One of my blog readers gave me the nicest compliment a couple of months ago. She said something like, “I love that you love nice things, but you can let them go.” I keep coming back to those words as I’m deciding what to keep and what to sell.
Loving a piece isn’t enough. Hoping I will have the perfect place for it isn’t enough. If I use those two arguments as qualifiers, I would keep everything. Those two arguments are factors, but I also have to think about versatility. Can I use the piece in a variety of ways, in many different rooms, giving me lots of options as I set up in a new home and studio?
I love this dry sink and I have been holding onto it in the hopes that some day, I could hook it up to a drain and wall-mounted faucet and love it every day I wash my hands in it, rinse something off, or fill a pitcher of water.
This sink is not very versatile, though. I mean, it can be used in many different ways, but it wouldn’t work in every style of home and it would only work in a few rooms…a bathroom, kitchen, perhaps a porch or mudroom.
So, I’m letting it go in the hopes that someone else has the perfect spot for it and they will love it every time they use it. And if I ever have the perfect place for a sink like this, well, I can hunt for another one.
I know I won’t find one just like this, with the pretty minty-green paint and the wide white enamel sink…
…but good finds are everywhere and there is always a new treasure that makes my heart race a little faster when I spot it.
I am considering keeping this chalkboard, though. I fall more in love with that gold frame every time I use it for a picture, which has been a lot lately! I actually have two that are similar, so I will have at least one to sell at Lucketts.
The dry sink will definitely be in the truck coming to Lucketts…
…although I may need a minute when it’s sold and carried away.