8.25.2008

Is It Too Early For a Bubble Bath?

Yes, it's Monday.  I already need a bubble bath!  So I figured it would be a good time to do a little post on my master bathroom...after all, I can't be the only one who feels this way, right?

The other day, Nina and I came home from the pool all greased up from sunscreen, so after dinner I filled up the bathtub.  Although I love these candles in my bathroom, I think this is probably only the second time they've been lit in...six months?  I just don't usually take the time.  But I should!

My favorite thing about the bathroom is my little chandelier.  I always thought it needed some dimension above the bathtub, but didn't want to mess with running new electrical wiring to put up an actual light fixture.  My solution was to head over to my favorite antique shop, and I came home with this wrought iron thingy for about $25.  Not bad for what a big statement it makes!
When I actually light all the candles, it is practically daylight in there!  A bubble bath was the perfect way to de-grease myself from sunscreen, relax, and even get rid of some of those pregnancy aches and pains I've been having lately.  Perfect ending to the day!  I hope you find something just as relaxing on this Monday...


42 comments:

Christi said...

Lovely - a "candle"lier is the perfect solution!

Marie said...

Your master bath looks beautiful! The candle chandelier is perfect in the room. I have one of those huge garden tubs and I've never used it!! I dust it occaisonally but never actually get in. lol

Kari said...

Aaaaahhhhh. . .Next time I'm in my tub that I can barely fit in, my tub that drains while I'm in it (I imagine that they're ocean waves), I'll imagine that there's a beautiful chandelier above me. :)

Really, it's GORGEOUS!!

Kari

Davene said...

How relaxing! I have a "candle"lier similar to that, but haven't found a place in our "new" house to put it. (Well, we've been here almost 3 years, so I guess it's not really new anymore.) ;) You've inspired me to think about where it could go; thanks!

Jboo said...

Wow -- that looks lovely and so relaxing! Enjoy!


Janet

My home - My life said...

Sounds and looks divine - wish I had a large tub to soak in!

a day in the life of bella said...

That's sumptious! What a bargain price, too :)

Bella

Wendy said...

I've always wanted a chandelier in my bathroom...your idea is great!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Your bathroom is stunning!!

Shannon said...

I love your candlelier over your tub! I want to do something like this over my tub. It adds so much!

Christy said...

What a pretty bathroom. I would be in that bathtub every single night! The "candle"lier is perfect hanging where you have it... love it!

I'm going to relax by baking your banana bread today:)

Happy Monday!

Blanca said...

Beautiful idea. I does make it more GRAND.

Jen r. said...

Love your chandelier. That bathroom is awesome! Jen R

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Carrie, thank you for stopping by to see me. I love your bathroom chandy...what a great idea for the candle one. Lovely!

I'm gonna add you to my bloglist too.

Rhoda

Screaming Meme said...

I love that! I need one too! How is the brass bed dilemma doing? Keep me posted! Bumble Bee!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love it! Our bathroom looks exactly the same, well ok not exactly because I need to go out and get a chandelier like that! My husband said that is genuis! And the blinds make it looks so elegant too! Gorgeous!

Michaela said...

Looks and sounds very relaxing. I usually don't take the time either. The only time I use my bath tub is when I have a cold and I need to surround myself with Vicks Vapor bubbles. Maybe I'll be able to sit outside this evening, read my book and have a glass of wine.
Best wishes,
Michaela

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Love, love, love the bathroom!!

That chandelier does add a lot of charm!!!

Beautiful!

Lisa

Screaming Meme said...

I wanted to remind you about class tomorrow...We are continuing where we left off!

Lori said...

carrie, I love your bath tub and I am so jealous! see, I hate showers, and daily I take my bath....but, relazing my 5ft 9 inch frame in a standard tub, just doesn't cut it :( Your tub with those candles looks like an oasis.

Lisa said...

I'm a total bubble bath kind of a girl too!!! I love the "candle"ier! It looks great!

Nikki said...

I love the candle chandelier! I don't think it's too early for a bubble bath.

Lisa & Gerald said...

You enjoy your bubble bath any time! Its never to early for that hehehehe I also enjoy my tub time too jets or bubbles!
I love your bathroom its so beautiful! AND WITH ALL THE CANDLES AND HOLDER LOVE IT!

Strawberry Blonde said...

I love the look of all your candles in your bathroom. I think I'll light mine tonight and indulge. We've had the effects of Fay all day and I've been dealing with two wet labs and a four year old boy all day. They all stink. :)

Thanks for the idea. I never really light my candles either in my bath, so tonight will be a treat.

I've enjoyed your bloggy page.
-- Brandi

Amber said...

I love your iron chandelier! It adds so much character to your bathroom. I adore taking bubble baths. It is such a great way to relax and unwind with some music and a book or magazine. And, I swear that I sleep better after soaking in the tub! I'm jealous of your garden tub! When we bought our house, we couldn't find a house in the area that we liked with one, so even though I'm a regular bath taker, I have to squeeze into our little standard size tub! ;)

Sweet Simplicity said...

How beautiful and relaxing! I love that chandelier!

Sandra said...

I love it - your bathroom looks very peaceful and serene.

Magpie Interior Design said...

Awesome chandelier!! Love it! I wish I had a bathroom like that!! I'd never leave!

~Stacy

Our Complete Family said...

Happy Monday to you, too! So glad you got to have some you time to relax~ much deserved! I am a sucker for pacis, too, just like you!!! My son wouldn't take one and it bummed me out actually...now aren't I a dork?!? I think it does make Miss Priss still look like a baby and not a pre toddler! I agree with you 150% girl! Kids are in bed and hubby is now home so I'm going to see how his day went and have a glass of wine from our local winery. Yummy! ~ Les

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Chris said...

I actually went shopping for a chandelier today for my bathroom. We have a similar tub area. Yours is just gorgeous! Who couldn't relax in that???

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

we are approaching a bathroom makeover at the weekend, I've just searched ebay for a chandelier, nothing and wondered how we would fit it anyway, then I surfed on here and saw the candle one you have, hmmmm, has got me thinking lol

oh and yeah, you know, I have like a million candles and seem to have not lit them and sunk in the bath for such a long time...

sarah

Kelsey said...

WOW that is just beautiful!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your bathroom looks great...love all the candles!
Diane

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous bubblebath.......just dreamy space. I am off to go take one myself...thanks for the reminder. cherry

Amy said...

Beautiful bathroom! I love the shutters, too! Show us the rest of the room?

Sandy Toes said...

I feel the need to COPY! I love love the chandelier in your bathroom. I just painted our master bathroom a coffee.mocha type color and there is black iron in my master bedroom...Where did you purchase that? I know that I have seem something like it at Home Goods. LOVE IT! I don't like bubble baths but I may in yours!
Sandy Toes at www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com

Lacy said...

Your one popular chic and I would love to have a tub and master bath like that. It looks so inviting and the chandelier is awesome. Thanks for your sweet comment.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

oh my that chandelier is amazing! I am super jealous of your tub, can't wait to get my hands on one of my own!

Our Complete Family said...

Wait a sec...pregnancy aches and pains? I didn't realize you were expecting!!! When is the big reveal date? How NEAT!!! How did this not register the last time I read this post?!? Yes, I'm a dork! Hugs, Les

Tricia Anne said...

What a wonderful place to relax. It is beautiful and the candles add a comforting feeling. I love our tub! It is my little hiding place at the end of a long day. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Hooked on Houses said...

I love that chandelier, too! Now I want one in my bathroom! -Julia :-)