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28 September 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

Next to my chippy shutters, my next big love is old mirrors - the big heavy and hand carved frames and the mercury splatters on the other side of the glass.... dreamy.

My son says I sound like an old lady now when I sigh... run my fingers along the carvings and lament that they just don't make things like they used to...

...but they don't.

I'm in love with this Antique Italian mirror and it looks just like the moulding going up in my little muse shack...

Isn't it gorgeous?

The detailing on this silver hand mirror is so sweet...

What a lucky mirror to live within a tapestry of weathered and timeworn beauty...

I've been on the hunt for the perfect mirrors for project 36654433 here in Museville, but it's slow going...

but half the fun is in the hunt for just the right ones ...

24 comments:

Greet said...

What a wonderful post! I love the sculptures on the frames!
Lovely images! Thank you so much for sharing!

Greet

Marlene said...

Nothing ia made like it used too..I too love those old mirrors ..my house is a house of mirrors...I can't have enough..I collect anitque frames to sell at my shop...but end up keeping them all!!!love your pictures they create a story..you can just imagine how museville will look and feel from looking at your post...sigh....

donna baker said...

I wonder who discovered mirrors. I heard the Romans used to have them.

vicki archer said...

I am a mirror junkie too Isa...xv

Holly said...

Mirrors in beautiful antique frames and chandeliers -- my two weaknesses! So naturally I think this post is divine.

cottage farm villa said...

They are all so beautiful!!! I know I have said it before but you have such an eye for beautiful things, I just adore all the pictures you post!!

cityfarmer said...

i have a gene in my body for mirrors ...

niartist said...

Yummmmm-eeeeee! I agree twin, they don't make things like they used to! Love these pictures, and I think I know what you have up your sleeve for project umpteenmillionthreenine-tee-two, and I can't wait to see it all finished and beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so right. Old things are the best. There are some beautiful examples here. Thanks for sharing.

joanny said...

Simply beautiful!

I never thought much about the past until I gave birth to my first son, that is when it hit me, and became important,
My children belong to the future, and my ancestors to the past ....

LOL
Joanny

Tracey said...

Stunning, gorgeous mirrors!!! You are right, the old mirrors are simply the best!

:) T

Renae said...

I am soo with you...I love mirrors and the ones with interesting architectural detail are the very bestest!

Willow Decor said...

I loved all the mirros! The details were fabulous!
xx-Gina

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I'd take any of the above!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* The LAST TWO PICS really SPEAK to me! (And, I LOVE what they're saying!)~

Best,
Linda in AZ *

Kristin said...

Oh my what I could do with all those mirrors in and around my home. Lovely! You have the greatest taste.

oiasantorini said...

Great images and great subject for a post. One wonders if the beautiful frame of a mirror enhances the experience of what we see in them ;-)

Anci said...

Hi !
All the pictures on your blog are so beautiful ! The mirrors, the angels and ......

Have a nice day !

Anci

bikim said...

Your blog is lovely. great photos! I've added you to my favourite blog list, ok?!
Sweet dreams,
Rosa from Portugal

Angie Muresan said...

I agree with you... Old mirrors have soul, entire histories in their shimmering glaze! Whenever I'm antique shopping I gravitate to the mirrors, and I rarely leave without a piece.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

...And isn't it amazing to think of all the folks that glanced in the old mirror...fixed heir hair...their lipstick. They must hold such stories. Eyes of the past.

Great post, Dear Isa!

niartist said...

Hey Hey! YOU WON THOSE CREEPY HANDS! LOL! I posted about it - but you haven't come by to graciously claim your goblin hands! :) LOL!

城市遊俠 said...

nice blog!!
wish you have a nice day

ness lockyer said...

LOVE your mirror choices! You are right...they dont make them like that anymore!!
Ness xx