Sunday, March 28, 2010

Antique Dry Sink ~ ~ ~

I'd like to thank everyone who entered my give~away and left such kind comments. Mary from Wooly Bear Woolens was the lucky winner. I got the nicest email from her and I do hope she likes the punch needle bunny.
OK. On to the dry sink. I thought the dry sink would be perfect in the dining room and when I finished my latest hooked rug, it would be perfect hanging over it. Well, it will be a while before the rug is completed and I decided to use the dry sink as a sofa table. Here is what I had behind the sofa before. I didn't think to take a picture before moving it. It is a Canadian dough box made of poplar that is huge. I didn't have anyplace to put it except in the spare bedroom. I think it's way to big, but it will remain there for the time being. The footboard from a rope bed (with matching headboard) was bought years ago on eBay for only $10.00! I did have to drive over two and a half hours to pick it up, but it was well worth it. It is a 3/4 size that my DSO converted to a full size. That man can do just about anything ~ lucky me ;-)
Anyway, back to the dry sink. Because it is positioned about 4 foot from an outside wall, it was hard to get a good picture. So what did I do? I opened the window and took the picture from the outside looking in. Neighbors must have thought I was nuts, but since it was an icky day, they were probably all inside their houses.
Here she is. She's about 48" wide x 30" high x 17" deep. I absolutely LOVE her and she was such a bargain. She is square nailed and each of the doors is one single board 17 1/2" wide! They don't build furniture like that anymore. I would guess she was built around 1860-1870.
Now I'm sure the knobs are replacements and so it the latch, but I'm no purist and buy pieces that I like. If I were to buy the "perfect" antique, I'd be so afraid of dinging it. I use all my cupboards, and if they get a new scratch or ding, it just adds to the character.
The top of the cupboard looking into the living room.
This old repair is on the left door. I didn't notice it until I brought her home (the barn housing the antique shop was not that well lit), but I love it!
Thanks to all of you who asked if I had gotten it and requested pictures!
Here's a picture of my foster pug Eema that I just had to share. I love when she has just the tip of her tongue sticking out of her mouth. I think it's because she has so many missing teeth. Remember, she was a puppy mill momma for seven years and I'm sure she did not receive good care. Thankfully, she is now living the good life of an Ohio Pug Rescue pug. I've had her for almost six months and when she finds her forever home, I will cry and cry and cry some more. I know some of you are wondering how I could give her up. Fostering is very bittersweet. I foster knowing the pug will leave me, but I do it because I want them to find a forever home where they can live the remainder of their life being spoiled and loved. If I have a foster failure, my fostering days would be over and right now there are 16 pugs in Ohio waiting to get in to foster care with the rescue. Statewide we have 60-70 pugs already in foster care looking for their forever home. Please, if you are looking for a pet ~ dog, cat, horse, even a skunk, consider a rescue pet!
For those of you who asked, my granddog Selene is a Newfoundland.
Thank you so much for stopping by and please come again soon!
Pug hugs :)


Anonymous said...

Lauren, I love your dry sink! Its gorgeous! Your dough box is pretty fantastic too! Cute pugs!! Love them!

Linda said...

Lauren ~ Eema looks so adorable with her tongue showing and her little paw under her chin!! Too cute!

I love your dry sink...looks like it is in great shape - lucky you. The 3 dovetailed boxes are really nice, too...lucky you again! I'll never understand people who look at antiques and see "old junk!"

Julie said...

Oh what wonderful pieces you have! Congrats on the dry sink!

weaverpat said...

Hi Lauren,
Your dry sink is a treasure! Your house is so beautifully decorated. I am envious
of your talent!

Eema is a darling!!!
HUGS to both of you!

Dan said...

I love the dry sink! It is great! The foster puppy is adorable too! That is so nice of you to give them a good home until a permanent place can be found!


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congrats to Mary! Your dry sink looks so nice. Such an adorable puppy!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

The dry sink is great ~ and I like the repair part, too ~ adds character, me thinks! And the dough box is quite a nice piece too!! You have a good eye!!

Mary said...

I LOVE your dry sink! Looks like a great find! And thanks for going to such great lengths to get the picture for us! Love your pugs too! They are so adorable and you're right...there's nothing like a rescue dog! (Fiona and Hans, our rescue shepherds, are at my feet as I write this!) Thanks again for making my Sunday!!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great pieces! Giggled at the thought of you taking the pic from the outside lol. I love it!
Love the face on your newest rescue too :).

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I love your dry sink and in the background your corner cupboard. I've always wanted a corner cupboard and the prices keep going up on them.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love the drysink!!! It has character!
The picture of eema is so cute--my gal Kae does the same thing with her tongue!!

Andrea said...

Congrats on the dry sink. It looks great in your house.

Joanne said...

Love your dry sink - looks wonderful - So happy you got it! oh that picture of your pug is adorable - she's a beauty!

Anonymous said...

Your pugs are so adorable! :)
Do you ever get over the sadness when you let a foster go?
Sad day for me being a new foster mommy and seeing my puggies go this time it is heartbreaking. :/ isabelle