Friday, July 9, 2010

Vintage Tile Bathrooms

Oh Vintage Tile

Vintage Tile, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Vintage Tile, I'm awfully fond of you;

(woh woh, bee doh!)

Oh...I love a vintage tile bathroom. They are like a room where the walls are covered in candy.



Botero knows the magic quality of a tile bathroom. 
I love Botero's fat lady in a bathroom paintings too.


This bath is perfection.


more Botero

More candy colored walls...this looks like grape taffy

I'm guessing this is watermelon and mint...yummy...just ignore that nasty stain in the sink.


Botero again...

source: sha in LA
Large vintage tile bathroom in Hollywood.


Taffy colored tile induced bathroom hallucination.
______________________

Vintage Tile, you're so fine,
And I'm lucky that you're mine,
Vintage Tile, I'm awfully fond of you -
Vintage Tile, I'd like a whole pound of -
Vintage Tile I'm awfully fond of you!

(doo doo, be doo.)
_________________

Unfortunately, my vintage tile was taken out long ago in my 1931 home. It should have a bathroom similar to those above...but it doesn't. I am making the most of what it has however. I'll have photos later today or tomorrow.

Oh - I'm giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to CSN Stores! Go here to register to win.




15 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love vintage tile. All of my fireplaces are original (1920's) with the original tile still in place. Not so lucky on the bathroom! Have a great weekend!

Atticmag said...

The turquoise bath you referred to "as perfection" from Apartment Therapy has always been one of my favorites which is why I recognized it instantly -- it is in the home of blogger Lynn at Paris Hotel Boutique. Her home is wonderful.

Loved your post. Vintage baths are one of my favorites ♥

Jane T.

Atticmag said...

I grew up in a house with tile like this so I have a tremendous affection for it. These are wonderful examples too -- I agree with my partner Janie. Jane F.

Marie said...

My fave is the turqouise and beige bath from apt therapy. That's my eye candy for sure!
-marie

Rene said...

You are too funny. Love this post! Congrats on your little win over at Eddie Ross. Can't wait to see your treasure in its new home.

Enjoy your weekend.

-Rene

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I can't believe I won something. I never win anything that doesn't involve alot of hard work. Actually, I think this is the first time I ever won anything randomly. I'm trying to imagine now where that bird is going to go.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh your post is making me feel so much better about my peach and black vintage tile bathroom!

Thanks for commenting on my arbor my son made for me! I sure love showing it off!

bee blessed
mary

The Blackwood Cottage said...

My pet peeve is watching the hosts on HGTV rip out vintage tile from a beautiful home! They scream in celebration and I think "are you nuts? what are you doing?". Love Love Love the vintage tile! :o) Oh, and sometimes they through the original fixtures out in the yard and bust them into pieces! Aahhhhh! I'm lucky our house has some of its tile from 1941.
machelle

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I the the Paris Hotel Boutique bath too. Great photo with the bubbles in the bath.
Traci

Creative Ambitions said...

Enjoyed your post :) All the colorful bathrooms/tile, Botero, and definitely your rhyme/song! :) The stain and the hallucination made me laugh!!

Anonymous said...

I adore vintage tile! I feel utter despair on every HGTV House Hunters show when the young'uns looking for a home turn up their noses and say "This has to go!"

(I'm back to Google not recognizing my password. So I'm not really annoymous, I'm HollyM)

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog post. Glad to have discovered your lovely blog! And, oh my, here is my bathroom! Thank you!

Love that lavender-tiled bathroom...

Lynn

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Ahhh! "This has to go", I agree...the dreaded four words.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm happy to find out that there are others out there who appreciate an original tile bathroom as I do. Both of my neighbors don't get it when I oohh and ahhhh over their black and white tile baths and beg them not to change them.

But one new neighbor of mine is busy restoring their bath. They found the original lavender sink in the garage! They are busy building their master bath around it. They also found lavender porcelain light sconces.

When I told them I thought that was the most fabulous thing. They said I was the only neighbor that thought it a great idea. I need to go check with them and see what they are doing about tile. Because the tile was removed ages ago.

Yes, it gets me very upset to see a vintage tile bath torn out on HGTV. So wrong.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the vintage tile, love all the wonderful colors, wow so cool, I am a new follower, love your vintage style, I want that white parrot, so cool...

 
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