Sep 8, 2010

Reflection and Change...

Ironically,
as this seasons changes to deeper
 more subdued tones....

(click photo to enlarge)

I have the free time
to lighten and brighten my world...

While the garden slows down
and before the holidays come rushing in,
there is a small moment of change..


Yes,  more white paint :-)

This very bronze frame
 hangs over my sideboard in the dining room
and has been begging for a change!


A fresh coat of paint..
(that is if chippy and distressed can be called fresh :-)


Just the look I wanted...


It makes a happy backdrop
for my new Mary Roses...


Like I have been saying,
I am crazy for white and silver...


I love how a mirrors reflection
gives the room a soft dream like quality...

Even better are the ghostly reflections of antique mirrors,
I am thinking about pulling the mirror back down
and distressing the silver reflection itself...


Today I am joining...

Artie for Vignette Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
and

Come get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

44 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you did with the mirror. It looks brand new old!!

xoxo
Janie

A Garden of Threads said...

What a great transformation. The rose reflections look fabulous in the white frame.

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Thanks for your comments and support!
This is a perfect, soft romantic reflection... like a reflection on life itself!

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Jane said...

Bella, what a beautiful frame you have redone, such a wonderful look. I am in love with that silver candlestick with the crystal drops, it's so gorgeous.

CasaBella Interiores said...

Seu blog é uma grande fonte de inspiraçao.
bjs
Luciete

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
The mirror turned out very nice.
I've always liked gold and then one day it dawned on me that silver looks better with lavender so I've been buying some silver accessories and like them.
Like Jane, I love the candlestick and with the antique white of the frame - very Victorian looking.
Judith

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella :) That mirror is absolutely gorgeous!! You did a wonderful job with it; and love that beautiful silver & crystal candlestick :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

The Tablescaper said...

It's amazing how romantic those roses look.

- The Tablescaper

NanaDiana said...

Bella- That is just beautiful...absolutely beautiful. I think it is perfect with the aged white to perfection look to it. And I see you still have some roses...not sure when your season ends...ours is almost over. xxoo Diana

Annie Louise said...

Love this transformation--amazing what a little paint can do. Good Job!
Jeanette

Sarah said...

Bella, your transformation is beautiful. You are full of inspiration.
Pop over to Hyacinths for the Soul. You've been featured!
Thank you again for the generosity of sharing your lavender poppy seeds. I hope I'm successful! ~ Sarah

Carolyn said...

Bella, this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love your style!!!!!! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE you blog!!! I will need MORE time to explore everything here! I am also FOLLOWING, and I'd love for you to peek in on me too! Sarah recommended a visit and "She is SO right", I'm glad I came!
Donna

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness, Bella!! I haven't spent much time at all in blogland this summer...I just now toured a little through your blog!! WOW!! Your home and gazebo and garden is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!! :) I will have to come back soon and look more!! I also love your china and your beautiful cakes! I also noticed one of your teacups that you purchased at a garage sale with the rose inside the cup...is just like a set of dishes I have too! We have great taste, don't we?? :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi Bella,
Your mirror turned out gorgeous!
~ Julie

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella :)
So Sweet ....the change :)
Have a nice day
Håkan

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Your reflection and change is lovely as usual!

Carolyn

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the way the mirror looks now and I too love silver and white.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Bella, Your blog is beautiful. I came over from Sarah's Hyacinths for the Soul and I'm glad I did. I will follow you so I can be sure to see more, and I will be back to visit your older posts. Linda

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful...Your creative flare inspires me each time I visit!! XO HHL

DesignTies said...

Your mirror transformation is fabulous!! I love the elegance of the silver & crystal candlestick and the softness of the flowers in the glass bottles. Just beautiful :-)

I discovered your blog through Hyacinths for the Soul -- love your gorgeous lavender & violet poppies :-)

Kelly

Lee Laurie said...

Oh, your mirror turned out so beautiful. I have a huge old gold mirror that needs a 'new look'. Thanks for the inspiration!

Val said...

Truly beautiful!!!!!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I lightened up a frame this week too, doesn't it feel good!?

Bernideen said...

Lovely - lovely - lovely!

Hélène Glehen said...

Hello Bella,
You did the right thing. In white, the frame works so beautifuly. Lovely.

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

I share your love for white and silver too! I think you did a great job with the white frame. It looks beautiful against your wall and combines very good with the silver!!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

maría cecilia said...

Hola Bella, very beautiful frame change!!! and the roses still at this time are very beautiful!!!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

Michaela Noelle said...

Love this display. Everything is so perfect together. And flowers always brighten my day!

Stopping by from the Shabby Chic Cottage (:
Happy Thursday!

Olga said...

Beautiful transformation!

Bohemian said...

The frame looks lovely in it's new paintjob... and I agree... the look is so serene and beautiful. Great photography too!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sandy said...

I totally get lost in your pretty world!

Thanks for all the places you've shared this week!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is so gorgeous!
Talking about you on my blog! Come see!
Frenchy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The mirror is gorgeous! Love the flowers in the pretty bottles.

Sue said...
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Sue said...

The shabby chic finish on the mirror and the crystal bobeche on the candlestick are just lovely! You've made a very pretty statement here.
~ Sue
Sullivan and Murphy

niartist said...

Oh Bella, Thanks so much for linking up to Vignette Fridays this week! I love your vignette. So beautiful and original - and most importantly: INSPIRATIONAL!! I love the new finish of that mirror, and the vignette is so soft and refined. Excellent work. All the best, Artie

Shelia said...

I love your mirror and the reflection is so nice. You've set up a very nice vignette.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

How lovely Bella. The entire setting is magical.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love the mirror and the beautiful roses!

Biljana said...

Hi Bella!!
Great makeover, your blog is wonderful:))
I am your newest follower, come to visit my blog.
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, Luv the look of your mirror and the roses of course. I luv Mary Rose a beautiful rose indeed. Have you tried Gertrude Jekyll? She too is a pretty rose with a beautiful scent. Thanks for sharing your goodies...Julian

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

What a beautiful mirror. The detail on the frame is fabulous!! I hope you can stop by my blog for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to show off your beautiful mirror to my followers!

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

Very beautiful, how exactly did you get the look? BTW- I am your newest follower!