These mint-in-box pink flamingo wall tiles from the Mosaic Tile Company may well be the most wonderful thing I have ever seen. They are for sale now at BungalowBill.com. Worth every penny of the $2,300 price. Here is what Bill says on his site:
This HUGE panel by the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville Ohio dates from 1949 and comes straight from an estate in Florida. These tiles were never installed. They have been packed safely away for 60 years, looking as new as when they came out of the factory. Traditionally a panel such as this was used as the focal point on the back wall over the tub and shower. But, if you can’t commit to installing this prize and leaving it for the next owner, you can always mount and frame it for moveable enjoyment. Your bathroom doesn’t even need to be pink!
My catalog from The Container Store came the other day, and I thought they had a lot of nice possible solutions for adding storage to a small bathroom. This is always one of our big topics… one of the headaches we must endure living with small, mid-century bathrooms. These glass shelves and brackets look like they are nice quality, and the chrome hardware and lovely green edge of the glass will look sleek in virtually any of our bathrooms, I bet. Heck yeah there is more →
SAVE THE PINK BATHROOMS: My other little blog got its own retro renovation this summer, with new tile and wallpaper and content, too. This week we celebrate with a deep dive into this iconic mid-century color and why it’s really okay, America, to save your vintage pink bathrooms. Do you want help? (1) Click here to make a comment and “take the pledge” today. And (2) spread the word. Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who played along with our Save The Pink Bathrooms week. I actually have two wrap-up posts…but I’m pooped. Above: KittyMommy’s dear.
Every pink bathroom that I see becomes my new favorite, but this one takes the cake. This is all original. Flickr friend froggyboggler owns it and here is what she has to say:Heck yeah there is more →
So I get the question often enough: “I hear what your saying about pink bathrooms. But much as I try, I just can’t love mine. And, I’m not really into retro. What can I do to tone it down?” Fair enough. Here are some thoughts… Heck yeah there is more →
Here’s another bathroom that says “pretty” before it says “pink.” Liz is one of the original bloggers to embrace her pink bathroom. She also has yellow walls — Valspar Lemon Sorbet. And, that’s a vintage tablecloth turned into a curtain on the window. See more over on her blog, MabelsHouse, where she got in on the Save The Pink Bathrooms fun and reminded her readers not to paint that pink tile. Thanks, Liz!
It is actually quite amazing to see the diversity of pink bathrooms. Case in point today: Christine’s pink bathroom — which features light pink on the wall tile, carnation pink for the bullnose and tub/shower surround, and look close (after the jump), the field tile has little salt ‘n pepper flecks. I love those. The granny smith apple green paint that Christine chose to set off her pink is wonderful. Why — this bathroom is so Lilly Pulitzer (Fall ’09 dress, left) — so TODAY. One more thing happy thing, her comment: “When we first looked at the house I told my husband that we’d only have to live with it for a couple years. Well, after finding your websites and hearing stories of other who love their pink bathrooms, I’ve come to love it.”Heck yeah there is more →
Think your bathroom is a problem? Let us not forget that until well after WWII, many homes in America did not have indoor bathrooms. My mom and grandmother, in Shenandoah, Pa. — outhouse out back until they moved to an apartment in 1950. Dad — farm in Aneta, North Dakota — outhouse ’til about the same time. The poster at left, produced between 1936 and 1941 as part of the Work Projects Administration Federal Art Project, appears to indicate that many homes didn’t even have outhouses. Gulp. Image: Library of Congress.