Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A New Old Mirror



Behold my new office mirror! Remember the old gold one? Well, it wasn't really what I had in mind when I decided to put a mirror here, so I've been keeping my eye open for something else.


Due to the sloping ceiling, the size of the mirror had to be somewhat compact yet I also wanted it to fill the entire space. I also wanted to hang a mirror and not art because I wanted to brighten up this part of the room as much as possible.



This photo gives you a better perspective - my desk is to the left.


I love the combination of the gold top and gold frame with the cool brightness of all of the mirror panels. To me it has quite a lovely modern yet antique feeling to it. And I can't say that I've ever seen an old mirror quite like this one. I've seen new modern mirrors, similiar to the Shabby Chic look, but never a piece that included wood framing.

When Hubby asked, "is that a new mirror?" I used one of my old lines and replied, "no, of course it's not a new (technically speaking) mirror." He caught on to this awhile back so now I always say it slyly and use extra emphasis on the word new. Of course, I just had to follow it up with, "but guess how much I got it for?"

Now he was being sly as he loves to throw out low ball figures when I ask him to play this game - he guessed $37.50. Well, I paid $40 for it. It was $45 but I offered $40 (I know, some nerve to be so cheap!). But isn't it lovely? And it's such a steal. Hubby thinks so too even though it's an entire $2.50 more than what he guessed.



I would like to just say that it took some extra effort to capture this mirror without finding myself in the reflection! Whenever I see pictures of mirrors in magazines, I always wonder how they get the shot without them in it! It's very difficult because if you take the shot too far off to the side, it distorts the image. This is exactly why I have yet to post on the other new mirror I bought to replace the cabinet we moved out of the dining room!

44 comments :

  1. Oh it is lovely! I have never seen one like it... and yes, that was a steal!

    Michelle

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  2. Your mirror is just stunning. I havn't seen one like it either, but it is wonderful and so perfect for the space. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Love your space and your blog! Glad I found you! You are living my dream of living in an old farmhouse....someday it will happen : )

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  4. It looks absolutely beautiful Trina! Love the new mirror, and the pot the orchid is in!!

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  5. What a wonderful vignette you created. I just love the entire look on the dresser. You have wonderful taste.

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  6. Love the mirror and the dresser. Especially the alabaster lamp--my weakness! --Delores

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  7. LOVE that mirror! So unique. And the clock too. It all works perfectly.

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  8. What a great price for your beautiful mirror! I have visited your blog many times, but have just recently registered and started posting. Thank you for having such a wonderful blog and for helping to inspire me.

    Kat

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  9. I'll take that mirror...and your dresser...and you can throw in the lamp too:) love it all!!!

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  10. Such a great find! I love the mirror with the dresser against the white walls! So refreshing. Francoise

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  11. You got that lovely mirror for a steal!! It is just perfect for your room.

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  12. That is one swoony mirror. I love the whole little area...the natural wood with the white with the black with the plant. Perfection!

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  13. Hi Joan! The orchid pot is a basket woven design that has the mark, 'Made in Italy' on the bottom. I thought its Italian orgins was pretty neat. I found it at a second hand store for $5. xoTrina

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  14. Hi! I just found your blog this evening and have spent the last 3 hours in awe! I adore your home, your thoughts on living, eating and renovating naturally and all the fun adventures you and your husband go on. I also have a love for antiques and spend a lot of time finding just the right pieces for my home. I'm blessed that my husband also loves to go junking and find those special out of the way places to pick up special pieces for our home. I am especially drawn to your home because we seem to have the same style and appreciate the family pieces that have a place in our memories and hearts. I love my old home and enjoyed reading about your renovations ~ you and your husband seem like a darling couple! How cute is it that he lets you take pictures of him and show him off! :) I can't wait to see more of what you do with your beautiful home. Did I miss what state you are in? Your land is beautiful -
    Sarah

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  15. It is beautiful on the chest of drawers and fills the wall space perfectly. Nice purchase.

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  16. Gorgeous! It looks fabulous there!! The whole vignette is beautiful, and I love how much light the room gets!

    Amy

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  17. Oh i think your mirror is just perfect for that spot. I love your chest of drawers and reminds me that I have a set very similiar that I am going to pull out of the shed. Thanks for sharing - great inspiration photos. Sandy

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  18. Absolutely lovely! The orchid lends such a fresh look, too.

