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26 December 2009

You, me and the kitchen sink

Our boxing day kitchen sink is situated in America.  This kitchen is Pam's from Life on a Southern Farm blog.   Pam writes:

"This is our recycled kitchen sink. When we were building the house about 15 years ago we came across 2 sinks like this one and 2 bathroom sinks at a salvage store. The sinks came out of an old hotel near Atlanta, Ga that was torn down. I think we paid maybe $10 for all 4 sinks.

One side is very deep and I just love it. It is just right for washing out large canning pots and pans. We put the other double sink in the downstairs bathroom and the 2 single sinks in the upstairs bathroom.


I know you said 2 pictures but the other picture is the kitchen floor. It is oak wood that my husband sawed on the sawmill from trees off our property"


Please don't forget to comment.  A comment is like payment for the time taken to post, and in this case in sending in the photos.  Many of us were enthusiastic about this series, so make sure all the photos get a good number of comments.  I don't want any of the ladies sending in photos to regret joining in.  Thank you friends.

41 comments:

  1. What a warm, rich looking kitchen, with the lovely timbers. The little country touches make it so very homely, too. The sinks are nice and practical. You've done a lovely job with this. Thanks for posting. :-)
    Tracy (Brisbane)

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  2. I adore your oak floor, Pam, it's stunning!

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  3. What a great sink, Pam! (Floors are amazing too.)

    People always think that the stove/oven is the center of the kitchen, but they are wrong.

    It's the sink. You spend a lot more time at the sink than you do anywhere else in the kitchen. And these modern shallow sinks are just useless. You need something that has some depth to be really useful.

    Even better because it is recycled.

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  4. Lovely! Love the floor, it is simply beautiful! And the deep sink looks very handy. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love your kitchen. Look at that view out your window. You really got a deal on your sinks, and I love it that with this one, one sink is deeper. Also love your oak floors and it is wonderful that your DH made them from your own trees.

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Dearest Rhonda, I hope you had a lovely christmas day. Thankyou for your wonderful blog. You have taught me so much this past year. Whenever I have a query about anything to do with the home I just log on and usually find the answer on your blog, so thankyou once again and I look forward to reading lots more in the coming year.
    Take care & God bless
    Melissa

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  7. I love the floor. What a great story to go with it.
    Good deal on the sinks. They are fantastic

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  8. Very nice!

    The flooring is so beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us all!

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  9. Great sink, with the extra deep bowl it must be very useful. Love,love,love the oak floor and so nice your husband could use your own timber.

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  10. Love this kitchen and especially the fact that they were able to source the floor from their own yard. A back to earth home if I ever saw one. Cherrie

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  11. Your oak floor is beautiful Pam. I saw some American oak furniture recently and the warm richness of the timber was awesome. Your sink is really practical and good looking.

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  12. That floor is stunning and I love the sink . Having a nice deep sink would be wonderful and come in very handy for large pots.

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  13. oh I love your floor Pam.
    Your sink looks great, nice and deep.

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  14. What a gorgeous kitchen!!! The floors are beautiful!!!! That is a real bargain for the sinks.

    Merry Christmas!

    ~Mrs. M

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  15. What a great sink. Looks fantastic. I also love the floors. They are beautiful.

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  16. If your old sinks could talk, the stories they'd tell, hey? Of life in a hotel, of being rescued, of life in your home... I love a house with stories! I can just FEEL the lovely energy when I walk into a home with history. Love that you've brought some history into your "new" old home. Love the floors too. They're the nicest I've seen. Lovely Lovely.

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  17. Beautiful and thank you for sharing.

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  18. Thank-you for the nice comments on my sink and floors.
    I always enjoy my washing dishes time at the deep sink, watching all the animals at the barn and the view of country life.

    Thank-you Rhonda for posting the sink series. I have enjoy it so much.
    Have a great day.
    Pam

    P.S. The kitchen curtains were made from a clearance price tablecloth.

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  19. Beautiful kitchen sinks, floors and views....a real home...thanks for sharing, Pam
    xx

    Sue
    coffeee @ DTE Forum

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  20. Love the deep sink, and the gorgeous wood floor!

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  21. I love the oak floor. I also think recycling the sinks are a great idea! I heard recently about a thrift store that is set up by Habitat for Humanity in my area. They get all sorts of things donated and what they can't use they sell to make money for the charity. Sounds like the ultimate way to recycle to me - I plan on checking the thrift store out in the near future!
    JoAnna

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  22. I love those floors! How absolutely cool that your hubby made them!

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  23. What a great floor. Awesome that it was from your own trees. It all looks great.

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  24. Even though we're looking at sinks the little French pane window with the quaint handle in the middle caught my fancy. So charming. Oh and what a beautiful floor, your husband did a lovely job.

    Shan

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  25. Pam, Great Sink and what a deal on the price - you can't beat that price either. The floor looks wonderful. Emily in So. Texas

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  26. I am SO jealous of those floors. They look amazing. And to think that her husband cut the trees, milled the wood planks, and designed and put in that beautiful floor - wow! Now that's self-sufficient!

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  27. This wonderful sink shows that newer is not always better, quite the opposite! These modern shallow sinks are just useless. And the floor is beautiful!

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  28. That floor is fantastic, and the sinks too. Deeper is definitely better and you got an absolute bargain!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us. I have enjoyed seeing all the different looks and it is giving me ideas for our future house we are building on a 1/2 acre of land. Merry Christmas everyone.

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  30. what a wonderful gift your home from your husband! the floors are beautiful and so is the lovely white sink.

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  31. I decided not long ago that when we replace our kitchen sink we will have a deeper one. I am so tired of fighting to wash cookie sheets and large pans in my shallow sink.

    Great buy! Glad you are recycling those sinks. We just visited our Habitat store for items we needed at our church.

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  32. I am envious of the deep, double sinks! We have a piddly, shallow little thing. Very frustrating. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I like that sink! It looks like an easy one to do the dishes in. The floors are scrumptious! It's fantastic that they came from your own property and that your husband milled them. Just beautiful!

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  34. I love the oak floor! I am amazed that your husband did it on his own.

    I love deep sink. I have one in my kitchen. It is very helpful for canning pots.

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  35. I love nice deep sinks. They are so much easier to work in without getting water all over. The shallow sinks used now are because supposedly everyone has a dishwasher, so you don't need to wash in the sink.

    I am the dishwasher in my house and I love sinks that work.

    Pam, that floor is just beautiful. Such a nice warm glow.

    Yvette

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  36. The floors are beautiful and the memory of how they came to be there must be more beautiful still!

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  37. I love the kitchen sink. I'm in need of a new sink. I'm waiting for a great deal like the one you got for your sinks.

    Your oak floors are beautiful. From one GA gal to another - thanks for sharing your kitchen sink.

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  38. I love the idea of recycling the sinks. A deep sink is great, especially for cleaning big roasting pans. I so dislike the waste of building materials and waste in general.

    Christy

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  39. Love this kitchen. So clean and inviting.

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  40. Very very nice kitchen, and the floor is beautiful.

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  41. This reminds me so much of my home growing up! Always welcome memories!

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