Friday, December 13, 2013

Salon mirror


This mirror proves the old adage "keep a thing long enough and you'll find a use for it". It's been in my stash for 30+ years and cost 29c - I know that because the price sticker was still on the back. It was made as a handbag mirror but I bought it because I thought it might come in useful as a dollhouse dressing table mirror but it has lain unused for all these years - until now! 

It was an exciting moment when I realised that the mirror and the angels embellishment would fit above the fireplace - it wasn't planned, it's just 'dumb luck', or maybe serendipity.  

17 comments:

Catherine said...

How wonderful that you kept it all these years. It is perfect over your fireplace. Isn't it great when you find something in your stash that you have had that long and you finally find a use for it. :-)

callsmall said...

It's really perfect! I'm a firm believer in picking up an object that speaks to you. I think we inherently know that it will come in handy, if not now then at some point down the road.

Lisa T said...

It fits so perfectly. How great that you saved it all these years.

Plushpussycat said...

How exciting! It fits perfectly! Good thing you held on to it all these years--it's a lesson for us all! lol xo Jennifer

Margaret said...

What a great find Norma, it goes beautifully over the fireplace. I wonder what other treasures you might find hidden away

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh my gosh! It looks life size! Amazing looking!

Veronique Blommaart said...

What a perfect fit! Hum... might never throw anything away anymore, ever! :-)
Hugs,
Véronique

Nono said...

Hi Norma! Your mirror is beautiful, and I like the fireplace too!
Very wel done!
Hugs
Noëlle

Wyrna Christensen said...

It is very beautiful, it's good you've got it out of the hiding. It is super nice and fit so well just above the fine fireplace, almost like it's made for just that place.
Hugs
Wyrna

Steinworks said...

I love it when that happens :) it looks like it belongs there.

Hugs
Marisa

Fabiola said...

The mirror is amazing and it's perfec above the fireplace.
Greetings, Faby

miniacollection said...

It's so perfect with the fireplace. Beautiful!
Geneviève

Ilona said...

It fits perfectly! I agree with you, Norma, that it is a good thing that you held those mirror all those years.
Hugs, Ilona

Bambi said...

Love the mirror!

Dollhouse Decorations said...

Very nice!!!
It is always worth it to keep things for 'sometimes' with our hobby. These kind of things make themselves usefull in the future.

Hugs, Vall

Elizabeth S said...

I Love it Norma! It was a mirror just waiting to happen! It's Perfect!:D

elizabeth

Fabulously Small said...

How much fun is that? That price and sitting in your stash waiting for the perfect place: above your beautiful fireplace! I just love the whole combination, it really complements each other!