Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Cinderella story

Our story begins with a mirror.

A mirror that was covered in grit and grime with a chippy, faintly gilded frame.

What I loved most about this mirror was the fantastic deteriorated patina of the glass.  The frame still had wonderful, intricate detail.

I could be a fairy godmother and wave my diy wand of paint over it.

Here she is with a good cleaning, some primer and some fresh coats of white paint.

I have started putting some Valentine inspiration on my mantel.

A pink chippy cherub holding some of my favorite seashells.
(I use seashells year round because I would happily go to the beach year round)

Some petite tea rose bushes and pink mercury glass.

I am such a sucker for that mottled patina of the aging glass.

At night, the tealights dance against the glass . . . soothing perfection.

I am joining these fun ladies here:

Stay warm friends!
xo's ~ Heidi


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your blog is just full of Sugah! Love what you've done with the mirror!

chateau chic said...

Really like your romantic mantel!
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Nice mantle! Aren't we the lucky ones to have one to decorate!
Thanks for visiting me.
Deb :)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Beautiful Mantel Vignette, makes my Heart Hope for spring.... Love that Mirror! Hope you get a chance to stop by My Blog, I'm having a Give~Away....

pink*cherub*moon said...

HI! I found your beautiful blog through Feathered Nest Friday! Love the vignette on your mantel! I'm now a follower and am looking forward to reading more. Hugs, Leena

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Heidi this is just beautiful! I wish you could come and help me with two pieces that were my Great-Grandparents. One is a frame (white like your mirror and nothing inside) the other is a mirror with a heavy cherry wood. I have yet to display them - but tickled because they were my Great-grandparents. You always make the most beautiful displays!
Happy Weekend to you! :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Heidi!!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I just love (did I say that already, lol) old white painted mirrors and frames!! Can't resist them!! You chippy pink cherub is also beautiful!!

Grace said...

Your mantle is gorgeous! The mirror fits in so perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie Grace xoox

Nancy said...

So glad I found your site. A beautiful mantel and I love your mirror and all the rest of your pretties. I'm your newest follower, hope you come by and view my blog sometime.
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Hey Sugah ! my Grand says I have toooo many mirrors, I told him it was not possible :))
looove your vignette.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your mantel is beautiful!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Hi, Sugah. Loving the white decor. I couldn't commit to white on my bedroom walls, but all my bedding is ivory. Can I come shopping in your house to decorate my room? :)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi! I love your shabby chic design! Your mirror is fabulous! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by any time!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

It's all so pretty. Love the detail on the mirror frame.

Sherry said...

I like this! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!