King of the Castle

clawfoot-tubs-rough-hewnIn the 19th century farmhouse, that I like to call the home of my childhood, we had a porcelain clawfoot bathtub in the first floor bathroom.  With its cast iron lion’s feet and roomy basin to lounge in, it was pure childish delight even just to gaze at it.  When I was ready to bathe, I would toss in bath marbles and oils and then just soak with fantasy novel in hand.  I could feel like a queen of her abode, if only for a moment.

Life has really come full circle as I still savor the greatness of the clawfoot bathtub.  This time around with Dr. Hauschka bath oils and attempted meditation.  I almost prefer it to an energizing shower.

Copper options are also fantastic.  They really add coziness and warmth to a bathroom.

Even though clawfoot bathtubs were once considered a luxury item in the late 19th century, I still consider them to be so, as they represent the king of the jungle who earned that title for a reason.

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare

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