This post grew from an impromptu exchange with my twitter and blogging friend Madame Sunday, who daily paints new colors of fabulosity in the world via her blog, Modern Sauce. In our conversation, she professed her love for stainless steel sinks with pull-down spray faucets, as well as all things vintage, too. Well, it turns out we have the perfect combination of both, and I thought I’d post some photos for Madame Sunday’s viewing pleasure (and yours, too, of course).
At the Poole Ancestral Homestead, there is a double-bowled, stainless-steel sink, circa 1955, retro-fitted with a relatively new Pegasus pull-down spray faucet and soap dispenser that I installed in 2008:
It’s surrounded by much Geneva steel cabinetry of the same era, which about five or ten or even twenty years ago looked oh-so-out-dated, but now looks oh-so-wonderfully-retro in a superbly Bauhausian kind of way:
The cabinetry is overdue for fresh paint, and the laminated top could probably stand to be replaced, since it’s scratched and stained in a few spots, but still looking not too badly after fifty six years:
Some of the artifacts still very much in use include some steel canisters going back to World War II, a pitcher made in occupied Japan that’s serving as a utensil crock, a small stainless steel creamer pilfered from a Catskill Mountain resort in 1965 by a small boy who looked a lot like me, a primitive heart stoneware canister from my own home that’s serving temporary duty over here, and a wonderful plastic onion ala Stop & Shop:
You’ll notice, Madame Sunday, that there’s a lot of white and blue in this decor, and even some light coral in places, but I must report no purples or “panks” anywhere. We’ll see if we can do something about that – maybe a pank soap dish and a purple sponge holder might fill the void!