Okay, this one might be a challenge for me. You see, I don’t really have a “medicine cabinet”. I have places… a sort of linen closet, a cabinet under my sink and a few drawers. Not sure any of those meet the title of this post, but I guess I’ll fake it.
Welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives.
Most everything I use on a regular basis is either out on my bathroom counter or in a drawer.
Now, I do have a lovely bathroom (at least I think so – and I think that’s what matters.) I chose an aqua color for towels, with pale purple accents – I love color! It’s decorated with elephants and irises – you thought it would be something different? 😀😀
This little aqua box contains good stuff like tylenol and various other things. I found the box at Dollar Tree and thought the color was about what I had in my bathroom. Matched perfectly! Of course the shelf holds an adorable glass jar with an ‘elephant’ stopper. It contains my noon day medication.
This is probably the closest thing I have to a “medicine cabinet” – and is actually the top of my ‘linen closet” and holds all kinds of bandaid aids, salves and a variety of other odds & ends.
This little shelf/towel holder is one of my favorie things. A friend who knows I love elephants gave it to me and it a perfect fit. It’s the first thing you see on the wall across from the door. Of course there have to be aqua elephants to go along with the ones that are part of the shelf. The little elephant is made of some sort of flannel material, and there’s a cute little towel with an elephant (aqua colored).
And let’s not forget the irises…
Towel rack with a painting of irises. A gift a long time ago.
The picture on the left is a vintage one from my grandmother, the one on the right is a cross stitched iris. The is multi colored elephant print from #1 son has just right right mixture of colors. He’s the perfect size and coloring for this spot – he’s hiding something behind him, shuuu, don’t tell anyone.
So, there you have a tour of my master bathroom. It’s changed a number of times of the years, but I’m really loving it as it is right now.
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Sally at Within a World of My Own
Your bathroom reflects YOU!! And we all love you so how could we not love your bathroom, too. And great use of the top shelf in the linen closet for all things first aid. Away from little ones’ reach. I have never seen any of my grands offer to peruse the contents of my very accessible medicine cabinet in the downstairs guest bathroom but it would be easy for them to do so. I might need to rethink keeping our prescriptions there. Every time I see your darling elephants I am reminded that I need to get out my cross… Read more »
Thanks Leslie – I do love my bathroom. I do have a lot of elephants – everywhere.
You need to get a good light for your cross stitch. I’m not seeing nearly as well as I used to, but I have a fantastic light/magnifier. I just couldn’t stitch without it.
Probably a good idea to put medications up higher. I’ve only had grandchildren (and now great-grandchildren) here, but I do have most things childproof – except the many elehants.
I’m looking forard to seeing your cross stitch elephant.
You do have a lovely bathroom, and it’s wonderful that you carried your ellys and irises aboard in complementary colors. Jodie’s friend MaryKatherine just posted several iris photos and they are LOVELY! I have never had them and am absolutely going to add them to the yard this year).
The aqua box was a great deal and is quite pretty…going to have to check out that aisle on my next trip!
Thank you Em – I do love my bathroom – and the colors. I think they came together well. Irises do have lovely blooms, it was my DH’s favorite flower and he had some gorgeous ones planted where we could see them from the front door. Sadly, I do not have a green thumb and they don’t bloom much now. #1 son says they don’t get enough son and it’s probably right. Things have really grown up.
Yeah, I love bargains like the aqua box.
I do admire your stick-to-it-iveness of theme, with elephants and irises decorating every category of your home!
I’m guessing there’s toilet paper behind Elephant Door #1?!?
Thanks Bettye, I’m guessing a lot of people think I’m a bit crazy with all my elephants & irises – many of both have been gifts over the years – but I can always find a spot for another one. You guessed wrong. The elephant is guarding a hole in the wall that makes my shower available to the plumber. Elephant was a gift from #3 son & his wife, and it fits perfectly there – and his colors are perfect also.
It’s the best thing that you carry your love of elephants (which I now think of you every time I see clothing with elephants on it) and Irises.
Having those colors is exactly how a bathroom should be. I don’t know how they have trended to being so neutral.
No fair keeping secrets…what’s behind the elephant photo??
I do really love my bathroom. I’m a ‘colar’ person. You won’t find anything “neutral’ in my house. I see all the pictures of totally white kitchens, totally white house. I could never survive in that. Don’t tell anyone, the elephant photo hides a spot in the wall that makes my shower fixture accessable. It didn’t inhance my room, but I love the elephant there. He’s a gift from #3 son & his wife and fits perfetly there.
I LOVE your aqua/purple iris/elephant bathroom! It’s so personalized, and it’s the kind of room that you makes you smile to see it. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t have a legitimate “medicine cabinet” but uses other storage options instead.
Thanks Sally. I’m sure my bathroom is very different to most, but you’re right – it does make me smile. Thanks!