Kitchen Scale!!!

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in burlap flowers, chalk paint, kitchen, painted furniture | 19 comments

My family is leaving for church camp today!  We are super excited!

 We will come home exhausted, dirty and full of fantastic memories!

But, I will not be around to read and answer your sweet comments!  And, I will not be around to make sure that these posts actually post.  I am scheduling them, but I am so new to this!?  So, I hope that this is actually posting and you are actually getting to read it!

On to this post!

Do you ever go to a yard sale and think. . . I have come to the home of a kindred spirit.

You realize that their “stuff” looks like your “stuff.”

That is what happened this weekend!

I was at the same neighborhood yard sale where I found the mirror that I posted about yesterday.  You can read about it here.

I knew that I would find a treasure at this house.  I had no idea that it would be this AMAZING!

If you have been around “blog-world” for long, then you have to be familiar with Miss Mustard Seed.  She is one of my favorite bloggers and has a style that I just LOVE!  And, she has made every blogger in the world want an old kitchen scale!

So, yes that is what I found. . . one fantastic old kitchen scale!!!

I LOVE the chippy, rusty, green finish!

I paid a little more than I would typically pay at a yard sale, but for $20, I think I got a great deal!

Turns out that the family who lives in this house has a daughter in my Anna Belle’s class at school.

She used to have an antique booth and was getting rid of her “extras.”

She said that she did keep a kitchen scale for herself – brass!   I would love to see that one!

So, here is my new scale making herself right at home in my kitchen!

I am not even sure what the wire basket is that the bird nest is in?  I bought it for a couple of dollars at an antique store a few years back.  Does anyone know what it is?  I just liked the way it looked!

Notice the precious owl hanging from my lamp.  My Lila Mae made that in art class this year in the first grade.  She has a fabulous art teacher!   I thought this owl was just the cutest thing!

And, this lamp is the perfect home for him!

I painted this drop leaf table a few weeks ago.  You can read about how I did it here.

And, you can read about how I made the burlap flowers – here.

I am so excited to have one of the items on my “really – want” list!

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  1. Ooh, love the patina and color on this scale!

  2. *Very jealous*! I would so pay $20 for this! My friend collects scales of all kinds. I never noticed them until I met her. Great find!

    Warmly, Michelle

  3. Love, love your kitchen scale. I have one, it is white.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • I hope this will be the first in my collection!

    • Not as cute as you 🙂

  4. Oh I love your scale too, it is wonderful, the color is fantastic. Your vignette is stunning. Great find. I would love to have you link your vignettes to my Table Top Tuesday parties. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

    • I would be glad to share! See you on Tuesday!

  5. Love your vintage scale! I have a couple myself. Love your blog and your style. I must say… sure are a party girl! I’m one of your new followers. Come on over to my place and take a peek!


    • Thanks for following! I will get over to your place now!

  6. I thought I got a good buy when I bought my scale at an auction. It was in a box with something else and the box was $1.00! It is almost identical to yours.

    • I am jealous!!! I would love another one. . . and another. . . I think that a collection of them would be cute!

  7. That scale is Awesome! I love it! I will feature it this week. One of the reasons I like it so much is because I’m originally from KY, although I have now lived in IL longer than KY. Great find! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

    • Thanks for the feature! I do LOVE that scale!

  8. Hey Melissa, just now got a chance to visit your blog! I can see you are loving the scale. I am so glad it found another place to be loved. Really creative posts. I have enjoyed ‘visiting’ your home. I am not even going to show Taryn the playhouse, she would be so jealous. I am in slow process of setting up a blog myself, I might call on you for some help! Kristal

    • Thanks for “coming over!” I am LOVING the scale!!! I would be glad to share what I know. . . which is not much! My brother-in-law did a lot to help set me up. I would love to talk antiques, blogs, crafts, decorating. . . Maybe we could get together for lunch once the girls get back in school!

  9. Hullo Melissa,
    Found you by way of My Romantic Home.Lovely objects, beautiful set up. The wire basket was used to store eggs back in the day.I am from the other side of the world as it was the egg storage of choice before refrigeration.Hope it helps.

    • Yeah! Thanks for letting me know! All I knew was that is was old and I really liked it! And, I like it more knowing that it was used for eggs. It makes my birds and nest seem more at home in there!

  10. how much are the scales worth please answer love it


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