Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mirror, Improvised Mirror, on the Wall



Looking around our living room the other day, it made to smile to think that almost everything in sight had been found in a thrift store or at a yard or estate sale.

One would never know it, though, because hubs and I are a good team. I scrub and make things shine while he does mechanical thingamajigs to make things work.

A beautiful gold-framed mirror above the fireplace has been on a wish list for years but there have always been many more priorities.

Consequently,  I made-do with the old-fashioned dresser mirror, found at a yard sale.

It's not elegant but it's grown on me and now I kind of like it.

The romantic mirror reflected in it came from an estate sale. Once, I had cut out a magazine page with a replica and placed it in a "wish" scrapbook.  

Then, when the old cracked cranberry glass overhead lamp with the dangling baubles was found at the estate sale, the wish came true.

Today we are joining Home and Garden Thursday at Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life.

DO YOU IMPROVISE IN DECORATING YOUR OWN HOME OR APARTMENT?

15 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Love your mantle mirror and the cranberry glass is stunning as is the droplet light fitting. Great finds. x

Lucy said...

Creativity and originality are always in vogue in my opinion. Love it Susan, and esp. the way you and hubs are a team...

Chatty Crone said...

Absolutely! And you know I think that romantic dresser looks great with the cranberry glass! Beautiful. sandie

Susan said...

I love cranberry glass and your collection is envious. You guys make a great pair, XOXO

Leann said...

Absoluetly - I love to do copy cat on a budget or make do!

Love everything in the photo - mirror, chandy and glasswear!

xo

Nellie said...

You do such a lovely job, Susan! You have that special knack for making things look spectacular!

diane.stetson said...

Stunning...just stunning. You have such a talent for decorating and having a handy husband is the best isn't it?

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like your mirror. You're a great decorator. You always find great finds for your home. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome this blog's 377th Follower.

Not sure who you are but if you identify yourself, I'll give you a very big welcome.

In any event, thanks so much for following. Hope you stop by often.

Sending hugs to all. Susan

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely cranberry glass collection!! I do like your hanging lamp!!

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, what a lovely display! That mirror is gorgeous, my style.

Barbara Neubeck said...

...Hi Susan..... you and your hubby are a great team... love your decorating.
We makeover pieces here and adapt the use of furniture to suit our needs...great fun..
Hugs and Blessings
Barb xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your home is always so interesting and lovely. I do use found and thrifted things in my decorating. Its a look I love so much.
hugs,
Linda

Debbie Mitchell said...

The mirror is so beautiful!

Dee said...

I love your mirror and mantle...you have a good eye for decorating. :)

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