I think I've shared some of my collections before but I thought I'd share this photo with you today. I was taking photos of my latest wreath for etsy, and decided to hang it over a mirror to show another way to display them.
And that brings us to one of my favorite things ~ old mirrors. I actually have 6 hanging right there in the foyer, although you only see the largest one in that shot. I have several more in other rooms, and even more sitting around waiting to be placed in just the perfect spot.
Another love of mine is old hardware as seen in the tall metal compote. I can't resist old door knobs, hinges, metal doo-dads of any kind... even those that I have no idea of their use.
And last, in the photo, is the walnut fiddle that my husband made from scratch ~ no kit! Some one gave him a chunk of walnut. He referred to photos (and an actual fiddle if I remember correctly), and rough cut the basic shapes. He used a piece of broken glass to carefully, and meticulously, carve and shave, and carve and shave, until the walnut was shaped just so, and then he put it all together to make this wonderful instrument.
He is so talented... and yet so humble about his talents. This is definitely a piece that will be passed down through the family.