Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

June 18th, 2010 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Okay, I needed a mirror for my bathroom.  This $3 garage sale one fit  the bill perfectly.  And I was recycling at the same time!  Love that!
Wish this mirror had been one of my projects, but alas it was one I purchased.  It was created  from an old fan.  Very clever!
This floor length mirror was found last year in Oronoco, MN at Gold Rush Days.  The vendor, Billy Joe, made it out of old tin.  It was a great find and I love how it looks in my front room.
This one may be my favorite!  It was an old spot light converted into a mirror...one purchased from Ms. Sue herself at the AAJMS sale.  Makes me feel like a star....hello, darlin!
Sorry, this may not be vintage, but who says mirrors have to be round, oval, square or rectangular.  This ones really a star!
Who says you cant take a mirror that was suppose to be used for something else and reinvent it.  This one was originally suppose to be on the side of a car, but with a cloche on the top it showcases a small bird wonderfully.
Or how about pairing a cloche just over a dresser mirror...
This mirror was another great garage sale find I picked up for $10.  It was oak, which wouldnt work in my bedroom, so a coat of white paint fit the bill.
This may be a close second at being one of my favorite mirrors, also from vintage tin.  It just has such great detail and patina.  I think Jazzy likes it, too!
I featured this in a previous post and it is a fabulous mirror.  Originally found on a ship it is very unique.  There are just way too many to have to pick a favorite.   
This dresser mirror may have lost its handle, but in its imperfection its perfect! 
Last, but certainly not least is this shaving mirror.  Another piece that may not be perfect but somehow that makes it even better!
Okay, I needed a mirror for my bathroom.  This $3 garage sale one fit  the bill perfectly.  And I was recycling at the same time!  Love that!

Okay, I needed a mirror for my bathroom.  This $3 garage sale one fit the bill perfectly.  And I was recycling at the same time!  Love that!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, oh which one is my favorite mirror of them all?  Do I really have to pick?  I do have a little confession...I may have a wee bit of a mirror fettish.  And no, it doesn't have anything to do with vanity, though some do look good on a vanity.  But there are just so many that have great style and flair, they seem to draw me in.  And I do have quite a few.  Which one is your favorite?  What do you think?

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
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Comments (17)

2poor2payRetail writes: love them all- great idea with the car mirror! Posted: 9:38 pm on August 14th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, ya'll, for all the comments! Just getting a chance to play catch up. I guess I'm not alone with my mirror facination. Nice to know!

Lani Posted: 1:08 am on June 28th
JunkArchitect writes: I love old mirrors too, the more crackly and peeling the better. You have a beautiful collection Lani.

Posted: 10:48 am on June 25th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Especially like the shaving set....I always feel like we can never have too many mirrors! Posted: 9:16 am on June 25th
NDJunkGirl writes: Really love all your mirrors and how you use them, Lanette! You have some really neat ones - thanks for sharing them with all of us!

Andrea Posted: 12:06 pm on June 24th
alicemom writes: Lani, wowzer! love them all. the $3.00 was a find for sure. but the little birdie is calling me! smiles from down under,
alice Posted: 4:39 am on June 21st
junkermidge writes: Can't say that I'm a big fan of mirrors. But yours are all so awesome, it's little wonder that you love them. I think I'm with Marie -- I really like that car mirror one. Way to inspire us!
Midge Posted: 7:06 pm on June 19th
MakinItHappen writes: I'm diggin that ruffly white pitcher! Nice mirrors, too. Posted: 5:46 pm on June 18th
AtticusFinch writes: The ornate vanity mirror without its handle seems to be just begging for something unique as a new handle. Oooh sounds like a treasure hunt to me...

I'm inspired now to put more mirrors in my home.
Sheri Posted: 12:37 pm on June 18th
Prior writes: I love your mirros and the little fan base one is so sweet. I love the hall one, too. I love them all. Don't make me choose! Lezlee Posted: 11:16 am on June 18th
RustyDiva writes: Oh my ~ so hard to choose! I love them all but the one that came from a ship seems to stand out to me. Also love the hand mirror missing it's handle. What a great fettish!!

Kenda Posted: 11:10 am on June 18th
junqueartiste writes: Ooooh! Love the floor-length mirror! I have a fetish for mirrors, too! Posted: 10:43 am on June 18th
oldnews writes: Wow! Hard to pick a favorite, but I LOVE the car mirror turned birdie display! I think that's MY choice! They're all wonderful! Marie Posted: 10:33 am on June 18th
Junkpony writes: Love the mirrors, the tall tin one is my favorite, too. I'm taking a road trip to Oronoco for the first time this year, can't wait! I'll probably pass out from junk overload. Posted: 9:19 am on June 18th
chippingcharm writes: Love all of your mirrors Lani...I too have a mirror obsession, I bought another fun industrial one yesterday in Carver. I just love to layer them up all over the place! Laurel Posted: 7:47 am on June 18th
OnEaglesWings writes: Hey Lanette, what an inspiring collection of mirrors! My favorite is the tin floor length...it's amazing. I've just recently begun a quest for mirrors, as I realized one day that I didn't have any around my home. They add so much charm and interest, but it's also not so easy to find ones I like. Of course, now I want to go out and find some more TODAY!
Susie Posted: 7:44 am on June 18th
grannijo writes: Lanette: your collection of mirrors are AWESOME!!!!!..thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 7:03 am on June 18th
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