Thursday, June 24, 2010

mirror, mirror on my wall

Finally got around to having the backsplash in my little reading nook/bar area covered in antique mirrors. LOVE IT! This little room is easily one of my favorite spaces in this old house...bright but cozy, and now it's even more so! I often employ this age-old technique in small open up the space visually. Works every time, of course. That's the thing about a mirror {new or old}...never gonna lie to you, doesn't run out of batteries, and what you see is what you get. Dependable. {Unless it breaks, but that's a whole other story and then there are issues of luck and possible misfortune, etc...let's not think about that}...I'm a sucker for some authentic antique mirror glass though...I get my friends at D&B Glass here in Greenville to save any scraps or discards of the good stuff they may have. The enviable patina of old glass adds just enough sparkle {but not too much!} and a layer of time and "crust" to any room.

We have this set of gorgeous floor mirrors at the shop right now, and for the life of me, I can't understand why they are still with us?! Maybe they are waiting for ME to bring them home. {I have nary an inch of space or I'd try to squeeze them in!} They are newly constructed from aged glass and antique bits and pieces of architectural moulding.

Just lovely. Could easily be the fairest of them all.

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE this blog. Your writing is so beautiful. I want to redecorate now! or at least have your eye for it. I also want to note that I LOVE sermets in Charleston. We eat there on our girl's weekends. so good.