Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Mirrors

Last week was my first entry in Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday. I had so much fun that I'll continue on until I run out of vintage thingies! Today I'm going to show you two of my favorite vintage mirrors. Why just two you ask? Well, the rest are packed up for the house sale, as is a lot of stuff! I'd even venture to say I don't miss some of it, but then once we move to the Squash House, I'm sure unpacking everything will be like Christmas all over again!

This first mirror is English. I believe it's from the 30's or 40's. The metal "ribbon" at the top has a definite Art Deco feel to it. The whole thing is quite heavy. We believe the wood is mahogany or possibly oak, but definitely a quality piece of wood as is the beveled mirror. I got this at an antique store in a little town called La Conner, Washington where they actually have a quilt museum!

The second mirror is my favorite! It, too, is from the Art Deco era. The wood is quarter-sawn oak and like the first mirror, very heavy. I believe this came from an antique store in Snohomish, Washington on a trip there with our friend, Robert. I know for sure we fought over this piece. I think the only reason I won was because he would have had to find a way to take it on the plane home with him - and he already had enough purchases that day to worry about!


Below is a close-up detail of the side decoration - what appears to be a torch. The metal is very sturdy - possibly chrome.
It's been a busy week for me - we are bargaining 7 contracts at work right now and I'm also picking up most of the chores around the house while Mr. Squash's back heals. So if you haven't "seen" me around much in blogland, don't fret - I'll be catching up later in the week.

38 comments:

CC said...

Hi Candace..
I love your mirrors..I think the first one is my favorite, they're both just gorgeous tho. I hope Mr. Squash"s back heals and mends quickly. Happy VTT and I hope your weekend is a lovely one.

Coloradolady said...

Candace, your mirrors are so pretty. Yes, you are right, these have a very art deco feel. I have a few friends who would go mad over these mirrors. Hope Mr. Squash if feeling better soon.

Have a great VTT and I hope you do not run out of vintage goodies!!

Anne said...

Oh goodness, I thought you were going to say that you were bargaining 7 contracts on your HOUSE and I about flipped! LOL Kinda like the "fire sale" dream you had. Love the mirrors. Tell Mr Squash to hurry up and get better cuz the fish are awaitin.

knutsel Rein said...

Wonderful, love your mirrors!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my! i love your mirrors! so beautiful! my fave!..

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

your mirrors are gorgeous!!

Kaaren said...

You know you're going to have to continue this Vintage Thingee Thursday thingee because I love seeing your treasures.

Get well soon, Mr. Squash! The fish are biting!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful mirrors. It's such fun to see the interests of others. Wishing Mr. Squash a full and speedy recovery.

Ulla said...

Your mirrors are lovely! The first one is my favourite.
I hope Mr. Squash will get better soon! No use wasting valuable fishing season in pain.

Postcardy said...

I think the second mirror is most interesting. It reminds me of the Stature of Liberty and Olympics.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love old mirrors so much, and both of your are great! Especially that second one. Love the chrome pieces on the sides. And I like the piece of furniture that's reflected in that mirror too!
Happy VTT!

Kim said...

Just passing through to say hello.

Sarah said...

Both of your mirrors are lovely but I like the simplicity of the first one.

Keetha Broyles said...

Lovely finds - - - all the better to SEE you with my dear!

Susan said...

wonderful old mirrors...I would like the first one for my mantle, I think it would go nice there, but wait I am moving...

Quilt Hollow said...

At first I miss read the 7 contract thing and thought OMG...what pressure for your house! LOL How fun to see snippets of your life in mirrors!!

Darlene said...

Good wishes for Mr Squash - I hope his back is better soon.

I love your vintage mirrors - thank you for sharing!

Melanie said...

I hope Mr Squah House's back heals quickly.

Lovely mirrors. The English one I would say could be 1920s or 30s as it has the carved circles on the wood as well as a very deco bow. Very beautiful bevelled glass too. The damp cimmate isn't kind to old mirrors- the silvering spots away.

I hope you have enough energy for everything you need to do.

LV said...

I feel for you going through a move. They are never easy, but sometimes necessary. Time does make a difference in our lives. Your mirrors are simply gorgeous. I am sure the others you have are equally as nice. With all you are doing now, so happy you left a comment.

Armchair Housewife said...

Well first of all Miss Candace, let me tell you that I think youprobably have the coolest profile photo of any blogger I have seen to day. You go girl! :)

Second, thanks for the sweet comments and my blog, and I am totally coveting your cute Deco mirrors here. I especally love that second one. I have a Deco-style bureau in my kitchen that I got for a *song* and love the simple, elegant design of art deco.

Thanks for sharing!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

?Candice....I love your bloggie home...I am currently "picking up" vintage mirrors for a grouping in my bedroom...I totally love yours!

Bea said...

I love old mirrors. My favorite is the second one. I've not seen one like it.

Cristiana said...

Oh I love these mirrors! I love how you fly fish! My husband and son tie flies. See you next VTT!

Julia said...

Your mirrors are lovely! The first one is my favourite.
best wishes that Mr, Squash gets better soon..
Julia ♥

Carrie said...

The two art deco mirrors are great...I enjoy the designs from that era.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous mirrors. I have never been able to acquire some that nice. Thanks for sharing! :)

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

I'll take the first mirror if you can't find the perfect spot for it when you move! :)

mannequin said...

{gasp}. I've never seen anything like the first one and I agree, I get that art deco feel. It's beautiful.

I don't know why but I have a thing for vintage mirrors also. It's not like I need to look any more vintage than what I am.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I am in love with your mirrors. Yes, I am!!! They would fit so perfectly here with me, lol!
Thanks for coming by and sharing what you think my pasta dish is called. It helps to know a bit more about it :0) It's such a wonderful piece and holds great memories of childhood and more importantly my mother...

Jingle said...

These are fabulous! I love the neat detail work on the side of that last one! So cool!

Nan said...

The mirrors are gorgeous! Mirrors like that add so much to the decor, don't you think? Yes indeed! Thank you sharing the mirrors and their stories.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love old mirrors. When we built our home 15 years ago I had some mirrors built right over the fireplaces with moulding to look like old mirrors. They add class and character to a room I think. Yours are beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

Those mirrors are cool. I haven't ever seen any like that before.
Get well fast to Mr. S.

sewtakeahike said...

Candace your mirrors are so much fun! I too really like the second one, it's absolutely fabulous! Your comment about Christmas when you are unpacking is so true! I never thought about it that way but it certainly will be an exciting time in many ways for you both!

Karen said...

Wow, those are quite the mirrors! I am sure you will really enjoy finding new places for everything in your new home. That's fun!
Karen

JEWELGIRL said...

These mirrors are stunning, I would
want both of these in my house. Such
terrific architectural designs!

Michell said...

wow,its looks awesome...
i love your mirrors! so beautiful! my fave!..

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Alex - airsoft gun said...

Really pretty.