Friday, February 3, 2012

What's On Your Vanity?????

Some describe vanity tables or dressing tables as an altar to ourselves.  If that's true then I say why not fill them up with all the things that you love and are a part of you.  So, what's on your vanity table.......

Is it like Elizabeth Taylor's with all the pretty perfume bottles.....
Do you save all of your old perfumes and occassionally get a whiff of days gone by.....


Do you fill it up with little treasures.  Things that have been made with loving care and passed down over the years.  Given to us by those we love or brought into our lives because they give us a sense of ourselves.....

Is it where you start your day and decide which bauble to place around your neck. 
This is my sister Kim's vanity....and yes she really has this much jewlery....

Do you have precious photos that make you smile and remember good thoughts....
These special photos of my Mother and Sisters always make me smile....


Do you keep a piece of your Grandmother's jewlery there so you can look at it with love and affection....

Are you like me and sit on your vanity bench and apply your makeup and do your hair.....


Or is your vanity seat whimsical like Amy's at Maison Decor....



Whether it is just a corner of the sink or a small table in your bathroom or bedroom....whether it's chic and glamorous or shabby chic....its the space that you have claimed to call your own.

So, do tell......what's on your vanity????

~~hugs~~
Sissie









40 comments:

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What luxurious photos--I keep mine clear. I guess that means I'm too utilitarian. Sigh. Love the crown in your header, I passed on Wuslu's deal today, now I kind of wish I hadn't.

Sharon said...

I really need a mirror like the one on Elizabeths table for my bathroom vanity or one similar to yours , just a little bigger . I stand in front of my bathroom mirror to do my hair and makeup and that space need to be prettier ! I have a lot of thoughts on that subject , hoping to be able to aford it sometime soon .

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have one of the lovely aluminum trays I purchased from you, a bottle of Agent Provocateur perfume, a Tyler candle in 24/7 Glam and my wedding rings (only because I am painting today and don't want paint on my rings!)

We are SO girlie!!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Deserae said...

Such gorgeous vanities!!! I do not have one but if I did I would apply my makeup and keep gorgeous antique perfume bottles on a mirrored tray on the top. Oh to dream....
~Des

Nancy's Notes said...

What lovely photographs, Sissy! Oh my, I have a vanity tray with perfume bottles, old and new, and crystal boxes filled with baubles! It's my space and I treasure it so!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

HI Sissie! I loved seeing my vanity here in such great company~I am going to add a gold filigree vanity tray to my shop and one of those tri-fold gilded mirrors that would make any vanity sparkle!
I hope to be back in my bathroom doing some more work~I love all the glittery venetian mirrors you use~I think they are ideal! Your sister has a fun way to display her things so she can always enjoy them~I love my vanity table, and am so glad I added one!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You never disappoint with eye candy! Your vanity is filled with gorgeousness. I don't have photo's on my vanity, but, you have convinced me to add them. I want to smile as I put on my make up. It is such a luxury to sit, I stood for years in front of the bathroom mirror

Carol

NanaDiana said...

I have my vanity filled with a bit of old and a bit of new...I do keep my old perfume bottles-as much for the shape and memories as anything. Gotta love Liz's vanity. She was a beautiful woman~ xo Diana

Sarah said...

So pretty Sissie...I especially love the photos of your mom and sisters on your vanity, makes it more special to look at them every day, I'm sure. I love my vanity. Its small but I have all of my perfumes and jewlery there. When you're married and have a few children, you need your own little space to sit and feel pretty ;) Great post!

Lucille said...

Oh, Sissy! You have sent me spiraling into the past. You have such a way with words!

Sandy said...

Such pretty pretties... I've never sat at a beautiful vanity to apply my make-up...but, oooooh does that sound inviting. My routine consists of standing in the bathroom with great lighting and mirrors that reflect every darn wrinkle...oh my, that doesn't sound very good, does it? I've had some lovely vanities in days gone by, but as my style has changed so have they. I LOVE LOVE the look of yours..so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.. xoso Sandy

trash talk said...

Your sister Kim and I share a passion...covering the entire surface with bling. I know there's marble on that dresser, but beats me the last time it got dusted!
What's makeup? LOL! Just kidding...that I keep hidden in the drawer.
Deb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your vanity area, Sissie! It is so pretty and I can imagine you sitting there getting ready for your day.

Cindy said...

Sissy,

My vanity is right at the bathroom sink, and looks like a science experiment is going on... it's a mess... i have 2 mirrors, one 10X for the serious stuff, like chin hairs, and one 5X for the regular putting on makeup stuff... then a drawer under it that looks like it belongs to a makeup hoarder. I don't even know what to do about that, cause i keep finding these cool lipstick colors that i think i like until i see them in bright daylight...
Yours and your sister's is beautiful and Amy's too! I love the mirrors... !
Alright,... NOW i have to go be OCD and clean up my makeup space!, and that awful drawer and make it look ladylike and pretty and sparkly like you guys!

Cindy

Grace said...

