I’m obsessed with vintage glitter decor. Obsessed with vintage toilets. Obsessed with woddities. Obsessed with folks who find motherlodes of New Old Stock in old hardware store warehouses. So here’s where all my Age-of-Aquarius planets align: In a gold-glitter-embedded NOS Olsonite toilet seat made by the Swedish Crucible Steel Company*, Plastics Division, Detroit, Mich. It’s from one of our favorite ebay sellers, nomoredrama4me, who keeps pulling stuff out of that insanely wonderful attic warehouse treasure trove of hers in Kansas City.
*Super duper interestingly: Swedish Crucible Steel Company is credited with the invention of the all-plastic toilet seat (link from Toiletology now gone.) Nels Olson was the owner of the company, hence the new product was called Olsonite. More fascinating info to share at cocktail parties with all your friends who already think you are nuts for your retro fascinations.
Midcentury American industrial designers LOVED glitter:
- 40 historic designs of glitter laminate — from Formica, Textolite, Wilsonart and more)
- Ruth Richmond for Weiser acrylic doorknobs — what we’re lusting after now