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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monday Musings - Reflecting on Mirrors



Mirrors must be one of the home decorator's best friends. We all know that they reflect light into a room and can make a space appear larger than it really is. They can they make a beautiful statement by themselves, but a well placed mirror has the added advantage of being able to turn whatever scene they reflect into a work of art, often enhanced by the patina of the mirror. It could be a beautiful chandelier, a gorgeous antique, vintage shutters or a pretty garden scene. In these examples, I think the reflections are as beautiful as the mirrors. 










































I hope the week ahead if filled with many happy moments. That is often all that we need.

And finally, wishing my dearest husband a very happy birthday!

Till next time

Sharon x


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19 comments:

  1. Wow! I hadn't really taken notice before of the reflection in the mirrors, you are so right! HHHmmmm what to pin? what to pin? ;) ps happy b.day to husband, ha!

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  2. Gorgeous and beautiful- thank you Sharon! Hope your weekend is also great, I am a winter person, so am enjoying the cold weather! Happy birthday to mr R&S, have a lovely rest of long weekend! Colette xx

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  3. Stunning! I love them all! Birthday wishes to the hubby!

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  4. Beautiful collection...I love mirrors to reflect sunlight by day and candle light in a dining room by night. I have to do some pinning here :)

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  5. Happy Birthday to Mr. Roses and Rust :) :)
    Wonderful photos, Sharon!! The 8th one with the trumeau resting on the floor is from the home of my friend. I will post on her house one day....it is gorgeous.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  6. J'adore les miroirs ! À la maison, ils font partie intégrante du décor et donne une dimension plus grande surtout lorsque l'on a de petites pièces. Merci pour ces belles ambiances et Excellente journée !

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  7. You know Sharon, I am really cutting down my time looking at design blogs and the like but I would never miss yours and this post is a perfect example of why. Merci, this is just all so heavenly to me.

    Wishing your husband a Happy Birthday!

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  8. I love mirrors and you found some beautiful examples I really like the big floor mirrors. We have a big one in our dining room to help bring light into a dark space. Happy Birthday to you husband, enjoy your celebbration!

    XX
    Debra~

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  9. I love mirrors and use a lot of them. You have some very beautiful examples here - a great collection of images. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  10. I have seldom met a mirror I didn't like... as long as I'm not looking at my own reflection :) There are so many beautiful ones, and I probably have too many of them! Love all these pretty ones you've shown. Happy birthday to your husband!

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  11. What a clever idea for a post. I can't tell you how many times I have taken photos and discover the dreaded image of myself camera in hand..yuk! Love these images taken by gifted photographers!

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  12. The reflections make the image. Without the reflection it would be a so, so picture. Great post!

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  13. Beautiful Sharon! I love the look of antique french mirrors. The large ones set on the floor really make a statement and I also like to layer the frames .. gorgeous!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your husband. :) I love mirrors - especially antiqued ones. Right now I am on the hunt for one that I can hang outside so it has to be the right size and weather-proof but still beautiful - not so easy to find!

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  15. You will never know how much this post meant to me! My precious daughter just moved away…for real this time to New Orleans with her sweet husband…we sent them off with 2 U hauls and Brad's parents and 3 cars full of stuff that they truly haven't seen since they've been married thanks to Chick Fil A putting them up in corporate furnished apartments…she was reluctant to take the mirrors I sent with her and I didn't press her… i wanted her to love them like I had in my early married years….my husband's grandmother's mirrors…( to die for! ) and then mirrors from my shop that I wanted her to have…
    Judging from the pics she's been sending…they came in very handy and she is loving them and appreciating them very much! Mirrors do wonders!

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  16. Hi Sharon, love your images, especially the last....wow to look in your mirror and see that view! I have lots of mirrors in my home, I rarely look at myself, but love to see some pretty object or flowers reflected, or to see some unexpected part of a room come to life.My husband and daughter on the other hand, never stop looking at themselves, and blame me for having so many mirrors! Lots of love, Linda x

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  17. Sharon,
    I thoroughly enjoy a post with a series on one particular item. Mirrors add so much to any room, especially when they are antique with beautiful patina. The second to the last image is dream worthy.
    Happy birthday to your husband and have a joyous week!
    Karen

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  18. been a reader for a while, and now i'm an official new follower! love this mirror post, you're blog is beautiful ~ susie :)

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  19. Hi, first time visiting your blog. I've been looking for the longest time for the perfect mirror to hang over my fireplace. I'm even more motivated to continue the hunt after seeing all of these glorious images!

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