Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Regular Nightmirror

I knew when the mother bought the mantle and mirror for downstairs that it was going to be a tight squeeze as the basement ceilings just aren’t that high. That, and the fireplace already has a brick hearth, leaving even less floor space.

This was confirmed during Lawrence’s visit Monday.
The new mirror is in a frame that sits atop the mantle.
It’s all very ornate and pretty.

But ornate eats up space. What it amount to is that the space is so tight, we’ll likely end up removing some of the bricks in the hearth to accommodate it.

Put bricks in. Take bricks out. Maybe I should have been a mason after all.


Karen Anne said...

Pretty terrific looking, though.

NV said...

Karen Anne -- Thanks! We like it. Can't wait to see it downstairs.

Vicki said...

Oh, I love it though. I got a mantle mirror when we lived in Germany. It was mid-century English (1900s) with barley twists where your twists are on the sides. The movers completely destroyed it during our move from VA to MO. I was beside myself angry. What can you do though. Anyway, I'll always have a soft spot for mantle mirrors :)