Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

When I posted about the guest bathroom light fixture modifications last week,
Rebecca2 asked for a picture of the mirror and its frame.

How have I not blogged about this before? 
It's near the top of my favorite-things-in-the-house list.
I had it made by a local woman, Phyllis Kubena, who specializes in barnwood picture frames.
I explained what I was looking for, provided the measurements of the boring bathroom mirror...

...and gave her four special horseshoes for the corners:
one from Emmy Lou (my first horse), Lyle (Emmy Lou's son),
Hank, and a mystery mule who lost his shoe while walking across
the front 40 many years ago, which I was lucky enough to find.

Lucy's shoe was not part of the original design but I couldn't resist adding it.
Such a dainty little foot compared to Hank's.

Anyway, I love the details of the frame, 
like the bent horseshoe nails used to fasten the barbed wire...

...and the name of the ranch burned into the wood.

Next to the mirror is another of my favorite things, 
this tin sign which hangs over the toilet. 
I suppose male guests might notice it more often than others...
lest they not forget who's boss.


  1. The mirror is beyond special, and the tin sign is perfect. Your special touches are terrific!

  2. Aha! Now I see why you wanted to - had to - make that modification! Perfect. Perfectly cowgirl-beautiful!

  3. Love pieces that have a story. Truly a treasure. Lisa G in TN

  4. this is wonderful. I LOVE that frame and the jars go perfectly with the frame. I love rustic and this fits the bill..

  5. I love everything about your bathroom. 😄

  6. Replies
    1. Yes, for a very brief period when she was having some tendon issues. She's barefoot now.

  7. WOW! What a perfect mirror and the Cowgirl picture is to die for! Perfect.

  8. Love those pieces and especially that shower curtain with the Cowboys :-)

  9. all very nice. Love the colour of the walls

  10. Love it! A guest bath with character!
    Where did you get the sign done custom? I need something similar.

    1. Click on "tin sign" in the caption above and it will take you to there.

  11. I like to see a farm/ranch name somewhere on the property. Preferably multiple times.
    Your bathroom takes that to a whole 'nother level.

  12. Saw this poster and thought of you. http://streamlinermemories.info/Posters/YosemiteLogan1923.jpg

  13. Love the decor in your powder room. I most especially love the wall color.

  14. An American in Tokyo3/8/16, 4:22 PM

    I love the mirror!
    So many wonderful things in your house! Makes it such a warm home, full of love! :)