M is for Mirror
This Mirror once belonged to my Great Grandmother and then was given to my Mother. When my Mom passed away, my sisters and I took turns choosing the items we wanted to keep. When my turn came, both of my girls begged me to take this old Mirror. They were 8 and 10 at the time and I have no idea why they wanted me to choose the Mirror but I did.
I love how the metal has taken on this beautiful patina.
There are a few spots where the silvering is missing and a small place where the graphic is scratched but other than that, it's in pretty good condition.
In this closeup, you can see the sweet PINK roses and little blue Forget Me Nots.
I don't have any idea how old this Mirror is or any details about the manufacturer but I'm happy to have it.
I'll be linking this post to Alphabe Thursday for the Letter M
at Jenny Matlocks
Vintage Thingie Thursdays at Colorado Lady.
think of all the times your mom, grandmother and great grandmother looked at themselves in that mirror...should put a smile on your face everytime you look in it!ReplyDelete
It's so nice to have things that once belonged to our loved ones. Pretty mirror. I wish I had more "things" that belonged to my Grandparents.ReplyDelete
What a treasure! I have very few things of my grandmother's, but I love what I do have...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful family treasure. Are those lovely pictures on left those two young ladies. They made a wonderful choice.ReplyDelete
This is a nice vintage mirror you kept. It hold so many memories, and if it could talk, what great stories you could hear. I have a set like that belonged to my mother.ReplyDelete
That is so sweet. It is so nice to have something that was so personal to the women in your family.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful keepsake ...i also have a handmirror that was my grandmothers ... i love that it was hers!ReplyDelete
Oh what a sweet mirror that is.ReplyDelete
I love that mirror - such a wonderful patina. And, of course, it is priceless.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful hand mirror to pass down in the family from now on. Your daughters have a good eye.ReplyDelete
I love it when they decorate the backs so there is beauty on both sides when you use it.
I love that mirror, so special that it belonged to your loved one.ReplyDelete
What a great mirror with wonderful memories! I know it is special to you and you are so glad you kept it. Happy VTT!ReplyDelete
What a pretty mirror. The flower design is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your girls are smart cookies!!ReplyDelete
What a treasure this mirror is. I would always be lost in thought, wondering what all the women who used it were thinking as they looked at themselves in the mirror. It may be losing some of its brightness and the flowers may be fading but it is definitely an heirloom to cherish.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely mirror! It's very special to have items that once belonged to family long ago. I have a desk that was my mother's father's and a table that once belonged to my father's mother. I wonder who owned them before... I'll never know now.ReplyDelete
A mirror seems like such a personal thing to have as a keepsake. It's perfect!ReplyDelete
I think I understand why two young girls would be enchanted by that mirror - so sweet, and full of the memories of the images of the other young ladies who looked out from the glass. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
It's lovely, and has a fairy tale quality! A wonderful choice!ReplyDelete
I love the floral design. What nice piece!ReplyDelete
What a treasure to have..it's lovely Nan. I love your new blog look...I love winter themes!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday month, Dearie.ReplyDelete
I hope your special month is magical and full of wishmaking.
p.s. In love with your treasure. So precious.
What a lovely sweet treasure!ReplyDelete
Nothing better than a family treasure to cherish & enjoy, Nan. It is lovely.ReplyDelete
Have a great week ~
What a Magical Mirror filled with aMazing family memories.ReplyDelete
I love the patina and the lovely, soft colors.
I hope you see lovely visions of your Mom in it's surface.
A beautiful remembrance and a beautiful link to Alphabe-Thursday.
Nan, I have had you in my thoughts these past few days and picked up your gift of art to me to look at closely. I removed it from the frame to get a closer look at your technique and thought to myself, "We need to see more art from Nan on her blog!" An opposite word for procrastinate I don't know, but I did jumble the letters to come up with innate artist who could be a pro! Love your snowy blog! ElizabethReplyDelete
It's beautiful. What a special keepsake and how precious that your girls wanted to have it.ReplyDelete
You are a lucky girl. This is gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
I forgot to answer your question last time I stopped by. You wanted to know how my snowflakes were hung. If you were to click on the photo to make it larger, you would see the masking tape. : )