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Monday, September 28, 2009

A tub with a view

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.


And so it does.

25 comments :

Marie Antionette said...

Now you have a room with a view...LOL. Very pretty Laura.The jar just makes it.XXOO Marie Antionette

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Ooooo *clapping* very nice! It looks so pretty. What a difference just a little bit of pretties placed in the right spot can make. ; )
~Michele

Kirsty said...

What a transformation! That is gorgeous :)

Lou Cinda said...

Gorgeous!! I also love the apthecary jar with soaps!!

Great idea!

Lou Cinda

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The vintage linens are lovely. They offer such a pretty and appropriate vignette. Men and children just don't get the concept of show towels. lol

Connie said...

Hey, sweetpea, are you standing in the tub/shower taking that picture? I don't quite get what you are showing me. But it's a beautiful idea, chickee... Love the jar with the soaps in it. I'm going to try that also in our large garden tub. Beautiful.
xoxo,
Connie

ANestWithAView said...

Mmmmm, pretty linens. Great idea to start off with a bath. Enjoy!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

So pretty!

Maggi said...

It's lovely! An inspired idea!

Linda said...

Laura,
It looks beautiful!!! Your creativity is always inspiring. :)
Hope you have a blessed week,
Linda

dana said...

What a great idea!!! I have the same situation-I can't wait to look at my stack of linens and see if I can do a beautiful job like you!

ceekay said...

Wonderful! Isn't funny how it takes a while to think of something like this, and then when we do it, it is like.."what took me so long?"

Maison Douce said...

So much better!! Now that's something pleasing to look at...
Isabel

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

And now you have a lovely view! Good thinking!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous linens. They are soooo petty and what a great idea. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Now you'll really look forward to a nice relaxing bath. I don't take baths, I don't know why. Something about sitting in my dirty water grosses me out. Not like i'm dirty, I don't know. I'm weird cause everyone I know likes to take baths. I should try it out, I'm possibly missing out here.

Coastal Sisters said...

Ahhhhhh, gorgeous!

Love the linens.

LuLu~*xoxo

Mieke said...

Gorgeous linens, they look like a piece of art !

vicki archer said...

It looks really wonderful now....xv

{ L } said...

Wow! Lovely job! I especially like the calm and pleasing colors you used.

Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

PS...I am so envious that you've gone to the Ballard Outlets, lol...I would love to do that. ;)

Jill Elaine said...

A very productive ah-ha moment!!
Jill

blushing rose said...

Exquisite decor arrangement.

Happy autumn. Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I have a terrible fetish for linens and yours are so very lovely!! What a beautiful place to relax your eyes now!!

blessings
mary

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. I have so many cute linens that need to be displayed. Looks like the Alice party was a huge success. Mimi

LiLi M. said...

I love that view! I guess you have instructed 'everybody' not to touch those! Great start of the day when you look at this vignette. Surrounding yourself with beauty is always a good idea. Have fun decorating today too!