I’ve always been a fan of mirrors. Not for their “let me look at myself and primp” purpose, but for their ability to make my mind wander. I prefer my mirrors as old as possible so I can imagine the different people that must have looked into their glass. I love gazing at old mirrors in antique stores and trying to envision what their previous owners would have looked like and what they wore. There’s just something about a piece of home decor designed solely to reflect light and a person’s image that has so much soul to me.
As much as I love older mirrors, I also have a soft spot for contemporary mirrors with character. This sweet little bird mirror from Dennis Smith at FluxGlass is handmade from reused mirror pieces wrapped in lead. Dennis has worked with stained glass for over 10 years and I love that he incorporated that lead-wrapping technique into this simple wall mirror. Dennis is selling these bird mirrors at his Etsy shop for $28 each, but you can also buy larger shapes like stag and horse heads ($86–$290). I really love the horse head below — it would make a great piece for a larger retail space, like a men’s clothing store or a restaurant/bar. Click here to check out Dennis’ Etsy shop and here to view his main website. xo, grace