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.

7 thoughts on “Shiny Object Saturday: The Sleep Mask”

  1. KimmyDarling says:

    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.

  2. Tia Nevitt says:

    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!

  3. carmar76 says:

    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!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. laughingwolf says:

    hay laura, happy b’day… whenever it is!

  7. Maggie says:

    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.

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