A recent trip to Menards to purchase a last minute purchase for our house before we vacated led me to the toilet seat aisle. No questions, please, as to why I was led there but since I was there I decided to make the most of it.
You know that I try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary by now and this day was no different. I mean who can find something extraordinary in a toilet seat? I think I can offer you some examples of extraordinary today.
For example the wolf themed soft seat that boasts easy installation and cleaning while at the same time sporting beautiful pine trees and wolves floating in the air. Now who would love a seat like this? I am not sure but there must be a market for them.
Next for the hunter, perhaps, or deer lover a lovely deer toilet seat also made in the USA and boasting the same easy installation and cleaning that the previous toilet seat claimed to have as well. For the patriot in the family perhaps the soaring bald eagle toilet seat would be appropriate. Another soft product for someone who wants that more delicate experience.
The camouflage toilet seat would be the perfect fit in with the decor in a hunting cabin I would venture to say. However this one is made of enameled wood so I doubt it would be as comfortable as those “soft” options. I guess it all depends upon what look you are going for and those hunters are hardy types, right? No softie stuff for them.The final selection that I thought was worthy to consider was the adorable bear themed toilet seat featuring a mama bear and three cubs climbing up a tree. This was the one that caught my eye initially and I guess it would be appropriate to “bare all” if this one was featured in your abode.
I realize that there are different tastes in decorating but quote honestly I could not imagine any of these in my home at any time. But I think you will have to agree with me that they might fall under the “extraordinary” category.
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I had no idea of the choices out there. I guess I need to check this out. Call me plain Jane but I don’t want my toilet seat to draw any attention at all. Just an understated, no frills model that functions as required. I’m glad I haven’t seen these in anyone’s home I’ve visited…Call me judgy maybe a little.
Haha. I know. I am thrilled with the ones that close by themselves without slamming shut, though. I have to admit that is my one of my favorite things that we have purchased for our house. But decorative? No. I have actually seen ones with seashells embedded in them. Just wrong on so many levels.
Which one of these did you purchase?
Well….I am waiting for the one that we can personalize ourselves with our Southern Portrait. I think that would be appropriate, don’t you?
The bear family is cute but I think I will stick with plain white, thanks!
Me, too. We are birds of a feather. 🙂
Yes, I’ve noticed such but, quite honestly, tried not to! Definitely a “niche” market!!! Hehehe…………….
This is hysterical! I can’t believe that anyone would want these things on a toilet seat though! I’m picky, but in a plain way! I like plain white enamel too! One that screws on tight so it doesn’t move back and forth! No squishy seats for me! I remember when I was young the family my dad worked for had a pink squishy one with flowers embroidered on the top! So fancy!! 😉
Oh I know exactly the kind you are talking about! I had one similar in an apt in college. Plus I had a lavender sink, a pink bathtub and an purple toilet. Woo boy!
We have come a long, long way since the “two-seater” in the backyard (or have we?) Padded toilet seats, indeed. Why not musical seats when you sit you can create your own “movement” wouldn’t Beethoven be proud of us. lol
Oh my. I can’t even come up with words to respond to that so I will take the fifth….Beethoven’s of course.
One word: Different.
No, none of those would be for me. Just plain ol’ off-white works just fine, thankyouverymuch!
I’m with Katy … just give me a plain one that doesn’t shift around on me! Fun(ny) post, by the way.
Thanks, Marla. I think all I want is a sturdy seat that stays put when I need it to stay put.
Yes, a seat that stays put is a must. And if the lid is down and I want to sit on it, it needs to be solid. Hubby was impressed with a self-lowering seat installed at work, so now we have one of those.
I had no clue. Here I thought white and wood were my only choices. Or those furry ones. My grandma had one of those in bright yellow.
NO!! A furry one? Oh my. That would freak me out.
I have never looked for one so am happy with what I have..
The tried and true white seat is a winner in my book.
Oh my goodness that’s nuts but I’ll bet where we live people would like them ha!
There have to be people that buy them, right? Or else they would not stock them.
So what DID lead you to the toilet seat aisle? White is plenty fine enough for me to take a seat on. But some of those are real conversation starters.
We bought new toilet seats for two bathrooms when we moved here… We went white. We also bought one that turned out to be the wrong brand and we meant to return it but it fell out of the car and broke. It’s still in the car, been in there for over a yr. One of these days we’ll remove it, but I suppose better to have a toilet seat and not need it than vice versa… Hahaha 😉