Once you live Provence..it never escapes you ..
I can tell you from experience..
In 2017 we stayed in 3 places..in 2018 .. only 1 because I had fallen in love with the pretty ,remote home..
Above..my new old sink:)
Below my fave sink..in Aix..this was like an old trough♥In a modern apt in Aix..it was stunning.Jacques didn't find it practical..lol.
In all the other places we stayed..below..different versions of..
And that's where I fell in love w/ cast iron.
My sink in Provence..
We moved here about 18 yrs ago..and had our home built on a lot Jacques fell totally in love with..
He did a lot here..even built the whole She Shed w/ Fred's help w/ the trusses and me for the siding and deco:)
As time goes on ..sometimes things need to be fixed or done..
The shingles already needed replacing so we went with something that should last as long as we do and more;)
This was a few years ago..
Our double sink in the kitchen(you must be so enthralled by now;)..on bated breath.. LOL..needed replacing..
the right one had a crack..and started leaking..:(
Even before that..with hairline surface cracks (thermosolid)..about 3 yrs ago..I started saying..:"we're going to need a new one.."
~That was met with such exhuberance..I had to wait till it started leaking..;)
So a farmhouse sink was in my mind..nope.. too much work cutting cabinets etc..If I was forty..maybe..but at 65 and 78.. let's not get into renos.
Provence made me love cast iron sinks..
you know heavy..indestructible ..and reflect Provence.
That's what we did:)
I found one..bought it..and a good friend I had in real estate who is great at everything..came and installed it for us.
So ya..I am over the moon w/ my heavy second hand oddly shaped double Koehler cast iron sink;)
You would think that all the faucets etc on the right would be weird..nope.
Especially for me who likes everything in a specific place;);)
But it works..I had read reviews and it's true..
the whole left side is ideal ..ly unobstructed .
So pleased with a Provence sink;) Takes so little to be over the moon..a bit of sunshine on the sink..some oatmeal raspberry bars and cookies on the counter..and a little visitor soon..
My spring cleaning is well under way..I love that feeling of sparkly under cabinets..and over cabinets..
Walked to the mail..freezing walking home the wind in my face made my eyes tear up..tons of snow still!
This is a kitchen that was recreated on the grounds of Van Gogh's Asylum..in St-Rémy,Provence..which reperesents the St~ Joseph's Sisters kitchen..of the film "La Créatrice" featuring Juliette Binoche..
I'm all about kitchens and this one..floored me♥
Straight out of the camera..so forgive the poor lighting..
Notice the sink..again:)
Le Parfait..of course..:)
Isn't it amazing?♥
Have a good week!