I've wanted an antique European, wooden gilt mirror ever since visiting the little antique malls outside of Aix on the N7. Besides being outrageously expensive (1000 to 1500 Euros), they were too big to get in a suitcase. Getting one wasn't even an option. Then I accidently came across one on German eBay several weeks ago. This one was even better than those at the antique malls in Provence and even more elaborate. Over-the-top actually. Just perfect for my little powder room. I had just bought all those soliders and monkeys, and I thought I'd better pass. But Eileen was the little devil in my ear telling me to go for it, so I did. Of course, I can't make purchases like this work without my daughter's American friend living on base in Germany. I had the mirror sent to her (as I do all my German eBay purchases), and she sent it to me via the American Base post office. Just a week later it arrived at my door, in perfect shape and more wonderful than I could have ever imagined!
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