I love an old fashioned look in the washroom. One thing that helps me create an illusion of a more genteel time is the linen. I snapped a few photos just before my recent houseguests arrived.
We use a combination of vintage cotton towels and terry. I love how there was once a time that ordinary daily objects had a bit of love and care put into them. First in their quality and construction, and secondly, in their decoration. A little lace edge elevates any ordinary life. And what better way to start or end a day than by appreciating a little homespun beauty?
The terry towels underneath are vintage too!
There are lots of ways to use purely practical items from the past in a bathroom. This antique chamber pot like the ones my Grandmother had is a case in point.
I recently found a nice group of matching monogrammed hand towels from France at a good price to add to the linen collection. So beautifully made. . . .
A beautiful old ironstone soap drain is an interesting pleasure to use in an old soap dish. The homespun towel underneath happens to show my husband's initials.
A vintage snuff jar holds a toothbrush.
A nice big apothecary jar for soap is now tinged with purple.
The old lattice newspaper caddy is just for decoration on the wall now, and displays a few more vintage towels, and a vintage advertising calendar card. It adds a little old-time romance to the space.
An ornate hand towel dresses up the wire locker basket for the TP. Everything here is very low maintainance. The hardest thing is getting folks to use the towels the way they were intended to be used! The photo below shows another of a pair of wonderfully large monogrammed towels from France with the loop sewn in on the side in the center. It's almost a big as a shawl and hangs on the bathroom door.
That's all folks!
So nice you stopped by!