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May 25, 2010

White Wednesday... A dream find

I've finally got myself together for
Faded Charm's White Wednesday

I thought I'd share one of my newest
favorite finds & some garden photos

I have been wanting one of these
European sinks for about three years now,
ever since I saw one at a friend's house.

I managed to find not just 1 but 2 right here
in my little town but they were over $300 each

Well, guess what happened when I went
to Alameda with my daughter?

Yes, she spotted it and we ran over
to find out how much

It actually had a price tag of $75 on it
and the dealer told us
ooh, that's the wrong price, it's $60

I can't begin to tell you how many
people stopped us asking where
we'd found this sink.

The dealer was a sweetheart & threw in
the flowers which are now in my bike basket
living happily ever after

So very nice :)

My friend, Cathleen mounted the sink
on this old chippy door for me...
I just noticed, there is white paint underneath,
think I'm going to go scrape most of the black
off in a moment even though it's raining!

I've filled it with bougainvillea
and alyssum as we get lots
of sun in the backyard
Speaking of backyards, ours needs
tons of work (including a new fence
and a really good face lift for certain)
But we're slowly working on it bit by bit
on nice weekends
to get it beautiful.

I'm just not great at patience
where those kind of things are concerned...
Anyone else like that out there?
I'm trying though!

And a few white garden fleurs~
My petite market cart
was stabilized a bit after years of use
by my wonderful step-dad, Arnold
~Thank you, Arnold I know you're watching
over me in Heaven

And thank you to everyone for your
comments, prayers, emails & cards
You're amazingly kind

Thank you for joining me
this White Wednesday.

Happiness to you!


Connie said...

You got a SWEET deal, sweetpea. WOW!! You've fixed it up adorably also. Maybe next time we're down there I should go over to Alameda....
Ooooh, drop by and see what's up...a collection of blogs. ;-)

Tami said...

What a gorgeous what you did with it too!

Have a wonderful week!

Kathy said...

Wow! Love the sink! And you betcha! You have a great deal!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Tracie... I just love your vintage sink! It looks so pretty... of course your step~dad Arnold is smiling down at you and loving seeing the pretty little market cart all planted and taken care of... xoxo Julie Marie

32˙North said...

Hi Tracie,

The sink makes an excellent planter - your flowers will be spilling over the sides in no time. I love seeing wonderful old items being given a whole new use - lovely!


Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Wow, Tracie! That's called being at the right place at the right time! What a deal! And it looks great mounted on that door!

Happy White Wednesday!

Jonny said...

Oh you definitely found a treasure I love it and how you mounted it. It has a wonderful romantic look to it- Thank You for showing Sincerely,Jonny

trash talk said...

Love the lavabo. I've had several, but always sold one. Maybe the next one...I'll keep. Yours looks so lovely outside.
P.S. You got a really great deal!

Donna said...

Oh, wow! I love, love, love your sink turned planter! what a wonderful find! And your market cart is just adorable. Love your beautiful flowers, too!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great deal on the sink! It's fabulous, mounted so nicely on the old door! Beautiful!!

Debbie @ said...

This is great. What a wonderful find! I can't wait to see it after the flowers have grown and branched out a bit! Wow. this is wonderful! What a sweet post. I loved it!

Claudia said...

Oh, what a wonderful find! Congratulations, Tracie. $60 is a lot better than $300! It looks lovely.


junkdreams said...

Gorgeous.....I have been looking for one of those old sinks for ages as well!
Happy WW!

Amy Kinser said...

I love this sink and I especially love it hanging on this great door. What a great piece of art.

Tickeled for you that you got it so cheap.

Partying with you tonight...Blessings to you.

Jojo said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful
AND what a great price!!!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

wow tracie, that is a totally GORGEOUS sink. What a bargain too! It looks perfect on that door, love it. Just goes to show that all things come to those who wait (where antique junk is concerned lol!!)

Sandi said...

Oh my goodness Tracie you scored a gorgeous find!! I LOVE IT! It is perfect on your old door too and I love the flowers you have planted in it. Would love to find one of those around here, but I highly doubt there are any! lol
Happy WW!

Julie said...

