Yep, that's right...I'm searching for a new, but original vintage toilet for my bathroom. I am a purist and want to keep as much of the original fixtures as possible. Even though tiles are cracking and there's rust in the sink, I refuse to remodel or gut. It's those minor flaws that gives the house so much charm.
Our house was built in 1939 and I absolutely love the green basin and tub. Problem is that the toilet had been replaced at one time and now it's on the verge of history. I refuse to get white, so I'm scouring around for replacement toilets.
This basin (above) was found on deabath.com. They have some wonderful vintage fixtures, but I can't seem to find a complete toilet and I refuse to go with white. It has to be green!
It's so hard to find the right design and color, but Church Toilet Seats has a great toilet matcher chart. You use it by manufacturer and find your color number. Found out that mine is Surf Green.
Found this toilet lid (an exact match) on eBay, but need the rest of the toilet!
Another great source called Period Bath offers an array of vintage toilets...found this (above), but not complete!
So now I'm off to toilet salvage yards to see if I can't find myself a green toilet!
If you're looking to remodel your bath and retain original fixtures, here are some great sources:
Church Toilet Seats
Also, Retro Renovation is a great source for vintage remodeling. Happy hunting!