Monday, 27 September 2010

Mirror, Mirror


I have been in serious saving mode the last few months desperately trying to stick to a tight budget (more on that another time) and even going for long walks at lunch to avoid spending it looking at shops in town. It has worked too, until I went into a little antique store that I was positive would have nothing of interest to me….yeah I was wrong.

I spied a mirror, I spent days thinking about the mirror, the price was good considering the size (it’s quite enormous), had a second look and then went back a third time to buy it. Actually I am so pleased I did, I love it, it’s simple but quite lovely and changes the space in my living room nicely. One of those forever pieces.

15 comments:

Kristi said...

i love it when one piece changes the whole feel of a room...loving your blog by the way.

Michelle said...

It's a lovely shape. A great spot for your mirror, it was meant to be yours.

Sarah B said...

It looks great and was obviously meant to be. I'm trying to buy very little as well - it does help if you avoid shops. I don't tend to have a lunch break and there's not too much at Eastlands to entice me too much. But then there's online shopping...
ps the masonic market is o this sunday but unfortunately I have to work all day. Sigh..

Casie said...

It's just gorgeous.

P.K said...

The mirror is perfect for your space. It is good that it was still at the shop. On numerous occasions I thought about something too long, and it was sold.

Jane Flanagan said...

I've been really good lately too. But sometimes it's absolutely worth a treat (what's the point in being so disciplined otherwise!?) And this is the perfect choice. Meant to be!

wsake said...

well, that mirror is just amazing -it really looks like you got yourself a life time friend!

Maggie said...

Cool, does the top remind you of a moustache? I reckon you can feel good about the purchase, anything that is not an impulse buy, but was thought about and deliberated over is a great example of self restraint

It followed me home said...

Beautiful elegant shape, definitely a classic forever piece. Often when I deliberate longer i enjoy them more than the impulsive buys.

linnea paulina said...

Beautiful mirror! So perfect... it's like a little moustache on top, haha :o)
xo,
Linnea

Katja said...

A forever piece definitely! It's gorgeous :) We only have mirrors in the boring places, in the bathroom over the sink and next to the wardrobes for getting dressed but I'd love to use mirrors more as a decoration too - well only if I found something equally lovely as this! :)

Martina said...

Love it! A gorgeous edition to your lovely home :)

Amelia said...

I love it! Mirrors are great in small spaces, and I think this one will suit your house perfectly! xx

Amanda said...

Love it!!! What a brilliant find. I procrastinate for ages over whether or not buy things I've spied for our place. So glad you decided to go back and snap this one up.

captain kk said...

love it. looks perfect there.. like it's always been there, if you know what i mean :)