Thursday, March 10, 2011

French Inspired Thursday

I was most inspired by Carolyn Westbrook's book The French Inspired Home.  I had a whole post about it hereIn her book Mrs. Westbrook used a mirror as a tray and I really liked it and have been wanting to try it.  I found this mirror with a very nautical look and thought I would try it.

I gave this mirror a makeover in this postI found this mirror at the thrift store on clearance for $1.

I will link to:
French Inspired Thursday at The French Cupboard 
Feather Your Nest at The French Country Cottage 
Junkin' Finds Friday  at A La Carte
Join these lovely blogs for more inspiration. 


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Sherry!! Martina

Theresa said...

I love the shells and candles on the glass tray.
Decorating with shells is so appealing to me~
What a pretty display. ~Theresa

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Lovely! Your mirror with candles is so pretty, and adding the shells is such a nice touch!

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Gorgeous job! ... atray was my guess ... but I didn't voice it outloud, so I guess it doesn't count ; ) ... really, really pretty ... and seashells are the perfect touch!

thanks for sharing at Voila!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, The mirror turned out great and I love how you are using it as a tray. The French inspired home is one of my favorite design books. Hope to see you at my new linky party starting on 3/17. Take care.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherry I love to use mirrors like this. Amazing the white paint on it and adding the candles and shells...its gorgeous!

Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hi Sherry, that beautiful design, perfect combination, because as you said the mirror with nautical details, such as the rope will go perfectly with the candles in that color, and details of the sea. Greetings, Rose Marie

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful post. I love shells and mirrors. I have a similar mirror, so I think I better get busy!!! ~~Sherry~~

Beth said...

Sherry,, That looks so pretty! You are a very creative lady and a great photographer!
Blessings, Beth

La said...

Hi Sherry!

I like this look. The shells coupled with the soft candle-light makes for a very ethereal ambiance.

Ellen said...

The mirror turned out great as did the entire arrangement. Candles & shells on the mirror, very lovely!


blessings said...

Perfect project. I love that you used some Spring/Summer elements too. Here in the Chicago area, we are SO ready for warm weather. =)

Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration!

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard
Counting Your Blessings

Dreaming of Vintage said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!


Blondie's Journal said...

I think the mirror llos great as a tray. Good job!


Betty said...

I love it. Now need to find some large seashells so I can make me one. Just so romantic too. I love candles.

Unknown said...

Great pictures, now I want to go to the beach, the mirror is just fabulous, I like how the flame from the candles reflects from the mirror.


Vintagesouthernlife said...

The mirror you chose is perfect for the shells. I love the shells and candles together.


Love that vignette! I too did a post on that book. It is one of my favorites on my shelf for sure!


Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I love the reflection of candlelight in the glass. Very pretty.

Take care,

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

how gorgeous!! love how you've used a framed mirror.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry~ Love it and love to use mirrors as trays too! Carolyns book is a favorite inspiration for me right now too- Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

The Single Nester said...

I love this centerpiece. Lovely.