Monday, July 29, 2013

Hair Receivers

Hair receivers were an important part of the Victorian dresser set.
 Just like modern women, Victorian ladies spent a great deal of time and effort on their hair.

For more on these little gems and their purpose visit:
 A collection of vintage hair combs is also included in the aforementioned post:).
Have a happy hair day!


  1. HI KIM! HI KRAMER! How is he, anyway?

    I have one of these hair receivers, in crystal and sterling silver, and now I use it for cotton swabs!!!!! It is a lovely addition to my simple but serene powder room. Thank you my dear, for coming to visit today! Anita

  2. I have a hair receiver on my dressing area counter and use it exactly as it was intended. My grandmother had one and did the same. I wear my hair like hers because I loved the loosely piled hair on her head. I wear mine the same. The one thing I have never done is use the large looped hair pins she kept her hair up with. I use a large clip instead with silver bobby pins..and save my hair. Grandmother used to say that the ladies used the hair to inhance hairdo's..make them higher and look like more hair.

  3. Hi Kim-Thanks so much for the information on hair receivers. I never really knew what the hair kept in them was used for. Having seen some hair art pieces I thought maybe for that. I don't have any of these but now that I know how they were used, I may have to get at least one.

  4. Hi Kim,

    I enjoyed your post and love all the wonderful old hair receivers you have. I think I need to buy one of these, amazing how much hair ends up in the hair brush.

    happy week

  5. These are so pretty, Kim!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  6. Its the hair jewelry they made with the saved locks that amazes me.
    Hope you are well and not being rained out down there.
    Susan x