Friday, June 18, 2010

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

I have a confession....I have a wee bit of an obsession with mirrors.  And no, it's not vanity, though they may look good on my vanity.  But there are so many different styles and designs, they just draw me in.  But with all of them that I have, I just can't pick a favorite.  Which one is yours?

This mirror was not one of my creations, though I wish I could claim it.  It was originally a fan.  How clever!

This floor length mirror was found last year in Oronoco, MN at Gold Rush Days.  The vendor, Billy Joe, made it out of old tin, the chipping paint against the metal is amazing!   It was a great find and I love how it looks in my front room against the silver sage colored paint. 

This one may be my favorite!  It was an old spot light converted into a purchased from Ms. Sue herself at the AAJMS sale no less.  It makes me feel like a star....hello, darlin'!

Sorry, this may not be vintage, but who says mirrors have to be round, oval, square or rectangular.  This one's really a star!

Who says you can't take a mirror that was suppose to be used for something else and reinvent it.  This one was originally suppose to be on the side of a car, but with a cloche on the top it showcases a small bird wonderfully.

Or how about paring a cloche just over a dresser mirror...

This mirror was a garage sale find I picked up for $10.  It was oak, which wouldn't work in my bedroom, so a coat of white paint fit the bill.

This may be a close second at being one of my favorite mirrors, also from vintage tin.  It just has such great detail and patina.  I think Jazzy the cat likes it, too!

I featured this in a previous post and it is a fabulous mirror.  Originally found on a ship it is very unique.  There are just way too many to have to pick a favorite.

 This dresser mirror may have lost it's handle, but in it's imperfection it's perfect!

Last, but certainly not least is this shaving mirror.  Another piece that may not be perfect but somehow that makes it even better!

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mizdarlin said...

It's so nice to know that my obsession with old mirrors is have some beauties!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

You are the fairest of them all! :)

Judy said...

Yes, I too love mirrors and have many collections in my home. I especially love the floor length mirror made from tin...I would really Need that!

Cheryl said...

I too love mirrors...almost every kind of vintage least 2 or more in every room. Love your old hand mirror without the handle. Thanks for sharing...come by for a visit sometime to see my other obsessions.
Cheryl :)

Jane said...

I guess you struck a cord with all of us mirror lovers!! I too love mirrors. I have a collection of vintage hand mirrors, a collection of shaving mirrors and a collection of frameless mirrors. I love them all...the more beat up the better in my book. Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous mirrors. I love the one created from an old fan.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wonderful mirrors~ my favorite has the bird and clever!

trash talk said...

Never ever is there such a thing as too many mirrors! You've got some great ones and I'm hard pressed to pick a fave. Love 'em all!

Zane Wooder said...

I think it's amazing when people who have never seen themselves because they have no access to minors get to see themselves for the first time. Can you imagine that type of experience?

-Zane of ontario honey


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