Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Place Called Home...

I could pinch myself every time I walk into our sweet guest room and there stands this precious sink made in the 1800's! Can you imagine what a wife felt having this luxury in her home! Running water (no plumbing required!) from a quaint little sink? I bet she kept it looking as cute as a button with pride!
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This little sink was given to me by my daughter Heidi a couple days ago. Her dear friend Alex gave it to her knowing it would find a loving home. Thank you Alex for your kindness and loving heart. After oiling the little sink and accessorizing it, I lite my wood wick candle (it sounds like a crackling fireplace) and sat on the bed to ponder about this little addition to our home. I was actually overcome with sweet feelings like the sink was talking to me about it's past! People that used it and it's history through time. I was touched by this sweet experience and grateful I sat down to listen! I hope the next person who owns the little sink someday,
will love it as it has been loved for over 130+ years!
The homemade rose soaps smell so good and old fashion. I added some PINK packing peanuts to make it look like bubbles! The rose crocheted washcloths are a perfect fit.
This is where the water is stored that holds a few gallons. Turn that cute faucet on and out runs the water! The water then runs into a bucket that is enclosed under the sink. This is how it looks if I left it down but that will never happen because I love the sink to show! Maryjane xox

58 comments:

cityfarmer said...

to die (live) for!!!!

i would be standing there all day staring at it!

Kathy said...

What a fabulous gift, Maryjane. Love, love the sink - and you've made it looks so cute with the crocheted washcloths, rose soaps, and "bubbles".
xo...Kathy

Heather said...

wow, i've never seen a sink like this one. very cool! i love it.

Deb said...

Nifty! thanks for sharing with us

Lady Dorothy said...

Absolutely adorable! I think I would want to just sit and spend time with it, too!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Maryjane!

I have never seen anything like this! You're right, it must have been quite a luxury for someone at one time. It's so sweet and the fact that you get a good feeling from it is even better. The person that owned it must have been a lovely lady. And now it has a home with another lady just as lovely!

Hugs, Sherry

Lorilee said...

That is so sweet. I have never seen one! What a wonderful gift!
Blessings,
Lorilee

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! never see one like yours! awesome gift and lucky you maryjane.. look so fit in your home..

Connie said...

You are sooooo funny - packing it with pink peanuts, chickee!! It's beautiful though, honey.
xoxo,
Connie

Laura said...

What a quaint beautiful piece of furniture! I'd never have the top down either! Next Christmas, get some small clear ornaments and put those in the sink for bubbles!

Lavender Dreamer said...

That is really amazing! I've never seen one like it! I know you are 'over the moon'!

Charlie said...

Well, I never!! What a wonderful little find. If I'd seen it before reading your post I would not have known what it was. Just shows how spoiled we are today and we don't even know it. thanks for the post! ♥Sharon♥

ceekay said...

That is amazing!!! I have never seen anything like it. And I have one of those wicking candles. They are the best!

Sharon said...

That is marvelous! I love it! I agree with you that the woman who originally owned it probably thought she hit paydirt!!! I'm glad it is in your home now where you will love and treasure it!

Hugs, Sharon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How great that is! I've never seen anything like it. You've got a real treasure. laurie

Tracy said...

That is a beautiful little sink. I love old things, and you made a perfect home for it. Enjoy it!

Happy To Be said...

This is just to die for girl...I just drooled on my keyboard over this sink..hey I have the matching toilet...thanks for sharing Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Just A Gal... said...

Wow Oh Wow... that is awesome!!! What a wonderful gift... I love antiques... and I have never seen an old sink... Wow!!!

Thanks for your visit... and your kind words made my day!!!

Have you seen the "old enough" video by The Raconteurs with Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe Oh My good stuff... the original I don't care for, but that one has a great sound...

Talk to you soon!!!

Just A Gal...

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Wow, you learn something new every day. I'm glad this found a home where someone will appreciate it! I have to say that I don't believe I've ever seen one of those, and if I have, I was not aware of what I was looking at! Thanks for the story behind it and for showing us how you've fixed it all up, you are so good at displays!

TattingChic said...

That is a very nice acquisition. It's wonderful that it has found such a loving and appreciative home! :)

Cathy said...

Oh my this is absolutely awesome! I've never seen such a thing! How lucky you are!

Cathy ♥

Princess Of Pink said...

OOOH I have almost the same, well sort of, lol.
Mine is pale green with a sink made of zink (???) I guess you would call the material different but can't think of the right word. Sort of like the ceiling tins?? Maybe, hhhmmm...

Anyways, I love mine and have it in my bathroom. I use the bottom for towels and the top with pretty things too. LOVE IT!! Love yours too, so much history in them.

Teresa said...

What a neat addition to your home. You have it decorated to sweet, too. I have never seen anything like it. I've see the pitchers and wash stands (I have my grandmother's wash stand), but never a contained one that held water and had a spigot. Your daughter's friend passed on a wonderful gift. What a blessing. Thanks for sharing with us! ~Teresa

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a great gift! I have never seen anything like that before. How fun to have that to decorate with!

dana said...

