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Thursday, August 26, 2010

mirrors mirrors on the wall...

I have always loved the look of a collection of mirrors on a wall.

So I decided to start my own wall of mirrors in my family room. I have had the centre mirror on the wall for a while now but have had candelabras and even prints on either side. Since doing my extension the room has somewhat become a bit darker now so I thought the wall of mirrors would be the perfect solution in bouncing more light around. So I replaced the prints with 2 other mirrors which I have had for a while but were gold and painted them white over the week end.

It's a bit plain at the moment and I am hoping to add a few small mirrors inbetween. Or perhaps some pretty plates.. what do you think.. mirrors or plates?
Anyhow when hubby came home, as I was waiting for his reaction.. which I pretty much knew what it would be anyway.. he didn't notice it at first but later that day..... he said he absolutely hated it! quote..It looks like you're trying to sell mirrors!
I could only laugh as I knew this would be his reaction. Now hubby has been really good with all my pretty pink decorating.. he has never complained, but I think this is the one thing he doesn't get.
What do you think, do they look silly... personally I am liking them more and more each day, maybe because I can envisage the final look..

Well for now they are staying, I'm hoping they will grow on can you tell I like pink and green!
I am linking this post with Debra at Common Ground for her very first Vintage Inspiration Friday..
take care, Maryann


Brushed By An Angel said...

I love your mirrors! I bet they do add a lot of light to your room. I am always looking for ornate mirrors but they are hard to find here in the south (unless you want to pay a small fortune for them.)

Tanza said...

Hi Maryann,
LOVE LOVE LOVE groupings of pretty shabby framed mirrors .. the light reflects soo beautifully from them, and it really makes a room appear so much larger !! I have that magazine you shared, and love the Holtz' homeand their beautiful shop in Florida !! Nothing speaks romantic more than that room .. gorgeous !! I LoVe too, how you have decorated in the prettiest colors .. Can't wait to see your wall filled up !! Sooo Sweet !!

Wishing you a wonderful evening, and have FuN making pretty ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Mari said...




Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the inspiration photo, and I know that when you get all of the mirrors, or mirrors and plates up it will look stunning!

Did you show hubbie the inspiration photo?

Lucinda Obrien said...

Hi made me giggle!My hubby would have said the exact same thing hehe!I absolutely love it and can imagine even more pretty mirrors.Your home is looking so lovely.The inspiration photo is to DIE for!!!!Have a great weekend.....bit chilly our way :(

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful mirrors and lovely home!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Well if you check back on my blog you will see the huge wall of mirrors I have in my stair well. So I reckon they look great, more mirrors I would say, not the plates.

Beach Vintage said...

I love mis matched mirrors.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving such a nice comment!! I just love mirrors too and love the way you've displayed these!! So looking forward to catching up on your blog!

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is a great post about your mirror inspiration, perfect for linking to my new party starting tomorrow. Hope you can join in!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Congrats and thanks so much for being the VERY First to link up. I love this post and what you are doing with these gorgeous mirrors!
Have a wonderful weekend!

sissie said...

I am coming over to see you from Debra's blog and I love your blog.
Your pillow header photo is gorgeous! I'm going to follow you so I can see more pretties.
If you get a chance stop by to say hello.

I love your wall or mirrors. You are talking to the Queen of Mirrors! LOL!


Carol said...

My vote is for more mirrors! Your hubby's reaction is so.....hubby! It makes me laugh (quietly to myself)

Alaina said...

Keep them, in fact as you find more beautiful ones you can add them too. I like the way it looks too. Husbands and non decorating people do not get it. Like I told a friend, some people put their collections on the walls like dolphins and whales, I like plates and mirrors. To each our own.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh Yes, they look perfect tome too. I can't even write down what my husband says about all my (lets just say) stuff. Remind him ("for better or worse":)

clustres said...

Yes, mirrors look great in a grouping. I have several groupings. I never thought that it would look like I was trying to sell them! Ha! Funny!

Gypsy Fish said...

What a beautiful grouping of mirrors! I love your pink and green goodies too.

marie said...

Your mirrors look wonderful...and I love your idea of adding more of them!
Your rooms are so bright and cheerful!


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