Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shiny Object Saturday: The Sleep Mask



I was torn between highlighting two of my favorite Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany's* shiny objects. But since I no longer regularly use a long, slim, elegant cigarette holder (and no longer smoke cigarettes, for that matter), I decided to go with that symbol of late-sleeping decadence, the sleep mask.

Here's Audrey/Holly in hers--So adorable!


I didn't own a sleep mask until about three years ago when my sweet darling tucked a blue velvet one into my Christmas stocking. Sleep and I have a tortured relationship: I hate to do it until I'm doing it. Then I don't want to stop. And sleep accessories? Never had them beyond a nightie and a pillow. Accessories just seemed too fussy.

Now I can't imagine trying to sleep past six a.m. without my trusty, soft sleep mask (or "eye muffins"as I generally refer to it).

This Christmas I received a foamy Bucky sleep mask in my stocking. It's the blue/flower/butterfly mask--second from the bottom.


Highly recommended for sleeping in until eight or even (gasp!) nine o'clock!

I ran across this grisly pelt as I was looking for sleep mask pics. It's rabbit fur. Just think of it as The Anti-Shiny. Ew.


*Have you read the excellent Truman Capote book on which the film was based? Brilliant, much edgier than the film.

10 comments:

KimmyDarling said...

Since I've had Chronic Daily Migraines for over six years, believe me when I say that I cannot live without my sleep mask. In fact, I am typing this comment with a bright turquoise one on my head! (Gotta love the Bucky 40 Blinks!) Not that I slept this late-- I just haven't taken it off in the three hours I've been up. Some mornings are like this...

Love,
KimmyDarling

P.S. Totally ooked-out by the rabbit fur version, if only for how it might SMELL! Eww.

Tia Nevitt said...

I have one from a stay at a nice hotel on the beach a few weeks ago. Haven't tried it yet--now I will!

carmar76 said...

Don't hate me, but those masks look like eye bras. but cute eye bras! ;) I used to have blackout curtains in my room, making it quite pleasant to sleep in!

Danielle Ferries said...

I tried a sleep mask once when I was travelling and it annoyed me. I'm a light sleeper and a restless sleeper so somehow every time I moved, I nudged it and ending up waking up.

I love Truman Capote's book :)

Laura Benedict said...

Poor you, Kim. I'm glad you have some fun sleep masks to make your migraines look good--because I know they sure can't feel good. Sending hugs! btw-I think I saw mine on your page long before my fam gave it to me.

Hi, Tia. Let me know how it sleeps!

Carrie--You're too funny. I thought exactly the same thing.

Danielle--I often wake up with it wrapped around my ear or under my pillow. It's no fun groping around for it in the dark at 3 a.m.

laughingwolf said...

hay laura, happy b'day... whenever it is!

Maggie said...

I hear Elvis had a crew to cover his hotel windows with aluminum foil - no eye bras for him!

Seriously though, I'm very happy you choose to sleep with mask instead of a cigarette holder.

Aussie- Ear-Plugs said...

Sleeping accessories like earplugs and sleeping masks are suitable for all ages like a baby or an old person.

Jame Bond said...

Thanks for sharing. Now i can choose the sleep mask . Let me know where i can buy the best mask.

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