so irresistible. The little bird is my favorite part!

  8. Absolutely LOVE that mirror! So much flavorful character. I would fall in love with it too! Thanks for your comment about commiserating with me about practicing. Made me feel not quite so alone. Hopefully we'll enjoy the performing so much it'll all be worth it in the end!

  9. It reminds me of something from the Sound of Music in Captain Vantraps beautiful mansion home. You have great taste!



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