Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sweet MemoriesTake Me Away

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It's been one of those weeks. I need an escape. Something like a long warm bath in a clawfoot tub. The one above would be nice and pretty. But today I'm thinking along the lines of my grandmother Beatrice's tub. 
Maybe more like this.
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When visiting grandmother's county cottage, this little city girl would run through the yard, pick flowers, play in the dirt and dance on the clapboard porch until I was exhausted. Then my sweet grandmother would "draw up" my bathwater in her big clawfoot tub.
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It felt ginormous. I could barely see over the top of the tub. 
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When bath time was done, she would fix a special treat of neopolitan ice cream. It came in a box. Do you remember those?
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Then we would climb in bed. She'd tell a story and the last sound I remembered was the hum of the box fan which sat in the window. 

 I could really use one of those days. 


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Simple times.

40 comments:

podso said...

Oh yes those bricks of ice cream! Nice tubs you've shown, and even nicer memories you've shared! You write well!!

Gina said...

Such sweet memories!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing a little part of your past. Simpler times for sure.

Laura@happyroost said...

Great post! Makes me want to take a bath, too!

Laura
HappyroostBlog.com

Pamela Gordon said...

We had a claw foot tub when I was growing up but the bathroom wasn't so romantic looking as these photos. :) And I do remember ice cream in bricks! Sweet memories.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, and I will join you., Have a great weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

I adored my grandmother and your precious memories are similar to mine. Love this post!

xo
Pat

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Loved these images, Tammy. I know you were focusing on the tubs but those weathered blue boards are just amazing. Love the "atmosphere" of all these pics.

Loretta said...

Oh yeah, you really brought back the memories with this one! Have a lovely evening! Hgs

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Sweet memories! I enjoyed imagining your special time...it also made me think of my Grandmother too...she had a big porcelain tub like that as well. And a drain plug with a long chain on it. The ice cream memory was like "the icing on the cake!"

All little girls should have a memories like yours to cherish.

Sue@House Pretty said...

Hey, I remember those boxes of ice cream! Now you're making ME feel old! I can't get enough of those claw foot tubs. I wish my husband thought the same way, oh well!

Vicki said...

Ah, grandma's they are the best. I always loved sleeping on my Nana's sleeping porch. Fully enclosed with those slate windows open to a tilt and when it rained and it was cool, you could snuggle under the covers and sleep with sweet, sweet dreams!! My favorite place in the world!

Vee said...

Oh yes. I had nearly forgotten ice cream in a box. So easy for slicing and serving. My grandmother also had a claw foot tub and I had many a nice bath with lots of bubbles when I was a little girl. I would think of those times when, many years later, I was making sure that my grandmother had a nice bath or shower. A great gathering of photos to complement your post.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lot of great memories with your grandmother! Hold on to them!

XO,
Jane

Marcia said...

I could use one of those days too, Tammy. And yes, I remember neapolitan ice cream very well. It was typical in our home.

Much love!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I remember that yummy ice cream. My grandma also had a tub like that. Great memories.

SSM said...

OM Goodness, Tammy.

I remember that ice cream. We used to have that at birthday parties.

Ahhh.

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Tammy! Those are gorgeous pictures. I would love a tub like that.

Terry said...

Oh those memories that you conjured up for me. Our favorite was Neapolitan Ice Cream but we called it Napoleon because it was funny. Such good memories.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love a good soak but our tub is woefully small. Someday I would love a nice deep one.

Love Of Quilts said...

OH! How I could use one of those days two. What Sweet Memories.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

You brought back great memories to me also! My grandma had one of those tubs and I lived with her for a summer while I was pregnant, it was a summer where we had a heat wave, imagine in Texas, anyway I would fill the tub with cool water and sit in it all day, it was heaven!

Cindy said...

Hello my dear Tammy,
I love those old tubs, I only have one memory of taking a bath in a tub like that. It was the only time my mom and dad left my siblings and I at a friends place for the night. I think she was going in to hospital to have my youngest brother, I remember hurting inside so badly, I missed them so much. I must have told Sis. Ralston, because she filled up their old tub like that and told my little sister and I to climb in, it was huge and almost full to the top. I had never had a bath with that much water in it before. I would have been almost seven years old and I could barely see over the top of it when sitting in it. What a sweet memory.
I love your memory about what you did when you went to see your grandma. Sounds like you had a good granny.
Have a good day.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Nothing like a long soak to wash away the cobwebs of life. Love the photos ... especially that ice-cream. HEHE!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Nothing like a long soak to wash away the cobwebs of life. Love the photos ... especially that ice-cream. HEHE!

classic • casual • home said...

That used to be my favorite ice cream...my grandmother sliced it. Time for a nice soak.

Jojo said...

Oh how wonderful to indulge in memories.

raggygirlvintage said...

Sweet memories, Tammy, I hope they bring you smiles:-)
Tracey

Calypso In The Country said...

So relaxing! I love those tubs!
-Shelley

Wren said...

How lovely! I do remember the Neapolitan ice cream. Thanks for sharing, great post.

Donna said...

I think your taste is fantastic Tammy!! I always enjoy all your pictures so much and dream about each of them!!

Emreen said...

Oh my... The bath tubs look glorious.. Love the bath with the book shelf in it... !! It would be good to read a book with being soaked in warm water and bubbles ;-) ;-)

Marla and Steve said...

Oh Tammy. I wish you could relax in one of those tubs and eat "box" ice cream. I also have those memories of neopolitan ice cream in a box. Back then there were so few flavors to choose from but each one was wonderful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh yes. A tub soak followed by ice cream. With sprinkles. :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Lovely. Gorgeous. Precious.

My grandmother has a ball and claw foot tub too and my sister and I would soak in it. I remember not being able to see over the top too!

Forgot about that.

She used to fill big old galvanized farm tubs full of water for us and put them in the yard as little swimming pools in the summer under the weeping willow tree for us to cool off.

She had five granddaughters and no grandsons at that time and we all lived next to her on the farm.

Oh the memories!
Thanks for taking me back today, Tammy!

Karena said...

I remember days like yours at your grandmothers. Loved going to the "country" in the summer and staying with my aunts and uncles. Life on the farm, with the creek and swinging bridge.

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
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Sarah said...

I do remember the neapolitan ice cream. It was always a favorite because it had strawberry in between the chocolate and vanilla. And the thought of a nice deep tub for soaking makes my heart skip a beat. Beautiful images!
Hope you get your little escape, and good luck on selling your house. ~ Sarah

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Tammy, I'm waaaay behind on visiting while I play with Little Man and wait (and wait, and wait) on his little brother to arrive, but I'm glad I didn't miss this post. I don't have any fabulous clawfoot tub memories like you do, but I hope I'm giving them to my grandchildren. When we renovated our old house, we kept the original tub in the guest bath, and I love it!

I hope your week is going better for you and that you have a wonderful celebration of our risen Lord! Happy Easter!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Tammy, I remember very similar memories of her, the big clawfoot tub, and the big box fan in the window. In fact, many times when I lie down at night with troubles on my mind, I think of the big box fan and feel comforted. That picture with the blue walls does look so much like hers did. Thank you for sharing these sweet, sweet memories!

Zane Wooder said...

What's really good is epsom salt baths or baking soda baths. I am addicted to both. They feel so good and are really good for you.

-Zane of ontario honey