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Friday, July 29, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Mirrors w/Patina...

One of my weaknesses is ViNtaGe Mirrors!!!  I especially LoVe the Old Ones ~ that have acquired a unique silver loss patina...  It's a plus if the frame is chippy old white paint & a bit ornate...

Old White Paint...
ChiPPy...
Ornate...
Time-Worn PaTiNa...
Silver-Loss PaTiNa/Ghosting...



 Just in past few months I've been drawn to "frame-less" Old Mirrors...  Frame-less Mirrors work standing up... hung... or lying flat to adorn this & that...  I have to say ~ the little Bird/Mirror is my #1 most cherished FiNd!*!*!


A lot of frame-less old mirrors have wonderful "etching" on them...  I recently picked up the mirror on the lower right at Viva la Cottage in Door County,...  LoVe it's silver-loss patina!*!*!


 
 This mirror had fabulous silver loss patina - SOLD some years back...



 Although the mirror on the left, no longer has "reflective" viewing - it's patina is just awesome!!!  The chippy white frame couldn't get any better either...



 I just LoVe Tri-Mirrors!!!  They work so well above a couch, above a sideboard, resting on the back edge of cabinet, mixed in a grouping etc.  Almost always they have "etching"...  I love when I find them with a beautiful ornate crest on top!!!  This one is long gone...



 I also Love Old Mirrors with "chippy gesso/plaster"...  This one has some beautiful flowers...



Mirror Mirror On the Wall ~ who's the fairest of them All??? - I'd have to say ~ it's this one in our home...  I looked for it for years!!!  A Kane County Flea Market Find... 
Have a GREAT rest of this Summer WeekEnd!*!*!
And do know - I so appreciate you reading/enjoying/commenting on my entries...

Jeanine

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE vintage mirrors too !! I have
    been on the hunt for them and they
    are kind of hard to find around me so
    I am thinking they are pretty popular ~

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  2. Beautiful! The little bird mirror is fantastic!!

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  3. What great old mirrors... love them all Have a great weekend..

    Pattie

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  4. I, too have a "thing" for these mirrors as well. The framelss ones are my favorite unless i find one that has that wonderful white chippiness that we love:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  5. LOVE your chippy shabby mirrors!! :) Just mailed your basket a few hours ago too!!! xo

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  6. Love the oval gesso one but all are chippy wonderful♥♥♥ Happy weekend!

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  7. Love 'em all!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  8. i have always been in love with old mirrors....the more worn the silver the better. I have them all over my house...to me they're windows. Lately it's the frameless ones that keep calling my name also....my favorite one just added to the collection is a very chippy/worn scalloped one sold to me for a song because "it's in such bad shape".....yep just the way i like them!!!

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  9. To me there really is nothing more beautiful and intriguing than an old mirror. I always imagine what it must have "seen" throughout it's life . . . thanks for sharing your beautiful finds!

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  10. I also love mirrors! If they are chippy and have a great salvage look then I buy it!

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  11. JEANINE,
    I LOVE YOUR BLOG SITE AND WISH I COULD ATTEND ONE OF YOUR WONDERFUL SALES. I LIKE THE OLD MIRRORS YOU HAVE BEEN SHOWING, VERY MUCH. SMILES,SUSIE

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