Sunday, October 16, 2011

MY OBSESSION WITH DRY SINKS...

I admit it...I have with obsession with dry sinks (among other early pieces). I have two already, but neither one of them was the "dry sink of my dreams". I didn't pay much for either one of them and although they seemed to satisfy my decorating needs for the time... they were never quite what I wanted. We had passed on a dry sink about 6 years ago in Tennessee & neither my husband or myself could get it out of our minds. Always regretting we didn't buy it....well...all that changed yesterday. We went down to Medina Ohio to Brother's Antique Mall and there she was...sitting in the most primitive booth in the mall, under a window beckoning us to bring her home. The dealer was so nice, very informative and most importantly..gave us a really good deal..so we loaded her in the back of our truck and away we went.



I love the little side drawer and ledge that was once used for the pump.
I have it in my kitchen now as an island..but I think I will like it best in my foyer. We'll see...for now I'm going to leave it where it is.




12 comments:

  1. Oooooooh! I have a severe case of dry sink envy!!!! She is a beauty! I think it fits perfect as the center island in the kitchen.... hopefully it will work well in that space for you! Enjoy!

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  2. I'm on the lookout for a dry sink for my dining room. That one is a beauty and I'm glad you two spotted it! It's always so frustrating to let a good one get away for one reason or another. I'm glad you got that second chance. Love the crocks in it too!

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  3. What a beautiful dry sink. Love the idea of it for an island. Hope you can make it to the shop one of these days, I'd love to meet. Our holiday open house is going to be Nov 5 and 6. Do you sell? I see you had a booth at Malibar Farms. (I'm now a follower.) Dawn

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  4. Wow Bobbie, this is just wonderful!!! I LOVE the patina and the little drawer too!! It was a great find for you and no matter where it ends up, it will be a great piece for your home! So happy you got a great deal on it too, which makes it doubly wonderful!!!
    Happy Day to you~~
    Julie

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  5. I, too, am looking for that perfect dry sink!! I saw one many years ago that I loved, but it was bit too much for our pocketbook... I regret not scraping together the money for it then..... maybe eating pb&j sandwiches for a few months could have helped??! ;)

    Your's is wonderful -- a great find and I can see why you had to have it! Enjoy!

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  6. It's a pretty piece. Happy for you!

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  7. I want to go shopping with you, that is a beautiful piece, love it too.

    Debbie

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  8. All I can say is SCOOORE~~~~~! You have a Beauty there :). Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. I am a new follower, I like your new dry sink. It's a nice one, I know what you mean, about having an obsession for certain things. I waited for years before finding the one I have. I am having another one built for the bathroom downstairs, so I am looking forward to starting that, but not what I have to do to get it there! LOL! Long story. Anyhow, I look forward to getting to know you.
    Have a great day.
    Renee

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  10. This is a beauty! My parents collected antiques and had two really prim ones. My sister has one, and I have the other. I don't decorate with a lot of prims, but I will never give mine up. I love the little drawer on top with yours.

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  11. I love all of your comments about the dry sinks! My mother in law had given us this dry sink 10 years ago and she had it more than 40 years.It is from the 1800's and it is NOT a copy or replication. It is the real deal. We unfortunately need to sell this as my husband has received a job offer that requires an extensive but light weight move. She is still collecting and has the MOST beautiful collection of country primitive antiques one has ever seen! I am serious! Museum quality and that is what this dry sink is! I am not sure how to post a picture but I can provide some pics to anybody who is interested. Our email is eamf99@wowway.com We have a phone # and an address. We need to sell this beautiful piece of 1800's Americana! Thanks! Mary

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  12. Have you used a dry sink in your room too? They can actually be used elsewhere other than the kitchen. They can be used as a bookshelf or a personal dresser in your room. They're often placed in Victorian-themed rooms, since they match the design of the era.

    Bibi Karpel

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