Friday, June 7, 2013

Porch Sink

There is now a sink on my front porch. Not just any sink, but a sink with a handmade base. We are not planning to hook up the water, but will leave the spigot in place.
Daddy made this sink base, it was in his shop. He made it using what he had on hand, not wanting to waste anything.
 
 
 
Can you guess what he used? If you are a cotton farmer's daughter, you may know.
 
 
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Now I have to decide what to do with it, fill it with flowers maybe? What would you do with it? Can you guess what he used to make it?

Joining the following parties

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Deborah Jean's Dandelion House For Farmgirl Friday
 

29 comments:

  1. Hi, It would look fantastic filled with flowers. Love it...Connie

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  2. Thanks Connie! I thought that it would use red flowers. Thanks for visiting!!!

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  3. Oh I love the sink - absolutely beautiful :) Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! It is a unique piece! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  4. I just LOVE it, Melanie. I think it would look great with flowers in it, too. What a great old piece! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! I have to get some flowers this weekend for it. Thanks for visiting!!!

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  5. Very fun! Flowers in pots and then if you entertain maybe to fill with ice and drinks?

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    1. Great idea Nancy! Great way to serve cold drinks, never thought of that one. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  6. I really love this piece and it's history! I would fill it with flowers! Gorgeous for sure!
    Thanks for joining TTF this week.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! Thanks for visiting me!!!

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  7. I think it is crying out to be filled with flowers. What a cool piece for your porch.
    And I haven't a clue about what your Dad used. I don't know anything about cotton farming, except that picking it is a very tiresome and scratchy job.

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    1. Thanks Nonnie! You are kind of close as to what he used. LOL!! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  8. Oh, that's a marvelous piece and so precious knowing your Daddy made it! Oh, I'd poke flowers all in it. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Thank you Shelia! He made it over 30 years ago, so it was built to last! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  9. What a neat piece and how great that it is something your Dad made! That makes it so special.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy! It is a neat piece! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  10. I love the ice and drinks idea--also filled with flowers would be awesome too! I just love it--so unique!

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    1. Everything is better with flowers isn't it? Thank you Sandy and thanks for visiting!!!

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  11. I can just picture a row of red geraniums in clay pots in your cute sink. What an inviting porch you have thanks for the peek.

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    1. Loving that idea! I love red flowers and geraniums are a favorite! Thank you Patricia and thanks for visiting!!!

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  12. I'd have to put purple blooms in it. What a lovely family treasure.

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    1. Purple would be pretty too! Thank you for visiting Daisy!!!

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  13. This looks great-love it! Is it made from chicken feeders? I'm stumped! :)
    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! No, it isn't chicken feeders, it is related to cotton farming. Thanks for guessing and thank you for visiting!!!

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  14. Well, you know I'm gonna say fill it with flowers!!! Love it...

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  15. Thanks Deborah Jean, I like the flowers idea, what is better than flowers anyway? Thanks for visiting!!!

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  16. ok... I'm just getting to see this VERY COOL SINK!
    didn't get to make the rounds last week, first the grandkids and then my dad...so I'm catching up here.
    I would say...run a hose to it...and use it as a sink...but since you don't want to do that...I'd say put a STOPPER IN IT and an upside down dish, and let it be a BIRD BATH. :)

    As to what it is made from? ....looking at the pictures, I'm going to guess and say a COTTON BALER part, for making cotton bales???
    I like it either way...
    Pat

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    1. Glad that you like my sink Pat! It is a one of a kind. Now a bird bath is an interesting idea! I like that!

      Sorry but it isn't part of a cotton baler. Thanks Pat and thanks for visiting!!!

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    Have a great week dear

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