DECORATING WITH MY FAVORITE FAMILY HEIRLOOM

antique, family-friendly design, inspiraton, kitchens, sitting area, Spring

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I most recently freshened up the sitting area in the kitchen (click here to see the before) for my latest post on Glidden’s MyColortopia blog.  The only thing consistent about the changes I made from fall-winter to spring-summer is the placement of the mirror, one of the most treasured things I own.

You see the same mirror in the photo below. It belonged to my grandparents and hung in the living room. Our family enjoyed many happy occasions in the presence of this mirror from weddings (my mom and two of my aunts got married right here in the living room) to many Christmas mornings, Easter photos, you name it.

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A neutral base on the mantel balances out the bounty of color on the ceiling and floor.

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What item in your home do you treasure the most?

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  • What color is that on the wall?
    I love it.

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  • It is amazing how some pieces that have been so beautifully sculpted are not bound by time. That mirror is all kinds of gorgeous and could live in any era.

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    • Agreed Kathleen! So grateful my grandmother took much pride in preserving her belongings. Generations to come can continue to share it’s beauty and the lovely memories associated with it!

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  • Looks great! What color is that on the wall, please?

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  • I love that mirror and the fact that its an heirloom makes it all the more special. What a blessing to have that piece of your family history in your home.

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  • I love this room Erika! And the story about the mirrow is beautiful. Family heirlooms are truly priceless and you’ve done a fab job incorporating this mirror in your home. The one heirloom I have is a tall candy dish my mom had while I was growing up. It’s cracked a little, but it’s still functional. I used it at one of my dessert events and plan to use it again.

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