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One of our Brimfield scores was an addition to our ironstone soap dishes. These heavy utilitarian dishes are my favorite for the bathroom sinks. They were often made for hotels and are sturdy and useful. I love that they are each aged to a different mellow white. Now we just need to find the perfect sinks to go with them: I am dreaming of a heavy porcelain double basin farm sink for the kitchen, a pedestal for one bath and aged marble for another. Slowly, slowly this home will be found in pieces and assembled to our liking. Some days it is hard to be patient, but I know it will be worth the wait. We are enjoying the hunt for the perfect treasures and trying to listen to what house has to tell us about our plans.
Mary Frye said:
I’m coming to New York for a fun/business trip and will be going to the Ft. Greene Flea Market. I’m bringing an extra bag and hoping I can bring back something special to remind me of New York…soap dishes would work nicely! As you complete projects in your home, I hope you’ll share photos. Your style is inspiring! Smiles from Texas.
Have a great trip! It is a lovely time of year to visit Brooklyn. Olea is a good spot for brunch around the corner from the flea. We are hoping to start soon on our backyard/ fence project and I will post about the progress as it goes. Good luck finding treasure!