Thursday, December 10, 2009


Do you do Christmas in your bathroom? I do! I like to decorate in the first floor half-bath, but it can sometimes be challenging finding purple (especially vintage) decorations.

This photo is a "cheat", because I've shown the shutter before, but wanted you to see my reindeer fingertip towels. I picked them up at K Mart 4 or 5 years ago, fortunate enough to get one of each reindeer!

This is a gorgeous purple transferware breakfast cup by Woods Burslem, of Walgham Abbey in the Abbey series.

My little green pixie (forget maker) and a 70's Gurley choir girl.

This is a "no name" candle, but the sticker on the bottom says 1978.
These next two photos are of purple Victorian Christmas postcards, which I photocopied.

Please go over to Suzanne's to view the other vintage thingies this Thursday!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I don't decorate our bathroom. Your's is so pretty! I keep looking at your pictures over and over again and can't tell which one I like best! I think the cup with the purple poinsettia might be my favorite, but I love that little angel candle too! I also love your postcards. Don't you just love reading the backs?! I hope you are enjoying the season! Twyla

Ruby said...

I must have missed the shutter before. What a great idea! Love those reindeer towels! Everything looks great. Merry Christmas!

Postcardy said...

Decorating with purple for Christmas sounds like a real challenge.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh I loved decorating a bathroom at Christmas I think its a great idea.

I love the pictures, and purple sounds charming.


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Allison said...

Your purple transfer breakfast cup is beautiful. A purple Christmas sounds like fun!

Elizabeth said...

How lucky you were to find all those towels!
I've never seen purple transferware; I absolutely love it.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh no! Yet again Im so behind on decorating for a holiday! I love what youve done and happy vtt!

Susan said...

You've done a good job finding purple Christmas. Yes, I decorate the guest bath for the holidays and seasons.

Barbara Jean said...

how fun to have a purple bath!
surprised it is not red though.

regarding standing on pedestal to look more elegant, I'll put mine right next to yours and we can both look more elegant! =)))

blessings and thanks for coming by

barbara jean

Hope said...

I've never decorated a bathroom before. Yours looks nice! I just found your blog and am enjoying reading it!

My Grama's Soul said...

I kinda' like purple for Christmas! You did a good job!



Vonlipi said...

Lovely way to decorate your bathroom!

Shirley said...

That's a wonderful idea to decorate the downstairs bathroom! It looks beautiful. I would've done it in a lot of red. I love red and purple together.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Your color of purple would be perfect for my bathroom!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Coloradolady said...

I do my front bathroom...and I love how you have yours lovely. Happy VTT!

claudie said...

Funny you should do purple. I was just at my daughters apt. and she did purple and silver. I had so many beautiful purple decorations years ago. Must have sold them at our garage sale, and now she decides to do purple go figure : )
Sue yours are all beautiful. You sure like vintage. Every time I look around your site I see more eye candy.
Happy Friday
Love Claudie

marian said...

how clever..they all look gorgeous!!

Roslyn said...

I have decorated the powder room but these days it's just Christmas hand towels

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We do some decorating in our bathroom. Your accessories look great!