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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mirrors and a Basket

The other day I showed you the bright pink dresser I painted for Andrea's closet at the cottage. Just click here if you missed seeing that post. Another sweet detail in her closet is a basket of vintage mirrors hanging on the back of the closet door.


I collected a few mirrors intending to hang them on a wall but the idea didn't work for the space that I had in mind. So what to do with the mirrors? They are too pretty to be stuck in a drawer somewhere. I found the wire basket in my travels and knew it would be great for displaying the mirrors.


I love the hook and the detail on the pink and black mirror.


I find if you collect, buy or save things you truly love, you will eventually find a spot for them.

 

Do you have a collection stashed away somewhere? What is it and can you bring it out to put on display?

Hope everyone is staying cool this week! It was 90 degrees on Monday and here in northern Michigan most of the cottages (including ours) have no air conditioning. Thank heavens there was a little Lake Michigan breeze!


31 comments:

Full Circle Creations said...

I love the wire basket and the mirrors. They look great on the door. All of my collections are on display. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

The mirrors look great in that sweet basket! Good idea!

In My Wild Eden said...

I love what you did with the mirrors. I have a wonderful collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers. They are very bright and fun. I used to have them displayed on a standing shelf that my dad made for them. It was a focal point in the kitchen at our old house, but here, there is a whole different feeling- more calm, uncluttered, natural and they don't fit in. So they are boxed up and stored away.

Carolyn said...

what a neat and unique basket, you found a treasure, and I love the mirrors inside. Looks great!

Bunny Jean said...

The mirrors are very pretty and interesting but I am in love with that wire basket!

I have found that I buy things I am attracted to and then they become a collection... funny how things all seem to tie in together when you buy what you love.

Thanks for sharing at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Marla and Steve said...

Beautiful basket. Love it with the mirrors.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've given me an idea for all those mirrors I have tucked away who knows where! Very clever.

Red Rose Alley said...

Laura, your basket with the mirrors is a wonderful idea. I love old vintage mirrors too. I have really been into fairies lately and have bought about five of them. There's something magical about them. That is the only thing I have collected lately.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Shelia said...

This is so cute! I love the basket and those olden mirrors look fantastic!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olive Cooper said...

Laura, the pink hook is neat but even better is the basket of mirrors. I had one of those mirrors myself when I was a girl in the 60's. Olive

very merry vintage style said...

Great idea to display them this way. I have one vintage gold mirror that I just adore. Thanks for linking to STL Wednesday!
Mary

NanaDiana said...

Laura- I love it - it really looks great- xo Diana

Kris said...

Hope Andrea makes it in safe and sound tonight. She has wonderful treasures awaiting her. Take care and have fun!

The Tablescaper said...

I agree, if you love it, display it!

- The Tablescaper

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a neat basket! I love the way the mirrors look in it. Cool idea. Your daughter has one of the most beautiful closets, ever!
Hugs,
Patti

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Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is a lovely way to display your hand mirrors! I would have never thought of that. You are so clever!
I have things that are stored I wish I had on display. I guess I need to get more creative with them. Thank for the inspiration!
Blessings,
Susie

Hubba said...

This looks beautiful, you are so clever.
www.iheartpears.blogspot.com Have a great day

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am crazy about your basket. Makes want to go get that roll of rusty chicken wire out from behind the shed and try making one. :) Happy Thursday

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from Romantic home. This is super cute! I love how you displayed your mirrors. I need a wire basket like that in my life. :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party! :)
http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/07/financial-friday-review-giveaway.html

The Pickin' Pair said...

This basket with the mirror collection is so sweet. And you are correct. Often times I just buy things not knowing what I'm going to do with them but eventually I always figure it out.
Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower!

~ Liz ~ said...

Yeah, that basket is awfully cute. So is the hook. A nice duo!
Liz

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're so right, collections need to be displayed so we can enjoy them every day. I love your idea of putting the pretty mirrors in that fabulous basket. Also love the pink you chose for the dresser.

eJoops said...

So pretty and delightful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Pink Slushy Magic, come and see.

New follower.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this is just so pretty. What a great collection of mirrors.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Laura, I love the mirrors and the basket is just perfect for displaying them. I have never seen such cute vintage mirrors. I have been collecting old cameras to display in my (future) craft room. lol! Oh well, I will use them for vignettes now and then. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Suzannes Pastimes said...

This is such a wonderful way to display your mirror collection. That wire basket is so unique - in a good way. I have several different types of collections. One thing I collect is vintage wooden shoe forms and haven't figured out what to do with them yet. Stay cool!

Revi said...

This amazing basket is what caught my eye this morning! Love it.
New follower -
-Revi

Zena said...

Fantastic idea, your blog is beautiful, I will follow you

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the hook and wire basket. Of course, I love the vintage mirrors too!


Jody

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

I am so happy you shared how to display these sweet mirrors in such a lovely and creative manner!

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