I found this shabby crusty antique mirror in the basement of an abandoned antique store...
it was covered in years of dirt and dust.
But underneath that crust,
I found an absolutely delightful forgotten antique piece.
Gorgeous chunky frame,
old original shabby peely paint and an absolutely wonderful
old mirror showing it's age and character.
I loved it immediately.
I dragged it upstairs to the guy holding the sale and bought it.
I think I paid $3.00 for it.
I draped it in fresh cut cedar branches and a white berry vines across the top,
a thrift store find leafy wreath
and laid more cedar branches & a bit of bling at the bottom.
This is a tall mirror- probably about 5 feet tall-
and it fits perfectly above the fireplace.
The antique candelabra's I found at the flea market this summer flank the sides
and they are so charming draped in cedar branches and red frosted berries.
A Santos doll graces the center of this mantle.
She is perfect for the holiday season as Santos dolls are quite meaningful.
I love their soulful expressions and their simple beauty.
She wears her metal angel wings and holds a bronze glass ball and glittered star.
Love it. .
Now onto the antique cast iron mantle that I found over the summer!
Onto Feathered Nest Friday Holiday review!
Last week, we had an absolutely amazing amount of link ups to the first
FEATHERED NEST HOLIDAY party!!
There was just SOO much inspiration!
I enjoyed stopping by and seeing all that you are doing, met some new friends and gathered up tons of inspiration for decorating!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your homes and projects over here.
It is appreciated!
Here are just a few that stood out for me.
Danielle is Nesting shared this absolutely darling little ornament that she made!
Heavens-Walk shared wonderful Frenchy holiday decorating inspirations! Beautiful!
Relatively Unique shared a charming makeover in their new home.
Mandi over at Interior Design Musings shared this charming bathroom re-do.
Life and Linda shared her gorgeous house decked out.
Okay, onto the party!!!
BRING YOUR HOLIDAY ON!!!
Link up Holiday or any day decorating, inspiration, projects or finds
relating to feathering your nest!
I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU SHARE THIS WEEK!!
Just a few rules...
Link up an old post or a new post, doesn't matter-
I would LOVE it if you would become a FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE follower
if you aren't already.
NO links to stores or sales please.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
make sure you post a link or a button to link back to my blog so that all the other party participants can be seen too...
it's a fun place for sharing and everyone likes to get visits
Go visit the other party goers - Show them some love - Meet new friends
and get some new inspiration for
feathering your nest!!