Bathroom with a past...

February 18th, 2009 in member junk     
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My late husband was the BEST junker ever, and because I collect elephants, he came home one day with this antique "elephant" toilet and the oak box to go with it. He had to make his own plumbing to fit, but for over 20 years now, it's worked like a charm! I had to smile when I saw the ice tong paper towel holder by Seaglasslady! My ice tong TP hlder has the very same sentimental value as hers! We also used an old wooden roller from an old paper rolling machine for a towel rack, all with the old rusty wooden feel.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - oldnews
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, , bathroom, cast iron-metallic, ceramic, pull chain toilet, ice tongs

Comments (10)

paterd writes: Love it! I have never heard of that nickname for the toilet though. We just bought a house with a very different toilet, the tank is on the other side of the wall in a closet! And it's solid oak. The handle to flush it is on the wall. How's that for a strange toilet? Posted: 3:02 pm on February 27th
luvstojunk writes: Very unusual but a beautiful bathroom...:) Posted: 7:58 pm on February 20th
suewhitney writes: This is absolutely beautiful Oldnews. Thanks for sharing your story. It make a very cool bathroom even better.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:19 am on February 20th
georgiamoon writes: Beautiful bathroom and a beautiful memory. Thanks for sharing with us. It's awesome, Georgia Posted: 7:16 pm on February 19th
irishrovr writes:
Your bathroom is sooooo gorgeous! I love it!

Eileen Posted: 7:07 pm on February 19th
shabbychick writes: You bathroom is so filled with great finds and memories to go along with... The commode is definitely a unique find - how cool! Your stained glass window is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!


P.S. A little belated - but welcome to JunkMarket Style! Posted: 11:58 am on February 19th
Faeryhollow writes: I'd LOVE to find one of these commodes with the oak tank. We have oak wainscoting made from old doors similar to the beautiful paneling in your bathroom, and I've always wanted one of the high oak tanks for our master bath. The TP holder is too cute, as is the towel rack!
Barbara Posted: 11:02 am on February 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Your elephant commode is fantastic and I love the use of your ice tongs! Your hubby was definitely a born junker!

Thanks for sharing.

Posted: 8:09 am on February 19th
SeaGlassLady writes: I love your bathroom, and especially your TP holder! Posted: 7:55 am on February 19th
grammie25 writes: I have never in my life seen an elephant toilet. How cool is that.
Karen Posted: 6:52 am on February 19th
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