I was trolling the internet recently and came across a decadent post at Desire to Inspire that highlights envy-worthy antique bathtubs. Random, I know. But the discovery made me remember one of my own favorite early posts featuring the same subject and I thought I’d reprint it for a bit of nostalgia as we edge into the (different) holiday weekend.
I hope it inspires you to a little indulgence…
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Why does everyone go insane on the weekend before Christmas? There is madness on the roads, madness in the malls, madness amongst the trees… The only way to retrieve my equilibrium and, if I’m lucky, regain a pleasurable enough mood to venture out this evening for my social fix, is full submersion in a nice hot bath. Yes, a steamy soak is just the ticket for complete stress-relief. And to help me ignore the lead poisoning risk I am taking by sinking into my desperately-in-need-of-re-enamelling bathtub, I’ll draw attention to other people’s bathtubs.
Most Psychedelic Bathtub: No, this is not just a very large pipe.
Most Mod Bathtub: Perfect for one’s exhibitionist tendencies.
Most Bachelor-Friendly Bathtub: Has remote-activation capabilities, and definitely not kid-friendly.
Most Romantic Bathtub: It’s all about those curlycues, and it’s called “Moonlight.”
Most Multi-Purpose Bathtub: The ultimate loft accessory.
Most Bond-esque Bathtub: Just add your favorite Bond Girl in silhouette.
Most Hemingway-esque Bathtub: The Old Man would have sunk in this stone boat for sure.
Most Cleverly Reused Bathtub: Reuse. Recycle. Save the Planet.
Most Outrageous Bathtub: Conceptual only, as far as I can tell, but with a $47K tag and 2 HDTVs, I don’t know whether to be horrified or titillated.
Just look at what we who own basic white bathtubs are missing! Or, perhaps not?
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Hope you enjoyed this meander into the past as much the second time around.