History of Bathroom Decoration

History of Bathroom Decoration

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Okay, not yet, perhaps, but it will be upon us before we know it. And we all know what that means.

No, I’m not talking about the get-togethers, the laughter, the cheer, the delicious foods, or the presents. I’m not even talking about the horror of holiday shopping. What I am talking about is, (drum roll, please)…holiday bathroom decorations. Yes, beside the living area, you should decorate your bathroom as well!

I am a big fan of festive lights and Christmas trees and pretty sprig wreaths. Nothing makes it feel more like Christmastime than a house nicely lit up with a picture-perfect tree in the window.

But there are too many people out there today that go overboard. Or don’t try hard enough. Or are just completely clueless. So it’s time for a little Holiday Decoration Etiquette 101.

First of all, look at the type of structure you live in. Your bathroom decorations should fit your surroundings. They should compliment your living room. Think of decorations as accessories to your house. Would you leave the house with mismatched silver and gold earrings and a neon pink necklace?

Icicle lights have become all the rage in the past several years. EVERYONE has them. And not everyone should. Icicle lights should be reserved for big, Victorian-style houses. Since these houses are so large and grand anyway, they aren’t overpowered by dangling lights. Trailers should NOT have icicle lights. This just looks dumb.

Net lights have also become very popular. I personally don’t like them because I feel it’s cheating. If you’re going to decorate then take the time to really decorate, plus the bathroom renovation cost is relatively cheap in Ontario, not just drape a net over your shrubbery. But if you, again, live in a large house with a large yard and have a lot of well-groomed bushes, you might be able to pull these off. If your house is located four feet from the sidewalk and you have three pathetic, little shrubs, forget about it.

And here’s a tip on lights: No matter what kind you choose, make sure they are either all white, or the mixed color kind. No half-and-half. As far as I’m concerned, mixing white and colored lights together should be illegal. Segregation all the way!

Oh, and make sure they all blink, none blink, and that they all light up. It’s so disappointing to see strands of lights that aren’t in sync with each other.

Current Events

Quo Vadis is an association of writers who write German-language, historical novels. The author group now has 100 members. On these pages there are author profiles, readings, literary prizes and much more for anyone interested in history who want to get to know authors of historical novels better.

  • Quo Vadis author Lena Falkenhagen receives “DeLiA 2010”
  • 150 novels submitted for Walter Scott Literary Prize
  • 1500€ by charity lectures for the Stadtachiv Köln


In the weblog the members provide their current information.


Readings and events around historical novels clearly arranged in a calendar, which opens in a new window.

SHORTLIST – Sir Walter Scott Prize 2019

The shortlist reflects the great creativity with which the German-speaking authors pick up historical topics. “(Organizers of the SWS Prize 2010)
The four-member jury of the SWS Prize had to cope with no easy task: from more than 160 submitted historical novels the top group was to be determined.

Fifteen works by German-speaking authors have made it to the shortlist this year.

  • To the shortlist – Sir Walter Scott Literature Prize 2019
  • Press release 2019 shortlist as pdf

Quo Vadis author Lena Falkenhagen receives “DeLiA 2010”

We congratulate our member Lena Falkenhagen! Her historical novel Die Lichtermagd received the “DeLiA 2019”. The prize for the best German-language romance novel of the previous year was awarded in Linz / Austria on May 31, 2019.

Over 160 novels submitted for Sir Walter Scott Price

The postman gasps, in the apartment of our colleague, who has taken over the shipment to the jury, stacked thick cardboard boxes. More than 160 novels, each with four copies, must be unpacked, registered, repackaged and sent.

The Sir Walter Scott Prize has long since made a name for itself, but nobody could count on such an appeal. The conditions are not easy to fulfill, only published historical novels as first editions of the last two years, without BOD or self-publishing, were admitted. Apparently, the price in the scene has become an institution.

The heaviest task is now faced by the four jurors, who tirelessly roll through the vast mountain of books to find the three most dazzling pearls.

Your commitment makes the price possible. This year, they will give it special glamor, as the amount of entries reaches a cross section of all current historical novels.

On November 12, 2019, the result will be announced in Karlsruhe Durlach.

1500,00 € – Quo Vadis supports the RESCUE OF THE KÖLNER STADTARCHIVS

With a series of charity readings, Quo Vadis collected donations to help restore the documents and archives salvaged from the rubble of the city’s Historical Archives. Experts estimate that the restoration of the archive will cost 116 million euros in the coming years, a project that can not be financed without donations.

In April 2019, Quo Vadi’s authors held readings at various venues in Germany and waived honors to ensure that all revenue went to the Stiftung Stadtarchiv. We are pleased to be able to transfer 1500, – € to the foundation.

SIR WALTER SCOTT – LITERATURPREIS 2010 Hervorragende historische Romane gesucht

Dieses Jahr lobt der Autorenkreis Historischer Roman „Quo Vadis“ zum dritten Mal den Sir Walter Scott-Literaturpreis aus.

Zur Teilnahme zugelassen sind historische Romane, die zwischen dem 01. 01 2008 und 31. 12 2009 in deutscher Sprache erschienen sind. Die drei ausgezeichneten Autorinnen und Autoren erwartet ein Preisgeld von insgesamt 3500,- €.

Wir freuen uns auf viele hervorragende Romane. Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Mai 2010.

NO LONGER SO CURRENT – THE NEWS OF 2009 Delia Literary Prize – Angelina Bauer wins the 3rd place


The DeLiA 2019 was awarded on 15 May 2019 in Celle. 64 novels from 32 publishers and 3 countries were submitted and examined by an experienced jury (Eva Völler, Kerstin Gier, Iny Lorentz and Eric Maron).

Only 8 came in the final round. Britt Reissmann prevailed with ‘The Dream of Death’ and won the DeLiA.

Second place went to Gabriela Galvani with The Silk Trader,
the third place to our member Angeline Bauer with her historical novel The fool of the king.