For those of you too young to remember the 'Calgon-take me away' commercial
let me enlighten you.
Years ago Calgon, a bubble bath, had a commercial where a woman was surrounded by a barking dog, screaming kid, and ringing doorbell all at the same time.
She yelled out 'Calgon, take me away!'
And just like magic all of a sudden she was soaking in a huge, luxurious bathtub with a mountain of bubbles in complete peaceful silence.
(for those of you who do remember the commerical, did you ever wonder why a woman who could afford such a luxurious bathroom couldn't afford a maid and a nanny for the chaos she was trying to escape?
Today was my Calgon day. Craziness all around me and finally I just laughed and thought 'Blogland, take me away!'
So here I am, except my Calgon is not a long soak in a tub full of bubbles (for that story visit,
My Calgon is blogland and being able to share my love of the Victorian era which I am blessed to be a part of even in the current time.
I don't know why but for some reason I feel more at ease when dressed in Victorian era gowns.
I enjoy antique jewelry and photos.
The intricate beauty of Victorian architecture makes my heart sing:).
Delicate antique lace,
and colorful stained glass bring visions of a simpler more gracious time to mind.
Even calling cards depicted lovely themes with elaborate details.
(I suppose this was a Victorian version of what we call 'tweeting' today-lol).
When escaping to the Victorian era doesn't do the trick these amusing faces bring a smile to my heart:)!
(we were able to pick up the movie channels when she was in the room:).
Floating feet napping
(this could be a new sport in the next Olympic games:).
Crazy hair Calvin.
Sometimes when life gets hectic and crazy we need to take a 'Calgon, take me away' break.
For me it's escaping to blogland, losing myself in thoughts of a beautiful, more genteel time, or just playing with my furry babies.
What 'takes you away' when things get tough?