Am I alone with this #crazymirrorlove I have!!! I have been collecting mirrors, mostly vintage for as long as I can remember, 30 plus years. Even my husband, who knows I have piles of them, sees one and says “hey, heres a pretty mirror, do you want it?” I don’t know how, but I always seem to find a place to hang them, or lean them. I had a whole wall of mirrors in the living room,right when I started Instagram-but it was kind of on its way out at that point. So while planning our family room remodel we did last year, I had in mind a huge display of all of these vintage mirrors. I even needed to remove a window to have an entire wall. This house was built in 1904 and has 33 windows and 40+ doors, so not a lot of wall space. Because of this, it was really important to me to have this huge wall to use, and not just for mirrors, but for, really anything I might want to hang.
Additionally I have had my eye on a style of mirror for my mantle, for quite some time, this one being new. I loved one at Anthropologie and this one I ended up getting on a super sale from Ballard Designs. I am so glad I did because it knocked my socks off, as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Its made of iron. And let me just stop here for a moment and say, if they gave out awards for packaging, Ballard should receive one, the way they package mirrors, is unbelievable. It was a workout getting it out of the box.
Anyway sharing this today because I love mirrors and just wanted to share. I really believe they make a room prettier, more romantic, and give it a little sparkle. So why not hang and lean as many as you can.
Move it out and move it in, that seems to happen a lot around here. Here I replaced a beautiful painting that I moved to my office, and replaced it with this mirror that once hung over my vanity, I adore the fairytale type feel it gives the room.
Here I leaned a vintage mirror on this table top to reflect some pretty things, and if you look into the mirror, you can see a petite mirror hung right by the front door.
Back in our family room I added a row of mirrors.
When you are out and about at the flea market, thrift store, or maybe antiquing, keep your eye out. You can find them so very easily and they are usually inexpensive. If you’re not sure where you will use it but its $10 or $20 buy it anyway, and just save it for a rainy day.
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