Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! We had a nice relaxing weekend and I finally got around to choosing a piece of artwork for the master bathroom. It was something I originally had in mind for the lake, but since I had it on hand, I decided to see how it would look in the bathroom!
This big wall in the master bathroom is pretty big so I knew I needed a large piece to fill the space. I thought about a mirror, but really, who wants to see themselves from every angle in the bathroom? So, I opted for a large print I had hanging in the basement.
The print is called “The Lady of Shallot”. The painting is based on a ballad by Lord Alfred Tennyson about a young woman who is cursed to see life only through the reflection of a mirror. (another reason not to put a mirror in this spot.) The young lady is captive in a tower on the outskirts of Camelot. The story goes if she ever casts her eyes on Camelot she will be forever cursed. So when she sees the handsome Sir Lancelot in the reflection, she looks out at Camelot and thus is cursed. She leaves the tower room and finds a boat and sets sail to Camelot. Unfortunately she freezes to death before arriving at the first house.
A sad tale, but a beautiful print none the less. So, I hung the picture and I think I like it! Plus, it was something I already had, so no money spent this time. Like I so often do, I find a frame with glass and order a print that size to go inside. Such an inexpensive way to get nice looking artwork. This frame came from Michael’s and it was one of their in-stock items. Plus it was 50% off. I ordered the print from Posters.com.
I’m still working on the rest of the bathroom. I’d like to get a large rug to go by the claw foot tub, but we have bigger fish to fry this week with the engagement party! More details coming!
So, what do you think of The Lady of Shallot? It really is a great ballad to read. Funny, when I was in school I hated reading poetry and now I enjoy it! I guess it’s more fun when it’s not required reading. If you love poetry there is a website, poetry.org which is a resource site for the meaning and history of poems. (WHERE was this when I was an English major??)
I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell