I have to admit, I had no idea what a scuttle was… that is, until I ran across the cutest one EVER on Etsy. I was looking for a vintage shaving mug for my husband’s bathroom and saw several items listed as “scuttle”. There were several available for purchase but only one in my price range so I immediately scarfed it up. I was unsure of the purchase at first but am glad to report I am totally thrilled with what I received.
Of course this is NOT going in my husband’s bathroom. It will go in mine. (I settled on a vintage Old Spice mug for him.)
Of course, I am not sure exactly who used the scuttle before as it seems that most were geared toward men’s shaving needs. However, I cannot imagine MY petite, feminine scuttle being used by a big, strong, hairy man… but hey, I could be wrong.
A shaving scuttle is a small pitcher-like cup that hold hot water on the bottom, has a spout/brush holder, and a place on top for a round bar of shaving soap (with holes for drainage).
Here is the photo from the Etsy shop. I will post a one later in my bathroom (see below)
My little friend on display in the bathroom. Yes, the bathroom is tiny… you have to remember, it is over 80 years old.
On a side note: I HATE my bathroom floor! It is the same as the kitchen. I am not sure what it is made of but it was installed just before we purchased the home. I just can’t seem to get it clean. It is almost like it is porous; it grabs dirt and grime and will not let go. haha