Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mirror Wreath


My entire life is in this mirror, it was given to me by my mother a few years before dad passed away and was handed down from his mother and grandmother. I remember as a child how beautiful it always looked above the fireplace in my grandma's house. Now at over 100 years old it hangs in my home above the mantle. Every face of every person in my life has looked into this mirror at one time or another and I often think if it could talk "Oh the stories it could tell". One day it will be handed down to my own grandchildren and the faces of time will also cherish the memories and thoughts of how many loved ones have looked into it.
I started my christmas decorationg today and was looking for a different way to decorate the mantle this year. I wanted to add something new, something that would stand out. I was browsing through Pinterest and google images and I came across so many beautiful ideas "Oh that's really pretty" Oh look at that".  I really didn't want to spend a lot of money on new things since we already have years and years of decorations, so I decided to do what I normally do and for the first time ever decorate the beautiful mirror that hangs above it. I found this wonderful idea on Pinterest so off to Michaels I went to purchase a Christmas wreath, lights, ribbon, bulbs and flowers. I got home grabbed a few zip ties from the garage, sat down and put this together in just minutes. I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out and just how beautiful it looks on the mirror of my life.






13 comments:

2busy said...

Lovely! I love the lights in the mirror...it just sparkles.

blesid thrifter said...

Your decor is beautiful! As is the history of your mirror... that was just so moving to read!

Sonia said...

Beautiful!

Anne @ The Pink Momma said...

So beautiful!

Raising Reagan said...

That is beautiful and I love the story about the mirror. My mother also has a mirror hanging in her home that has been passed down from generations and I hope one day it will hang in my home.

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Ann said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today. The wreath is gorgeous. Whenever I try my hand at crafts they never turn out so well. But the background story on the mirror was the best.

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mail4rosey said...

This is gorgeous!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I love family stories like yours. I think the mirror is beautifully decorated!

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Melanie said...

Love the wreath! I have a wreath on a mirror, too. Great minds think alike! Newest follower!

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ChatterBlossom said...

That is so pretty and makes it feel so warm!
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Lucy D. said...

What a beautiful mirror and story behind it.

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Suburban Momma said...

That looks gorgeous! What a wonderful heirloom to have! I love how you said "oh the stories it could tell". So true with a mirror!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Oh my goodness, that is SO beautiful!!!

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