10 December 2009
Many years ago my father bought this to me, actually it´s a cup for soap and I´m greatfull that he understood that I would percieve it as a bathtub. I placed it in the bathroom of the dollshouse I had when I was in my twenties and years later when I gave it up, I actually used it for soap for some time. Then it was hidden away in the attic for years.
In the picture I´ve placed it on a page in a book that gives me a lot of inspiration when I´m working with (and dreaming about) Miniatures, although it´s not about Miniatures at all. It´s "Decorating with Antiques" by Caroline Clifton-Mogg. There is among a lot of other things some lovely pictures from conservatories, sun rooms or orangeries. This photo shows an old bathtub in such a place.. and my problem is that I will need a Orangerie that is at least twice the size than the one that I have ;-)
Over the years the bathtub has become green of vedigris inside, a patina that I like very much and would like on the outside too. I could make it with acid but it should easily be made with some green oilpaint too. And I will make the stained glass in the frame some day too...