Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bathing Beauty

  Hello everyone,
      Today I want to share a vignette reminiscent of a time when life was more simplistic.

  This little vintage bathing beauty basin made me remember going to my grandfathers house where there was no indoor plumping when I was a little girl. Back then a basin of hot soapy water was as good as it got!


I like the look in black and white.

 Back then they made there own soap but these pretty hand soaps came all the way from Italy.

I love my old blue and white transferware pitcher and the little toile candle is pretty cute too!

A basket of pretty soaps
 Well that is all I have for Show & Tell Friday today but there is lots more to see at Cindy's My Romantic Home.

Thanks for visiting me

Have a great weekend,



Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Thanks for your visit and well wishes!

Oh, how I love those luxury Florentine soaps... They keep my linen closet also smelling good. Each time I change the beds, they're perfumed too.
Indeed, fond memories of times when luxury had a whole different meaning. Guess my grandparents in their younger days had never any other soap experience than the one you so well captured through your lens!

Greetings from Georgia,


Gypsy Purple said...

This is soooo lovely...always been in love with this colourscheme...

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Lovely! I adore hot baths...especially when I get home from too many hours at a cold rink watching my daughter skate! I love a bath tub that is separate from a shower.Now, I want to go take a bath!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

That looks SO inviting... just what I need right now with all the stress in my life!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Lovely post. I can remember the same thing when visiting my Grandmother when I was little. You have brought back many memories. I love the blue pitcher. I have one just like it with a different scene. I love filling it with white hydrangeas in the summer. ~~Sherry~~

Anonymous said...

Such pretty pictures. My mom tells stories of when people in her family didn't have indoor plumping either. In fact, my childhood home still had two outhouses on the property even though there had been plumping there for years. Nobody really used them anymore because someone who lived there before us used them to store their trash, but as a child I had this fantasy of using them since I used to watch Little House on the Prairie.

Yes, I know I just admitted I am weird. And I've aged myself terribly. But at least these days I'm glad most of us have indoor bathrooms these days!

{oc cottage} said...

Oh, is that pitcher ever divine!

m ^..^

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn, Beautiful, nothing beats a long hot soak with sweet soaps:-))

Georgianna said...

Beautiful motif and styling, Carolyn, so creative! Thank goodness for indoor plumbing. Have a really wonderful and cozy weekend. – g said...

Lovely vignette Carolyn. Beautiful items and I can almost smell the perfume in the soaps. We use liquid soap in our bathrooms, but I still love to have some soaps in a bowl to perfume the bathroom. Have a lovely weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Anonymous said...

A little bit of luxury does not hurt and all is so inviting and lovely.
Thank you share dear Carolyn.

Have a nice day.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Pétales de fée said...

Même à l'ancienne, les objets de la toilette, ont un charme fou ! Ces savons sont ravissants !
Bonne journée

podso said...

You create such beauty in your photos and collages. This was a treat to see today! Have a great weekend.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Carolyn, what a beauty! am pretty sure, if i am in this bath room, I shall not go out for hours! such a calm room! thanks for sharing.. have a good weekend!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, loved your "show and tell" for today. Your vignettes make washing up with only a basin seem elegant. All the delicate blue and white with the soap bubbles make for a gorgeous look.
Thanks for the recent visit and thoughtful comment. I appreciate it. And welcome as a follow to HFTS. I feel honored! ~ Sarah

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I have to admit that I am a sucker for pretty soaps. This strange fascination started when I was a little girl. I figure its a healthy obsession,after all its clean!

Susan Freeman said...

Charming post Carolyn!

Susan and Bentley

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Wow, the pitcher and the candle are so lovely.
Great photos.
Take care

Raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn, I love the candle "toile de jouy". It's wonderful... I adore these pictures...

Passionate for White said...

What a wonderful step back in time...thanks for sharing!

joyh82 said...

So pretty, I love the soap and the blue and white together. Have a great weekend!

ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Buon fine settimana, cara...
...e grazie di queste nuove, splendide idee di decorazione x il bagno, ne farò tesoro !!!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
You've brought back a memory I'd forgotten about. Too bad my grandmother didn't have the pretty and sweet smelling soaps you're showing; she had bars of ivory.

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful photos, as usual, Carolyn! Can you just imagine not being able to take a shower every day and just bathing from that sweet bowl?? I feel so spoiled! lol!

xoxo laurie

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Booklinks said...

So many lovely pictures!
It's such a joy to visit your blog, Your blog looks like a very beautiful magazine!
Love to follow you.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Quite lovely Carolyn.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I see I missed two of your posts. So sorry! Lovely pictures of your romantic tablescape and bathroom. I can remember my grandparents having washing bowls and pitchers like yours as well. How much time has changed!

I am very happy to tell you that your magazines arrived today!! I have been laying on the couch all afternoon reading them. They are so pretty! Thank you very much!!

Have a good weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Dorthe said...

Oj oj oj so many fine pictures you show :-)
Dropped by to wish you a great week.
Hugs Dorthe

Janet said...

OMGoodness!!! I just love all of your lovely vignette's!
Your blog is truly one of my favorites! Thanks for visiting and following my wee blog and your sweet comments, as well.

Sherry said...

Oh the pictures are just lovely! It makes me want to go lock the door and have a hot bath with lovely peaceful music and special soap. I love the blue and white pitcher.

The Tablescaper said...

Wish I could just run a tub.

- The Tablescaper