In the house where I grew up, my mother, sisters, and I each had a built-in vanity in our bedrooms. It was next to the dormer window of our Cape Cod house for the natural light. Over the vanity was a large mirror. There we kept our toiletries, comb, brush, and hand mirror. There was also a vanity tray which was mirrored glass with some sort of rail or side to keep things from falling off. Beautiful perfume bottles and atomizers were decorative as well as utilitarian. My oldest sister’s favorite perfume was Chanel Number 5. Estée Lauder was my mother’s choice. A holdover from Victorian times, ladies’ vanities are seldom found in homes these days.
Update: atomizer has been sold.