February 8, 2009

Delight In The Day!

Yesterday I had one of those days where I didn't get as much done as was on my To Do List. I had planed to get a few things done around the house when I put down the vacume cleaner to take a break and noticed that the ivy in the sunroom needed water. Then I changed out some of my holiday decorations for some more Valentine decoration and all of a sudden it was 5:00 and I was still running the vacume. What's with that?? The I remembered that I had not shared my mirror with you. So I took a few shots. The rest of that stuff on the list will just have to wait.

My Beloved got this mirror for me at an estate sale a few years ago. It actually came with a dresser that I now have in the sunroom that I really need to paint. What color you say? Why white, of course. Anyway, the mirror has a shape that is not very pleasing so I set it aside and thought someday I'll deal with it but not right now. When we moved I wanted a mirror over the diningroom buffet. I considered purchasing one but you know I've got that not too stunning one in the garage, let's see what I can do with this. It was plain and simple so I went online and purchased some plaster flowers to attatch to the top center then I painted the whole thing white. So, What do you think? A little glue, a little paint~ ~ and Wha La!

I am keeping the glitter stars up all year because I like them. You can never have too much glitter! Silly me, but I love a little whimsy in my home so I went to AC Moores and got some glittery letters and put them across the bottom & top of the mirror.
When I'm looking in a mirror I want someone to say "You Look Fabulous" so that's what I put across the bottom. (Oh Yeah, I made cupcakes yesterday too.)

Across the top I put "Delight In The Day" because we all should shouldn't we? I just love the word Delight, it alludes to Lightness and Joy and it just makes me happy to say it.

The picture up top is the buffet decorated for Christmas and this is how it looks now. Love the rooster. Sorry about the picture quality but I found it difficult to get good shots of the mirrors. Thanks for stopping by.


The Antiques Diva™ said...

I love the way you started your blog today - currently, I'm surfing the net right now, avoiding unpacking from my recent move to Berlin! Piles of to do's, await - and while goofing off, I found inspiration to tackle the list in reading your post today. In decorating my new home, I find I'm making lists of things I "need" to buy then as I look around my home I continually find solutions that just need a little creativity to solve the decorating dilema! Thanks for helping me think outside the shopping cart!
Best Regards.
Toma, Aka The Antiques Diva


Okay, but seriously, your post sounds SO familiar. Are you sure you weren't just following me around on MY daily routine????


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your white mirror and your buffet! I must admit that I got very side-tracked by your cat post and left comments below, too!...Debbie

Paula said...

I actually really like the shape of your mirror and love what you've done with it. The words you put on it are so fun! It's perfect~

Tutti Chic said...

Today was one of those days where I couldn't get out of my own way! Lots to do, so I didn't do much!LOL! :) chris p.s. happy valentines day~

Amy said...

That sounds just like my day! Everything looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Arisha, and thanks for stopping by my blog this morning ... It's nice to meet you. I appreciate the enthusiasm about my still-in-process wallpaper (my seam roller broke, causing a 3 hour delay yesterday afternoon ... seems like we all had days like that this weekend, huh?).

Right now, the paper-in-progress is only the top portion, and without my glasses it reminds me of those old papers that looked like pages from an old Sears catalog, not at all the feeling I have in mind. It feels like a sandwich shop, but DH loves it as-is. That's his job, to love whatever I do :o) Today I'll finish the wallpaper and can start to put the room together, and the ambiance should change big time.

You have some great wallpaper in your home. I love the large swirly paper at the top of the stairs, especially against the dark chair rail and with all of your white furniture. And I'm drooling over your dining room chairs, which is why I'm commenting on this post and not Monday's.

Please stop by again soon, for updated photos ... and I'll be back to visit you soon, too.