Sitting under the hair dryer was a Sunday morning ritual for me. I do NOT have naturally curly hair so my mom would roll my hair in curlers early Sunday morning (and other special occasions) in preparation for church.
I really don't know how she did it...I had 3 older sisters and also 2 younger brothers at the time of this photo and we were all put together (most of the time in dresses sewn by mom...I mean the girls LOL) and sparkly clean for Sunday services.
There are a couple of reasons that I'm showing this photo on Vintage Monday....
from the very beginning of my blog just this last February, I have put this picture at the bottom of every page because I think that the hair dryer bonnet (yes, that's what they're called!) looked like a pink beehive and of course both the beehive and bonnet go right along with my company name...Bee in my Bonnet.
I thought I would give you a visual of all those " creative ideas buzzing around in my head, just trying to get out"......the reason for the name of my company.
I have had several comments and questions regarding the picture....most popular one being "who is that and what is she doing?"....so I thought I would answer, just in case anyone of you are wondering....
yes it's really me (wearing quite attractive underwear LOL) and as for what I am doing....I am reading while waiting for my hair to dry so my Mom can take those scratchy pink curlers out of my hair....I'm sure alot of you remember those!
The hairdryer worked by hooking the hose onto our vacuum and switching the vacuum to blow OUT air....instead of in.
Any whooo...long story NOT so short...are you still with me ladies?....Looky what I found last week at Aunt Elsie's right before our Dear Jane luncheon.....
Oh yes....mint condition....still in the box! A vintage hair dryer bonnet (or Airjet Hood) as this one says.
Of course I didn't even hesitate about bringing it home:) When I showed it to my Dear Janiac friends...they thought that I should do a reinactment of the origanal photo with me wearing my new/old purchase and put it on my blog....LOL!....I said, "Do I have to wear my underwear?"
Okay...you really have to click on these instructions that were included in the box and read the last paragragh that begins with..."Be sure to..." really? Dishes, babies, pets and/or frozen food? Each one is quite entertaining to visualize....don't you think?
I really get a kick out of reading old ads or instructions....they make me giggle.
Speaking of visuals.....I think it's only fitting that I display this in my studio to remind me of the buzz of ideas that come out of my head and into the quilts that I create....and to remind me of Sunday mornings under the hair dryer long ago. You know... I'm getting close to being vintage myself!
Leave a comment and tell me what you think about today's Vintage Monday....Did you sit under the hair dryer waiting to take out the curlers? If so, what did you do while waiting? I'd LOVE to hear from you.....happy Vintage Monday everyone!