Yes, people, the pagoda mirror died a very unnatural death. And I don't think there's any way Humpty can be put back together again. Too many small broken pieces, too much weight (it weighs a ton, seriously). Like my beloved mirror, I'm broken. Heartbroken. If you have no idea what it used to look like, here's a reminder of the mirror in all its glory . . .
So, what happened? I have no idea really. I was sitting in the adjoining living room when I heard the most ungodly noise and about jumped out of my skin. I looked up just in time to see the pagoda fly across the room and thud on my newly refinished floor leaving a gash and some white paint. My best guess is that when the floor guys took down the mirror while refinishing the floors and then re-hung it, it wasn't on the hanger very well allowing it to work its way out of the wall. The crash happened almost a week after they re-hung the mirror, but there's a pantry door on the hallway adjacent that is often opened and closed which I'm assuming jarred it loose. Tragic. The miraculous thing is that it didn't break the mirror portion or the glass table below. It scratched the hell out of my dining room table however and took out my lampshade (different lamp than pictured above):
So, of course this leaves a gaping hole on the wall just in time for my husband's 40th birthday party on Saturday. I need a placeholder at least for now. I've got some ideas brewing so stay tuned.
And the good news? There's a great tag sale coming up hosted by two of my local blogging buddies, Chateau A GoGo and The Insane Domain! You must check it out if you live in or near the Nashville area (it's in Brentwood, specifically) because these ladies have great vintage finds. Here are the deets . . .
Also, check out their blogs for previews of some of the items up for sale. You won't want to miss it!