I have several nifty things to share with y'all this week! Some are from my mom & some from my dad. They are all displayed in my powder room, along with my apothecary jar collection, which I will be sharing in the future. This room has no natural light, so colors may be distorted in some of these photos.
First up, my mom's hair dryer from high school, circa 1955. She even has her name on the fancy case. It still works! When we were kids in the 70s, she would set our hair in lovely pink rollers, sometimes the kind with foam, sometimes the kind that was a net-type roll covered with another roll. We would take turns sitting under this awesome dryer, attempting to watch TV, but the sound was so loud it was futile! You will notice the extreme portability of this device, which comes with a longer than usual electric cord, and a strap so the user can wear the control box like a purse and move around the room. How convenient!
Another way to dry one's hair would be what we today call the blow dryer. This one weighs 3 pounds! Handy Hannah is stored in her original box, with instructions to the retailer on how to display her to the best advantage! Like the first dryer, it still works!
Once your hair is dry, you need to give it some finishing touches for style. You could use one of my curling irons! Just lay it on the stove to get warm, then wrap your hair around it as you would with its modern-day counterpart. I've actually tried these just to see what it was like! The whole time I kept remembering the scene from the book Little Town on the Prairie where Laura burns half of her bangs off!
And finally, let's enhance all these curls by pulling them up and doing a fancy hair-do! This thing that looks like a baby gate stretches to different sizes and can have hair wrapped around and through it, secured with bobby pins, to make a variety of super-cool up-dos. The problem is, the joints of this gate grab hairs and taking it out is like waxing your head! And yes, I did try it, even after my mom told me not to!
That's it for this week! I encourage you once again to check out the other participants, and think about joining us next week!