Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Moment of Reflection...

Fabulous Vintage Finds have been added to the shop - we are counting down the days to the August Bank Holiday Weekend; with a whole week of gorgeous vintage treasures arriving at the online shop from 20th - 27th August.
A few years ago, during our very first buying trip for the Vintage Home website, we were fortunate to find a 1930s triple Barbola mirror. That particular mirror was showcased on our website over three years ago and despite our numerous buying trips since then, we had never found another triple mirror that was quite as beautiful, or shared the same wonderful condition - until now! We were thrilled to find this beautiful mirror on our most recent buying trip. It is very similar (no two were the same!) and the condition is absolutely superb!

We are currently very busy preparing a large quantity of super vintage treasures for addition to the website, but we couldn't resist giving you all a preview of this amazing mirror.

It really is a beauty isn't it?

During the same buying trip we found this gorgeous mirror too - also from the 1930s.

This wall mirror has handpainted flowers, a gentle time-worn patina and that lovely aged crackling that comes with genuinely old painted finishes.

The mirror has a few age-spots too; for us, this is perfect and a reassurance that it is all-original.

We could show you a few more of the wonderful things we've found for the shop but we'll save them as a surprise. Instead, we will leave you with the following photos of our rambling rose.

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when it was in full bloom.

It is just as well we have been very busy this Summer as we couldn't have spent any time sitting and relaxing once the rose took hold!

It has since been cut back and deadheaded and it will have a second bloom soon, although probably not as prolific as this.

Back soon with more vintage delights and news of the website update!


  1. Stunning both the mirror's and the rose...

  2. Truly gorgeous! The mirror and the roses xxxxxxxxx

  3. Hi what a find! did you get goosebumps when you saw all these serious wantys and will it be hard to part from them? jennyx

  4. Your roses swamped the bench, so beautiful! The mirrors you found are both gorgeous too, what lovely detail too.

  5. Amazing mirrors!!! and so lovely roses!!!

  6. Awwwe....I so miss England. We have been so fortunate to have visited a few times. Thank you for a sweet visit, we'll get back there!

    Happy rest of the Summer!
    deb @ Garden Party

  7. it is such a beautiful creation, i loved it, the mirror is one piece that i found exceptional as i have never seen something like this before, great for home decor

  8. I love the mirror! The rambling roses are just beautiful!!

  9. WOW! really beautiful, thanks for sharing :o)


  10. It's just beautiful! Great work.

  11. such beautiful pictures...I love the mirror especially

  12. Beautfiul roses!

  13. Loving looking at your summer roses. Ours will be out before long but sadly the possoms eat the blooms half the time. Mirrors are divine!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous mirrors and beautiful roses. It must be so hard to part with such wonderful treasures.
    Jo xx

  15. I love roses!!! And the mirror {sigh}

    I've done a recent post you may be interested in. It's called Vintage meets Modern.

  16. wow, beautiful mirrors, a very beautiful decor, the roses that you have planted are too good, natures true gift!!

  17. I'm so excited to have found your blog and I just looove the design! I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link your beautiful creations up at my link party, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
    Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

  18. I wish I lived across the find the most beautiful things there.

  19. Oh SOOOOO yummy.... I love barbola and have yet to find a piece to own...

    I love your adorable blog and have added you to my favorities...

    Warm blessings,