Friday, January 27, 2012

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 74 Sunburst Mirrors

So...what comes to mind when you see these next few images
 of Sunburst, or Starburst Mirrors?

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

do you think fabulous and hip,
 or do you think retro and ho hum...?

I grew up in the 60's, and when I first started seeing these
reappearing on the home decor scene
I shuddered and grimaced. 

But take a look at this article from the
Winter 2011 Edition of Romantic Country Magazine
(yes, put your cute little readers on!)

according to RC I needed to take a second look
and then learn a little "history".

This article says that during the French Revolution 
antique dealers re-purposed church possessions for their own use.

(I think this translates as pillage and confiscate...)
but I DO have to admit that some of the new styles 
ARE reminiscent of old French antiquities.
Are you interested?

 this subject to be continued ...

but for now, let's see what was happening last week:

Kristin from Sophia's shared her daughter's adorable new room
with an amazing bed, settee, and dresser; just beautiful!
This is a wonderful blog, you need to run by and see for yourself,
Kristin is soooo talented!

Linda from Nina's Nest shared her d-i-l's great take
on Subway Signs. just love this!

Denise from Pink Postcard shared her very first upholstered chair,
and she did a great job!

I collect vintage candy boxes, so Robin's (from Highpoint Circle ) wonderful
Godiva Valentine Heart boxes have me on the hunt for more!

There are times when my blog visits take me back in time
 and bring sweet memories to transport me to my childhood.
Such was the visit to Laurie's farmhouse for a  "wintry gift".
(I grew up in an 1840's farmhouse with an old barn,
so these photos of Laurie's place just took my breath away!)

What a perfect photo!

OK now, what's been inspiring YOU this week?
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

Please make sure you have a visible link to Common Ground 
to be able to link to the party

And remember February 9-12
for the Vintage Valentine Party!

linking up to these gal's great parties:


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