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Oh so fabulously french...

Hope that you all had a fabulous weekend, ours was very productive as we worked on our latest project and of course it involved more painting for yours truly!

As promised, here are some photos of the fabulous antique french mirror that I bought recently.......

Would you believe that it is 1.65m high and 84 cms wide?

I just love the intricacy of the frame, it is so detailed........................

and I especially love this part of the frame!

I am looking forward to seeing it hanging in our wee shop, come September. Note Mr FF is hoping that I do not buy too many more pieces like this as I made him drive very slowly on the way back as I was scared that it would get broken.

Bon semaine

L x


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the lucky shop spot that will house this magnificent treasure.

  2. I wanted to stop by and thank you visiting my blog and commenting on my dress form. I thought you might like her. You have a beautiful blog and I will be back again soon. Happy Sunday. xo Joan

  3. Love it! Nothing is more beautiful than an a very old French gold gilt mirror to me~ Great eye!

  4. That mirror is gorgeous!!

  5. This is gorgeous. Love it.

  6. I wish you were closer - that mirror would be in my church in a heart beat !

    So beautiful - and your new bedrooms are looking wonderful as well.

    Are you as exhausted as I am ?

  7. That mirror is wonderful. I have just been looking at your renovations pics. Great work! I love the colour of the doors in the pic above!

  8. You mirror is fabulous and isn't it a lovely feeling when you get something that is old and has such a neat patina.

    Have a great week

  9. Gorgeous! I have a real thing about old French mirrors and this is just lovely....thanks for sharing.
    Simone :)

  10. lucky you !!! this mirror is beautiful ...

    bonne semaine :)

  11. Oh that carving is wonderful!

  12. I just found your blog today. It's so lovely. I covet this mirror!


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