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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bathroom Balm

Taking a hot bath must be one of life's easiest pleasures. My bathroom is not huge or grand, but I love it because it is one of the few places where I can be completely alone, uninterrupted, soaking in a relaxing bath, scented candles flickering, sometimes with a book, or sometimes just with my thoughts.

Sing hey! For the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!

O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed
but better is beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.

O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!

(Poem - "Bath-Song" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien 1892 - 1973 South Africa)

Till next time

Sharon x

PS I'm joining the Link Party at No Minimilist Here and Wow Us Wednesday


  1. Love your bathroom...
    it has all the essentials
    with a few added bonus like
    the view, the lovely baskets,
    the flowers, and those lovely jars and pitcher. Its the little things that make your bathroom so charming ♥

  2. Sharon, a beautiful and relaxing bathroom. The little ones still bang on the bathroom can't even escape there right now.

  3. Sharon your bathroom is GORGEOUS!! Martina

  4. what a gorgeous, gorgeous bathroom!
    You are so right bath rituals are the best a way to relax and recharge your body and clear your mind. i am a great fan of that too.

  5. What a beautiful serene bathroom Sharon. I love it all...

  6. Sharon you have a gorgeous bath! I really love seeing your home! You've got great style!

  7. Love your bathroom Sharon.....I could quite happily spend some indulgent alone time there!
    xox Kerry

  8. Ditto to High Street Cottage above - beautiful!

  9. Oh Sharon, I feel exactly the same way. I love soaking in my tub every relaxing. Your bathroom is the wonderful freestanding tub!!

  10. You have some great design elements in your bathroom. looks like you have created a lovely haven to enjoy. Ive recently started using the bath more and it does feel quite luxurious.

  11. You have the most beautiful bathroom Sharon, Love your vanity area with thick concrete tops. Thanks for your comment on my blog store, depending on size and weight, freight can be a bit expensive to SA. Leahxx

  12. You have some wonderful designs. This has given me a lot of ideas. Thanks for sharing your creative mind with us.
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  13. I love your bathroom and that wonderful tub. Great open shelving and what a pretty painting. Love to have you join the Wow party still going.

  14. Your bathroom is gorgeous. Love that beautiful tub and the sinks!

  15. Ohhh Sharon what a sublimely beautiful bathroom!!!!!!! No wonder you want to spend time soaking it your divine tub!!!!! Your styling is perfect, such a lovely mix of rustic, French, luxury and country, sounds like a recipe for heaven!!!!!!! Hugs - Glenda xxx

  16. Love love your bathroom Sharon!! Wonderful finishes you have! The tub is divine and love the open selving under the sinks. Your home is beautiful and i love when you post about it!

    Pamela xo

  17. Such a heavenly mix of old and new. I love the shape of your tub and the oil painting. My bathroom is my little escape, too. Really pretty, Sharon!

  18. Your bathroom is gorgeous Sharon. Adore the painting and jars. Those blowsy blooms are amazing....very pretty:)


  19. Sharon, Your bath is beautiful! I love your tub and the wonderful sinks. Thank you for joining my party this week.

  20. Sharon you have a wonderful bathroom, I really love it.
    Great taste my Lady!
    Have a nice week-end.
    Bisou, Babi

  21. Hello Sharon, Your bathroom is so lovely...and the poem you choose "Bath Song" goes perfectly with this beautiful post. I am so glad to have found your wonderful blog...I'm your newest follower!

  22. Sharon your bathroom is divine! Am loving the twin basins and the gorgeous built in vanity/top...the display near the window is delightful
    Have a fantastic week end
    Claudia xo

  23. Wonderful bathroom....I'd be singing about taking a bath too if I had that room! And thanks so much for your kind comment on my Will and Kate post...I'm so glad I was able to translate that excitement onto the page for you!

  24. Beautiful bathroom! I would end up having a bath several times a day just to be in there! You have truly wonderful taste!

    Girl about Town XxX

  25. wow..gotgeous bathroom and photo of roses at window is stunning.

  26. it looks so romantic!

  27. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I love your decorating style!
    Hugs, Cindy