Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mirror Mirror on my Verandah

Just a little thank you to all those readers who suggested that I get some mirror pre-cut at a glass shop. I am obviously a bit brain dead so it had never occurred to me that a glass shop would do this. 

In an effort to make my front verandah less stern, I have put in a mirror, a bench and some cushions and a little table painted the colour of a weak cafe latte and some cacti.



This frame is actually a large Christmas wreath left over from December which I found at Perfect Pieces.  

The glass man cut some mirror to fit and stuck it on.

Hopefully the ficus will grow over the side wall of this part and turn it into a lovely sunny reading bower.





This is now just the place to enjoy this wonderful book by Edward Hollis, which contains some nice biting architectural criticism, and the gripping history and people behind buildings from the Parthenon to a casino in Los Vegas.

Which is much more preferable to the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix which I can hear in the distance as I write. 


16 comments:

Tina said...

Hi Jane, I LOVE it!! How fabulous that you can get someone to cut a piece of mirror to any size, I would never have known you could do such a thing!! I love your front porch, it looks like the perfect place to curl up with a cuppa and a good book ( I like your choice) and ignore that motor roaring in the background!! Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
Love your little porch mirror.. and the reflected beauty is just as wonderful.. have a great week xx Julie

too bad about the noise from the grand prix.

mise said...

Oh lovely! I may have to steal that mirror idea, but I'll but up a little brass plaque beside mine giving you due credit, Jane.

Devon said...

A beautiful mirror and I love the idea of buildings having secret lives.

Laura [What I Like] said...

How perfectly genius, you are so creative! I always impressed by these home projects of yours. And based on that reflection in your mirror I simply yearn to lounge on that veranda!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Jane,
Sorry that you have to suffer the roar of the Formula 1 cars but.... JENSON BUTTON WON ... HURRAH !!!!
Right, back to your verandah. I think that the mirror in a wreath is such a great idea. I have a few of those twiggy wreaths and have never thought of doing that. ... and your cushions add a splash of colour to your reading spot. Some lovely ideas to brighten up your verandah. XXXX

brismod said...

I love your mirror - it is such a good idea. And I like the cacti too!

Janette said...

The mirror looks wonderful Jane! Great job! I picked up a mirror on the side of the road last week which I am going to spruce up somehow and hang on our deck.
I love the cover illustration of the book you are reading!
Jxx

maggie's garden said...

You've created quite a cozy spot there...love the mirror idea.

玉苓 said...

good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

Ange said...

Jane, the mirror is just gorgeous. Oh dear - do get better soon!! Lots of propolis, hot toddys, and ravensara essential oil!! And lots of pampering. Make sure you get lots of pampering. This is the first year my little Pokemon has actually appreciated the cake - and all his friends too. I reckon you've got time before you have kow tow to the cake competitions ;-)

Hannah Stoneham said...

fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing

hannah

nevin said...

simple and peaceful..

Paul C said...

I enjoy using the local wild grapevine to create wreaths as you have captured so well.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love the mirror + your blog! New follower- xoxo

monika said...

What an amazing transformation! Very cozy! Small things can really make a difference!

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