Although ornate looking, it was an inexpensive mirror from Hobby Lobby (which replaced a picture that we used to have there) but the mirror wasn't old! -- Papa Mirror
I tried an existing mirror that I had (which wasn't old either -- a Tuesday Morning purchase and so heavy!) but without a frame of sorts, it didn't look right (although I did like the look of the chandelier reflected in the mirror) plus it was really a tad too tall! - Mama Mirror
But then I found this wonderful black and gilt framed mirror and although it looks old, I'm not sure how old it really is . . . but I do like it -- it reflects the chandelier (but not as much as "Mama Mirror") and it has some heft to it's frame (but not as much as "Papa Mirror") . . .
so I think this mirror is just right!!! (which would make it Baby Mirror!)
It is amazing what you can find in our little town on the prairie . . . . and I think it fits in perfectly with the old Asian ginger jars and those wonderful candleholders (which look so good at night when they are lit). The centerpiece is a tea caddy which isn't old either . . . on my want list is an old one (which I did find last year in Stillwater, Minnesota and didn't buy! A big mistake!) and which I am sure that one day I will find the perfect old tea caddy to take it's place.
My transformation is small but I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.