Growing Up with the Murano Mirror

Growing Up with the Murano Mirror

Laure Joliet
Jan 22, 2008

There are certain things that make up a home. It's different for all of us and can be greatly influenced by what we grew up with. For me, this Murano Mirror is one of those objets that brings about incredible nostalgia.

It's been in every home that my mom and I have lived in and I've seen it in countless photographs from my parents' lives before I was born. My mom bought the mirror while traveling in Italy (in Venice to be exact) in her 20's and it's just stayed with us. Sometimes in the bathroom, sometimes in the hall, sometimes put away for a while before finding its place.

But I hadn't really thought about it until I was walking down Abbot Kinney and saw a similar one in the window of the shop Daisy Arts. It blew my mind. That another one of these mirrors could be for sale. That the mirror didn't exist purely in my childhood home! What a revelation! I wouldn't say that it's the style that I'm drawn to but I immediately considered buying it. But didn't.

Are there things in your home that you've bought or hung onto just because you grew up with it or it provides nostalgia (and feels home-y)? Have you banished all things nostalgic for the sake of nt being tied to objects? Would you rather die than have anything that was in your childhood home?

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