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Would ya'll mind if I gushed about my new vanity? (self.RedPillWomen)

submitted by aTweetingBird

For my birthday, my husband bought me something I've wanted for years - a vanity! He is so wonderful, making my dreams come true left and right :) It's from IKEA, and he built it for me today. I am so in love, and wanted to share my treasured feminine things with my favorite ladies.

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Quite a few times a year, I will go with my mother-in-law to antique fairs in our area. There are always so many pretty things that I find, and I'm finally able to display them. I could sit and look at them all day! My next focus is to find a lovely little chair - for now, we're using one of our dining table chairs, hehe.

Thanks for taking the time :) Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!


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[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much! I appreciate your well wishes :)

[–]neon_prayers 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So beautiful. Amidst cat-shaped figurines it's tastefully done...you've inspired me!

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! Glad I could inspire!

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[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks! Ikea has so much interesting stuff! I feel very lucky to have one near my work - on rainy days when I want to take a walk on my lunch, I just walk around Ikea from start to finish :) hehe (a little bad for the bank account, though!)

Thank you for the recommendation for the chair! Appreciate it :)

[–]freshlybakedteehee 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Very pretty and feminine. I really like all the little porcelain kitties and filigreed dishes with TNG pin mixed in. Sweet and personnel.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]Kittenkajira 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I love the cat figures, and I'm absolutely in awe of that fairy lamp. How nice of him to give you your own little girly space.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! He is very happy that I am so happy about my space :)

[–]littleteafox 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Your vanity looks lovely! Now I want one :) I love the lamp.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!! :)

[–]RPDameendorsed woman 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Very cute! Happy belated birthday. It's clear that you are loved very much :)

The yellow fabric reminding you of your grandfather got me a little teary-eyed. My beloved granddad died 4 years ago, and I still miss him so. Isn't it funny how the little things help you remember? For me, it's the smell of cedar, because when I was small I used to sleep next to a cedar chest in my grandparent's house.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you!!

Oh, I love the smell of cedar - what a special memory! Big hugs to you!

[–]PicklesAndPears 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So lovely! Out of curiosity, what are you using for a stool or chair? I have a similar set-up in my bedroom that is currently sans chair, and I would love your advice! Thanks for sharing!

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! Right now I'm just using one of our dining chairs :) I will be looking for some sort of cute chair with wheels on it - I think having wheels would be really handy as the drawer on the front comes out pretty far and it's hard to scoot a chair on carpet.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

happy birthday! love your vanity and all your lovely things. i think i saw a rosary or something like it on your vanity - i have one on mine, too. it's my great-grandmother's from ireland.

my husband likes to watch me get ready at my vanity - and when he is watching, i do things a bit differently for him (cannot spoil all my mystery!). dita von teese said it, too - "But there are certain things to be discreet about during the seduction process. Men like to watch you get ready, but I kind of tailor things a little bit for when they’re watching."

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! Yep, it's a rosary bracelet that I got at a mission near us that we visited on Valentine's Day :) That's so wonderful you have something so precious! I like that quote!

[–]SouthernPetite 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Cute!

I can't wait to have enough room for a vanity.

Also a big fan of The Nutcracker, btw. I saw a performance a few years ago that was incredible- the stage set was amazing (colors, flying pieces) and it snowed in the entire theater. <3

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How amazing! I would love to see a performance of The Nutcracker. It sounds like it was absolutely magical!

[–]SouthernPetite 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Best one I've seen so far. The theater itself was new, so it was set up do do all sorts of cool stuff that you might not get at most performances.

If you get the chance, the Russian-style performances, I think, are better than the German-style ones since some of the traditional imagery and dance types (like the one intended for the Trepak) are either not used or not used as well.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll keep that in mind about the Russian-style performances - thanks!

[–]whistling_dixie 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It's beautiful! Are you a dancer? I get so excited this time of year as Nutcracker auditions are starting, it reminds me of my dancing days. :)

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thank you! I did some dancing as a little girl, but am not a dancer. I love how elegant ballet is - and I just love the story of The Nutcracker (and Swan Lake!). I would love to see a performance :) How beautiful that you were a dancer! I bet you are so graceful!

[–]whistling_dixie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I wish, I am unfortunately the type that trips on flat hardwood floors. :) If you have a ballet company near you, the tickets can be surprisingly cheap - I actually got a Groupon for the Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet a few years back and saw them for very, very cheap. Well worth it!

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hehe!

Great tip, thank you!

[–]toriar 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You have a sailor moon headband! :O I am currently so jealous.

And a very happy birthday! I hope one day to get this exact vanity, been hinting at it lately since my birthday is next month haha.

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you! I found that headband at a music shop in a mall! Had to get it! :)

Fingers crossed you get yours soon!! And happy early birthday!

[–]toriar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! :3

I will be scouring the aisles for that headband also! Haha

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[–]aTweetingBird[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hehe thanks! I saw it at a music store in a mall I was at - snatched it right up!! :) Moon Prism Power!!

[–]Ariel125 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Oh my gosh, my birthday was a few weeks ago and my husband did the same thing!!! I love it, too! It's my perfect space that is all mine!! He calls it my 'beauty battle station' lol. I've got all my 'tools' in one spot!! http://i.imgur.com/SsqMs47.jpg?1

From Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bobkona-Croix-Collection-Vanity-Stool/dp/B005CWHY7I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440948491&sr=8-1&keywords=vanity

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is very pretty and the darker finish goes well with my bedroom set. my white vanity is 20 years old and beat up, and i might put this on my wish list. love that your husband calls it your beauty battle station!

[–]aTweetingBird[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How fun!! What a gorgeous vanity!!! Haha, we have one of those head massagers too! love those!