Monday, January 26, 2009

A Little Glam in the Bath

I love taking baths. It is a great way to pamper yourself. If you have a regular ceiling light in your bathroom, I highly recommend switching it out for a chandelier dripping with gorgeous prisms. If you have it on a dimmer switch, you will have bright enough light for task lighting and you can turned them down low for a relaxing bath. Below is the chandie I have in my master bathroom. It is not a vintage chandelier, but it has a vintage French look. You can click on the picture to enlarge.

For MY perfect bath, I light the candles and turn the chandelier dimmer on low. Some soft music and a little lavender bath salts sprinkled into the bath water and I am in heaven.

41 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

Your pictures are very pretty too. Nice to look at while taking a sweet and calming bath.

Sandi McBride said...

You Romantic little devil, you! What a great idea...thanks for the tip.
hugs
Sandi

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Beautiful! I don't think my ceilings are high enough to have a chandy in my bathroom. But I think all lights should have dimmers!

Manuela

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very elegant! I love chandeliers in bathrooms. We have one in our downstairs powder room, and I found it on sale locally... it's a Tracey Porter, and I love looking at it. It is painted in wonderful colors, and up inside, it has the most amusing design. I smile every time I see it. I think I would be smiling with yours, too, Penny!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tricia Anne said...

Oh how heavenly! I would love to add such a beautiful touch to my master bath. Your chandelier is very nice!

Shellmo said...

I love the idea of a chandelier in the bathroom - such an elegant touch!

Stacey said...

I think that's the chandelier that I've been looking at for my dining room..only I need the larger size. It's beautiful!

Alison Gibbs said...

Such a romantic feel to it all. We too have chandeliers in our bathrooms - not vintage but still pretty
Alison

KarenHarveyCox said...

A chandelier in the bathroom, how lovely. Oh, and you have a dimmer too? It sound totally lovely to me.
Karen

Breanna said...

What a beautiful chandelier! I never thought to put on in the bathroom.

Lavender Dreamer said...

I still say we have EVERYTHING in common! My luxury is a nice bubble bath with low light, or candles and maybe some Norah Jones...and lavender of course! I am looking for a small chandelier to put over the big tub in our house in FL! Love your home and decorating expertise!

glorv1 said...

Take a bath? Gads all mighty, how I wish I could take a bath. I can only shower because I wouldn't be able to get up out of that bath if I were to lay down in it. Man, what I would give for a bath. How sweet it is. Lucky you Penny. Have a great evening.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

After working so hard on the wine table I'm sure a bath in this beautiful setting was wonderful.
Ginger

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

How pretty looks like a great place to relax.
Stop by my blog this weekend I will be haveing a giveaway for my 100th post.
Brenda

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

getting ready to enjoy a hot bath myself...I love them.

Now as far as the new dog...I am prejudice....my poodle is my baby and we have a golden too!

I would say a golden doodle id the perfect pet to grace Lavender Hill.

Can't wait to see your choice....I will say this though..my little gal is so much easier then the big guy....she is just pack up and go :)

Carolyn said...

Oh! that sounds like heaven to me too.
Carolyn

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That does sound great...and, of course, lavender bath salts...

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Penny, a bath sounds absolutely splendid right now. Somehow just reading your post about it was relaxing! I love lavender baths when I need to relax :)

Hugs,
Dena

Charli and me said...

Your chandlier is so beautiful! I have often thought of installing one. I'm a bath girl myself. I love lighting little tea lights and playing soft music too. There is nothing quite like it to me.

tam said...

Penny I love that idea! And your chandiler id gorgeous! ~Smmiles~Tam!

Kathleen Grace said...

Penny the chandelier is beautiful! I love the viney look with the rose pictures. With the scented water and candles it would be like bathing in a garden:>)

bj said...

Ahhh, I a getting up from here and run a hot bath, use that wonderful lavender soap you sent to me, use all my candles, Moonlight Seranade....I don't have a chandy in there...must look for one.
Hugs, bj

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

First, we do not have a dog. That dog is so cute! I would love to have one just like it. They are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! It seems like you are leaning towards getting one. The chandelier is beautiful. I wish we had a place for one.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

How beautiful, it makes me want a hot lavendar soak right now. I'd put on that great Glenn Miller music for my bath, too! The "Moonlight Serenade" is wonderful.

Nancy said...

Oh, this is just what the Dr...ordered...;) I am going to take a long hot bath today! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings,Nancy

Michelle said...

What an elegant idea! I might have to try it.....I LOVE baths, ADORE 'em! :) I just don't take enough of them. I used to manage a Crabtree and Evelyn in California and always came home smelling to clean. I loved it. :)

Wanda said...

Hi a first time visitor. I adore chanddliers, I have several but they need some TLC so they are not up. I dream of them hanging in my bedroom, bath, and I even have one for my back yard playhouse. Your bathroom is lovely. I hate mine. But that is another story. TTFN P.S I like your music.

Beverly said...

Ooh, I love this.

About the sweet potatoes - I have used baked or canned. If you used boiled or can, be certain to let them drain well to get the extra moisture out of them.

Let me know if you like these.

niartist said...

Stacey at Poofing the Pillows steered me your way, and I'm so glad she did! I love your header photo, the chandelier, and your idea of getting a golden doodle! We have a golden retriever, and the groomer that does her also does a golden doodle (male). I think Abby and Buck have a thing going, lol, they like to flirt, and I'm convinced that the fact that their appt.'s are scheduled on the same day is no coincidence! LOL! Happy Tuesday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Penny! I'm catching up with you, today.

Molly is a Black Lab mix. She's a sweetheart!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Penny!

Looks fabulous! I love your pictures too!

Hugs, Pat

Happy @ Home said...

I have been wanting to put a chandelier above my bathtub for years. I just haven't found one I like, but after seeing this I think I need to start looking harder. Beautiful!!

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds wonderful. Love the chandelier. Mimi

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This is so pretty. A nice long bath would be just the thing!!

Sue said...

that light is bigger then my whole bathroom...I have an extremly small bathroom. No room to take a bath...

TattingChic said...

That chandelier is gorgeous! Sounds like you have a wonderful place to retreat to for a bath!

Belinda said...

Penny, I love this! I've been wanting to put a chandelier in the bathroom for years, and still keep procrastinating...I love how you always DO all of these wonderful things that add so much glam and sass to a home. Its beautiful. :-)

LW said...

This is beautiful..
wonderful idea....

Louise

Adrienne said...

Hi Penny -
I love the look of the chandie and the decor in your bathroom. I'd love to do the same but we have one bathroom in the main part of the house and a half bath off the laundry room and garage. Our little bathroom is too small, and the ceilings too low, for a chandie. I, too, love long, relaxing baths. I add lavendar salts to my tub, light candles, put on soft music and relax - sometimes. Other times I just add the bath salts, lean back on the bath pillow and read for awhile. Last night I fell asleep and dropped my book in the water! Fortunately it was a 25 cent thrift store book and is still readable! Someday I hope to have a bathroom with a chandy and a whirlpool tub.
~Adrienne~

Miss Janice said...

That is absolutely charming for the bath...very pretty!

Bonnie's Place said...

Very beautiful! You are so talented!