7.26.2008

Pink Saturday ~ Dust in my Tub

Welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday. She is the hostess with the mostest and raises gorgeous roses too. After leaving me a fantastic comment :) click on over there to find a a whole passel of bloggers and their fabulous pink stuff. Last Saturday I showed you a pink claw foot bathtub that was in the courtyard of this fun and funky little shop I found while at the beach. This week you get to see my fun and funky bathtub. This lovely specimen of a tub is in my master suite. It's a step up garden tub of pink marble. The faucets are heavy ornate silver with roses in it. Can you believe it? That sea foam green wall behind it was cheap plastic tile and I covered it with spackling or joint compound (can't remember which) and them glazed it with a rag. The rest of the bath is a lighter hue of that sea foam green and the bedroom is striped in that same sea foam only in a darker hue. That "vase" of flowers sitting on the ledge is actually a vintage child's cloth mannequin. But back to the bathtub......I have never used that tub, not once since we moved here in 1999. That tub is pretty deep and it would be a wonderful place to luxuriate in a decadent bubble bath. But that's the trouble. The tub is so deep it's hard to get out of. Climbing out of the tub and then down that step is not easy....very slippery. Even my children who have used the tub said it was hard. So....the tub just sits there collecting dust. (Cleaning it is even harder.) I love that garden tub though........after all, how many people have a pink tub?



49 comments :

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW!!!

Don't know what else to say!! LOL!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Dawn said...

What a beautiful tub it is!! It looks like it would be heavenly to bathe in. I don't think, however, that I would like to call for help to get out of it! Not a pretty sight LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Dana said...

That is a HUGE PINK tub! I know that even the one we put in our home (built 3 years ago) is a dickens to get in and out of of. But, boy oh boy, is it nice to crawl in it when it is filled with hot, soapy water! It is heaven,for sure. I am amazed at how great your walls look! I would never have guessed plastic tile lurks beneath! Here's hoping your Saturday is the best!

Beverly said...

Lynn, you really made me smile telling us about your dusty tub. I have a tub that collects dust in my house, too. But, mine isn't pink - just plain ole white. I think dust looks much prettier on pink than on white.

Happy Pink Saturday.

DebbieCalif said...

Please fill her up! I'd love to come over for a long soak after all this blogging, a nice bath would be wonderful!!!! That looks like a pink Jacuzzi! I love your pink posts, always, always creative!
Blessings, Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Connie said...

You are talking to a chick that understands that also! I rarely use mine for the same reason. Mine's white though and I LOVE the pink marble! Stunning, sweet chick. I don't have that step and getting in and out is not easy when you're 5' 4 3/4", I tell ya!! Still it is gorgeous!
Smoochies,
Connie

Roxie said...

It just occurred to me, that I did not get a full tour when I visited. Hmmmmmm
I had no idea you had a pink bathtub Miss Lynn!
Dang, I love it!
Roxie

My Artful Heart said...

WOW...what a grande pink soaking tub! I can imagine this tub with lots of bubbles, yummy scents and lit candles. Thanks for sharing and have a great Pink Saturday!

CatHerder said...

VERY NICE! IT LOOKS SO BIG!! Our house was built in 1940, and its all original..hubby wanted to put in a big sunken tub with jets, but i wont let him change it at all....I love vintage stuff! The only new thing is a walk in shower big enough for a wheelchair, the old owners had it put in....you could shower with a football team!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous tub! Now that should be filled with pink bubblebath, some candles lit nearby and this delicious music playing in the background. Happy Pink Saturday. I love your slideshow of your treasures with that cute hummingbird. karen

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my goodness! I want your tub. What a perfect, pink place to take a bubble bath!!

PAT said...

It's a very pretty tub, Lynn. I would not be able to use it either. We have a whirlpool tub here, that I've only used once, because it is very difficult to get out of!

Love your Pink Saturday post!
Have a great weekend.
pat

Joy said...

I think that a tub that big would wear out our hot water heater! LOL

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lynn, I too have a tub like your pink one, mine doesn't have a step on the front. So far I can still get in, but asked me DH about the one they have on TV. The side opens. Sounds good to me for later life. Love your tags you made, gotta keep thinking about fall and winter items.
Hugs,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

So pretty! Great post...
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lynn,

That pink tub is so special, but I agree with you that cleaning the garden tubs is hard work. I don't care for my big tub either. It looks too pretty not to use, though. Go for it at least once!
Enjoy your weekend.
Tammy

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a pretty girlie tub! Gorgeous! We have one in white, and it never gets used either! LOL! Your Halloween tags are so pretty! And I love the magnolia "fuzzies" in the bowl...what a neat idea! I knew right away what they were! LOL! I've raked enough magnolia leaves growing up! LOL!

Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Nice pink post
visit me anytime...

Donna said...

Love the pink bathtub, Lynn! I'd be using it all the time!
Hugs,
Donna

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I can see myself reading in that pretty pink tub....love it.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

GMG said...

Hi Lynn!
Sorry for the absence these last weeks, but unfortunately it wasn’t due to some summer holidays… ;))
Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, now at the MoMA for Art and New York lovers! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great week! I’ll try to get back here to enjoy your pictures with some more time during the week!

PS: Thanks for the link!

Darlene said...

