French Interiors And Decor
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Tips Wherever you are shopping- marketplace, Ebay, etc. here are a couple tips to finding and buying antique French mirrors: Search words like ‘Antique, Vintage, French, Pier, Full length, gilded, carved, Over mantel’ along with ‘Mirror’ Be realistic about pricing- Antique French Mirrors that are large especially. They will cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand dollars even on places like marketplace. Mottled mirrors are considered usual- and they can be preferent
We stopped on our way out of town to take a closer look and fell in love with all those gorgeous details. The carved flowers and swags. The gorgeous gilding and of course, the size – it is near the size of the 9′ tall French mirror in our living room as you can see. Getting it Home It was a bit of a challenge to get it home- we had to enlist the help from one of our sons to load it into the car and when we got home with it- were not sure we could get it into the house on our own. It is crazy
Louis XIV Mirror It was listed as a Louis XIV mirror from 1880. I clicked on it and looked at the measurements and details and messaged the seller to see if it was available. A little bit later- I got a message back that it was. I jokingly asked my husband if he had gotten me anything for Valentine’s Day (which was the next day) and showed him the mirror and he said that was perfect.
I fluffed up the space with a cozy duvet cover at the end of the bed and tucked a throw on the bench and added a new vintage sign over the hutch that I found at a yard sale. And now? The space is SO COZY. It’s so warm and welcoming and makes me so happy I almost forgot it was winter. Here’s to celebrating all the cozy… ….until spring knocks at the door.
I found these jute flower pots that I used for decorating the spring island last year and tucked these faux peonies into each one. The little pop of pink all over the room makes me so happy. The peonies come in sets of four and I tucked each stem into a jute flower pot and then put one on the dressing table, one on the side table and one on the hutch.