For this week's Teapot Tuesday, we are helping Mary recover some of the photos she took on her grand trip around the world. Mary is from the Outback, but she has been visiting friends of friends, staying in their homes all over the place. Due to an unfortunate camera incident, she accidentally deleted the photos she had taken of all these places.
It looks to me that Mary stayed in one of those lovely old restored Victorian houses you find around the U.S., from San Francisco to small towns in Georgia. I think this one might be from one of the houses in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood, a hotbead of Victorian restoration. This homeowner kept the old-fashioned black and white checked floors and the claw-footed tub, and Mary thought it was a nice soothing space, so she took a photo of it.
The image is a digi from Bird, I just colored it, cut it out with a frame die, and wove a ribbon through the frame. I tried using silver gel pen on the mirror frame, but my pen is about dried up, so it's not an even coat. The mirror has a thick layer of Glossy Accents on it.
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 GMT Views: 781
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7318
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 4:17 PM
i had a Victorian House in Toronto with an old restored clawfoot tub and let me tell you nothing was as comfortable as a luxurious bath and a good book and of course a glass of wine. No wonder Mary wanted a picture of this.
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 4:34 PM
what a darling lil bath, I always thought what it would be like to lay in one of these, they look so comfy. Love the soft colors and the sparkly mirror, all bordered with that soft di-cut...lovely...TFS..:0)...wll be a great picture for her album..:0)
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 7:15 PM
I love the old Victorian style claw tubs. This room has been very nicely done to achieve the Victorian feel to it. Such a soft, soothing atmosphere. TFS
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Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 6:07 AM
We used to have a bath almost like that when I was growing up. But one thing they don't tell you - those old cast-iron baths take a lot longer for the bath itself to get warm than modern plastic ones. You get into the hot water and for a few minutes the bath itself is still warming up. We just had a wooden floor, but I've definitely seen rooms like this in some of the stately homes I've visited, and I'm pretty sure the "big house" I worked in, the owner's bathroom was tiled just like that. I love the mirror!
Registered: January 2, 2013 Location: Burlington NC Posts: 1730
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 4:57 AM
I'm LMAO!!! THIS is beautiful!! Love the work!! Reason I'm laughing is because I'M SO HAPPY TO KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO TAKES PICS OF BATHROOMS!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I have this obsession with the perfect bath!!! I thought I was totally weird...God bless Mary! Totally traveling with that broad next time!!
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