Sunday, August 25, 2013

19th Century Mirror with a Shabby Glam Twist

Did some of you see the "sneak peek" of my mirror on my Facebook page the other day?

Do you like the finish on it's chippy, gesso frame? Layers of gold, teal and white and finished with a soft paste wax.

So, today, I finished it and took it "on location" for a photo shoot!

Of course I forgot to take a pic of it before :(  
but, here it is after.

  I'm not the best photographer, but I did have fun with the beautiful trees and back ground at our, private, fishing pier. It's a nice walk from our house on the Lockwood Folly River.

 And what a gorgeous day for photographing it was!

With huge, live oak, trees so majestic and old!

And smaller beauties, too.

Even this dead, old tree has photographic appeal.

A white, silk rose with an exquisite, vintage, rhinestone and pearl pin.....
he perfect "Shabby Glam" touch!

 Besides finishing this frame today, I completed a bunch of painting
 projects. I need a lot to bring with me to my Southport shop space, next weekend. 
Here are a few, cell phone, pics from last night's visit there w/my daughter and my honeyman...we are so in love with this quaint, little town!

Love, Hugs and Kisses,
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Visiting Southport,  N.C? stop by my booth @ the Northrop Antiques Mall

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Thank you, Miss Nicki

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Thank you, too, Kathy!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Janet! I love frames like this and you've definitely glammed it up with that pretty flower!

Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden Hop! : )

Crafts a la Mode said...

Hi, JP. Looks like you are having fun! That's great. Stopped in to say "hi". Your friend, Linda

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Hi JP! So pretty!! Thanks for joining our party!

must love junk said...

Both your mirror and the scenery are gorgeous! I'm your newest follower (via The Vintage Farmhouse)-I'd love you to visit! :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful JP. The flower really adds a lot of glam. xo Linda

Paola T. said...

Hi Janet, you did a great job with your mirror! Congratulations and a hug from Italy. Paola from

Kathy said...

This mirror has such character and you transformed it beautifully - I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness, I appreciate you sharing,