I try to begin my day with ten minutes of peace. This is achieved by taking a relaxing bath.
When we remodeled the master bathroom our contractor installed an inconvenient towel bar on the side of the shower. It has remained empty and this is the view I have "enjoyed" while taking my soaks for the past two years.
Recently, while I was redecorating Sweet Boy's bathroom I attempted to use what I already owned to fill up his towel bar. I selected some vintage and antique linens I had in the cupboard. I gave them a gentle hand washing, next came line drying, followed by a good pressing. At the final moment I finished placing the linens on his towel bar Sweet Boy came into the bathroom covered in dirt from head to toe. The decorator was immediately reminded that an eight year old boy would use those "show" towels in a dirt covered minute. The linens were soon replaced with towels much more suitable for such a boy.
Then I had an "ah ha" moment. Wouldn't the linens look nice on the towel bar that was never used? If I added an apothecary jar and filled it with all the lovely soaps I had sitting in a cupboard it would make for a very pleasant bath time view.