I have collected Hand Painted China with roses for years. I had a Bed and Breakfast called Rose Haven where everything was roses. And at one time I had an antique shop that I named Rose Cottage. It was in a 1845 Antebellum cottage.
I sold a lot of things, but things with roses was my main theme.
I have also had a long time love affair with Victorian Cranberry Glass. I just love the way the color comes to life, when it is held in the light. I have bought and sold cranberry glass for years. Some how I came up with a lot of cranberry water pictures. So when I finished the guest bath at ,My old Historic House, I thought it would be the perfect place to house my rose china and cranberry glass collection.
Be sure to look at the blog post I did just before this one, as it is from my gift shop and I have roses and cranberry glass items for sale.
|Guest Bath Room at The 1845 Historic Elgin/Cottrell House.|
|A shelf goes all around holding cranberry glass and hand painted rose china.|
|Pink Crystal Chandelier from Italy.|
|Hand Painted piece was on display at the 1904 Worlds Fair in St.Louis.|
|A life size china bust of Queen Victoria's daughter Vicky.|
|I found a pair of these French Wall sonces in New Orleans.|
|A pair of Old Paris Vases.|
|Italian Pink Crystal Chandlier with ornante ceiling madalion above.|
|Hand painted with roses Slop Jar|
|View out my guest bath room window of Mississippi River|
|French Brass Cornice.|
In 1860 bath rooms would have been rather plain. That is why I chose the beadboard for the walls. I did not feel that tile would look just right. The ceilings in my house are 12 feet tall. I ran the beadboard up 8 feet and added a shelf all the way around for, you guessed it, cranberry glass and hand painted china.The rest of the walls I painted a solf pink color and to the floor I added Tennessee pink marble. The finishing touch is the Italian pink crystal chandelier.It hangs below a very fancy ceiling madalion. I found an antique French Cabinet for the sink, and the rest just fell into place.
I think my guest bath room with all that hand painted rose china and cranberry glass was just what I needed to blog about for Valentines Day coming up. I hope you enjoy the tour. Please come by anytime. I will leave the light on and Sissy Dog will meet you at the door with a jump and a kiss.