Who could of imagined Grandpa’s used blue-enameled toilet would be worth more than a newly purchased toilet from Home Depot.
Seriously, this is not a bunch of bull crap!
Believe it or not, vintage retro bathroom fixtures in fun colors, such as Regency Blue, Jadeite or Sea Foam Green, Citrus Yellow, Venetian pink and Peachblow- are currently sought-after. You gotta admit, those mid-century “pastel privy pretties” (try and say that three times in a row) are being used to recreate the exuberant trends from the mid-century timeline for bathrooms today. Additionally, as decorative yard art to use as planting containers for your favorite flowers or outdoor plants.
When searching on eBay recently, I found vintage toilets can sell for over $300. Holy Crap! As Robin would say in the ’60s live action -TV series “Batman.”
Unfortunately, with so many homeowners remodeling bathrooms these day; these colorful, one-of-a-kind commodes from the “House of Lords” are being sent off to the local landfill because the younger generation might consider them outdated.
I own a 1960’s home with a Tuscan Tan-colored bathtub in our main bathroom along with coordinating ceramic floor tiles, and guess what? “They’re not going anywhere.” The tub is quality-made and extra accommodating, verses, new standard bathtubs. Not to mention-It creates that special mid-century atmosphere, and the intricately tiled floor always looks new and shiny.
Let’s face it, everyone has their own idea of decorating and style. Color schemes were so important in the bathroom during the mid-century, that even soap bars and toilet paper were produced to match your preferred bathroom fixtures.
In closing, I leave you with this fun toilet-themed video, and remember-
“IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED- FLUSH, FLUSH, AND FLUSH AGAIN.”
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