New Old Stock revolving, concealed toilet paper holder — with Ferris wheel design ashtray inside — found at the late great World of Tile liquidation sale. Need I say more: Fantastic! My friend Ellen, a WOT co-conspirator, really wanted it for a new bathroom she’s working on. So, we bartered — I got a big tile mural of fishes. Heck yeah there is more →
Back in the day, you were lucky if you had one bathroom in your house. Prior to, and after World War II, there were actually government restrictions on the number of bathrooms that could be built in newly constructed homes, due to materials shortages. Reader Shari D. recently posted an informative comment on a story I did a while back showing 1942 photos from the Library of Congress of Quinnipiac Terrace, of a defense housing development in New Haven, Conn. Shari wrote: Heck yeah there is more →
Our community is The Best, when it comes to sharing info about where-to-find the hard-to-find — and New Old Stock, even better! In this story about where to find pink and other color bathtubs, Jana shared her find, a Tennessee plumbing supply with stuff in the warehouse carefully catalogued and ready for us to Retro Renovate with:Heck yeah there is more →
Do you want the look of vintage steel kitchen cabinets — but don’t want the hassle of searching out, and possibly needing to restore, vintage? If so: Here’s a new source for new wood cabinets faced with that oh-so-retro powder-coated steel door: Toro Kitchen Cabinets.
Who was the most influential residential architect of the 20th Century that you never heard of? Royal Barry Wills. Who was the most influential residential interior designer of the 20th Century that you never heard of? Hazel Dell Brown. I wonder if they ever met each other. If I had a dinner party time machine, these two would be At The Top of My List! Above: Let’s discuss Anatomy of a Kitchen Design — Hazel Dell Brown for Armstrong Linoleum, Kitchen Design 1941.Heck yeah there is more →
My stacks of vintage kitchen and bathroom brochures have been taunting me lately, so Ms. Scan I Am. This 1954 brochure from Crane is a beauty. Crane was top-of-the-line when it came to bathroom sinks, toilets and tubs. Gorgeous products! And, 1954 was an interesting year: America was just beginning to move into a new era of post-war styling, yet, with many of the same pre-war Streamline products. Heck yeah there is more →