There’s a chill in the air, the nights are drawing in, and the leaves are turning golden brown. It can only mean one thing: autumn is finally here. After a lovely and warm September the chill of autumn has caught up with us, leaving us sun lovers longing for the summer already. But autumn does have its perks, Halloween, Bonfire Night, an extra hour in bed (Sunday October 27th for those that need reminding!). It’s also one of the prettiest times of year as the trees turn delicious shade of gold, brown, reds and oranges. And it’s one of these autumnal colours, specifically gold, that is very popular currently with ornate mirrors.
A Traditional Gold Mirror
Is the sort of item that stays with a family for generations. Whilst their popularity peaks and dips, an ornate gold mirror is generally a wise investment. Under appreciated by the youth, taken for granted by busy thirty-somethings stopping briefly to straighten their tie or check their makeup. The family mirror doesn’t always get the love it deserves. But it never stops giving. When you reach that stage in your life where you have the time to stop and reflect. That stage of your life not unlike autumn, where you have enjoyed the intensity of your youth and settled into a slower paced more pristine existence. Then will you take the time to appreciate the beauty of an ornate mirror.
Mirrors and the Autumn Sun
And this is the time of year when mirrors look their best. As the low setting sun shines through your bay windows, bouncing warm light off the polished glass. The rays glistening on the gold leaf that clings to the expertly crafted metal frame.
Only when you stop and appreciate that beauty do you notice how your mirror has become more than a part of your morning routine, more than just a place to quickly check your hair is still in place before opening the door to visitors.
You realise it’s become as much a part of your family home as anything else you own. You also realise that it will continue to go on being part of your life, and reflecting every moment, for as long as you need it to.
It’s then that you discover the true value of a mirror and see for the first time why picking an ornate golden mirror is such a special decision and purchase.For you’re not simply buying a piece of reflective glass. You’re acquiring something that will become a piece of family history.
A decorative mirror that will reflect your life, the good and the bad, but never judge, never change, and always be exactly what you want it to be.
And one day when you no longer look to the mirror to admire your beauty but to instead marvel at its grandeur, you’ll have your children – now in the autumn of their lives – whisper in your ear…
…I’ve always loved that mirror