The Looking Glass Mirrors from the Chateau Laurier


Yesterday, I went to pick up a mirror that was originally part of the Chateau Laurier for a Ladies Who Lunch member. If you check out this group on a daily basis, you will know that Divine Consign in Almonte became the home to these famous mirrors. Owner Wendy Gervais personally felt these mirrors need to be rescued from a fate of salvage. Or worse, sent somewhere miles away from where they should rightfully be.

Sadly, they are now sold out. I am proud to announce each one now resides in a home in the Ottawa Valley. Tip of the hat to the Ladies Who Lunch women that gave these mirrors a forever home.

Wendy has a consignment shop tucked away in a corner of Almonte and carries “this and that”. But her “this and that” is unique and changes constantly. Just today, I had to force myself out of the door when I spied a music stand. It is a reproduction, but this gilded stand that is just a teensy bit wobbly reminded me of an old musician friend I had.

Only string players share a music stand, and the music that is on it, with a colleague in an orchestra. These “stand partners,” like it or not, find themselves thrown together as people and as musicians. When stand partners don’t get along, life can be miserable. And so was his life as a stand partner. The War of the Roses was a hop, skip, and a jump compared to what he and his colleague went through. I have no idea if both made it out alive. But, this stand is still standing LOL.

Tip of the hat to another woman succeeding in business.

Wendy Gervais–Divine Consignment

Address: 14 Industrial Dr, Mississippi Mills, ON K0A 1A0

Phone:(613) 256-1888
Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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