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.


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...


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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