August 7, 2011

Beautiful Antique Mirror


Hello friends!  I paid a visit to my favorite thrift store last week and as usual, I found a jewel of a deal.  I spied this mirror from a distance and I knew it was going to be a prize.  What worried me was the price!  I have seen this kind of mirror for $100.00 +.  Holding my breath, I fumbled at the tag ... I could not believe my eyes!!!  $15.00 and my sweet friend let me have it for $12.00 because he had chipped the corner himself when he was hanging it up.  This bad boy measures 27" x 13 1/2 and it weighs a ton!  I am so thrilled with this weeks treasure.  The store owner was taking his van and following the longest yard sale this week end.  I am going early next week to see what kind of treasures he found there.



I am crazy over this old mirror!!!


It has everything a mirror could ever want...
*ornately carved gesso/wood frame
* perfectly patinated gold/silver gilt finish
* beveled edges  -  arched top & bottom
* wreath/swag design etched  across the top

BE STILL MY HEART!!!



Love, love, love the little decorative buttons


It would have been easy to over design  the top
but it was simply and beautifully done

The bottom design is the same


The frame has aged gracefully-
there are small areas of loss
which doesn't bother me


Deeply carved buttons along each side
have a powdery silver toned finish


 The gesso finish is apparent in this close up photo

 
I was glad to see the backing was still intact...


 and complete with the manufacturers label

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 Please, join me at the following parties:

 Rhoda






I hope you have a very blessed week.
Rhonda


24 comments:

  1. Great find, Rhonda! Great price, too! The detail is wonderful and how cool that the original label is still intact on the back.

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  2. very pretty mirror, great details!

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  3. it's beautiful...just beautiful! i wouldn't do a THING to change it!

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  4. It is stunning and such a fabulous find. I love the detail. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  5. RHONDA.. HELLO MY FRIEND.. HOW ARE YOU? I THINK OF YOU OFTEN AS WE ARE GET
    TING READY FOR OUR CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AND AS I TAKE OUT ALL MY BEAUTIFUL ANGELS ..I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF YOU..

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  6. It is almost like free for $12! SO beautiful...thank you for posting the close up pictures.

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  7. This is so gorgeous! You really found a beauty, and what a price! xoxo Debra

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  8. I just love mirrors and yours is no exception. It's just beautiful!!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  9. Good for you- finding such a bargain! Are you going to paint it or leave it as is?
    :-) Sue

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  10. Rhonda,

    If I ever get to Alabama, we are going 'junking'! You always find THE treasure. The mirror is beautiful; such detail.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  11. What a coincidence! I saw a mirror like that this weekend, minus the wooden frame around it. It was priced at $45, so you got an outstanding bargain.

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  12. What a great deal!
    LOVE it and I just acnnot believe what you paid for it. As my kids say..... sweeeeeet!

    zz
    Alison

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  13. The mirror is divine! What a treasure you've found! and at that price? Fabulous!!!!
    Patti

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  14. You're right...the mirror IS gorgeous! Perfect just the way it is. I love the little old labels on the back, too! Your newest follower, Andrea @ townandprairie

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  15. What a super find. I think I drooled a little!!

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  16. Rhonda!

    So happy to find you again! At your new site!

    Love that mirror.. love it!

    I have anew site.... pop by when yu can..love to see you.

    We also have a new Miracle Makeover Party starting this Friday...

    love, kelee katillac @ www.designgivesback.com

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  17. Rhonda, It is a beautiful old mirror and what a fantastic deal you got! I hope you are doing well and enjoying summer.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  18. You hit the jack pot Rhonda!! That mirror is to die for! I hope to one day do the longest yard sale. That would be sooo much fun!

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  19. Congratulations for getting the great deal! I think the mirror looks fabulous and very vintage. I adore the frames and its curves.

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  20. Really -- this is stunning! I am a mirror junkie and you are so right -- this has EVERYTHING! I love the etching and the label on the back is probably one of my favorite parts! I love knowing where a mirror came from originally -- thanks for sharing your treasure!

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  21. You are so lucky! I have been looking for a mirror like that. Back to my search!

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