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The Soothing Pleasures of “The Victorian Kitchen Garden,” a Vintage BBC Docuseries

Some time this past spring, I had my annual realization that if I wanted to plant a garden this year I should have got started weeks, maybe months, earlier. Then I set about my annual task of Googling how to make a garden happen. A few days later, clearing out my hundreds of open browser tabs of horticultural-advice forums, I paused over an open Web page that I hadn’t noticed: a grainy upload on the mysterious and vaguely European video-hosting Web site Dailymotion. “The Victorian Kitchen Garden – S01 – E01 – The Beginning,” it said. Curious, I pressed play, and a gentle wave of clarinet arpeggios sounded from my laptop speakers, and a mist-veiled greenhouse appeared on the screen. My breathing slowed, my jaw unclenched.

After watching several episodes in a row, sinking deeper into relaxation with each passing half hour, I paused to confirm that the show was

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The Advantages of Vintage Bathroom Sinks

Vintage sinks, particularly those that are in top quality condition are a good buy. Most vintage sinks are made from heavy grade porcelain, stone or stainless steel. Individuals with a good eye for vintage sinks made from porcelain can turn an ordinary bathroom decor into a provincial country look. However, it’s important to know the plumbing fixtures compatibility to modern plumbing and piping. For sinks made from stone, a sealant finish may be necessary to preserve originality and durability. Stainless steel sinks look best in retro style designed bathrooms. However, vintage stainless sinks should be tested to insure that no lead has been used in the processing.

Many can be re-glazed to upgrade the finish by a pass through in an industrial kiln. It’s a good idea to include any motifs or designs like painted flowers before the re-glazing. The result is a pretty, freshly updated country look. Many home … Read More