Saturday, October 19, 2013

Seven Things to Do with a Vintage Chamber Pot

It was either the largest cappuccino cup ever, or...a chamber pot. I spied it at one of my favorite little second-hand stores for a very good price. 

It was white, and it was from England. 
Should that count more than it's prior function? 
It was charming, if I didn't think about it.

I had second thoughts, but finally decided to bring this lovely yet disgusting thing home with me. 

Then, of course, I Googled. 
Have I mentioned how much I love Google?

Apparently, they're making a comeback with folks interested in sustainable living. Read more about the history of the Chamber Pot HERE.

So, here you have it: 
Seven Things to Do with a Vintage Chamber Pot, 
via Google and Pinterest

#1 - Fill it with Dried Hydrangeas
Early 1900's Colonial Ironstone Chamber Pot

#2 - Grow a Succulent Garden in it

#3 Grow Herbs in it
Enamel Chamber Pot With Handle, Blue and White Enamel Cup
Via Etsplace on Etsy

#4 - Christmas is coming...Use It as a Small Tree Container

via a cottage muse

#5 Use it to Display Christmas Cards
using a vintage chamber pot to put Christmas cards in!

#6 Take it Back Toward Its Original Purpose
*tinkle tank*  .. a trash liner and tiny diaper ..  does the deed for midnight tinkles  {then tie up and throw it out}  sure beats hoofing it to the campground potty!
via edelweiss-haus

#7 Give it a Rest
A chamber pot - why not?  It fits.
via Jean Sullivan on Pinterest

Word for the Day:
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Extra thoughts on this Word...

What purpose were we designed to serve? Are we doing that for which we were designed, or have we discovered a new purpose for ourselves? If so, is it God-ordained?

Even chamber pots have a valuable purpose - useful in effectively removing that which is not clean.

Some of us are useful in doing fine things - like heirloom fine china used only on special occasions. 

Others do the dirty work on a daily basis.  They may not be given honor for their hard work here on this earth. But one day, they will hear "Well done, good and faithful servant." 

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I really like the idea of putting a little Christmas tree in it!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Thanks so much for featuring my succulent chamber pot! Who knew there would be so many others repurposing theirs.

Anonymous said...

GREAT post! That chamber pot is a pretty find.

Three Birds Inspired said...

I keep one on top of my dryer to store dryer sheets. If mine was as pretty as yours I would display it much more proudly! :)

Pura Vida said...

I love all your ways to display it!

The Style Sisters said...

Such fun ideas! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I think I've been missing your posts! I've certainly been missing you and don't know how in the world I lost touch with you. :/
Anyway...I loved this post.
I have a little chamber pot for a child the blue and white one you featured. (that is not mine) I think mine sits on the back of my toilet and currently has soaps in it. It used to hold a small ivy I was rooting. :)
My big one...has TP in it!
These things are an oddity and also a conversation starter. Hadn't heard the sustainable living crowds take on them. I might have to do some *googling*

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love all those ideas, but most of all the kitty!! They are great at adopting small spaces!

farmhouse-story said...

i relisted for your email alerts--they just stopped for some reason:(
the chamber pot is very pretty...then, you think about what it is:)

Danielle said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x