Vintage Swan Mirror

Is it just me, or does anyone else often see things they love like an old camera or an old piece of furniture on another blog and take a mental note to keep an eye out for them.  Then you do come across them and they are even better than the one you wanted and a bargain to boot?

My latest find was an old shaving mirror.  It has a beautiful little swan on the bottom.  I love the intricate details.

I have no idea how old it might be of what it is made of but guessing it might be bronze.  Does anyone know?

The back has the original cardboard too.

I'm too embarrassed to say how much I paid in case I'm accused of daylight robbery, but let's just say it was totally my lucky day.  ;)

And the big question is .... should I paint it white or leave it as is?  I was going to put it in the bathroom,  in which case it would look better white so perhaps I'm answering my own question. What would you do?

:) Julie