The older a mirror, the better.
Looking into a mirror that's been around for many decades, it's a little creepy, but also fun, to think of all the faces that have peered into it throughout the years.
In an effort to refrain from accumulating more "stuff," I've pretty much given up going to umpteen yard and estate sales on the weekends.
Once in awhile, however, the yearn to zip into a thrift shop overpowers my willingness to halt recreational shopping.
Such was the case on a recent foray to Goodwill.
The car just kind of zoomed into the parking lot in front of a Goodwill store and in I went.
There was a lady admiring a mirror.
She bent over and looked into it (it was propped up against a piece of furniture rather than being hung on a wall.)
She'd walk away and then look at the mirror again. When she finally moved on, sans mirror, I swooped over to the pretty little thing.
It was an old, heavy mirror with a wire hanger in back.
When I saw the price tag, I nearly keeled over.
It was just $9.99!
With great effort, I lifted the beautiful little piece into my shopping cart.
I love that it's ornate and even gold-tone. It matches our decor nicely.
It now hangs in the front hallway, across from a yard sale "rococo" mirror that I paid $30 for.
Glancing into the new mirror, on the way out of the front door, I think of all the others who once saw their images in it.
I wish them well and then go on my merry way.
Today we are joining Thrift Things Friday on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove, also hosted by Linda on A La Carte.
Why not stop by their blogs and say hello?
DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF MIRRORS IN YOUR HOUSE?