Must Have, One of a Kind, Folk Art – A Vintage Painted Outhouse Seat!


Seriously… when was the last time you saw an old outhouse seat painted up so nicely?

I don’t even want to count the number of times I had to use the outhouses at my grandparents while growing up.  And we certainly didn’t have anything like this to sit on!

This has to be a one of a kind piece; I’ve never seen one like it and I’ve been around the block a few times.

Complete with wire hanger on the back.

Please scroll down for more photos.

Condition:  It’s in great condition, considering…..

Location:  This folk art seat / wall hanging can be found at our booth (#23) in Waterville (at the Hathaway Mill Antique Mall, 10 Water Street) soon.

Prices:   $35.00   (Plus the usual 5.5% Maine State Sales tax, of course.)

Please note: The shop will be closed from September 1-25 while Linda visits her daughter and son-in-law for the birth of her first biological grandchild!  Prices on many items are being reduced prior to that time (although not this item, which is being offered for the first time), to help get the shop cleared and organized, and ready for new inventory when Linda returns – in time for the holiday season.

Some Quick Details:

  • Pricing.  The prices given are firm, especially if I have to drive to one of the other locations to pick it up and ship it to you.  Some of the shops our inventory is in may give a discount for any individual item valued at more than a certain dollar figure if you buy it from them directly… that’s between you and the policies of whichever shop the item is located in.
  • Holding Items.  Sorry, none of the shops we’re doing business with will hold an item without payment as we’ve all been burned by this in the past.
  • Availability.  I hate to say this, but please do not call or message me to ask if an item is available… if the post doesn’t indicate in the title that the item has sold, then I believe it hasn’t yet been sold.  Your best bet would be to call the shop it’s located in and ask them (please give them the booth number listed with their address & phone, below).  Some shops will, however, tell you they don’t have the staffing or the time to go check.
  • Shipping.  If you definitely want an item and are willing to pay the purchase price upfront and to have it shipped to you (which we’ve done in the past), we absolutely will continue to do that – although it could take a week or more before we can get it sent out.  (It’s my overloaded plate… remember, I’m a full-time social worker with a challenging schedule, so generally a requested item will have to wait until a regularly planned trip to the shop in question.)
  • Questions.  I try to put as much information as a buyer might need in the description, and provide pictures that include both the highlights and any dings or damage to the items.  Because I no longer have the items listed readily available, it could be a week o more before I can respond to a specific question if I have to physically go to the shop where the item is located to get any answers.

Layaway Plan:  Please see our “Details: Layaway Plan” page.

Payment Information:   Please see our “Details: Payment & Pricing” page.

Shipping & Delivery Information:  Please see our “Details: Shipping & Delivery” page.



189B Main Street, Lewiston ME.  (Entrance through the back of the building, off Park Street.)
As of Thanksgiving of 2017, Heritage Collectibles has closed its 189 Main Street storefront, and is in the process of moving most of the antique & furniture inventory to other shops (see below).  We are keeping what had previously been the furniture gallery section of the shop, however and will use that to house Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps…. it will primarily offer books, maps, records & ephemera.  We’d love it if you would follow our blogs!  (Our Heritage Books & Maps blog isn’t presently as active as the Heritage Collectibles one.)

This will also be the location of The (Grief) Warrior support groups.

Our other locations”

Oxford – The Undercover Antique Mall, 960 Main Street.   (207) 539-4149.
We have some great, less expensive inventory for you to check out at the Undercover Antique Mall, seven days a week from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm!  We’re in booth #56.

Scarborough – The Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market, 578 U S Route 1.  (207) 229-4263.  Looking for cookbooks and kitchen-related items?  Check out our small space (#99) at the Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market, seven days a week from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm!

Waterville –  Hathaway Mill Antique Mall, 10 Water St.   (207) 877-0250 
We now have a space (Booth #23) in the brand spanking new Hathaway Mill Antique Mall!  Here you’ll find only items produced in or before 1965.

Westbrook – The Den of Antiquities, 1399 Bridgton Rd.  (207) 650-3007.
Just ask for us by name, or by booth 56!  The Den of Antiquities is a wonderful antique shop with loads of great items, including our own!  Please come check us out, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Other Ways of Finding Us:

Sign up for our Weekly Specials by Text club!  Just text us at 207 740 2247 with the message “HBM Weekly Specials” and you’ll receive a single text every Monday morning with info on book-related special good through Saturday of that week!  (As of September 1st, 2017, we are no longer offering text specials for Heritage Collectibles.)

You can also find us on Facebook: and

And we’re on Twitter!



In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps and Papa’s Thrift Shop will go to help fund The (Grief) Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

(Please Note: The (Grief) Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)


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