Friday, September 11, 2015

Mirror Image

I have a confession. I'm in love with . . . old mirrors.
Oh, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Mirrors set a mood, whether it's bright and cheery or candlelit romance.

They add sparkle to a bland wall.

They bring a sense of drama and history to a space.
This chippy find must have some fascinating stories to tell.

They're elegant. Think the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

They draw attention to high ceilings.
Mine are ten feet but seem higher because of the mirrors. 

They reflect light into a dark room, particularly when hung across from a window.

This beveled mirror hung in my childhood home for many years
and its dark mellowed wood and silvered scratches say "home" to me.
I can still see my Dad's heavy work jacket hanging on one of these hooks.
This is one piece I will never paint!

According to feng shui, mirrors bring good energy into a room,
especially if hung over a fireplace like this gilded gesso beauty in my living room. 

Their hazing makes you feel like you're looking back through time.
Do you wonder who might have peered into your mirror before you?

The sticker on this old hotel mirror states: "Please do not smoke in bed."

A mirror weaves a bit of magic into a room, 
reflecting those everyday objects in a whole different way.
This one seems to distort reality.

Each mirror, especially an old one, is unique--a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

I won this little trumeau in an Ebay auction (my first).

A grouping of mirrors has a big impact, especially in a small room.


  1. I love your eclectic collection of mirrors...and they are displayed so nicely. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice post. I agree. Mirrors are a great decorating feature or accent. I really enjoy your blog.

  3. I totally agree with you...I love mirrors too. They do so many things to a room, it's impossible to lit them all.

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Table It Link Party, I hope it brings you some new friends and new traffic!

  4. Ha, yes, you are addicted. Mirrors annonymous, I wish I had a few more. Your collection is excellent, thanks for sharing,

  5. Love the sticker on that old hotel mirror - so cute! Mirrors really add to the atmosphere of a room and I love how you have used yours.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. Your mirror wall is gorgeous! What a great collection.

  7. I'm a huge fan of mirrors and never have enough. Your collection is lovely.