Found our granite slabs!!! -"White Fantasy"

Mom23EsAugust 8, 2012

I've almost posted several vents about our struggles to find *the* slabs, but I figured no one really wanted to hear (read) me complain. Let's just leave it at "it's been harder than we thought it would be".

DH finally got frustrated enough to just call all the stone yards around here. Turns out there are a bunch of different names for this stuff. In the end we got "white fantasy" but it was also called Vermont white, alpine white, and Donna Saundra. On GW, it's more commonly called super white. DH ran over to the stone place after work, and he made the call. I'm trusting his judgement! Below are the pics he took with his cell phone. These are pics of two of the slabs. First pic has the slab we will use on the island. The second two pics are the slab for the rest of the kitchen. We also tagged another slab from the same lot just in case.

I'm in love. Lol. I will be on pins and needles until it is actually fabricated and installed.

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35ftcabo

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 7:57PM
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jjaazzy

Wow that's granite? That's really pretty, Oh I am stuck picking out my slabs right now, wish I was posting Look what I did photos! LOL

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:03PM
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mrsjoe

Those are absolutely stunning. Congrats!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:07PM
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Lil_Moe

wow,gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:09PM
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gr8daygw

Hubby did good!!! Those are absolutely beautiful! Glad you found something you really, really love!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:12PM
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a2gemini

Sweet and hope you "licked it" - See Beekeeper post about "licking" your stone!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:44PM
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beekeeperswife

It's delicious, so yes, you should lick it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:12PM
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secondhalf

Uhhh- can someone re-explain the licking? I searched but didn't find...

Your granite is incredible. Happy for you!! I sympathize with the hours of searching and feeling that you shouldn't complain!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:18PM
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springroz

It has ANGELS in it!!

Most beautiful whatever they want to call it!

Nancy

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:29PM
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beekeeperswife

The licking goes back to the VW commercial. In order to prevent someone else from buying "THE" car that the guy wants, he licks the handle, thus no one else will touch it or buy it...

So, you gotta go lick it!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:43PM
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Mom23Es

Thanks everyone! I love it, and I haven't even touched it! :)

I remember that VW commercial! Lol. Pretty sure DH didn't lick it though. Just a "tag". ;)

Jjazzy- Everyone around my part of town calls it granite. On GW and elsewhere on the net it's commonly called quartzite. One place we went to called it a "granite blend". So many names.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:17PM
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breezygirl

That's incredibly beautiful! Wow! And your DH called around and tagged those?! My jaw is on the floor. ;)

First thing I saw was the angel in that third slab. Very special.

Have you seen Aokat's Donna Sandra kitchen?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 1:52AM
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gsciencechick

WTG for your DH for picking these out! Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 9:32AM
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drewem

Very nice!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 11:40AM
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annsch

Wow...the soft waves and swirls are dreamy.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 12:56PM
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ksquires

Hi everyone!

Our tiles are in- they are a dark gray and our cabinets were just delivered today. They are white. I want to put a deposit on a light granite- I have a few in mind. They are all white with grey, some brown. I am getting nervous that there will be "too much white". Please help me by posting some pics of your white cabinets/light granite. Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 9:51PM
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mamasheshe

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!! Breathtaking. Can't wait to see them in.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:23PM
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island

Ooooh mesmerizing! Love it. It's granite? So no etching, staining or pampering?? Tell me that's so because I want it! Love light stones and the look of marble, but couldn't deal with the care required.
Can't wait to see your finished kitchen. What cabinet color/style are you going with?

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 3:41PM
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slush1422

It's beautiful!!!! Congratulations! Our slab yard called our Moon Night a granite - but at other places it was called Super White Quartzite...oh the many names! I see the angel too...gorgeous!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:15PM
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carp123

really beautiful!! I saw someone mentioned "licking the stone" haha!! I always rub my cheek against it and want to bite it! I know...weird.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:36PM
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Mom23Es

Didn't realize there were more updates here! Thanks for the compliments. They didn't do a great job fabricating one piece so we are anxiously awaiting another install this week. So stressful!!!

Island- My cabinets are Medallion brand in "white icing". It's a bright white. The floors are getting a second coat of stain today, and they are hopefully turning into a beautiful dark brown but not black color. It is granite for sure, but unfortunately there have been mixed reviews here. Beekeeperswife has had a terrible time with hers- search for her Saran wrap thread. I'm hopeful that it will be okay, but I've already warned DH that he needs to use the wetbar (different granite) for making drinks and all his other messes. lol.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:53PM
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a2gemini

Love it. Definitely lick that baby!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 9:26PM
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desertsteph

I see the manes of many horses in those...

beautiful! be sure to go there to template your slabs!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:34PM
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marti8a

It's gorgeous! I think the granite search has been the most difficult of all our kitchen decisions.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 9:54AM
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