I’ve always envied the sort of organised and ‘sophisticated’ woman who owns a proper ‘dressing table’. Over the years I have collected dozens of magazine cuttings, poured over numerous fashion magazines and lusted over a multitude of women in film and television who were lucky enough to lay claim to a fully fledged ‘vanity area’. So, high on my list of priorities when we moved to our new home was that I would finally be able to have my very own ‘high maintainance’ area in the form of a dressing table. The classical proportions of my new bedroom were crying out for a proper ‘grown up’ area for me to place my lotions, and potions and trinkets – many having been left unused or packed away awaiting emancipation for this very reason.
So when I came accross an Edwardian gem on e-bay, that I purchased for £40, it was the beginning of a grand ‘love affair’. I can’t tell you how much time I now spend rearranging the items on top.
Inspired by absolutely BEAUTIFUL shops/blogs such as Frou Frou Fashionista, the drawers are lined in pink acid free tissue paper, and contain my posh lingerie – laid out like a shop – what fun!
It’s (supposed to be) a child free zone, although with 6 year old twin daughters this is an ongoing (as in losing) battle!
It may not be as cosmopolitan and funky as Carrie Bradshaw’s…
Or as drippingly glamourous as Georgina Chapman’s…
It’s a bit scuffed, and scratched, and in fact cost less than most of the products that are carefully placed on top of it!
But it’s my very own, special area..
And I love it!