Category Archives: Bathrooms

vintage blue bathroom sink

Gerber Blue Bathroom Sink

This vintage Gerber blue bathroom sink has a manufacture date of January 12, 1959 and was found with an early Moen brand single handle faucet. Made of vitreous porcelain ceramic finished in Gerber's iconic Dawn Blue glaze, this blue bathroom sink has classic mid-century style, complete with angled corners and mounting holes underneath for attaching optional chrome towel bars. Soap dishes are molded in the right and left ledges, and there is room enough on the shelf for basic toiletries. It mounts to the wall and is designed to use bathroom sink leg supports on the front.

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Mid-century modern toilet paper holders

Mid-Century Toilet Paper Holders

Mid-Century toilet paper holders add that little touch of detail to your vintage bathroom decor, bringing an unexpected dash of flair to a typically bland utilitarian device. Check out this totally fab ceramic / porcelain mid-century toilet paper holder we came across. The one piece molded bathroom accessory has smooth swooping lines and is glazed in a bright and cheery green that's surprisingly contemporary. The high-gloss finish and heavy-duty construction gives that ordinary roll of bath tissue a happy home to reside in.  The glaze color is more of an apple green, as opposed to the more common avocado shade typically seen in 1970s fixtures. The toilet paper holder measures 6 inches x 4.25 inches x 3.25 inches. It was never used and still had the original plastic roll bar and flush mount plate intact. It can be installed on any flat surface and holds up to a standard modern double roll. Sorry, we don't know the manufacturer. Need something authentic to place in that mid-century toilet paper holder? Click here to read about vintage colored toilet paper rolls!

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vintage colored toilet paper

Colored Toilet Paper

This unopened package of Kleenex Boutique Tissues vintage colored toilet paper has a trademark date of 1972 and contains two rolls of quintessentially retro avocado green toilet tissue. Kleenex also made "soft 'n spirited" Boutique Tissues in pink, blue, and yellow, and they dyed their facial tissues, too. "An exotic offer" of miniature bonsai trees by mail is printed on the side of this particular package...

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kohler mid-century bathroom sink

Kohler Mid-Century Bathroom Sink

This classic Kohler Mid-Century bathroom sink has angled corners and looks like it was designed for tighter spaces. It is an 18-inch x 20-inch model, and has a date stamp of July, 1964. This ultra heavy duty commercial grade cast iron sink has a "glass-like vitreous china" finish and appears to be a Kohler "Chesapeake" model ledge lavatory. However, this one has clean smoothed edges as opposed to a raised border wrapping around the front of the Chesapeake. This particular Kohler wall sink is a "leg support model", requiring two bathroom sink leg supports under the front end for proper and safe installation. Leg support sinks can be identified by a lack of a rear back panel and mounting holes, and there should be two small tabs molded into the cast iron underneath the sink to hold the leg mounts. We found this sink stuck in the mud in the woods outside a residence. It had been there for decades. The exterior was cleaned with simple Comet cleanser, and there were only a couple of small rusty orange spots that need extra attention. Much of the flaky and pitted rust underneath has been removed with elbow grease and a bag of steel wool pads. There is one noticeable chip in the upper right top corner and one very small chip in the lower left bottom edge, as well as some minor scuffing and haziness around the lower back of the bowl area from years of normal use and cleaning.

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vintage bathroom sink legs

Bathroom Sink Leg Supports

  This pair of 1950s mid-century chrome bathroom sink leg supports is designed to support classic cast iron wall-mount lavatory sinks. The heavy-duty pair of Sears Homart brand lavatory legs pictured above were found in a basement complete and in excellent condition with their original box. Here's the copy from the original label on the box:

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