Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foraging For a Farmhouse Sink

When the time came to remodel Brambly's kitchen I was fairly certain it would benefit from a farmhouse sink. I  madly searched through ever magazine, catalog, and store I could find in search of the perfect sink. Once I eliminated the sinks beyond my price range, I was left with two I really liked.     

                         I liked this adorable sink, but it was too small and I was leery of chipping the sides.

 This kitchen, featured in House Beautiful, looks amazing with double farmhouse sinks. It was designed by Susan Dossetter for her own home.So beautiful. 


              I was really drawn to Shaw's Original apron sink, handcrafted in England since 1897.

                   I also loved this charming farmhouse sink from Herbeau (I can't get enough of this photo).

 Ultimately, we chose the Shaw. It's simple design seemed better suited to our kitchen than the Herbeau.The sink is virtually indestructible, remaining scratch and chip free in spite of the rough treatment it usually receives.I am graceless in the kitchen.


Image(1) source; Image(2)source; Image(3)source; Image(4)source;Image(5) Brambly

Linking to:Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage;
                Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

         Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage ;French Inspiration at The French Cupboard



Magpies and Magnolias said...

Farmhouse sinks are so cool I almost wouldn't mind doing the dishes!

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I never heard of a farm house sink. Wow! I love it! The Shaw was an awesome choice! Yeah you!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Ann Marie and it so fits your home to a tee..Thanks for sharing yet another awesome photo of you home..Hugs and smiles Gloria

DailyDreamDecor said...

I love the double one and Shaw sink you have chosen;)

Martina said...

I LOVE farmhouse sinks. I think they add so much to a kitchen!!Thanks for sharing these great pics. Martina

Gayle said...

Your sink looks great. I love Shaw's farmhouse sinks. I wish I had a farmhouse sink, maybe someday. Thank you for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOVE that sink and your whole kitchen! I have that same floor on my studio floor. Love it!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Ann-Marie...I just noticed in the picture of your kitchen sink that you have exposed hinges on your cabinets. I am getting ready to start a small kitchen reno and I need to do something about my very ugly hinges. Could you tell me what kind/finish yours are? Any advice you might have would be welcome. This was a great post. ~Ann

Alyssa said...

I would love to have one of those! The top photo is my favorite ;)Alyssa

Designing Domesticity said...

I too am currently looking for a farmhouse sink. I'd really like two bowls, but don't have much room for more than a 30" sink. You didn't happen to run into anything with two bowls around 32" did you? Thanks, liz

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You made the perfect choice!
Love it!

Kathy said...

Loved kitchen and beautiful farm house sink. You pay such attention to detail, its all good!
Loving the wavey glass in the upper cabinet doors and your copper. Wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful Ann~Marie! I think you made a great choice. Love, love your kitchen!


Boho Farm and Home said...

How funny...I am just debating right now on whether to get the shaw farm sink or stainless steel farm sink and you just made up my mind! Thanks! xo Caroline

Fishtail Cottage said...

I so love those sinks......beautiful! I adore the way you decorate! xoxo

Tammy @ Type A said...

i want a farmsink so bad. so jealous. beautiful kitchen. i would love it if you shared this at my party today! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

I'm looking for a farmhouse sink. Yours is beautiful. I love your kitchen and your floors are fabulous.

At The Picket Fence said...

Just beautiful Ann-Marie! Your entire kitchen is so gorgeous and we wanted to let you know to be sure and come by tomorrow night where you will be featured at our Inspiration Friday party! :-)

Pamela said...

I adore farmhouse sinks and hope to have one in the future!
Gorgeous kitchen!

VintageWhimsy said...

Your kitchen is stunning! I love farmhouse sinks, and we looked at different options when we were shopping for a new sink, but it wouldn't have fit in our kitchen.

Fantastic choices!!


Carol said...

Me too! Me too! We chose the exact same sink as you! The Shaw! And we have the same floor (except we just painted the black and white over a worn wide plank floor)
It's a wonderful, big, beautiful sink!

At The Picket Fence said...

