Sunday, 11 April 2010

My latest purchase!

You can be forgiven for thinking I’ve gone!

But I’m flushed with joy and have gone quite potty over my newest acquisition!

Would you like to be privy to this wondrous thing?

OK, I’ll stop talking crap and get to the point!

It’s going in here….

And will stand close to this…

Tiddle dee dee!

It’s an Edwardian loo complete with wondrous floral decorations that are the perfect colour match for my bathroom! I’ve been looking out for one of these for several years, but they don’t come up very often and are usually blue and white. Which I love of course, but they’re very expensive and obviously not the right colour.

So this had to be snapped up at the bargain price of £41! Oh, and petrol to Gillingham and back. A packet of Milliput will take care of the chips, and my friendly handyman, who is quite used to my eccentricities, will plumb it in. And if it doesn't work then it becomes an eye catching plant pot in the garden!

All I need now is a basin to match! Watch this space in another 5 years.

P.S. I don’t usually stoop to lavatory humour.


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I am flushing, I mean blushing with how lovely this is.......
would love to see the house this came from. Good score!

Rubyred said...

and welcome to blogland!!We usually leave each other comments on Flickr but now I can do it here too!
Love the toilet, beautiful,as toilets go! Love your bathroom wallpaper too!
Looking forward to reading your future posts!
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel x

Vintage cottage said...

Thank you Julie and Rachel. I hope you're both having a lovely weekend!

The Custards said...

£41!! What a bargain Mary and you are right it goes perfectly with the lovely wallpaper and accessories. I am sure that you handyman will get it to fit - pick a good book and take your time!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

You lucky girl, quite beautiful.


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Mary

I haven't had much time for browsing blogs lately but I am making the most of some spare time to have a good look at your blog, which I love! You have great taste.

Your latest acquisison is so pretty and will look the part in your lovely bathroom (I like the way you have decorated it)

I look forward to following your blog

Take care
Isabelle x

Vintage cottage said...

Thank you so much ladies for your lovely comments; I feel encouraged to post again now that I am not talking to myself!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous loo! It's so much nicer than the boring ones we have today. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Welcome to blogland from me too!

MaygreenFairies said...

OMG Mary, I don't remember seeing this when I visited your home, it's GORGEOUS!!!!! Mandy x

Anonymous said...

wow what a fantastic find and a complete bargain its such a shame that these are not made any more
xx fee

Auntie Bliss said...

That is the most incredible find!!! I've never seen an Edwardian loo! Now I suddenly need three!!!

MelMel said...

Wow, wonderful bathroom!
Jealous! but in a nice way!