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Monday, June 21, 2010

FaB "Old-SHaBBy" MiRRor!*!*! ~ It's Up!!!

Staying home this weekend enabled us to get quite a few things done around the house...  Some of you might remember pics of  ***My AwEsoMe Mirror Find*** from the Kane County Flea Market in Illinois, this past May...   Well, that 2-die-4 GoRgeOuS Beauty is NOW HUNG in my bathroom!!!  It looks just as Fab as I had envisioned!!!   I had been shopping for "just the right one" for almost 3 years!*!*!  (click on pics to enlarge for better detail...

  AmaZinG Ornate Top Crest Details...




I Love the hints of time~worn "silver loss patina"...  It lends sooooo much character to the piece...  I don't think I could buy a vintage mirror without it!




The ornate details are made of GESSO ~ a plaster of sort...  It has taken on many a hairline crackling ~ YES!!!   The old white paint, hairline crackling, & subtle chips here and there add soooo much unique vintage charm to this piece!*!*!



This ViNtaGe Mirror is hung on a wall adjacent to my large soaking tub...  I LOVE MY TUB!!!  A Chandelier hangs above...  and I have a couple Seashell Candelabras surrounding the area...  We're lucky enough to have outdoor privacy ~ allowing the shutters to be open during the day...



 Here I am at Kane County ~ just minutes after I netted my AwEsoMe Find!!!  I'm sooooo glad I forked-out the extra bucks for this one!!!  

On Another Note...  "REGRETS-LATER"...   You know how sometimes you get home and are sooooo sorry you didn't purchase a certain vintage find????  - Because you've now found the perfect spot for it in your home??? ~ Well, a good number of you have emailed me to see if an item from one of my most recent sales is still available.... I'VE BEEN SELLING QUITE A FEW PIECES This Way!!!  If you're local, I'm happy to hold it for you till you can come by...  -OR- make an appointment to Shop The Garage!!!  I'm also **Willing-To-Ship** smaller-sized items to those of you who live afar!!!  My EMAIL is on the sidebar...  LoVe to hear from YOU!*!*!       

10 comments:

  1. It is so beautiful. The reflection of the chandy is lovely. I bought a mirror whith cracks in the frame and Joe just didn't get it!
    Thanks bunches for your comment Sunday.

    xx,
    olive

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  2. Just gorgeous, Jeanine. It looks perfect in your bath. Love your white. I agree the loss of silver makes it just right.
    xo,
    Debra

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  3. Love that old patina, people that want to replace it, just don't get it...oh the smiles that looked into those old mirrors...LUCKY GIRL!!!

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  4. What a great find, and the perfect spot. It's so great when you find "the one"
    Tracey

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  5. Great mirror! I need to spend some time sprucing up my place. I tend to put all my time into the shop and it's beginning to show at home - ughh! Maybe a great old mirror is the place to start?! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Brenda

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  6. super score girl!! nice bathroom...

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  7. You are right - the mirror is grand! I had to laugh...I found an urn and see you did a post about yours...OMG I love urns! Of course, I think every junker does.

    Love your bathroom looks to die for!

    Andrea

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  8. Jeanine~
    Do you wear green? If so, I have a vintage, beaded green sweater that's too small for me. Given to me by a ballerina. Shall I send it along with a dozen dried pomegranites? Amy

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  9. OMG i am so jealous! I would love that mirror!

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  10. Sometimes things are just worth the wait! That mirror is imperfectly lovely!

    I stumbled upon your blog and I have been reading it all morning. I am your newest follower!

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