1965 Knoll International table by Franco Albini, D Home, Sep/Oct 2004, designer Jan Martin

House Beautiful Feb 2007, designer T. Keller Donovan

1st dibs English art deco lady's traveling vanity

1st dibs French modernist vanity

Susan Dada Tara table

House Beautiful, designer Meg Braff, photography by Simon Upton

WS Home montmarte table

West Elm narrow leg vanity

Urban Grace Interiors brought this Mitchell & Gold desk to my attention. Love it - especially the slightly flared legs. Image via Michaelian & Kohlberg.

Could the advent of fine lines bring on this sudden desire for my own dressing table? Or maybe I need to sit down, versus standing at the mirror, after I contemplate the increasing amount of time required to achieve the desired results? Whatever the cause, I have a case of vanity table envy. Maybe the dresser can go...to be replaced by one of these lovely odes to the ritual of preparing to greet the world and retire for the evening.