Disclaimer - I don't smoke. Never did. I think it's a costly and unhealthy habit, and if you do it you should give serious consideration to quitting.
Now on to the fun stuff.
The imagery of smoking is cool. At least that's how Hollywood and Madison Avenue have portrayed it over the years. Smoking is cool and cool people do it. Here Look.
|James Bond made smoking kind of cool.|
|Dean made everything look cool.|
|Here's Lucy doing the sultry smoke.|
|Rod Serling was all about suspense and smoking.|
|Keith has been smoking since birth.|
|Grace Kelly smoked.|
|The other Grace Kelly smoked too. (It's really Betty Draper)|
|Don smokes . . . like a chimney.|
So it raises the question: If we're spending the time and money to do our rooms over in mid-century style, should we or should we not accessorize with smoking stuff?
My answer is: Yes
Just look at all this cool smoking stuff.
First you need a cigarette:
|Roulette and smoking. Two vices in one.|
|One of these went for about two eighty five on ebay.|
|There's an ass joke in here somewhere, I just know it.|
|For you serious smoking accessory collectors.|
Now that you have a cigarette you need to light it.
|This is pretty fabulous.|
|A lighter for your Tiki Lounge|
|Something nice from Ronson.|
|More nice ones from Ronson.|
And when it time to flip those ashes off you'll need an ashtray
|Specifically you'll need a boomerang ashtray.|
|An ashtray for the three bears.|
|I remember these, and I never saw a clean one.|
So there you have it. Really cool smoking accessories with which to accessorize. As I said I don't smoke, but I have some of these in my house and you have to put something on those expensive Haywood Wakefield end and coffee tables.
We'll be back later with . . . more stuff.