The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

I’m so vain. I probably think this post is about me.

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Yeah, so, I’m getting my very own vanity.

It might sound silly, but I am really excited about this. My entire life I have wanted a vanity for my bedroom.

Growing up, we only had one bathroom in the house, so you weren’t allowed to hang out in there and groom yourself. My sister and I spent our teenage years on our bedroom floor in front of a full-length mirror blow, drying our hair, putting on makeup, handing a curling iron back and forth, and “accidentally” spraying hair spray in each others’ faces.

My new beautifying station. (photo credit: yanked off craigslist)

But now, I’m a grown up or something. I live in a house that is big enough for a vanity. Also, we live in a house with only one bathroom that is not really big enough for the two of us, let alone soon-to-be three of us. And, oh yeah, I’m lazy, and I want to sit down and put on makeup and do my hair instead of standing. Don’t judge me.

I have repeatedly mentioned my desire for a vanity, so mighty, mighty good man found one on Craigslist and it’s being delivered tonight. David is making all my dreams come true. He’s the best.

Originally, we were going to have to pick up the vanity in Concord, so I asked my brother, Eric, if he would go get it for me. He kindly said he would. Then the vanity owner said he would deliver it to us in SF, so I texted Eric to tell him his services were no longer needed. We had the following exchange:

Me: Turns out the guy will deliver it to us. Thank you so much for saying you’d help. Most appreciated!

Eric: I don’t have to touch it!! Even better!!

Me: That’s what she said.

[crickets]

Not a “ha ha” or a “wah wah.” Nothing. Sometimes I wonder if we’re really related.

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Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

4 thoughts on “I’m so vain. I probably think this post is about me.

  1. I want a vanity too, but my room is too small for that. So what I have is a makeshift one where mirror is on the wall, and there’s a table where I put my make up stuff and I am standing while I put on make-up.

  2. I thought you might like to know a litle more about this piece so checked with my antique furniture expert and he says the following about your new (old) vanity:

    “That is a very nice piece. The style is Art Deco. It is also called a “waterfall” vanity. Waterfall refers to the shape of the front edge of the piece. The veneer on the top runs from back to front instead of side to side as it does in most styles. As it goes over the rounded edge this gives the effect of “going over a waterfall.” Waterfall was an important part of the style known as Art Moderne in the 1930s and 1940s. The style today is called Art Deco, a term coined in the 1960s.

    “The wood appears to be bleached walnut veneer. This piece could be from the “modern” period of the mid-1950s similar to some of the Heywood-Wakefield modern pieces or it could be from the mid-1940s. The date will be found on the back of the mirror. All 20th century American plate mirror included in furniture is dated by law. The date is in dark gray on the gray side of the mirror glass itself. You will have to remove any paper or wood backing to see the back of the glass and the date. In some cases there is no date. This may be because the original mirror has been replaced, the mirror has been resilvered or the mirror was not made in the United States.

    “The style is very desirable in the market right now. In good condition at a good auction it would probably sell in the $300 range.”

    So there you go…

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