Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Haunted by Mirrors

One of my many vintage loves is old ghosted mirrors. They have such a haunting, romantic feel. Like reflections of the past, they reveal a muted picture. Like a faded memory that you can see in your mind but is not quite as clear as it used to be. Ghosted mirrors epitomize my decorating style. The characteristics that make some people see them as trash are the very things that make me see them as treasure. The more ghosting the better, and some de-silvering is good too. Here are a few from my collection.

My favorite! It has the best ghosting ~ like sand drifts.


This one is part of a rusty metal dresser and is no longer mine.


Love this old blue one.

My very next post will finally include pics of a couple of rusty wire pieces I have created. I can't wait to show you ~ see you then!

7 comments:

The Attic said...

I love them all! If I had to pick a favorite it would be #1 or #3. :) I will think of you each time I come across one in my travels. :)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love them! Utterly gorgeous.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I'm with you... love, love, love old mirrors. Have a collection of them in the maison. Thank you for visiting me this morning, I'm so glad I found your blog. Can't wait to see the rusty wire pieces. Happy day!
~Tracie

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What beautiful images! I just love vintage things!

Found ya via 52 Flea. Can't wait to return!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

ahhhh...you've hit a soft spot! Whenever we're out and about - we have to take mirrors home with us - good? not sure, but we love 'em!

Laura said...

Hello there kindred spirit! Not only do we love the rusty....we love the ghostly mirrors! Yours are special.....sigh....it's so nice to have friends who understand!
Have a great evening....
Laura

kari and kijsa said...

Love, love these old mirrors...so beautiful when the silvering fades or disappears!! A very blessed Memorial Day to you! Beautiful post!!

kari& kijsa

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