For anyone that follows me on Instagram, you will have seen that we finally have a mirror for the living room! I have been on the hunt for a mirror (or mirrors) for the living room mantle piece since we completed the room for the first time back in March 2014, so this is a big achievement.
I had been searching for something vintage as I wanted the glass to have that beautiful foxing around the edges that comes with age. Granted you can buy this look and I enquired with a great glass supplier I know called Tony Sandles, however once we added transport costs it just wasn’t economical. The mirror also had to be quite tall (at least a meter) to fill the space above the fireplace. Lots of my favourite vintage shops had pieces but at over £500, they weren’t an option for us.
I started to think outside the box a bit and do some random eBay searches and came across a few vintage mirrors that had come from dressing tables and fell for the idea of having three mirrors rather than one to fill the space. That is when I came across three gorgeous mirrors from reviv1, that had just the right amount of foxing and a super arched top, so I went ahead and purchased for £145. The seller was amazingly helpful in organising an evening delivery for us and just a few days later it is up on our mantle piece.
Although there are still quite a few projects I have in mind for this room including tackling the curtains. The room now finally feels finished – It is amazing how much one piece can bring a room to life.
For anyone wondering about the bits on our mantle piece I thought I would do a little run down of the pieces. From left to right:
Cream and grey plant pot – Botany Shop | Green plant pot – Chatuchak market, Bangkok | Brass based hurricane votive holders – Holly’s House | Vintage Holmegaard Otto Brauer smoked grey Gulvase – from 2&4 Gallery.