|Vanity Tray Before|
I found this lovely early 1900s Victorian vanity tray at the Wentzville flea market. It is small, about 6 inches, and very sweet, but extremely dingy, and it came with one piece of clear glass. I washed and polished it and added just a tiny bit of gilt - not too much, I just wanted to restore a little of the original glamour. I don't feel too gilt-y about that...
|Cleaned Vanity Tray Before|
|Vintage Vanity Tray with Mirror|
|Tenerife Lace with Cutwork Lace Center|
|Cutwork Lace Center|
|Cut Glass Boo Boo|
|Vanity Tray Refurbish With Tenerife and Cutwork Lace|
I do think refinishing to exact original is wonderful, but when it is not possible to do so, I think its better to create a beautiful useful piece than to let orphaned items languish in boxes, don't you agree?
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