Things I Covet
For this edition of “Hooked on Fridays” (part of the blog party hosted by Hooked On Houses) I am, since I have been on a redecorating my house mission, hooked on this Porch Glass Ball Lamp by Maine Cottage. This lamp comes with a 3-way switch and can handle up to a 100 watt bulb bringing major wattage to my living room. It’s handmade blown glass, in a beautiful “coastal blue” color and it’s dressed with an elegant, yet casual Cream colored silk shade and topped off with a artistically detailed crystal finial. Maine Cottage calls the glass color “Porch” but this is definitely not going on my porch. It’s way too pretty for that.
Nothing says “Cottage Style” like having a Farmhouse sink in your kitchen. Farmhouse sinks are also commonly referred to as Apron Front Sinks. The deep and wide basin allows for even the biggest of pots and pans to fit easily. You can easily find some great bargains on antiques on places like craigslist.org or local flea markets, but keep in mind that most antique sinks won’t be easily fitted to your homes more modern plumbing. A great bargain can end up a considerable expense if you have to purchase special fittings or hire a plumber to do custom plumbing work to accommodate your antique farmhouse sink.
For those of you who want the style without the hassle and expense, there are several sink manufactures that make new replica farmhouse sinks or have created their own farmhouse sink with a more modern twist. Here are some of my favorite farmhouse sinks available for purchase today:
Most of these farmhouse sinks are available to purchase at eFaucets.com