Friday, January 16, 2015


Running out to get a can of chalk paint brought me to a cute antique mall with some awesome booths.  As I was walking to the paint booth, I spied a precious mirror.  Upon looking closer, I realized that the embellishment was actually a cupid.   How appropriate for our Valentine family name.


It actually is a reproduction Trumeau mirror.
A trumeau mirror is a wall mirror originally manufactured in France in the 18th century. It takes its name from the French word trumeau, which designates the space between windows. In England it is normally known as a 'pier glass'.
Trumeau mirrors were originally intended to hang on a wall between windows, providing a decorative element and bringing more light to the room. Most antique trumeau mirrors are highly ornate and often gilded.
The mirror is almost always rectangular and sometimes includes a decorative portion at the top, with the mirror below it. Those designed to be placed above a mantelpiece, rather than between windows, could have candles placed in front of the mirror to increase ambient light.(Wikiedia)

Isn't this next picture a beautiful relief on the mirror frame?

Very rarely do I buy an item that is full price, but this had a great price($45.00).  All it needed was some chalk paint, maybe some distressing and possible gilding paste wax.  But this year, I think I will just embellish the frame for Valentine's Day.
This will be a perfect for my upcoming Valentine's Day décor.

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