A staple of any woman’s bedroom in the 1950s was a vanity. A place to store their jewelry, make-up and prep themselves for the day. Over the decades the vanity has disappeared, replaced by the bathroom. For me, it was something I always wanted – I wanted to be that pin-up seated at her vanity putting on her lipstick. So when I saw this Hey-Wake vanity on CraigsList a few years ago for $125, I had to have it.
With a little elbow grease, I was able to refinish the top of the vanity and remove the rings on top. I had my upholstery guy, Joe Klem (UPDATE: Sadly, Joe passed away in January, 2012), reupholster the stool and tada! A vanity to call my own!
I use the top portion of the vanity to store my headbands. The sides of the vanity are flanked by Guy Williams images.
I don’t have my ears pierced, thus I have become addicted to clip-on earrings, and I adore these swirly earring racks. The photo on the left is of my grandfather. He died in the late 60s, and has become kind of a legend in our family among those who are his grandkids. A WWII vet, he raced jalopies and gave my father a classic 1950s childhood in California.
Train cases are another thing of the past that I adore. I have a total of four, including this one that I use for jewelry.
I adore the look of so many ashtrays, but I don’t smoke, but have found use in them ranging from coasters to jewelry trays.