Thursday, February 19, 2009

Beach Beauty in the Bath!

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When we put in a new bath a few years ago, I dug out this glass-door medicine-style cabinet that I had bought at the Pottery Barn outlet years ago for $16. It was just waiting for the perfect spot to live. It waited patiently in the attic for me to come and get it to serve its purpose in life. Sometimes, when I saw it sitting, and sitting and sitting, I felt very guilty about hanging onto it, or even buying it in the first place!
I also had sitting in various baskets around the house all kinds of shells from our visits to the beach, various finds of interesting rocks and gems...from all around the country on our travels over the years. Several of the very best looking among the stuff is from Arizona. I've loved them all but never had the chance to display any of them so they looked good and could be enjoyed. Many times I felt guilty for even hanging on to all of them.
My little Pottery Barn bargain became the perfect solution. Now, this display sits above the toilet, and if you're a man, you can study God's creation in this little cabinet while you...umm....Anyway, lots to contemplate and scrutinize while you take care of life's little necessities, better than a blank wall staring back at you as you stand there.
I'm really glad I found a nice way to display these little keepsakes that had been adding up over our lives together and I think it's one of the favorite things about our new "old" bathroom, except for maybe the nice deep Victorian slipper tub that's super for a nice, long soak on ocassion!
It really does prove that it will never hurt to not pass up those little pieces that are too good to leave sitting in the clearance bin, but that you don't really need right now! Just push the little attacks of guilt away...shoooo guilt! SHOO!


The Raggedy Girl said...

Oh please please please can I see the slipper tub too!!! I love the shells and you have so many different ones. I think the beach would really look good in a bathroom. Isn't it fun to play in our homes.

Roberta Anne

Linda said...

Everytime I come here, you just uplift my spirits. (and not to mention giggle like a little girl.) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! Blessings

Wendy said...

Oh, I just love your farmhouse. I live in a place that doesn't have a lot of cool old houses. I wish we did!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Thanks, ladies for all your kind comments. I don't know why, but this morning when I went into that bathroom, I thought that little cabinet deserved to have its story told...hehehe! It lived longer in the attic than it has on the wall!

And, Roberta Anne, I went into this post and embedded a link to a post I did a while back that shows the slipper tub you asked to see. It's about halfway down the post, I think....if you can't find it, let me know and I'll figure out another way to get you a picture of the tub. It's a fiberglass reproduction and weighs very little. It sat in our garage for about seven years before we finally got it into the bathroom. Every garage sale I ever had, I always had people offering to buyt it! Gosh. Can you tell we're procrastinators? *Ü*