It is too bad it is hard to get out of cause that looks like a wonderful soaking tub to me. It really is beautiful!! Great Pink Saturday post!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the pink tub!

Ok - here is how to get out of those deep garden tubs. I am speaking from experience here :-). It is very simple. Stand up. Turn your backside to the edge of the tub where you are trying to exit. Sit down on the ledge. Then simple swivel your legs over the edge and stand up on the floor. The whole trick is sitting on the tub ledge - facing the wall and then swiveling. Let me know if it works....
Hugs,
Penny

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oooo..I am so jealous!! I LOVE your pink tub!!

Summer really is flying by isn't it? Glad you stopped by!!
Big hugs,
Brittany

Donna said...

WOW! How pretty!

Thanks for sharing!

Donna

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Lynn ,I am so glad I am not the only one with a dusty tub . Love that pink tub !
thank you for stopping by.

Kim's Treasures said...

I feel the very same way about our huge garden tub! It collects dust too! :( I thought I would love it but it is hard to get in and out of, like you said! At least yours is decorated prettier than mine :)
Have a great night!
Kim

Pink Slippers said...

What girl wouldn't want a pink tub? It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Margie said...

I'm envious of your gorgeous pink tub! Hubby and I have always wanted one, but I've always wondered how hard they are to clean! Seems to me you'd almost have to be in it to clean it? Still, soaking in one still looks like great fun!

g said...

I think I'd want to try out the tub, maybe. My husband is a big man who can't really enjoy most smaller tubs - this would be perfect for him (if he could take the PINK!) Can you replace it with an easier one?

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind compliments. I hope to do some more Pink Saturday posts, so come round again!!

Love the bird sounds!

raccoonlover1963 said...

OMG! Love the tub. Color and Style. Yes, I have had a pink tub, sink and toilet years ago. It was a very hideous shade of pink, though! It was already in the house when we moved in.
Lisa

M.Kate said...

beautiful tub..we dont have one here but I dont mind one in this shade for sure :)

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL...oh Lynn love your pink tub!

We have a tub we don't use either but that's because it's still lying on it's side waiting to be installed.
It's an old clawfoot tub...but I promise when it gets installed I WILL be in it LOL.

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Sandi McBride said...

Now that bottom tub I could see replacing mine! I love it!
hugs
Sandi

Classic Charm said...

Lynn,
You've been holding out on me! You have a huge pink tub? Girl, get in there and pronto! Oh, I could certainly see myself taking a long luxurious bubble bath in that marble tub - wow!
PS - Listen to Penny's advice and get that water flowing!
Hugs,
Rose

HippieDog said...

Oh this brings back memories...I used to have a pink tub! Our home was built in 1958 and they loved pink. Pink and silver flowered foil wallpaper---I will always miss that bathroom. Bubble baths have never been the same :)

Lallee said...

Wow Lynn! You should win the pink prize this week. I LOVED seeing your pink marble tub!

BTW I found some Libby goblets at the Dollar Tree! Yippee! I like yours better, but these are still going to work perfectly.

Lallee

Bethie said...

I love your pink tub. It would really fit in at my house!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a pretty PINK tub!! And such an ingenius use of the child's mannequin! I have a thing for dressforms!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynne Laura said...

Lynn,

Just love that pink tub! I don't know if I could resist not going in...I would however need my husband to help me out of it so I didn't fall and killy myself! What a keeper that is!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Cami said...

I have the garden tub. The extra deep one. No step and not much of a ledge to put stuff on though. I pray every time I get in and out of it. I'm only 39 and worry one day I'll be sitting on a stool in my shower to save my hips! My tub isn't pink either. :SIGH:

a home far away said...

So many beautiful photos, a little bit different then I am used to I have never seen a pin tub before:-)

I am a swedish woman living in Singapore, where I try to build up a new home for me and my family, feel free to visit:-)

//Gunilla

Tutti Chic said...

Lynn~What a beautiful tub! i would enver get out! :) chris

Tracy said...

Hi, Lynn! That is a spectaular tub!! Oh, I miss baths...Our bathroom is sooo tiny, people have bigger closets than our bathroom--LOL! Only space for a corner shower stall...*SNIFF-SNIFF** Happy Days ((HUGS))

Amber said...

Hi Lynn, I've missed checking in at you blog!

What a great pink tub! Are those oil rubbed bronze fixtures? I really like the combo.

I like pink, too...especially hot pink! But I love Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic pink, too.

Nanna said...

love the pink tub ! we use to have a garden tub, when the kids were little , they always tried to put their flots in there LOL I would love to have room for one now & fill it full of bubbles LOL
Helen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH LYNN!!!! I LOVE your pink tub, that is gorgeous!! I would love to soak in that, how relaxing!!

Love ya,
Amy

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I have the same problem with my tub... but I use it EVERY night.... I just gotta have my bath..... have you thought of adding a hand rail on the side? I have been thinking about one....such a pretty tub...
HUgs
Linda

Dana Jones said...

That is a BIG tub! I bet it empties the water heater to fill it up! I can see you are very fond of it, but if it were mine, I'd be tempted to take the faucets off, cut some plywood to cover it, and then upholster the top. You could have your very own lounging pad in the master suite! A place to repose after hot showers! And if you decide to sell the house, there is still the tub, with just a few handy-man tasks to put it back like it is now!

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