Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Where did Lady Abbington Go? Oh. Oh Yes, Nevermind

I must point everyone in the direction of Two Nerdy History Girls today because they have a fun article on bourdaloues. What's a boudaloue you may ask; well just image you are a lady at a fabulous 18th century function and nature calls. Many grand houses were not equipped with the proper plumbing, shall we say, (Chatsworth only had three bathrooms when Georgiana lived there) so it would be a pity to leave a party on account of a full bladder. That's where bourdaloues come in handy, yet they're not just any old chamber pot. But I'll let the history girls give you all the dirty details which can be found here.

2 comments:

Victoria said...

Yes, I saw that post too! It's wierd to say, but some of them are just beautiful.

Heather Carroll said...

Luckily we have the joy of seeing them in retirement from their original use!