I may not be shopping these days, but I am dreaming...
Today's post was inspired by a Facebook post I saw from a favourite local shop, Savour Décor.
The shop is owned by Janice Lapointe, who is a talented singer, a lovely lady and who has an eye for lovely things for the home.
The picture she posted was this one:
A repurposed 1921 vanity. I swooned.
I mean it - I really swooned.
Why? Because I have always wanted a vanity like this.
My lust began in the 1960s, reading the Simpson Sears catalogue. I always wanted one of these:
|No - this is not me, but I wanted it to be me! Source|
A vanity is a place of glamour. You put on your makeup and jewelry there. You pour out your soul to your sister.
Every movie star had a vanity
|Ah Claudette Colbert, admiring her beauty. Or maybe she saw a spot...|
|My beloved Carole Lombard, glamour personified...|
|I assume Elizabeth got a bigger one as the diamonds became bigger...|
|And Rita's has that lovely satin skirt...|
|Who wouldn't want to look at that face all day long?|
I have a lovely dresser. It was my great-grandmother's, and is now almost 130 years old.
I used to sit on the bed beside it at my Grandfather's house and stare into the mirror and was thrilled when it eventually got handed down to me.
I love it, but there is no place to sit down and powder my nose. All that is done in the bathroom, staring into a 5X magnified mirror because frankly, without my glasses, my face has become a kind of amorphous thing...
Don't you think that I am already en route to be a Miss Havisham? I keep adding things to my dresser from here and there in the house, not taking things away, and it makes me giddy with delight.
I am certain I could find a place for that beautiful vanity from Janice's store somewhere in my room. You don't think Barry would mind getting rid of his dresser, do you?
Ah never mind - it's not in the budget. But it will be some day!
So how about you? Do you have a glamorous vanity? Do tell! Have a great Monday and stay safe out there!