Reclaiming My Throne

I really do love a dressing table/vanity in my boudoir. Not only do I think it looks charming, but it makes getting ready more of a sacred ritual. Ever since my vanity was destroyed from being broken twice during moves (once by my dad and once by my husband…if they’re reading this, they should still feel guilty because I actually shed tears over it), I feel like part of my womanhood is missing (is this possible?). I loved my vanity. My mother bought it for me at an antique store when I was a teenager. It was like I was sitting upon a throne when I was sitting there putting on my make up with precision.

Ava Gardner

I can’t seem to find a good picture of it, so I’ll share this one in the meantime. I discovered on a trip to Atlanta that my very same vanity was on display in the bedroom of Dr. King’s parents at the Martin Luther King Birth Home in Sweet Auburn. I’m not sure if this furniture was original to the home or not, but I was thrilled to see the twin to my vanity living in the home nonetheless.

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In any event, since the loss of my lovely vanity, I have been getting ready in bathroom mirrors, compact mirrors and rear-view mirrors (yes, I know it’s irresponsible, my mom, my husband and my daughter have already told me), which has been dreadful. Recently I have placed a circular antique mirror above my desk. It is serving a dual purpose, however I haven’t entirely broken the bad rear-view mirror habit. Anyhow, I’m in the market for a new vanity. With the current decor in my boudoir, I think I’d like to have a mirrored vanity. I found this one at Pier 1 Imports a while back and I like it because it has the swivel side mirrors and it’s affordable. Not sure if there is enough storage though (actually, I know there isn’t but perhaps I could find storage elsewhere).

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You might also enjoy some of their other lovely mirrored furniture. For an even wider selection you can visit pier1.com.

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*Thanks, Amber, for the inspiration…

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