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September 7, 2021

My new favourite household item is a wonderful vintage wash basin and jug that I brought home from a flea shop in Haliburton. The shop had dozens of them; Art Nouveau ones, Victorian ones, some white and utilitarian, others fancy and ornate. Ours is Art Deco, and made in Belgium. It was cheap as chips in comparison to others I see online. It came with a chamber pot, a portable toilet used┬ábefore the advent of indoor plumbing and flushing toilets. My kids call it the poo pot and think I’m bonkers for buying one. It now sits on our kitchen counter, a relic from another world, where loos were adorned with flowers, birds and ribbons of yellow, pink and blue.

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