Monday, January 5, 2015

Thrifting in the New Year



Happy New Year to you!

My husband and I have been visiting with family
just for a few days
over the New Year's holiday.
The day after driving up Highway 99,
I invited my nephew to go thriftshopping.
Turns out it's something he likes 
to do!


We visited several thrift stores throughout the suburbs of Sacramento. He found books and record LP's to enjoy,
and I found a bunch of fun silver-plate and solid silver
goodies! But that's another post!
;)

As we were out and about, we came across a consignment shop called Sunrise Consignment Center and we turned into the driveway...

The antique mirror that I was considering. Most likely manufactured by the same company as the one we have over our family room fireplace.

This is a really nice consignment store
with lovely period and reproduction pieces!


My husband found an antique miner's or jeweler's scale, possibly for weighing gold, today when we went back to look at the shop.

This area is where the California Gold Rush of 1849 
began of course so it's nice to see that you can still find
a "little gold" and antiques around from California's earlier days! 



Some other things at this shop were nice decorator pillows and furniture that is higher-end, clocks, vintage violins, and garden patio sets. My nephew also found 
an vintage Coca~Cola dispensing machine he would like to have had. I found several hutches and armoires,
buffets and French coffee tables, and several
French-style gilded mirrors!




My birthday is in a few days so I talked with my husband later in the afternoon about the two mirrors.

It's not always in the budget to purchase such a lovely piece, but it's also often true that lovely pieces aren't always to be found, or for a good price.

So...





He asked me to draw up where
this mirror would go.

I thought it would be lovely
up on the wall of our staircase.

He was afraid it was too big.



I created the "mirror" then cut it out to fit on the wall ~ I had forgotten that! Lol!


He needed to see itWould I draw it for him?
Of course!
:)

The first sketchings are above, top.

The second drawings are more to scale with measurements given over the phone of the landing's wall by our daughter, who was at home that day from work, are below that.

Thank you, Amy!!!
:X!

Our mantel mirror at home over the fireplace ~ it used to be in the dining room.  The five antique rose-strewn bowls arched over the white mirror there are set to go around this mirror.

Ultimately, it was the larger pier mirror
I hoped would come home with us.
Both were beautiful and the other one
would be lovely inside our maison.


It came down to already having one so similar.


Will share this mirror again when it's mounted
in its new home.

:)


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So glad to be sharing with you!

I hope you have a
great year this year! 




Happy New Year to you!

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