Monday, February 10, 2014

Pagoda mirrors


I love pagoda mirrors. I mean who doesn't right?


They are suited for mantles and entryways and dining rooms that need something over a console or buffet.



They are not for every house or budget. This one from Circa Who is $2800. Another was on eBay for $1500.

Circa Who
The thing I like best about pagoda mirrors is...


that there is now one in my house!!!
Imagine me screaming that and jumping up and down like the people one The Price is Right!
That is how excited I am, especially since the price was right. It amounted to about what the sales tax would be one one found in a retail store.


I have Kristen of Pursuing Vintage to thank for this. She emailed me about an estate sale nearby. At first I dismissed the idea entirely because my husband and I agreed on a spending fast where we buy nothing but food, gas and essentials.

Then I peeked at the offerings and saw the mirror. Despite my inner curmudgeon telling me it would be gone already, too expensive and that I dare not buy anything, I went.



Let's just say that Mr. Design du Monde was none too pleased about this but he was not mad enough not to style the whole thing. He hated the varying blues in my porcelain set up so I scurried about the house bringing pieces for his approval. He is insisting that the painting next to the mirror is wrong looking so I better fix that. He is a styling fiend!

20 comments:

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

I looks amazing over that table and surrounded by blue & white! SUCH an excellent piece! I'm so glad it got a great new home!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Alison Fauls said...

The Gracious Posse loves stories of fabulous finds like this. Congratulations and thanks for inspiring us to never give up on searching for perfect pieces at realistic prices.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

oh you know I love a good estate sale -amazing find! Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend then.

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

What a steal! I LOVE those mirrors as well. It looks awesome in your home! So glad you got it, rules/fasts are meant to be broken :)

Vel Criste said...

Your a lucky gal Kerry!!!!!!! Love it truly! I recently scored a campaign desk my hubs wasn't too happy about initially either, but once styled, he agreed it was a great buy!

kate@willowinteriors said...

They always come around...especially when I tell mine what the retail price is on a great find! And that mirror is a fabulous find! Love it!

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

Good for you! I love it!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Estate sales are the best thing. Ever. This is one amazing score my friend and totally worth an unhappy husband. :) And what is it with them having all of these opinions? My husband does the same thing - telling me I need something else on this wall etc.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Beautiful form. What a statement piece. Congrats on this find! xo

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I saw that estate sale in Fredericksburg and thought about going, but didn't really NEED anything! That mirror is spectacular Kerry, what a beauty! So happy for you. xo Nancy

An Urban Cottage said...

It looks great there!

Magnaverde said...
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Magnaverde said...

That is spectacular find, Kerry. Fiscal self-discipline is fine in its place, but things happen, and when they do, you have to act fast. When I finally found my own mirror--more scrolls, less icicles--I had just started a job that paid on the first of the month, and I was two days off-cycle, meaning there would be no money coming in for six weeks. What to do, what to do?

I ended up emptying my checking account, bought the mirror & lived for six weeks on ramen noodles bought with the change in the penny jar. Frank Lloyd Wright said it best: "Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves." He would be proud of you.

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

You were very lucky to get such a nice piece and it looks like it just belongs in that space. I am not normally a spend enabler but it will bring you a lot of joy walking by and looking at that corner.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

What a great find! It is stunning! And, I love the story about your husband - mine is exactly the same way! I adore your new watercolors at TPP!

Have a lovely week, Kerry! xoxo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

SCORE! I love this mirror. And I love your new header.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

WOW! What a beauty. Congratulations on your recent acquisition ;)

I'm a big believer that if you wish for it and wait long enough, it will eventually come to you at the price you want to pay.

Stacey said...

I LOVE it!!

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