We’d all like a limitless budget when it comes to buying the all important decorative pieces for our homes, but great style is something not so easily bought. Indeed, some of the most loved pieces in our homes have been chosen for their beauty alone and often for a fraction of the cost.
We’re the first to say that there’s something very special about mismatched, time-worn items and one item in particular that we find ourselves constantly drawn to is the antique mirror.
We’ve got enough of them to host our very own house of mirrors and so this weekend we pulled together some of our favourites in the garden.
Adding an antique mirror to a finished room can instantly lift it and allows the inhabitants of the space a fresh perspective as they see things from a new angle.
We’ve found these beautiful mirrors at flea markets and affordable antique fairs both abroad and within the UK. We absolutely love sourcing them in this way – the early morning starts and sense of anticipation make these finds even more valuable to us!
There are no rules when it comes to choosing a mirror. From our perspective, the more imperfect, the better! The aged foxing on the mirror and original guilt, together with evidence of a life well lived, are a perfect combination.
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