Friday, October 24, 2008

Pink Chamber Pot

A few years ago I had one of my kitchen cupboards fall off the wall... yes an actual big cupboard full of dishes and it landed on my head as I was getting dinner ready. Amazing enough none of my nice china or my grandma's dishes broke although lots of other things did (the funny thing was, it was the day before Thanksgiving and I had been debating on using my good china because I didn't want it broken). You have no idea how much broken glass 24 wine glasses make across a kitchen (they were the main thing that broke). The one thing that broke that really made me sad was an antique chamber pot I had bought off of eBay.

 It was brown transferware and had Utah marked on the bottom. I bought it from someone back east, but it was the Utah marking that really attracted me. It had been on top of the cupboard and totally shattered. I cried. Standing in my bare feet with broken glass all over the kitchen, my arms bruised and a huge bump on my head I cried for that chamber pot.

A week or so later I was at an antique store and saw this pretty pot for about $18. I usually never buy anything at antique stores and $18 is a lot for me to spend on something, but there was a void that needed to be filled, so I bought it and I've never regretted it. I keep it up on my cupboard in my room and use it to stash money for yard sales.

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love that chamber pot! Have you checked out Shelia's bathroom pink this week? You 2 should have gotten together!

Stacey said...

What a story! It's a lovely chamber pot. Happy Pink Saturday! :-) Stacey

erin said...

I am so glad you found another Chamber pot! What a sad story! And I notice that your focus was on the loss of all your stuff and not on the bump on your head! Erin :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Angie.

Wow, that must have been scary. I have to tell you your story about this chamber pot gave me a smile. I think stashing your money in it is much more pleasant than the original purpose. ;-)

Patricia said...

What a beautiful chamber pot. The flowers are so delicate. Your story was great, a tiny bit sad, but I love the stories each person shares on Pink Saturday. Have a great day.

Debbie said...

What a story... and a beautiful chamber pot! Happy Pink Saturday. Stop by when you get a chance.. I have a great pillow purchase available with a mystery package giveaway!
Debbie

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

It is very pretty. I can only imagine how awful the crash of the cabinets must have been. You deserved this beautiful pot after that trauma.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is a lovely PINK chamber pot!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

What a story! How funny, there you were surrounded by disaster and crying over a chamber pot! I'm so glad you found another, and what a clever idea, keeping spare change in a chamber pot.

Have a fun weekend and a great Pink SAturday.

Robyn said...

So sorry to hear about the cabinet falling - its so hard to lose items like that, so many at one time. Glad youwere able to fill the void with that pretty chamber pot! Have a fun weekend!

G. Bloom said...

You sure are lucky to have found another chamber pot! Thanks for sharing that story! Happy Pink Saturday,
Gina

Smilingsal said...

I've never seen a chamber pot so pretty, and when I think what it was used for... I'd say you got your moneys worth! Thanks for sharing. I have a book giveaway. See my sidebar to enter. Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Love that chamber pot!and your story was great.
Happy Pink Saturday! and a fun weekend.
Virginia

Denise Elizabeth said...

Hi
Happy pink day! Denise

Carla said...

I'm sorry your cabinet fell on your head, broke dishes, and you precious chamber pot around your feet. How terrible. I think you NEEDED this pink one. Its therapy. Pretty pink chamber pot you got there lady:)

Grandma Faith said...

Well, that is the prettiest chamber pot I have ever seen. I'm so glad you bought it! I'm so sorry about the terrible accident in your kitchen.

auctiongirlvintage said...

Well, gosh, Angie ... it's pretty, it's feminine, it's pink, and it's useful ... what more could a girl want.

I could have used one of these while writing my "My Husband Rocks" post this week.

Do ya think they make these with macho blue decor for men to use ... or do you think they can't see (and really don't care) on a cold winter's night?

smiles,

victoria

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you didn't get hurt worse! I do love your new chamber pot though and I think stashing your yard sale money in there is a great use for it!! Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Amazing story! I had broken wine glasses all over my kitchen floor stuck with molasses after the Northridge earthquake. What a mess!

Love the new chamber pot!

Joy said...

That is a gorgeous piece! Definitely worth the money.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Omgosh! the whole cabinet?! I'm glad you were okay though and so sorry your first champer pot broke :0(.
This one is a beauty and I can see why you bought it and love it so.
Hve a good weekend.

CC said...

That's a lovely chamber pot..but I'm sorry you lost the other.
Have a Happy day late Pink Saturday..

KatCollects said...

What a sweet chamber pot, I love it. And a great use for it too : ) I am sorry you lost so many things though.
Kathy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Beautiful Chambe Pot...Happy Pink saturday...Katherinellen

Stephanie said...

What a story! Glad you weren't hurt too badly. Can't imagine how that must have felt! I love your new chamberpot, it shows your ability to "move on"...we all need more of that, I know I do!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie