Friday, February 18, 2011

My Ideal Bath

The bath room is the one place in my house that I can truly be alone in a house full of little men. I can shut the door and for the most part, am left alone. I go there to be away...sometimes I call it my "time-out" place. I go there to cry when I can't take it any more, I go there to scream when I can't take it anymore! But I also go there to relax at the end of the day in peace and quiet and warmth.

Drawing a warm bath is the ultimate, yet simple getaway for me when I can't really get away. A few candles lit, a fizzy bath or a warming oil, a fragrant bar, a cup of tea (or a glass of wine), and always a piece (or two, or three) of dark chocolate make the experience complete.

But I just have your standard, ordinary, rather common bathroom with a tub/shower combo, a double sink, and just a path big enough to walk. What I would really love is a gloriously large bathroom with a claw foot bath tub, a big window with blustery curtains, a little chaise to lie my robe on and tuck my slippers under, and pretty pedestal sink with plenty of shelving loaded with big fluffy towels, my favorite bath oils in decorative bottles, and stacks of handmade soap all about. Ok, this is a little dreamy. But I would love a big, big bath tub (maybe jetted and heated).

Maybe a little something like this!

What would be your perfect bath?