How to Decorate With Coca-Cola Collectibles

You can decorate a home or a restaurant with Coca-Cola collectibles. They also look quite smart in a corner store.

Not many people know this but aside from the famous apple red coolers and fridges with the logo on them the corporation also makes a lot of vintage style furniture. It makes high checker stools and also vintage pub style stools and all in red leather. They also make styles where the logo appears in a checker pattern on the table or on the stools as well as many variation of the classic pub style.

The company makes all kinds of little gizmos and gadget that would look great in a party room, kitchen or home bar or in a real bar or fifties style diner. A favorite is the wall mounted Vitnage Coca Cola Bottle opener or the boxy style of manual opener that has a cap catcher. You can also get napkin dispensers, toothpick dispensers, tin canisters, wood chalk boards, trays, sugar dispensers, napkins, paper towels and other kitchen diner type standard fixtures with the logo on them. You can even get cute little miniature glass salt and pepper shakers that look like miniature green coke bottles.

The company also makes some pretty nice clocks and lamps. One desk lamp has a shade that looks like the famous coca-cola tin can. Another attractive lamp shade features the retro coke girl in bikini on a beach. You can also get neon fifties style clocks that glow a candle apple red. Also very nostalgic and reminiscent of seventies and eighties styles of décor is the tiffany lamp and stained glass pendant lamp styles that come with the coca cola logo on them.

Always in the demand is the giant round red “Drink Coca-Cola” sign that has a red background and a glowing white “Drink Coca-Cola” with a neon star on it.

You can also get many different mirror styles, included mirrors with lights that have the Coke logos on them. Many of them boast famous images from the fifties including a waitress with a tray or the young fifties couple having fun while drinking a glass of coke. The company also sells retro-reproductions of all of its famous canvas wall art including pictures of families picnicking, students snacking and drinking coke and soda fountain images. The company calls this line of art their “Great Taste” art.

How to Decorate With Vintage Thomas Crapper Toilets

The reason that toilets are sometimes called crappers is because many of them were first manufactured around the turn of the century by Thomas Crapper and Company Ltd. The company first began making bathroom fittings in 1861.

Amazingly this company has been making these elaborate first toilets yet again. The style of the Thomas Crapper was a “high tank style. This meant that the toilet tank was connected by a long copper pipe to a porcelain tank fastened high up on the wall. The Toilet seat did not really have a back as a result. The original valve-less toilet has a cistern made out of marine quality aluminum.These types of toilets can be painted any color and look particularly fetchin in candy apple red or mint green. The kits that are sold by the company to install this vintage toilet in your home also comes with a very long pull for flushing the toilet.

However, this quite an expensive toilet that costs about two grand without the cost of the pull knob, brackets and the flush and fill tubes.
he high cistern Thomas Crapper hung about eight feet above the seat of the toilet on the wall. They made another model called the low “beer engine” model that had a lower flush lever. The pipes for this model are available in brass or nickel and look quite enchanting. The company also sells iron brackets for supporting the cisterns that come with their toilets. They come in a black or a pink color. You can also paint them to match your own décor.

The company also makes very elegant, authentic reproduction basin sinks that hang on the wall. These are equipped with heavy Chrome, Brass or Nickel drains and large elaborate faucets. The bright red Thomas Crapper logo is also displayed prominently in the sink.

The pull chains that are sold separately for flushing the toilet can be had in ceramic, nickel or polished brass pulls and cost $235.00. As primitive as this toilet is, the things that go with it are not! However if you are looking for a sink and toilet combo to help enhance the original feel of a Victorian home then you do not have to look much further than this company which is excelling at reproducing it’s own retro designs.