I am SO resisting the urge to upgrade. I have been showing such self control. I wanted granite counter-tops, a tiny dishwasher, a new flat-screen TV.......
However, this is not compatible with my goals of simplification. Money in, money out is not something I want to do. Saving is a priority, as is working less. I do not want to work more to have these things.
That being said, I am ON THE HUNT! In the last two mega houses that we build and lived in (WHAT was I thinking?) I was fortunate enough to have found old, vintage, farmhouse sinks, like these:
What is so interesting, is I do not think these were actually 'farmhouse sinks', as we now call them. In the '40's and '50's these were up-scale, brand new, sinks for indoor plumbing of the fashionable modern kitchen.
I found the first one for $75.00, the second for $50.00. The first one was in my brother-in-law's granite shop junk yard, out in the woods, actually. Full of leaves. I was salivating, my heart was pumping, palms sweaty, as I pulled her out of the muck. Sweet little girl, I will rescue you! SOMEONE (I HOPE I NEVER find out WHO) had exchanged her for new, shiny granite. I shudder to think.....My dear brother-in-law still valued her, but had no where to put her. She was mine.
Moving on, she now lives happily with her new owner. The second girl was found when I answered an ad for two seven foot solid wood french doors. These were beautiful, the set was mine for just $25.00. As I was leaving, I noticed this grimy dirty faced little girl out of the corner of my eyes. Could it be? Was it? No WAY! YES!!!!!! We had found each other! I picked her up for just $50.00. Both were disgustingly dirty, but apparently the grime served as a protective coating. Underneath the porcelain was in almost pristine condition. There were a few nicks and scratches, but I felt so happy to give these old girls a
to be loved in.
So, will I be so blessed as to find another? Do any of you out there have one of these ladies? Care to tell the story?