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Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Vintage Mirror

Show and Tell

Wendy at Ivory Spring made a comment about the mirror in my Trim the Tree post yesterday. That gave me the idea to post about it for today’s Show and Tell Friday, sponsored by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.

The mirror was a gift from my mother when I had bought a dresser in a local antique shop. It is dark polished wood and has pierced embellishment at the top. The entire mirror is curved and enhanced with applied molding. [Please excuse the dust.]


The curved top

Closeup of the left side


The curved bottom

The mirror is a bit darker than the mahagony dresser. I may be able to have the mirror refinished to match the dresser, but in the meantime it works out fine.


Thank you for letting me share my mirror. Do visit more Show and Tell at Kelli’s house at There is No Place Like Home.

20 comments:

diadsie said...

So ornate and lovely! Love the dark wood.
Dianne

Happy To Be said...

Carrie I loved the curves on that mirror and girl I would't change the stain on it.but then I am not a matchy kinda of girl..I like things that blend and this blend just beautiful with your dresser and I see some treaurer on the that are pretty also.. thnkas for coming by and for sharing your great mirror..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Hootin' Anni said...

THAT is gorgeous!!!!

Come view my show n tell if you can find time. It's a new 'hobby' of mine started just this past week. Happy Friday, happy weekend.

laurie said...

Your mirror is beautiful. I like the different stains on wood. I'd rather have it look a little different--not like it was purchased as a set. laurie

Heather said...

great mirror!

ceekay said...

Love the mirror and I wouldn't change the stain. I don't think woods all need to match. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Miles said...

Your mirror is very elegant and tasteful. It goes so well with the way you have decorated. How sweet you can think of your mother each time you see it... in a way, its ironic for you are a 'reflection' of your mother, somewhat, no?

Ivory Spring said...

Carrie - now that I am able to see the mirror in its entirety, I love it EVEN MORE! That fretwork on the top is just so gorgeous!!! Thanks for showing it to us.

Blessings!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Such a lovely mirror! I bet your house is furnished throughout with great pieces like this! So pretty!

Katherine

barbarah said...

I love the curves and piercings! Just lovely, as it your tablescape there on the dresser.

Michelle said...

That is one gorgeous mirror!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Carrie, I love this! It is soooo pretty. It has so much wonderful detail, you must enjoy it so much.

salmagundi said...

It is really beautiful with such elegant lines. It matches the dresser just fine - they look great together. Sally

Susie Homemaker said...

That is such a pretty mirror...your pieces are both so lovely and woek so well together.

Blessings,
Susie

Jeannette said...

Your mirror really is gorgeous!

Kelli said...

It's gorgeous and so elegant! I'm glad you shared it with us!
~Kelli

Jewelgirl said...

This is a terrific mirror, love the carved
out wood trim on it!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Beautiful mirror! Thanks for sharing about it this week.

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Oh, I love what a mirror can do to add a bit of shine to a room. And with your furniture, that mirror is really lovely. But you always have lovely stuff. It's fun to see!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What beautiful lines your mirror has.