My grandmother's sink from the 40s or 50s is still in the family farmhouse today. It is a double bowl, double drainboard sink that is 6' long. It sets on the original metal cabinet and is beneath two large windows. One day that sink may be replaced and I've
|This sink is the second one I picked up and most likely the one we'll use in the kitchen one day.|
I have a love/hate relationship with washing dishes. There are times where I relish putting my hands in warm, soapy water and washing dishes while gazing out the floor to ceiling windows in my kitchen. Yet, there are other times when I'll do every other chore on my list just to put off washing a counter full of dishes. And the truth of the matter is it only takes an average of 20 min. to wash even the biggest pile of dishes.
The gorgeous view from my kitchen windows! Right now wisteria is in bloom but in a couple of months the honeysuckle will bloom and bring about the most wonderful smell!
It is amazing once you start looking at vintage sinks the little things you'll notice. If you're searching for one pay attention to these details - the height of the backsplash and how tall the apron is. In the beginning I didn't realize that there were any differences in these but now I have collected a few I definitely have preferences. Other considerations are: double or single bowl, double or single drainboard, and which side of the sink the drainboard is on.
My husband calls me the sink lady now and I have a feeling he's on to something. I know of another sink, an old laundry sink with a super high backsplash and really deep basin that is just sitting out in the elements but the owner and I can't agree on a price. I have visions of it in my laundry room with a ringer mounted like the one below.
|This one was sold at Laurel Leaf Farm|