Friday, August 27, 2010

Mirror, mirror........

I was doing a little blog browsing this afternoon, when I came across this great blog by Jane Schott called "Empress of the Eye".  As I am reading, I come to this post about a mirror......

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a very lovely mirror.  Jane discovered this beauty in a shop owned by her friend in West Palm Beach called Antiques Row.

For only $1450. plus shipping this 88 inch tall, gilt trimmed mirror can be yours.

She doesn't mention the width but it must be 60 to 72 inches wide.  It is a beauty.

 

Now, let me show you the mirror I just scored at a yard sale...............

mirror 004  Granted my mirror is about half the size, at 44 x 31 inches, but it has its original gorgeous gilt trim and a heavy, beveled, plate glass mirror.

mirror 007 mirror 002 I touched up a few scrapes and scratches, with artist oil paint, on the black part of the molding, but the gold just required dusting. You get an idea, in this photo, of the detail and quality of the mirror frame, there are no cracks or broken pieces on the frame, amazing!

You want to know what's really amazing......I paid $15. for it.....can you believe it! 

I'm taking my mirror over to Debbie Doos Garage Salen Partay, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Tabletop Tuesday     .  Come see what the others brought and feel free to comment. 

14 comments:

Debbie said...

That is wonderful for 15.00!~ Sure is a score in comparrison to the inspiration mirror. Thanks so much for joining in....do enjoy some others. Debbie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Gorgeous mirror and great buy!
Annette

Linda said...

Hopping over from Debbiedoos! Beautiful mirror~ I love the frame and the bevel...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now that's a NIFTY THRIFTY $15 treasure!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Empress of The Eye said...

Thanks for the mention Jan of this wonderful mirror. I fell in love with it
but it is too big for my house. It is still there but we are betting that it will find its way to Texas...those gals love this look. Maybe Marburger?

I appreciate your kindness.

Melody said...

Holy Cow Jan! I've seen a mirrow like that at our local Ant. mall and it was 100 with nicks and all...great garage sale score!!!

Rebecca said...

Your mirror is wonderful and a great price!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful mirror and at a great price!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful mirror and you didn't have to worry about it being broken during shipping:@) Enjoy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a bargain. I LOVE your mirror. The frame with the gold and the black is just wonderful and the beveled edge of the mirror is perfect. You can tell it is a quality piece. Great price. Good for you. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

OMG! What a great deal on that gorgeous mirror!...Christine

Happy Nester said...

Awesome deal & great find!

Pam said...

Well you can't beat $15.00. I like the extra design in the corners. Great find!

Heidi said...

Wow! I would have snapped that mirror up in a red hot minute! Awesome!
:)Heidi