Happy Monday, my friends! I’ll cut right to the chase. I found this amazing Restoration Hardware mirror at an antique/consignment store and I had to have it! Not to mention it was a bargain!
Do you get the beautiful (and enormous) Restoration Hardware catalogs in the mail? Honestly it seems like it would cost a fortune to mail out these massive catalogs, but I guess the cost is absorbed in the cost of their mechanize? My bet would be yes. I love to pour through the catalogs and dog ear the pages of things I would love to have, but I don’t love the price tags. Most people don’t. However, aren’t their things to die for? Here’s my dream mirror:
For several years I’ve had my eye on this Salvaged Mansard mirror from RH but at a price tag of $595 it was just too expensive to justify the cost. (even the Member cost of $380) The mirrors are inspired by late 19th century architectural windows and are so beautiful. I love the shape of the mirror and the scale of the extra large one is a whopping 41 ½” wide and 38″ high, yet it only weighs about 15 lbs.
I’ve seen on Pinterest where folks have found knock off versions at World Market or Hobby Lobby but it was never my good fortune to find one. I figured it would be one of those things I always dream of but never purchase. Until recently!
We have several wonderful antique and consignment stores in my area. It will be one of the things I miss the most when I move. So, while out running errands recently I stopped in a favorite antique store on a whim. I had not been there in a while and the store was jam packed with inventory. I hope they have a big sale soon because otherwise you’ll have to peek in the window in order to see anything.
I squeezed through the store and near the back spotted a stack of mirrors. Only the top of the RH mirror was peeking out but I recognized it right away. (I have been stalking this mirror for years). I pulled away the things in front and there it was. I heard singing in my head but alas, no price.
Without acting too interested (which is difficult because I do not own a poker face) I asked the price. The owner looked over the dusty mirror, and I think around the store and decided he’d better give me a good price so I’d at least buy something from the store to get rid of his inventory. $95!!! SOLD. He packed it in my car and home we came. Lacey agreed it was a great find!
The RHMM (Restoration Hardware Mansard Mirror) went to live in the basement. In this house at least.
Just look at the lovely details…
Yes, great details.
Is it possible to love a mirror this much? Yes.
Now, you’d think I love to look at myself in the mirror because of the number of mirrors we have. That’s not true. I just love the look of mirrors and how they reflect light and my treasures. I fully plan to do a gallery wall of mirrors in our next house not unlike this:
Or this. (Ok I know this is the same space but I adore it. via Kindred Vintage.)
I’m loving the new mirror and the great price. If I ever had a mind to sell it, I’m sure I could turn a tidy profit. But is unlikely given my hoarder mindset. (I know my husband beams with pride over my thriftiness.) I’m thinking it will look lovely over our future house’s mantle. (Future house to be determined) Can’t wait to find a new house to decorate and have fun with!
Meanwhile, thank you for stopping by! Let’s chat tomorrow? xo Dell