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Sweet Escape: Absolutely Beautiful Denial

by | Oct 6, 2008 | Decorating Inspiration, Sweet Escape

Sweet Escape: Absolutely Beautiful Denial

S hhhh….don’t tell me the weekend is over. I’m in denial (actually, it looks like I am in the tub!). Sometimes, you just aren’t ready to face a Monday! My 8 year old son was sick all weekend and I have a busy week ahead — I am feeling completely unprepared for a Monday. I’d love to sink down into a beautiful tub like that and pretend it is Friday night! Calgon take me away!

I saw another lovely place to escape to over at the blog of blogging friend Anna of Absolutely Beautiful Things. It happens to be a home she owns and rents out in Australia. It looks like such a beautiful, peaceful and happy place to spend some time. She has such a great knack for creating beauty. If only I was headed to Anna’s lovely place…then a Monday wouldn’t seem so bad at all.

Sweet Escape: Absolutely Beautiful Denial

Sweet Escape: Absolutely Beautiful Denial

Sweet Escape: Absolutely Beautiful Denial

Happy day to you all!
Meanwhile, I am looking like a prune so I need to get out of that tub and face the week.

Top: Real Simple
All others: Absolutely Beautiful Things


  1. Suzann

    Perhaps if we go back to sleep and dream really really hard, we can sleep Monday away? Okay, just a thought.

  2. Things That Inspire

    Beautiful way to start the day on a Monday morning. I love the bedroom with the statement lamps – it is so unusual to see lamps that are higher and more dramatic than the headboard, and I love it.

    Hope you have a lovely week!

  3. Kristen

    I definitely understand not wanting to face Monday! I snuggled low under our big down comforter while Hubby got ready for work this morning, not wanting to get out and face the cold. Alas, I had to get up. At least once Monday is done there isn’t another one for six days. Love the beautiful pictures…as usual!

  4. Elzie

    This absolutely seems to be a real resting place. Loved it!
    Hope you have a good day.
    Love Elzie

  5. Jen

    Happy Monday! I think my bed with the thick white down comforter is calling my name! Love the blog you have shared with us. Anna definitely has a lovely and cozy home.
    Have a fabulous week,

  6. Rosie's Whimsy

    I know how you feel! Argh……

    The picture with the chair and armoire speaks to me. Now I have to figure out exactly why so I can bring that corner to my house :-) Rosie

  7. anne

    I didn’t feel like facing today either, but I am up and running now. It is very cold here, just want a sunny holiday now!!

    Love the post…the bed looks very inviting :-)

  8. Vee~A Haven for Vee

    May you tap into that source of energy and inspiration. Of course you will; you already have. Hope that your little guy is back on his feet and feeling a whole lot better.

  9. connie

    Seriously. Is it Monday. I’m already waiting for Friday. I enjoy you site sooo much. You are so talented!

  10. Debbie

    Hi Melissa I know what you mean about Mondays!!!! My Mondays are power/clean house days. I clean house and work on the house as FAST as possible so the rest of the week after work I can home home and sew, decorate or work on something fun! I put fast music on and literally do as much, as fast as I can. My goal is to get to things I want to do. So house here I come!!!!

  11. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    This would be a perfect time for the childhood concept of a “do over”. :)

  12. teresa

    Absolutely love the pictures- I’m so into “white” rooms right now- and love the stack of hats on the dresser- kind of calls to me :}
    I would love to have stayed in bed today- I was up and on the road at 4am- yikes-

  13. Maven

    Oh how I would love to be in that tub too :-) I’m currently trying to talk myself into going for a swim before work. Gack. I need the exercise, but sitting in my robe an hour longer amongst all this fall decor seems so much better. I blame you *wink*

    Have a great day!

  14. Kelly


    You share the neatest things! I love that vase pillow in the bed…now to hunt it down somewhere! ;o)

  15. lylah ledner

    you’re killing me {big desert grin here}

    hubs and i are redoing the master (sanctuary) bedroom….among everything else we’re doing to go from the 2 of us to adding 5 more to the homefront. loving it.


  16. tig

    So sorry to hear about your son’s illness over the weekend — hope he’s feeling much better, and you as well :) Monday will be over soon, and certain the rest of the week will be lovely . . .


  17. Jaime

    I had a completely relaxing weekend. I was wicked sick, so I made that my excuse to relax. I went to the apple cider mill with my friends, went shopping for myself (again) with mC, and spent the entire day Sunday sitting at my computer playing a game. It felt good.

    Ready to face the Monday or not, here it is. I’m currently at work, wondering why the day is going by so slowly when all I want to do is go home and read my book. :P

  18. Kathy

    Very pretty, the bedroom is wonderful!

  19. Ramona Owen

    Melissa ~ I hear {prune} is the new {peaches & cream}….I have a crazy week too….and all I want to do is carve pumpkins and eat candy corn…not happening though…at least not today….but one can always dream.

    Thanks for sharing that the beautiful photos…lovely home!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  20. Elizabeth

    Oh my goodness! I think she should invite us there for a retreat – then we can skip Monday altogether and focus on the beauty that surrounds us – or would be surrounding us. :)

  21. sarah

    i seem to feel like that every monday lol!


  22. Mary Ruth

    I just love those pictures! How inspiring! I have enjoyed stopping by!
    Will be back!

  23. Anna Spir0

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks so much for posting the pictures of my Straddie house!! So glad you liked them!!

    Anna Spir0s last blog post..Pretty

  24. Penny

    Hope your son is feeling better! You should be through with your Monday now :-). Only 4 more days til the weekend.

  25. Lisa

    I do hope your week goes well. I have had Mondays like that myself!

    Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatess last blog post..Short and Sweet

  26. Angela (Cottage Magpie)

    Oh, what a gorgeous tub!!!! And thank you so much for sharing the new blog–I’m going to check it out right now! Thanks!
    ~Angela :-)

    Angela (Cottage Magpie)s last blog post..Pink Summer Shams

  27. Alys

    Your pictures speak to me…Thank you, Thank you for always sharing just the best quality one could ask for. I always enjoy my visits with you! xo, Alys

    Alyss last blog post..The Couture Handbag Give-Away

  28. Ms.Tee

    Your friend has such a pretty home – thanks for sharing! Hope your son is feeling better soon, too.

    Ms.Tees last blog post..Pretty Your Pumpkin Party

  29. all things bright and beautiful

    Miss Melissa – This is a FABULOUS PIC! I love it :-) and yes Anna’s place looks fab doesnt it – but most of all I hope your boy ( I assume Mr makesmesmilesundiesonhead :-) is feeling better now:-) :-)

    Your blog is looking fab by the way and – You gorgeous woman you, – THANK YOU for your lovely comments on ABT. Fear not – I’m STILL HERE!! Man oh man, I see new stuff here in HK all the time and I think oh that would be FAB for the……


    Anyway – I have done the right thing!( I’m convincing me as well as you… no seriously – I have – I just have lapses…. (like any addict :-):-) :-)

    love and hugs and smiles to you and hope that things are going well with you my dear friend :-)

    God bless you



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