tub envy

Sigh.  Unfortunately, I don't currently have a bath tub in the little pied–à–terre we are renovating but I am looking around and trying to find a spot for one.   If I could work out the privacy issue, I'd have a bathing room that opened up completely to the garden.  I could soak my cares away amidst the scent of lavender and roses watching the hummingbirds and butterflies make their rounds on a sunny morning or slip into a midnight bath and count the stars.  —Doesn't that sound heavenly?

The wood elements and mix of textures in the rustic bathing room above results in a cozy, enveloping feeling.  To make it ideal, I'm imagining a fireplace on one wall and on the other, a bank of French doors open to a lush garden.  Actually, scratch that.  As long as I'm dreaming... I'm in the bath overlooking rolling hills somewhere in Tuscany.  Let's see...Montepulciano...San Gimignano...Yes.  That's the ticket.   
 Ahhh.  ...Take me away!


 Images:  1-Cote Sud Dec10-Jan11; 2-View from Montepulciano, Travellers Point; 3-View from San Gimignano, Trip Advisor
see our new site:


Acquired Objects said...

We have an antique claw footed tub and what you describe would be my perfect bathroom....I hope you get your dream!

LB said...

Hey, Debra~Thank you! Right back at you--if that is your perfect bathroom, I wish it for you, as well!
Universe? Are you listening? :) LeAnn

delightblog said...

Love looking at your blog and the lovely photogrpahs. Linen and Lavender are probably my two most favorite things!

Linda @

mn said...

I passed through San Gimignano & Montepulciano years ago, and now how I'd love to go back. Dreamy!
Melissa in UK

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment.
We are now hosting our 2nd Annual
All email subscribers receive one entry.
In addition, you'll receive an additional entry for each comment you leave.
Your comment can be any length to qualify.
Leave your name and location to be eligible.
Always nice to hear from you! ~LeAnn and Alex

a few of our favorite things

a few of our favorite things
click image to view all items

Italia! per sempre

Be Love.

l&l collection no. 11

l&l collection no. 12 - It speaks to me.

. . . . . . .


.Subscribe to receive our news and exclusive content by email,, click image to go to subscription form or go here:

composition ii

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio
Giovanni Signorini (Firenze)

.Visit our new site:

This = Love

Search l&l:


At our house:

At our house:
{Cast iron deer plaque used as wall hook} 9.5"x8.5"x3.5" - $29.

Might I suggest?...

Might I suggest?...
Caprese salad is traditionally made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese –burrata cheese takes it to a whole new level...

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature
There is something at once familiar and mysterious...

Appennino by Giambologna

Appennino by Giambologna
Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino...

John Saladino Feature

John Saladino Feature
"Every home should be a sanctuary...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box'll be greeted by a peaceful storehouse of colors and textures —Feng Shui Heaven!

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home
In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space...

Dream Weavers - Rumi

Dream Weavers - Rumi
I found my dreams but the moon took me away...

Wind and Water

Wind and Water
A balanced living environment generates well-being and a balanced life...

"It's a mystery."

"It's a mystery."
Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want...

Rose Tarlow, The Private House

Rose Tarlow, The Private House
...interspersed with enchanting memories of her childhood home "Windrift" and inspiration garnered from the green fields of Ireland to antiquing jaunts in the heart of Paris.

l&l life