Saturday, August 22, 2009

More Vanity























Dressing table number two, tricked out as a bar. A bar with no alcohol, which is pathetic, but it does make for a nice decanter display area.

My reason for living in France tells me that if any of those decanters had liquid in them it would more than double the weight of their containers and the poor little vanity would crumble under the burden. In fact, he has suggested for the safety of the crystal and the piece of furniture that I remove several of my treasures, "right this minute, before disaster strikes." 

We're still in negotiation.

I dread the thought of having to "arrange" -- now there's a euphemism if ever there was one -- my real dressing table, i.e. the one I actually use every day, for the final post in this riveting series.

If my best laid plans don't work out I'll take a picture of the chateau in our village for next weekend. 

15 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Very pretty! I've been on the lookout for some of those silver tumblers for flowers.

My parents kept a fancy cut crystal decanter containing some sort of brown alcohol diplayed on a table in the living room for years. I don't remember anyone ever drinking from it. I love how cut crystal catches light.

Marsi said...

Your arrangement is so pretty!

I would be so ashamed if anyone saw my "vanity." It's in my home office, which has excellent natural light (which is why I do my hair and makeup in there). It involves a beveled, full-length mirror propped against the wall, which a medicine ball that I perch my bottom on while I coif myself. Next to it an old desk holding the mess of my cosmetics and on the floor in a basket are my coiffure items. Next to the basket is a huge velvet chair nestled in the corner. I know it somehow sounds like it's not that bad, but it is. My husband was just in here and agreed with my assessment that it looks like a bomb went off in here.

I cannot imagine your vanity could be worse.

Bonjour Madame said...

Very nice. Shiny sparkling things always excite me. His comment about certain disaster is so funny.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I have some antique decanters that I put port in during the winter. I bought them when I lived in Europe and they remind me of my time there

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Merci, D.P.,

This time I have five words for you: October, Paris, Marché aux Puces.

Timbales en argent, carafes, decanters fab-u-lous.

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Marsi,

Merci encore. Look at it this way you're multi-tasking (which btw Frenchwomen try to avoid): You get exercise while you put on your make-up. I'd like to know how many women in the world do that (!)

It's a different story with mine: You can't see the surface -- clutter, clutter, clutter. The story of my life.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie,

We are definitely in agreement. Who can resist bright, shiny objects?

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Stephanie,

I just sent you an anonymous reply. Just goes to show you how excited I get just THINKING about reflective surfaces.

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Dear Real Anonymous (as opposed to me when I forget to push the right buttons),

Where were you in Europe?

And merci for the visit.

Quite Simply Me said...

I love the look with all your decanters together!

I am still on the lookout for a pretty dressing table for my bedroom and so I can't wait to see your next (and riveting)installation of the vanties! :)

xo

Anonymous said...

Tish,

I lived in England for two years but, as an unabashed francophile, spent as much time in Paris as I could! J'adore Les marches aux puces. Just about furnished my entire house there! I am surprised they had anything left after I moved! LOL!

Catherine said...

I am cracking up imagining your reason-for-living-in-France saying "right this minute, before disaster strikes!!!" :)

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Trust me, you can wait for the third installment of my vanity saga. The last one is the one I use, therefore in a pitiful state of disarray.

I was thinking the other day I could solve that problem by a sweep of my arm across the top directly into the nearby wastepaper basket. After I remove all my precious beauty products of course. . .

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Anonymous,

Your house must be beautiful in that case.

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

Catherine, sweetheart,

Your picture is sooooo cute. And yes, I KNOW you can imagine our "little conversation" about the poor little vanity collapsing.

Also, you know the state of the one I use every day. Now there's a project if ever there was one.

xoxo

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