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Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you like my new look, I needed a change from black. Here you can share my miniature endeavours, perhaps be inspired by some of my photographs taken in France and of 'real world' treasures that can be made in miniature. My love of parterre-style gardens and study of horticulture made my decision for the theme of my little shop an easy one. I just hope I can successfully interpret my ideas in 1/12th scale!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Reclaimed Mirrors and Welcome


This is one of the pair of mirrors I painted and distressed, also experimenting with aging the actual mirror as a brand new one didn't seem appropriate for these frames. I think they look like 'reclaimed' frames, once gilt now painted 'shabby'.

Also, welcome new followers, things have been moving slowly here lately but hope you will visit again and I would love to hear your comments.
A bientot!

26 comments:

  1. The mirror is perfect and it does look shabby. That's great! I am having a giveaway, c'mon over and enter!

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  2. I like very much the work you have done with your mirror, best regards,
    Ana

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  3. The mirror looks lovely - you've caught the style very well.

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  4. Hola!! Pues yo lo encuentro muy bonito. Me gusta mucho tu blog, felicidades.
    Un saludo

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  5. Loving it! How did you age the mirror itself? It worked really well

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  6. Just fabulous Margaret - and like Shannon I'd like to know what you did to the mirror.

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  7. i love how you have aged the mirror. It is such a gorgeous frame.

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  8. Thanks for all your nice comments. To age the mirror I removed some of the paint from the back with paint stripper, then flicked bleach onto it with an old toothbrush. I ruined two before I had any sort of success. You need to apply only a little of each otherwise all the silver comes off and you are left with a piece of glass, as I well know. There are all sorts of chemicals people use but I thought I would try the simplest first:)

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  9. Bleach: a brilliant idea!
    The result you got, it's beautiful.
    I really like the context in which you entered :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  10. That's fabulous Margaret! Gorgeous frame and a great idea for ageing the mirror.

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  11. It's beautifully distressed - looks lovely!!

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  12. LOVE the mirror, it looks fabulously shabby!
    Mercedes

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  13. The 'shabby chic'ing of the frame looks wonderful - the ageing of the mirror is the icing on the cake. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  14. Beautifully aged!
    Love, Susanne

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  15. Your blog is so great. I love all the little miniatures.
    Greetings from Belgium,
    Liliane

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  16. e' uno specchio meraviglioso... sono senza parola da tanta bellezza ciao rosa.kreattiva

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  17. so beautiful and the lavender and softly bubbling jug together

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  18. Whow the mirror looks gorgeous. Great Job!!

    gr Ilonka

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  19. Es precioso, que bonito trabajo el que has realizado, felicidades, un beso pepi.

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  20. The mirror is perfect! I like it very much♥ Greetings, piikko

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  21. I love your mirror it is beautiful, the ageing is perfect!
    Hugs,
    Karin

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  22. Que maravilla el trabajo que has realizado con ese espejo, lo has dejado que es una maravilla, felicidades un beso, pepi

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  23. Margaret Es hermoso todo lo que en la foto aparece ¡Me encanta!!!!
    Haces unas cosas maravillosas!!
    Saludos
    Flor

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  24. A mi me parece que lo has dejado muy bien, personalmente me encanta.
    besitos ascension

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