Oh I have such a weakness for antique mirrors.
That shabby finish and worn patina
and that lovely mottling in the reflection
I simply cannot get enough of them
and it is hard for me to pass a vintage mirror by without picking it up and admiring it and...
yes, theres a good chance I will be bringing it home with me.
I dream about bringing home certain gorgeous louis mirrors...
and beautiful vintage shabby ones touched with old paint and gold
(photos courtesy of Atelier de Campagne -you can find these in their shop)
Though I love vintage and antique mirrors- I am not opposed to a reproduction.
One of my favorite new mirror finds is this one found at HomeGoods
I brought it home and loved it in the living room
and then it moved... and I am loving it in the bedroom too
Some of my favorite mirrors are in fact vintage or antique.
and wear all that mottled character and charm.
This gorgeous one was found in a
basement of an abandoned antique store
covered in dirt and grunge from years of being stored.
I literally sprayed it off with a hose when I got it home
and was pretty much in love with that shabby finish instantly.
Another big crush of mine?
They speak to me and are some of the ones that I collect most often.
That tarnished gold patina? I love it and it warms up every space perfectly.
I have a wall of vintage mirrors in the hallway
and one of my favorite gold mirrors above the fireplace in the cottage
This is a big one- and it takes two people to move it up onto the mantel-
thick old glass and super heavy.
Another favorite from that basement store haul?
A shabby painted mirror
that hasn't really had a close up yet- but will soon and
I do have a couple more that have not been seen on the blog before (craziness!)
coming your way
What about you?
Do you collect vintage mirrors?
Happy Wednesday everyone
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