WOOT...what a find. Love all the lovely photos! Your transformation was just fantastic. It inspires our own imaginations!!!! Thanks so much for sharing on White Wednesday. so glad Kathleen does this so we can see all these pics...

Maison Douce said...

Love, love, love it!!!!! You did good.... And I love the way it is mounted on the door!!! Great find!

Deb {Posted From} Home said...

Wonderful finds Tracie!

Fete et Fleur said...

You lucky,

I can see your daughter has your eye! It looks lovely mounted on the door. Good to see you posting again.


June said...

Tracie I do believe I am feeling a wee bit jealous over this find of yours. I have looked for one of these and we just don't see awesome things like this in Idaho. I can't be envious because it is you and I can think of nobody who would love it more.(well, maybe me, hehe!) I LOVE the door that it is hanging on too. It is wonderful!
Your backyard garden is lovely and I can identify with the patience thing. It is one thing that gardening has helped to teach me...but I still find myself wanting that instant gratification.
(oh yeah, and I am a little jealous of the beautiful white foxglove too!) I'm workin' on the jealousy thing too.

Sherry said...

So lovely! Perfect where you put it. Love your flowers!

Karen Valentine said...

OMG Tracie! You are right! It is right up my alley! What a fabulous find! I bet your garden is just TDF.
I'm hoping to hit another flea market again someday.
Until then I will just have to live vicariously through you! LOL!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Rosemary said...

OMG Tracie,
How amazing is your sink mounted on that door? Great price.
Love your photos!!!
Happy Wed,

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi dear girl....had to chuckle w/this post and here is why: I used to buy and sell many of these back in the day (when I could get a couple hundred for them too!) and Mr. Fufu would always ask "why does anyone want to buy those urinals"? A hoot, huh? ~lol!! xoxo

Debby said...

Hi Tracie, wow..what an amazing post, love everything.

Rebecca said...

Hello Tracie
Love that sink! I have a small European corner sink in my potting shed that I love but I like yours~ My yard is in dire need of some tender loving care which I just don't have time for! Wish I could spend a week in the yard...
Many Blessings

A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful find ~ it looks so great on the door and lovely in the garden!! Very happy I stopped by!

Kathy said...

thanks for visiting! Indigo is quite a cat. He's a rescue - my daughters!
There were three kittens born. She named them all
Charlie Brown
Dora The Explorer
Indigo Montoya (A Princess Bride)
I see you love cats too!
Still love your sink!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Tracie,
Oh the sink looks wonderful and the perfect sweet addition to your garden with the alyssum. I can just see it in a few weeks trailing over the edge. What a great find!! Love your market cart too filled with pretty blooms.
So enjoyed my visit this morning.

Have a special day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

That is the prettiest door.


Hope you use it in your new studio!

cityfarmer said...

these tiny tresures are certainly finding their way into our backyards .... don't u love love love them ...

hubby put one up for me a few weeks back ... it's a corner piece ... my heart stops when I look at it ...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, it's perfect! And I love the door too. My foxgloves just aren't doing well this year. They droop over where you can't see the pretty bloom.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Wow Tracie- I love that door, love the knob and what you did with it- so amazng- Alameda has such great things- i have only gone once and loved it-
Great Blog-just became a follower-
Cant wait for more

One Shabby Old House said...

I love what you did with that sink. It is so sweet. I am seeing so many flowers today that have faded in FL already. CA has such glorious weather. I loved my time there thanks to you. Now one day I will have to make that Alameda market.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

ADORE your french sink and it looks so beautiful on your wall!

All good things come to those who wait!!

Thank you for sharing.

shabbydreaming said...

Your Gardens look amazing!! I love poping over here ( I know havent been in a while) you images are inspriational!!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness; I adore your blog!! Just found you and will definitely be back for more!! Have a great day and congrats on the great find!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

How lovely to see your beautiful white Wednesday photos.
I love the pretty sink and looks great mounted on the door, as though it has been there for ages.
the flowers are pretty too.

Enjoy your week

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my I love this porch sink and then to display it on the old door-- just fantastical!

bee blessed

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I've never seen a sink like that. It's really cute...especially filled with lovely flowers! Isn't it wonderful when you finally find something you've been wanting for such a long time...makes it even that much more special! :-)