Ann-Marie, I will be on your door-step in the next 24 hours because I'm just gonna move in with you. I LOVE, LOVE everything I have seen in your home so far. Just beyond incredible! Your kitchen is so my style and how I envision my kitchen looking someday. May I ask, is your faucet copper? It looks like it from the picture. If so, may I ask where you got it? I've been researching copper faucets and there are not a lot out there.

Vanessa and I are so glad to have "met" you and to have been introduced to your beautiful blog.



Natasha said...

Good choice! We have a Villeroy and Boch one and I love it. You will love yours too I am sure.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and Happy St Patrick's day!

Best wishes,

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I would love to have one of these in my home!
Thanks for stopping by my blog with your thoughtful comments. Your blog is beautiful!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love it, and I want one too! My cabinets would have to be re-done in order to put one in, and that is just out of the question right now. Great blog, I am a new follower.

Sandy said...

Hi Ann Marie... I wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my blog today.. My daughter and hear family will be leaving Guam any day now.. the US Gvt has ordered all military out of Japan and they leave tomorrow.. something is not good because the Military does not leave anywhere???
So my son-in-law is taking his leave and bringing Gina and the boys to my house then going back to work and she will stay till the all clear comes... I'm afraid for all in Japan
if the reactor blows??
I'll come back for a better visit and read later..
thanks again

Judy said...

Love a farmhouse sink. I saw you featured over at "At the Picket Fence". So gorgeous. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Gabby said...

Hi, I found you through Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence! Stunning choice on the farm sink. It is gorgeous!

The Late, Young Family

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE... absolutely beautiful! I came by the other day and saw this post- but I guess my comment didn't go through. Your kitchen is gorgeous- at first I thought the little word underneath your sink were foot pedals for the faucet. What a neat touch. Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

My Life of Domestic Bliss said...

Love the kitchen! The letters under the sink are a really neat idea.
Have a great weekend.

Sweetened by Kagi said...

Hi there,
I just stumbled upon your blog from a linky party and I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing your amazing kitchen :)
I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me too ;) I look forward to your future blog posts!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ann-Marie, I wanted a farm house sink when we renovated our kitchen, but that would have meant extra work taking out the little cabinet door above the two doors under the sink so we didn't add one. I love yours.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Charming kitchen, Ann-Marie. I think your sink choice was perfect. It fits the rest of your lovely home so well.

Thanks for linking to the party again. Hope to see you this week, too.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Aaron said...

I finally came to visit you...and I'm glad I did! What a great blog you have. I adore that Shaw apron sink. Maybe one day, right!?

-Aaron {the girl with the boy's name}


Mikey said...

Amazing! You have one of the prettiest homes ever! Are you sure this isn't an English manor house? My eyes deceive me! I'd love a farm sink, but I did my kitchen remodel for $1,000.00 so I had to recycle my old stainless steel one! :( Maybe one day when my budget isn't so tight!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful kitchen Ann Marie. Seeing your pictures makes me miss my farmhouse sink we left behind in the city. We had just finished a complete renovation of our kitchen dining room and living room (only 2 months completed) before we sold our home (wasn't planned when we decided to renovate!) and moved to a small country town of under 2,000. After buying a beautiful old Victorian home and living there for 9 months we decided to move to the country. We bought a dilapidated old farmhouse with every building needing repairs and mice and snakes everywhere (not inside!). It was the best move we've ever made. BUT I MISS MY SINK! We still have to renovate the kitchen and laundry/back porch entry but as of tomorrow we should be done our one and only bathroom. I can't wait! Anyway...I hope you have more pictures posted of your kitchen...I LOVE what I see so far :) Thank you again for sharing with us.
Maura :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

i am in love with your sink! Lookve divine!

John said...

Hello friends,

You have created a nice site, it looks so decorative. A farmhouse sink can evoke the true nature of your kitchen. Thanks a lot!

Farmhouse Apron Sink

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh I hope you can get back to blogging soon. I am loving this blog you have created about your home. So much inspiration at Brambly~I am doing a mini kitchen remodel and bought a vintage drainboard sink as the farm sinks were too pricey. Love your style~your employers are lucky to have you~!