I have been a bit naughty with this new whirlpool tub. Yes, I add just a splash of bubble bath. It says in the instruction booklet, not to, but I do it anyway, it really is MY bathtub, right? So I add just a couple splashes of bubble bath and make whipped topping in the tub. I turn the jets on until bubbles just about overflow the sides and then I shut it off. I sink chin deep in bubbles, and watch the flickering flames of my lit candles, read my new Victoria magazine and eat bites of chocolate with wet fingers. I also leave just a trickle of hot water running into the tub, like a little waterfall, I stick my toes in the stream, so warm, so relaxing, aaah!
Here is my bathtub retreat at night...
I found a pair of these little ceramic cherub candleholders for .50 cents at a thrift store. They were fired ceramic. I painted them so they would look like stone!
Master bath during the day...
I Love the Roman faucet and an orchid that blooms russet. Little thrift store mirrors decorate a wall and wisteria & moss drape from a garage sale find. French country curtains and my little chandelier. Violetta di Parma perfume.
Have I mentioned my mom makes soap?
She makes it the traditional way with lye and oils, and then she adds soothing ingredients like silk, goat milk, and aloe vera just to name a few. Sometimes she makes frothy whipped bars, that lather up like whipping cream. Soon these will be for sale in Hickory Hollow's Etsy shoppe.
Do you like to read in the bathtub like I do?
I have a darling little book that I would like to share with you...
Chin Deep in Bubbles
A very similar style to that of Susan Branch.
and speaking of cute...
My blog friend, Cynthia at Cynthia's Cottage Design is having an adorable giveaway
Stop in to visit her, and tell her "Jill" sent you!
You may win some these cuties.
Actually I am hoping that I win,
I would LOVE that pie sign in my kitchen!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with little luxuries and treats!
P.S. I have had several people ask me about how I make my headers. Honestly I am not fancy...I use the Microsoft Picture It program that came with our Dell computer. I try to find as many copyright free images I can, or use my own photos (what I do mostly) and I also use digital scrapbooking goodies that are listed as freebie for personal use only. As you can tell I love to play "decorate my blog" almost as much I love to play "decorate Hickory Hollow"!