Friday, January 22, 2010

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall...

Yes, I've got Disney on the brain...we leave tomorrow, in fact!  But no, I'm not the self-absorbed wicked step-mother who is obsessing over her beauty (or lack thereof) in the mirror, and scheming against her beautiful step-daughter! I do have two beautiful step-daughters, but I celebrate their beauty. I will, however, use this opportunity to brag a bit and show off my pretty little step-daughters- with a pic of us wearing our tiaras!

(This was taken last year on our way to a Medieval Times event...I highly recommend taking the family. We loved it!)

This post is actually about MIRRORS!
I love to add mirror to home decor, but in less expected ways. Most of us have mirrors on our walls, and if you do, take a moment now (yes, right now...I'll wait for you) to ensure that your mirrors are hung in an area where they reflect something attractive. If they don't, then you might want to consider finding a better location. If you've got something really special and beautiful in your room, wouldn't it be nice to see it twice? (In the reflection of your mirror, silly!)
While I like a few mirrors on the wall, I actually prefer to hang precious artwork on the walls and to use mirrors in more unique ways. (I am an artist, afterall and do need to support my trade!) So let's look at a few other ways in which to use mirrors, shall we?

Mirrored Backsplash (I love the pretty little accent rosettes at each point!)
Another beautiful mirrored kitchen backsplash from Canadian House and Home
Mirrored Chargers will add class and elegance to any dinner table!
Look at this beautiful wedding reception and notice how the mirrored chargers reflect the candlelight on the tables!
I go crazy over mirrored side tables like this one...I don't own one yet, though!
If you don't want a whole table, why not just a cute table topper like this one from Front Gate!
If you must hang more mirrors on the wall, consider these precious little shell mirrors in large doses to make a huge impact.
And this one is a surprise for my mother-in-law...she spotted similar hand mirrors  used in a showroom display and has been talking about them and trying to find them, ever since. Boy, and I going to score big ol' brownie points for finding them for her at Z Gallerie! When she reads this post, I'm sure she will share a comment about this great find! Wouldn't these be ADORABLE on a wall in a little girl's room? (I'm determined to use them in a future design plan!)
Last, but not least...this princess does enjoy being swept off her feet by the prince once in a while. In my fairytale, my prince would be riding a large white steed (I did grow up on a horse farm, afterall) but realistically, I'm better off hoping he at least picks me up in a super cool limo. And since pink is my favorite color, I'd like it to be in this cool pink limo with, of course, lots of fun mirrors inside to reflect the big smile on my face! Just hoping my dear princely hubby finds that reflection to be one of beauty! Afterall, it's HIS opinion that matters most.


Melissa Miller said...

Sherri have a wonderful time with your precious family! How fun!

The mirrors are all so gorgeous. Love the accent table as well. ~Wow it's amazing! :)

Miss Kris said...


May your family be filled with lots of sprinkles and twinkles at this most magical place!

I LOVE gilded pretty mirrors. Reflecting a fine heavenly too me! ~Miss Kris~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Have fun! I love the first picture with the mirrored backsplash ~ very nice!

Kathy said...

Amazing, you found my mirrors! I am finding that all I need to do is "talk" and you find "what I am talking about".

Have a wonderful trip one and all. You truly are fairest of them all! dil!

Country French Antiques said...

Bonjour Sherri
Oh a trip to Disney sounds great! To be a kid again.
I love mirrors too! Tabletops, walls, trays, anyway they come. A girl can't have too many!
I've added you to my New Discoveries list.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great trip and a wonderful day!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Thanks to each of you for stopping by! I'm in Disney typing this from my phone-we are having a wonderful time, although the evenings are a bit chilly. Thanks, Melissa for the mention in your recent post, and thank you, Shawn for adding me to your list! You are all so kind! I'm going to be posting a giveaway upon my return. Stay tuned! ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway Sherri! I hope you are the most wonderful time ever! *Smiles*