Saturday, January 25, 2014

A French Gem


 Have you ever purchased a piece for your home that really tugged on your heartstrings? Where every time you look at it, you get all warm and fuzzy inside and it induces happy thoughts? This past week, my husband and I purchased this exquisite mirror from Freddy's in Hütschenhausen, Germany, and boy, this mirror makes me gush. It originally came from Freddy's father's home in the French countryside. It is over a hundred years old and it's heavy, black color makes it's ornate carving incredibly masculine. I am completely crushing over this mirror. No picture can capture it's intricate details and beauty. I imagine it above a grand fireplace over a century ago, and all the people who gazed in it. What were they celebrating as they leaned in to check their rouge? What artwork did it reflect? It is truly a gem that we will cherish forever.

Having the mirror above the dining table allows it to reflect light from the one window in the room and opens up our dining area a ton. It adds so much drama and dimension to the space. This is most definitely one of our favorite pieces we have ever owned. 

This mirror goes perfectly with the other black pieces we have in the room. It has been such fun watching this space evolve organically as we find pieces that inspire us.

Go check out the stunning French antiques at Freddy's by clicking here!
What piece in your home makes you swoon?
I am off to enjoy a movie night with my sweetheart!


13 comments:

  1. gorgeous! love the shape and detail! very glam!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cassie! We truly scored on this one! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some love! xo

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  2. It is breathtaking!!! So awesome :)

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    1. Thank you!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day Anita!! xo

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  3. You are right - that is one gorgeous mirror!

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    1. Thank you! I feel pretty lucky to have found it!! Thank you for stopping by!! xo

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  4. good for the mirror to have found such a great home...LOL...looks fabulous in the dining room.....you make me home-sick for Germany!...will be there this August! Greetings from WA State. Christine from Little Brags

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  5. How exciting that you will be here in August! Ii know I will miss it terribly too when we leave next year! It sure has been an incredible experience being here!!!

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  6. That's a really beautiful piece! Excellent addition to an already lovely room!

    Hi from a fellow expat!

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    1. Thank you so much! By the way, I LOVE the name of your site! So clever!!

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  7. I love what you have done to the dining room with that mirror. It is especially sweet that you and your husband found it together as a treasured piece in your home, wherever that is. Mostly I just LOVE your eclectic style ( I guess) and that you are able to show me ways to really maximize and work in small spaces. I have a small house in the USA built in the 50's and I love that is is cozy for my soon to be husband and I but I am always inspired by every little thing you do. Keep up this awesome blog so I can keep up my cozy space too.

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    1. Vicki, you completely made my day! THANK YOU for your extremely kind words! I know your cozy home will be perfect!! How fun for you to get it all ready for your soon-to-be hubby!! Thanks for stopping by!! xox

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  8. Molly, catching up on my blog reading - it has been awhile! I LOVE this find, the finish is just glorious and not something you see very often. Jealous!!

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Thanks for the lovely comments! Each and everyone means so much to me! xo

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