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  19. Hi Trina- I just found you today and I love your blog, your home, and your new/old mirror! I'll be back~ happy 2010 to you. :-)

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  20. love your mirror and your dresser -
    I have enjoyed reading your blog -
    thanks for sharing

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  21. Hi Trina,

    Again, the perfect piece in the perfect place. Very well done!

    ~janet

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  22. Your "new" mirror is beautiful and looks amazing in your room. Great find.

    I'm a new to your blog and haven't had much time to browe around but I love what I've seen so far. Your photos are beautiful and your home looks so fabulously put together. Thanks

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  23. Gorgeous! You have such a great eye.

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  24. I really like the mirror. And I like that you didn't paint it white or black. Sometimes I really just like to see the natural wood! Good buy!
    Brenda

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  25. http://etsy.com/shop/VintageWhisperJanuary 7, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    hi trina! your new old mirror is beautiful, and perfectly placed by you as usual! i love the orchid...i have always wanted to have one but am afraid it will not survive as i do not have a green thumb...do you have any orchid tips? thanks, ann

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  26. Jsut lovely - I adore it - and am loving your blog too - thanks for sharing - le

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  27. Beautiful mirror and a great price too!

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  28. Well I went through your whole blog again - I just love what you've done with your home. Had to show my husband some new ideas that I'd like to steal/borrow from you! :) I also have decided to start my own blog and would love for you to visit. I haven't quite got the hang of setting it up yet though. :)
    Sarah

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  29. Beautiful find! Such a strong yet feminine frame.

    ~ Joanna

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  30. Oh my gosh! I don't know about this! the address is meandmyyellowhouse.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Trina, what a lovely find!
    The paperwhite hoops are on their way with a few other goodies...
    xoxox

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  32. That mirror is gorgeous! Great find.

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  33. Hi Ann, I broke down and bought this one at the grocery store the other day. My orchids haven't been reblooming lately so I got impatient! I did take an orchid class though and the orchid lady recommended Eleanor's VF-11 as the best orchid food you can buy. She recommends feeding them every week! She's quite successful and has an entire green house full of reblooming orchids! Wow, huh? xoTrina

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  34. Trina~thanks for stopping by new blog! I think I will enjoy once I figure out how to do everything and work out the kinks. At the risk of sounding like a stalker :) I absolutely love everything that you have done with your home. I think I have shown my husband every posting you have made! I really appreciate your love of antiques, your home and healthy living. I love how your home doesn't reflect any of the trendy styles but it classic, elegant but charming. I look forward to sharing this experience with everyone that has made a difference in my life the past year or so! Sarah

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  35. Just gorgeous - have not seen anything quite like this. I am horribly envious of wherever it is that you shop - I have never heard of prices like this on such gems. You are one lucky shopper. Even boring not-old antiques here in boring old Calgary are overpriced.

    Keep up the good shopping!
    xo

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  36. Well!!!!! I know what I will be doing this weekend!!!!!

    Reading your blog!

    Very inspiring and so beautiful! I am at work now, but I am already thinking about my cup of coffee and your blog, Thank you for creating such a beautiful and peaceful blog!

    Chiara

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  37. Hello!
    Just found you - what a cozy Christmas you had with the Hubby! Your beautiful country cottage is coming along very nicely. Thanks for sharing with all of us....will be watching from now on!
    Nancy
    Hound Hill Design

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  38. Love the chest of drawers (and mirror!)- it's beautiful! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    Melissa

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  39. Trina,

    it is entirely lovely. What a fantastic find - i would love that mirror, anyday, anytime, anywhere!

    The whole tablescape (or dresserscape perhaps) looks fabulous.

    jules :)

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  40. The mirror is beautiful and I would not have guessed forty dollars, it looks like you paid a lot more! I play that game with my husband too.

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  41. What a beautiful post! - Your photos are always so drenched with beautiful sunlight!

    That mirror is so lovely I have never seen one with that kind of detail either - very unique and at a great price! I love that 'guess how much I paid?' story - as a fellow deal hound nothing is quite as deflating as having someone guess LOWER amount (even if it is only 2.50 lower) than the actual price!

    Thanks for dropping by and saying leaving holiday wishes on my blog - I am just now coming out of daze of holidays - They were lovely but exhausting

    So I am Wishing you a yours (a horribly belated) happy new year!

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  42. very, very pretty! good steal, too! and lurve your old chest :)

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  43. Gosh Trina, what a fabulous find! The measurements & the look & the price were perfect. I think Mr. Country Farmhouse should thank his lucky stars he found you!
    Millie ^_^

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