I have NEVER seen such a piece, Mary Jane! Oh, yes, I'm sure it was a luxury at the time when the first owner acquired it---how lucky you are to enjoy it in your own home!

I didn't realize you were so crafty--LOVE the pieces you shared for your etsy store. You should should hurry over to Dixie's blog (link from my post today) and sign up for Wordless Wednesday. The theme is "crafts"!

Hope you are having a great week! Dana

madrekarin said...

That is such an incredible gift! I think the faucet is lovely. I can picture the woman that owned this and how fortunate she must have felt. Especially for something that we take toatlly for granted today.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! What a wonderful piece. How lucky you are to receive that treasure.

Ali said...

What an amazing find! It would be fun to know it's history; when and where it was made, how common they were etc.. I've never seen something like that before.

Ali

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh how cool, I have never seen one of those before, it looks adorable! Those packing bubbles look so cute in it too (; Thanks for the visit and no I didn't make the letters, I bought those at a little cottage store here in FL. Talk soon!
Hugs~Kelly

REAL ME said...

So, sweet and lovely. I love this.

Linda said...

What an awesome treasure! Wow! I just received the recipe journal that I ordered from you and wanted to tell you it is absolutely adorable. My son is getting married in July and I will fill it with old family recipes, notes and pictures and give it to my future daughter in law for a shower gift. Thanks again for all the lovlies that you offer!
Linda
diamondk410@texasbb.com

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hi MaryJane,
I love that stand..what an awesome gift and it looks right at home with you..I finished my painting..it is on my blog..hope you like it..:)

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a lucky lady you are to receive this piece!! You made it look even better with your added touches.

Elyse said...

how sweet!!!

the towels are beautiful. i am guessing a little bee made them.

it's all lovely!

xo

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It's gorgeous Mary Jane - and it couldn't have found a better home. And the way you've displayed it - couldn't be prettier! Blessings, Cathy

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture...I have never seen a sink / cabinet before.

Cori G. said...

OOh Maryjane I am green with envy over your little sink :0! Did it tell you many stories? I thought I was the only one who had conversations with my furniture about their pasts...LOL! But really it is to darling and I know you'll give it more tales to tell.
How is your little Samantha doing after last night? Coco is feeling much better.
xoxo Cori

janet said...

oh my gosh maryjane, i stumbled across your blog after visiting lynne. What a beautiful gift, absolutely gorgeous, i wouldnt be able to take my eyes off it either. Love the way you accessorized it.
hugs
janet

The American Homemaker said...

That is so great! I want to come be a guest at your house :)

Heidi said...

looks very pretty with all that you did to make it fancy and beautiful! very special! =) did u name it? Thanks ALEX! xo

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Maryjane - I didn't even notice the soaps on the sink! They look so pretty there.

Sassy said...

oh my stars....L U C K Y!!!!! that is soooooo absolutely beautiful....I love antiques because they have a story to tell for sure...what a blessing that little sink must've been for someone....very cool and seriously...how lucky are you????

Memaw's memories said...

This is a new one on me. I have a washstand that belonged to my husband's great grandmother, but it's not nearly as nice as this little jewel.

You are so fortunate to have someone give it to you.

Holly said...

What a beautiful sink! I love the way you added the little extras!

Heather said...

Hey ya farm gal!! I could not find your regular e-mail so I thought I'd get ya here. You have some cute stuff.. I would like to have the time to make cute fun things but alas the cows are calling..LOL Have a GREAT farmgirlish day

Peggy. said...

How pretty! I've never seen a sink like this. What a lucky girl.
Peggy

Jean Tuthill said...

It's beautiful and I so admire it's history. I love how you adorned it with the soap, washcloths and "bubbles".

Lori said...

Maryjane, How precious! Clever to use the peanuts as bubbles! Lori

Alicia said...

What a lovely little sink, and I just love what you've done with it. Charming.
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Sister Robbins said...

Dear Maryjane,
I was so excited to see your message to me. Yes, we are hear for 3 years and jus love the missionaries. We just finished 3 wonderful days of Zone Conferences. Tues-Huntington,WV;Wed-Northern,KY;Thurs-AndersonTWP,Ohio.Just love them. How terrific that your SIL served here. What areas did he serve in? If you would like to e-mail it is: arobbinsnest@gmail.com
Have a Lovely Day, Love,
Alicia

violetlady said...

Lucky, lucky you!! That is just the sweetest little sink. I have never seen anything like that.

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is so wonderful, Maryjane- I would have to pinch myself too over that!

Danette said...

Maryjane~
I am just NUTS about this sink. And I love the way you prettied it up! The pink "bubbles" are great!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Danette

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a great gift. I have never seen one like this before.

Hugs :)

Irma

Deanna said...

Hi Maryjane!

What a treasure! I love the way you have it displayed. I had pink peanuts in my last Pink Saturday post...so nice to see another use for them!

Deanna :D

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh that is the cutest little sink. What a treasure you have.

Joy said...

What a cute sink. I have never seen anything like that. It goes great in your room I am sure.

Kass said...

Thats the cutst thing ive ever seen!