The Story of a Mirror

So, it began on my trip to some Paris Flea Markets.  I only used carry on luggage, so my treasures to bring home were limited.  I came across this mirror..

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…and it has haunted me ever since.  Since I knew that is would not fit in my suitcase, I did not even ask about the price.  What if it had been so cheap that I could have justified shipping it home?  Ugh, the opportunity was gone.

So I have been trying to figure out, could I make a mirror inspired by this one?

Then, I came across this.  I know you have all probably seen it already, but this the beautiful mirror made by the Nester:


And yes, she made this out of poster board, gorgeous!

The similarities were so amazing, so sent a picture of the Paris mirror to The Nester so she knew how amazing the similarities were.

So, then she kindly sent me a link to a mirror on Ebay that was the inspiration for some aspects of her mirror.  I looked at it, thought about it, for about 10 minutes.  Then decided I did not want to miss another opportunity and the price was fab, so here it is…

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I happen to think she is stunning.  She is in our Master Bathroom.

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I am doing some final tweaks to  re-do our Master Bath and I will share the room with you soon.

For now, I am just so happy when I walk in and see her.

Thanks Nester!

Oh, and by the way, if you are interested in getting one yourself, as I was looking for a mirror for a client and came across this…


It is a and is only $79.98! Shop away!

Have a great night!

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4 thoughts on “The Story of a Mirror”


  1. That is beautiful! I am so glad that you were able to find one and even though it is not the same one hopefully it will spark memories of a wonderful time spent in a magical place! 🙂

  2. It's lovely – and so's the one on Pier 1. we had a mirror like that growing up and I would love to place it.

    Dontcha just LOVE the Nester?

    Just found your blog.
    New follower 🙂

  3. I came across your blog from a number of clicks… not sure I could even trace my steps. I have been reading back and back and I am hooked. Newest follower. Hope you will come visit if you have time! Off to read more. Oh and glad you got your second chance with the mirror… I hate the “one that got away” stories!!!