So it’s 1890 and you are going to look at vanities with your interior designer.
Your designer might show you one of these from the local craftsman:
Most wash stands had a stone top (to protect the wood from splashing water) and some had towel bars on the sides.
Wash stands were just that. Stands. And you had your choice of pitcher and bowl.
The one below c. 1890 was constructed of pine and had a removable bowl–very much an ancestor to our sink bowls today.
Although millionaires like George Vanderbilt could boast a porcelain tub and modern plumbing in his 1855 estate, it was not the norm.
In 1940 only one half of American homes had running water.
This 1936 picture of a home in Indiana (via Shorpy) is a pretty good indication how some folks did their personal washing.
Fast forward a mere seventy seven years…the possibilities are endless, the choices overwhelming! We’ve come so far in our design!
Designed by: Candace Barnes via Veranda
Designed by : Giannetti Home
Designed by: Barry Dixon
via Google Images
Designed by: Palm Design Group
Brandon Barré Photographer
via Elle Decor
I have gratitude for those who came before us and those who figured out how we can live better!
Thanks for reading,
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