30 December 2011

Vintage European Wall Sink Lavabo~

Hi all, I hope your having a wonderful and relaxing week.
I wanted to show you another gift I got for Christmas. I have been wanting one of these sinks forever and found one in a fantastic on-line shop that I found through Lulu at "DustyLu". The shop owner has the most amazing style and the most wonderful French and European vintage treasures for sale. Her name is Debra Hall and her shop is called "Debra Hall Lifestyle".

 Vintage European Wall Sink Lavabo from the 1920's.

I love the chippy green paint on the sink basin.
I think this would be beautiful filled with fresh or dried hydrangeas!

If you haven't stopped by Debra's shop, do so now, I know you will love her treasures. She also has a blog where you can see a tour of her beautiful home full of French farmhouse antiques. I could look at her photos for hours!!

I changed a few things around the house the day after Christmas. I'm always ready for something fresh and clean after the craziness of the holidays.

I really need to finish upholstering the arms on this vintage settee in the New Year.  And I think I'll change out my bucket chandie for a small crystal chandie. The bucket light would look great in my boys room.

I love these vintage wicker wine bottles. I would love to have a collection of these, but they are so expensive now. I remember when I lived in No. Cal, I found 2 of these for $18.00 a piece and I never got them. I could just kick myself for passing these up!
Have you done that, passed up something you wished you wouldn't have?

Well, I can't wait to start the New Year!! I actually woke up early this morning and walked on the treadmill. Yoga starts next week, and I'm more than ready for that too!
Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement and again for your prayers!!

I wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Joining the wonderful Courtney at "French Country Cottage".


  1. Love to find new places to visit, thanks Melinda!

  2. Okay Melinda....I am jealous over this sink, it is absolutely beautiful!! I'm heading over to her shop now! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Xoxoxo

  3. That sink us wonderful. Thank you for sharing . I enjoyed my visit to your pretty blog. I look forward to future visits. Hugs! P.S. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my blog list page :-)

  4. Love that wall sink Melinda! You will enjoy filling it with flowers and creating different vignettes within ...a great piece! Thanks for introducing me to this new blog too...popping over to visit it now! Happy New Year my friend! :)

  5. What a beautiful sink~ I absolutely love it!! Love Debra's blog too- Thanks so much for sharing at FNF this week!! Happy New Year! :)

  6. Another beautiful gift in your already beautiful home! And Debra's blog was over the top. All I can say is what talented women among us. Happy New Year!

  7. Oh that sink is just gorgeous! :) Thank you for the heads up on the blog link - I'm off to take a look! :) Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!!


  8. Love it Melinda! Your home is just so lovely!
    I'm ready for the new year too......time to quit eating sweets and start juicing greens!!
    Happy New Year!

  9. Your sink is just lovely Melinda and well done on your walk this morning. I have been in real holiday mood doing no exercise and eating way to much food! I hope you Dad is better, I will keep him in my prayers. All the best for 2012, enjoy your yoga. xx

  10. I just love those French wall sinks. I am on the look out for one too at the right price. I almost bought one last year at a flea market and I wish I had gotten it. Happy New Year.

  11. Bonjour Melinda,
    I'm so happy to see your post! Wow, talk about eye candy, that sink is perfect, now I want one.

    I also have a couple of those vintage wicker bottles, I found mine at an antique flea market in Sandwich, Illinois. Grab 'em when you see 'em because they are hard to find.

    Happy New Year to you and your family. xo Rhonda

  12. Hi Melinda~ Wow- the goodies never end!! I love that sink..I think dried hydrangeas would be perfect.If you need some, I have a million!!!!!
    Happy New Year!! They have those bottles at the Rose Bowl. They are usually about $40.00.

  13. Love your sink, would love to know how to upholster furniture, you are multi talented, best wishes to you and your family for the New Year,


  14. beautiful sink Melinda. i wish you the best in 2012.


  15. I'd love one of these sinks as well. Debra's style is so awesome~

    Wishing you the best in the New Year!


  16. Wonderful sink...amazing pictures!

  17. Stunning sink - a wonderful find.

    I just found your blog and love it,I am your newest follower and look forward to your visit

    Helen Tilston

  18. Oh my gosh.....how stunning a peice that is.....wow,and you have done it justice my friend! x0

  19. Oh my, that lavabo is just beautiful! I think it would be so pretty hanging on an outdoor wall with flowers spilling out of it...I can just picture it. Hope your year is off to a great start :)

  20. I am crazy in love with that sink! Is that weird?? Seems I always find something I love when I visit your blog. I've just started my first blog. Hope it's inspiring, too!

  21. Hey you....where the heck have you been,I need some more inspiration thank you very much....no more days off missy!!! x0x0

  22. Congrats on receiving the Perfect Gift, it is Lovely! When I see those Sinks I am always smitten with them too. And good for you beginning the New Year with exercise!

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  23. LUV LUV LUV LUV LUV this!!! *sigh*!!!

    xoxo laurie

  24. Hi Melina,
    I LOVE your blog and I am one of your second newest followers. I have been trying to put together a collection of the charming wicker covered bottles also!!! Oh no, cannot believe you could have gotten them for just $18.00 :-(

    I just recently found the perfect lavabo at the RoseBowl flea market. I am trying to decide whether, to hang it inside or outside, there are so many possibility's!!! Be still my beating heart!!!!

    I have an Etsy shop, stop by sometime if you get a chance https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueLifestyle

    Merry Christmas


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