I have to admit...
Our life is feeling a little out of control...
We are at the end of the school year, which means Charlie going to his prom...
Leila has started taking equestrian lessons, as she gets ready to take care of a horse at her new school in Ojai.
Many of you may remember that we met Peter and Regine during our visit to Belgium last year. Peter creates the most beautiful hardware that Steve and I have ever seen. He is an incredible artist!
Peter is very excited to help us create hardware for all of the antique doors (which are stacked all over our store!) that we have collected for Patina Farm.
Peter shares our appreciation for antique hardware. The latch on this antique door will be the inspiration for several pieces that Peter will create.
Fortunately Peter and Regine brought many gorgeous samples!
Their finishes are spectacular! We plan to use levers on many of the doors, similar to the one on the right.
We are looking forward to getting samples from the Van Cronenburgs soon! You can read more about the Van Cronenburg's stunning Belgian Hardware Jewelry in this blog post on Greet's Belgian Pearls.
At the end of the week, I went to the Waterworks showroom to visit Vicky Urbanas, as we finally placed our order for our plumbing fixtures.
Since we first saw the Waterworks Henry line, Steve and I knew we would use it somewhere at Patina Farm. We chose the Henry low profile one hole deck mount faucet in unlacquered brass for Nick's bathroom.
In Nick's shower: the Henry ceiling mount shower head...
and this handsome Henry pressure balance.
We are using an unlacquered brass Etoile wall mount faucet in Leila's bathroom...
with a Hancock vessel sink.
We selected the Easton shower components. I prefer their simple design.
Leila's pressure balance will look similar to this, with a metal lever.
After much waffling back and forth (Vicky will attest to this!), we have finally decided on the Etoile gooseneck three hole deck mounted faucet, with metal lever handles in unlacquered brass for our master bathroom.
I like mixing metals, so we are pairing our pewter tub with the Etoile exposed tub filler in unlacquered brass.
There will be two Easton exposed thermostatic systems in the shower.
We also place our order for our Barber Wilsons faucets for our kitchen...
The 1040 in unlacquered brass for the island...
and the 1030 bridge faucet in unlacquered brass for the main sink. Both faucets will have metal levers.
Because all of our plumbing fixtures will be in unlacquered brass, we wanted to order them as soon as possible to give them plenty of time to age. Once they arrive at the shop, please feel free to come by and touch them. We need everyone's help to add to their patina!
Grading will begin in the next couple of weeks, so I will be sharing some messy dirt moving images soon! The mess comes before the beauty :)
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