I need a vanity!! I want a vanity I need....was that sad? lol I adore all the pretties you posted. I am searching for the perfect vanity. Grace xoox

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Sissie
I was so surprised to see the picture of Elizabeth Taylors Mirror, I have one just like it or almost, your picture prompted me to show mine on my Blog, go check it out. I love your Beautiful Vanity, you have a way with pretties for sure!!
Have a Happy Day!
marian elizabeth

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Sissy! What a cute post. Loved seeing the vanities filled with lovely things. I'm always tempted to keep the pretty perfume bottles but I end up getting rid of them eventually. Just can't keep them all no matter how tempted.

June said...

Hi Sissie,
First of all I think your sister Kim rocks with all of that gorgeous jewelry! I dream of having a beautiful, tidy vanity, but I'm afraid it's rather a mess with everything I use on a daily basis.
hugs...

CHERI said...

What gorgeous photos! Sadly, I don't have a vanity in my bedroom. All my makeup, etc. is in the bathroom. When I was a little girl I had a small vanity that my older brother built...I felt so special. I remember I had this sweet little bench to sit in front of it. Sure wish I had them today.

Regina said...

Wow how gorgeous!
happy Pink Sissie.

Regards.

Regina

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lovely post--I have my Grandmothers jewelry box, decorated with some of her jewelry, crystal candleholders, and a feathery lampshade:)

Dorthe said...

Oh dear Sissie, I do not own such a thing- but I love what you showed, and your lovely corner with the most beautiful mirrors, the place where I guess you say goodmorning, and goodnight to yourself every day.
I wish you a wonderful week-end-
Hugs,Dorthe

Riet said...

I used to have a vanity like Elisabeth buth when we downsized it had to go. Now I just have most of my stuff in the bathroom and my jewelry in the bedroom.
Happy pink Saturday dear Sissie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

well geee i have all of those things and more on mine...it's just filled with little memories and things I love.
thanks for sharing with us
(())

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Truth be told, it looks like a riot right now! I keep thinking I need to get in there and clean and straighten up and organize! Yours looks so pretty! Mine is on top of my dresser where I keep all of my jewelry and colognes but I actually put makeup on and do my hair in the bathroom where the light is better....I need light!~Hugs, Patti

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hi Sissy, great post, now im longing to have a vanity, lol. Beautiful photos.....Since i dont have an actual vanity, the dresser tends to collect alot of different things..my spraypainted pink tray is full of perfume, surrounded by photos, my head vases, my cherub lamp, and its my favorite place to burn candles......hope ur having a great weekend, Bonnie

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sweet Sissie! My cousin is Sissy too! She is a nut! She made the mistake of telling her mom she would go to church with her if the Broncos stayed in the playoffs! Boy did she have to dig in the closet for those church clothes! Ha Ha!
I love your frilly girlie things here! Had to come say hello!
I saw you t Linda's ALC and you mentioned the Campbells Soup cookbook! I won one in a contect when I was a young bride! Hee Hee! Still have it!
Love seeing all your pretties here.
Enjoy the weekend. Mine is cold and snowy! :(

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! I don't have a vanity, but I love the idea of an alter to myself! Gotta get going on that! haha.

Renee said...

What lovely photos. Wasn't Elizabeth so beautiful.

I don't have a vanity. I put my make up on in the bathroom in front of the mirror. I'm usually in such a rush going to work no way to sit down and do make up.

I have some old make up bottles of my mom's and grandmother's on the dresser in my bedroom. Also have my mom's jewelry box.

I do have a place I can put a vanity-some day.

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, how fancy! I love the snap of Elizabeth and her vanity. The others not too shabby either. A fancy vanity is just so feminine. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing Shadymont said...

My vanity is in the bathroom. I do have a bench that I sit on. I have a small oval silver tray that holds perfume, but most everything else is very utilitarian. :( Yours looks so lovely. So feminine and elegant!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow these are some great vanities. I have to say I have a little bit past and present on mine but it is not near as pretty as these.
So glad to hear from you tonight. I am trying so hard to catch up with blogging buddies tonight to.
More ladies on the blogs tonight than I thought there would be with the Super Bowl on. lol
Have a wonderful creative week
Love
Maggie

Pamela said...

I have always wanted a vanity table!
One day I will find the perfect piece.
I love how yours is displayed!
Pamela xo

Passionate for White said...

IF I HAD a vanity it would look much like yours....so I guess I'll just live vicariously through you!! :)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wishing I had a gorgeous vanity for all my pretties....with 4 kids I'm lucky to get on any make up at all! I love seeing others' vanities, though! Sissie, thanks for stopping by my blog...you're a faithful commenter!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissie, it is crazy busy here at my estate, I am so excited to see you tomorrow at the ball!

Carol

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Sissy
I'm new to blogging & your blog is wonderful....Love love the angel wings...Please check out my blog too!!! Blessings Lori

Joy said...

How pretty, I love your vanity mirror. I popped in from another blog. Well have a great week :)

Debra from Bungalow said...

My vanity is just the bathroom vanity. It's not near as glamorous as the ones you posted. I'm a little jealous, yours is so lovely!

Stop by and visit sometime, I'm new to your lovely blog.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

oh Sissy! I don't even have a vanity..just my dresser and I am afraid it's crowed with all sorts of things..and nothing at all like yours. I once had a neighbor woman who had one when I was a teenager and my favorite thing to do was watch her putting on her makeup to go out in the evening when I baby sat for her. I always wanted one..but it isn't to be. :)
Wasn't Liz Tayor just gorgeous??!!

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