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.

How to Decorate With Lampe Berger Pure Dreams Freshness Scents

The Lampe Berger Pure Dreams makes lines of scents that are so designer, you will want to build whole rooms around their complex aromas.

One of the masterpieces of the Pure Dreams line is called Fresh Linen. This is synthetic scent that smells like lavender, cotton and Savon de Marseille soap. It suits very white, contemporary condo like decors and also very rustic, shabby chic or cottage style decors as well.

Another great scent to build a minimalist décor that would look great in a big expansive condo is Cotton Dreams. The Lampe Berger Cotton Dreams scent smells of Marseille soap and bergamot and then is mixed with notes of lavender and pine. This is also a scent with a sharpness to it that suits masculine styles of décor. It also suits shabby chic styles and rustic cottage decors.

You can also recreate the smell of a Finnish sauna with the fresh wood scent created by the aromatics in Sauna Ceremony. Sauna ceremony suits all Northern European type designs including rooms that are decorated in nothing but IKEA shelves, IKEA rugs and futons. It is also a good scent to have going in a basement or in a particularly musky bathroom. Sauna Ceremony also belongs in any room in your house that is remotely spa-like in character.

Zest of Verbana is another esigner smell that combines that fresh lemon smell with the aroma of Verbena. Verbana is a powdery, spicy lemony scent that takes well to cottage décor, rustic décor and also South of France style shabby chic.
If you want a healthy smelling scent that is very contemporary and would make the largest of rooms in a condo smell cozy and like they have been lived in is Green Chai. This scent is made with bergamot , tea leaves, California grapefruit, tarragon, pink pepper, moss and musk. It also suits Asian decors as there are a lot of Asian spices in it’s mixture.

Every décor suits the smell of Fresh Eucalptus which combines the stimulating power of eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary mint, eviler and white musk. It especially suits a Victorian style of décor or a cozy South of France type room. This is also one of the best scents to light for a sick room as all of the herbs in it have air cleaning properties that help enhance the air cleaning properties of the pharmaceutical lamp known as Bergere.