With the recent introduction of my easy-breezy category thumbnails, I am on a Resource binge. That is, I am all investigative reporter this week fixated on uncovering more restoration products that might provide just the perfect solutions for eager retro renovators. I want those category pages to ROCK. Today: A reminder that if you are looking for tile-in towel bars, soap dishes, toilet paper holders, and the like for your 1920s, 1930s, 1940s or even early 1950s bathroom, remember to check out the Chandler collection from Rejuvenation. This is “streamline” design, and it’s available in three colors: Black, white, and even jadeite green (swoon.) .

Hey, Bo Sullivan from Rejuvenation explained “streamline” vs. “deco” to me. Long story short: Streamline looks like it’s moving; like a big old steam engine plowing toward you. Deco is all decoratif…yes, decorative, with flourishes including geometrical designs.
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Back to the Chandler designs: I also like this collection because you can be all bathroom matchy-matchy with your sconces or above-mirror lighting.  Rejuvenation also offers some chrome bathroom hardware as well, but nothing I’d call notably mid-mod.
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Link: Rejuvenation’s Chandler streamline porcelain bathroom fixtures.
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P.S. Rejuvenation gets double extra brownie points for using pink tile in their marketing. Save the Pink Bathrooms!

  1. brant watson says:

    Do you have rectangular towel bar ends with a square slot for the towel rack? The size I want is about 5 and 1/2 inch by 3 and 3/4 inch, that is, larger than the same design you can get now in Home Depot. I think they were from American Standard.

  2. Eileen Cronin says:

    We own a 1971 Split – Level House (raised ranch) in Massachusetts. It is a very odd mixture of styles: Country Kitchen & Dining Room (with chair rails) and “1970’s modern” Living room. We have kept the original dark knotty pine cabinets and formica counters in the kitchen, and the fake paneling in the downstairs den. However, after raising 3 girls, our only full bathroom is in bad shape. When we found out how much it costs to redo a bathroom, and being nostalgic for all things retro, we decided to keep it the way it is. “1970’s Green” sink, tub, tile, and toilet, and small tiles on the floor. (We will need to replace the toilet). We have one problem, one of the towel racks has ceramic holders that are attached to the sheetrock wall, and the plastic towel bar broke years ago. Does anyone know how we can replace the bar? The only way I see how, is to remove one of the holders, but that will cause damage to the wall. Can I find a replacement bar ? and if I do, how can I get it in? Right now, we are using a small tension curtain rod which doesn’t really fit very well. It’s the only thing that we could get into the holders. By the way, the bathroom had silver and blue foil wallpaper (from 1985) which we removed, and we painted the walls a retro blue. Thanks.

  3. Kathy says:

    I am looking for GREEN Chandler Streamlined Ceramic Towel Bar Holder (we have all green fixtures in our vintage bathroom, but my granddaughter grabbed the towel rack and one end holder broke) We cannot find another one anywhere. Please let me know if you know of anyone who has a green one. Thank you!

  4. pam kueber says:

    Kathy, we may have resources for possible alternates — use the Search box, or start looking thru Bathroom Help category – i think these would be in Accessories.

    If you bought the original from Rejuvenation, have you tried them?

  5. CD says:

    Got Double Towel Bar?
    Does anyone have a suggestion for a midcentury / reproduction Double Towel Bar, (24-inch in white or chrome)? My pale robin’s egg blue bathroom is tiny, and a double towel bar would help with storage. Prefer something inexpensive 🙂

    Thank you for any recommendations.

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