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Sunday, April 28, 2013


I’m really stretching it to link this post to Seasonal Sundays.  I’m using the reasoning that Spring is a good time for a ride in a hot air balloon.  The ceiling over our bathtub is supposed to look like clouds in the sky.


Our new chandelier over the tub reminds me of a hot air balloon floating through the sky.


It was hard to get clear photos, because the sun was really shining through those windows.

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I liked the chandelier that was over the tub before, but I love how whimsical the new chandelier feels.  The photo below was in my previous bathroom post.111[1]

If you read my previous post (years ago) about my bathroom, you’ll already know a little about the window coverings on these windows.  I’m going to repeat the story for those who may be new to my bathroom.


That is a painted window shade in the middle window.  When I bought it from an antique store (marked lower than most plain window shades-probably because nobody else wanted it), I had no place to hang it, but I thought I could find a place.  Five years later, when we moved to a different house, the window shade happened to fit this window.  So, the hot air balloon is flying over what (per The Tablescaper) is Venice, Italy.  The stained glass pieces in the other two windows were found a couple of years after we had moved into this house. My sweetheart and I went to an antique store, only to find that it was closed.  These two stained glass panels were in the window of the store.  I told my husband I thought they would fit on these two windows, and that I wanted to measure the windows over the bathtub and come back some day to measure and price those panels.  My sweetheart only listens to about one-fourth of what I say.  (I can’t really blame him.  I talk a LOT!)  That Christmas, he gifted me with the stained glass windows.  When I opened them,  I asked, “oh, you measured, and they will fit?”  He said, “no, I thought you told me you knew they would fit!”  Fortunately, they did fit.


We refer to our shower as the cave.  I did not want to have a shower door to clean, so our shower heads are far enough into the shower that we don’t need a shower door.


Our bathroom is filled with faux views.  This is another “window” hanging in our bathroom.  We have around the world views from our bathroom windows!

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Thanks so much for reading my blog.  laurie

I’m linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper, and since I have a new chandelier, I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Dewena said...

Laurie, how sumptuous! I love a bathroom that looks like a regular room and yours certainly does. I am in awe! Yes, the chandelier looks like a hot air balloon--I must tell one son about this as he proposed to his wife in a hot air balloon ride.

I had not read your post about the stained glass windows and the shade and am so glad you repeated it here. The shade just goes to show that if you love something get it because you'll find a perfect spot for it eventually. And what a dear your husband was to buy the windows for you, so glad they fit. And is that a quilt hanging up by the chaise?

I've got to go back and look at it all again. It is wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Laurie. I love the new chandelier.

Carol said...

Your bathroom is pure luxury & beauty, Laurie! The chandelier about the bathtub is GORGEOUS! This post is motivating me to jazz up my master bath!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the chandelier over the tub! Don't think I had seen the previous post - thanks for the repeat. Enjoyed seeing it.
Hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Marigene said...

Laurie, your chandelier does look like a mini hot air balloon...
I am laughing, quite heartily, about the stained glass is amazing what husbands think they hear, isn't it!

Tara @ Suburble said...

Wow, Laurie! Your bathroom is so decadent and beautiful! I long for a soaker tub. The chandelier is beautiful as well (and does kind of look like a hot air balloon).

I love it!

Tammy's in Love said...

Love the hot air balloon pattern on the ceiling; you can have lots of creative thoughts while soaking in some bubbles!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous bathroom! I love the hot air balloon and those windows are perfect. Looks like a place to linger as the soap bubbles do their work..LOL! I also love the look of not having a shower door. Your design look is right on Laurie..

The Tablescaper said...


Love your stretch to Spring!

Do you realize that your tapestry/shade in the middle window isn't of Egypt at all but of St. Mark's Square in Venice?

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

What a wonderful bath. Love your story telling, Laurie.
Hope you have a great week.

Lulu said...

Ah, your fantasies can wander every time you enter your bathroom. I hope you find time to fill your tub with bubbles and linger there as you imagine traveling from place to place in your hot air balloon.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your bathroom and the chandy is a great balloon. I think the shade and the stained glass are both fantastic. What special finds. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh golly Laurie,
I love this!
What a pretty, whimsical and fun bathroom!
Love your imagination.
And that quilt, wow!
Hugs friend,

Tricia said...

Wow, Laurie, what a gorgeous bathroom! I love your mix of stunning elements and practicality. I need a shower like that! Not every bathroom has a delightful story behind it!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love your bathroom! The light fixture is beautiful!
I really adore the stained glass panels!!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your bathroom is fabulous, Laurie! And your Montgolfier chandelier could not get any frenchier! :-) Love it!...hugs...Debbie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
Your bathroom is stunning. I love the hot air balloon chandy hanging over your tub. The window is gorgeous and I love the scenic view.
Having a relaxing chair to sit in is also a rare luxury. Also having no shower doors to clean is a huge plus and such a great plan in design.
The satined glass is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this amazing bath.

Have a great day.
Hugs, CM

lvroftiques said...

OMG Laurie!! Your bathroom is fabulous!! How have I managed to miss it in all these years? Love it!! And now I'm pinnin' it too *winks* Vanna

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Your bathtub niche is like entering another world -- love the stained glass, the shade and now your light fixture, which really does look like a lovely hot air balloon!

Amy Ellis said...

Laurie, your bathroom is sublime!! I love and pinned your chandelier, and that is so sweet that your husband got you the stained glass windows (he actually listened!) I'm dying to take a soak, now that I've seen this, so inviting!! ~ Amy

Laurie @ Vinyet Etc said...

This bathroom is from another world, it's like entering a castle to do your "business"... how awesome that your Hubs listens to at least half of what you say... ;) mine is the same! xo