Elegant Antique Vanity and Matching Bench
The traditional vanity has a bench. Round, velvet-covered stools are also traditionally used before vanity-tables.
Elegant Lady's Vanity
Elegant Lady’s Vanity

Women and girls need somewhere to sit and do their “toilette”. An elegant vanity table with a classic mirror is a good idea. Even a makeshift one fashioned out of a folding table with a nice cloth upon it is very helpful. When I was a child, one of my memorable Christmas presents was something I had been seeing on television. The jingle went like this: “A little girl becomes a lovely lady, with a vanity all her own…”. To go with the vanity, I received a small wooden bench covered in white sheepskin with a poodle-head, tail and legs. I imagine that lots of girls got those things for Christmas in the early 1960s.

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

“Being Well-Dressed…

…is like being in love.”

“Simplicity is perfection.”

“Clothing is an envelope for the body.”

“The American Cowboy is the best dressed man.”

Count Oleg Cassini, Clothing Designer

Count Oleg Cassini, Fashion Designer and Inventor of Evolutionary Fur
Count Oleg Cassini, 1952
(Photo Courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica)

Elegant Mozzarella Salad

Elegant Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, "Insalata Caprese"

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