Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vintage Balance Scale

Hello everyone!

I hope you're having a good weekend so far.  I woke up to storms this morning, but it is finally clearing up and the sun is shining.  Love that.

I wanted to show you this cute vintage scale I found at an antique store recently.  I had been eyeing the bigger size scales, similar to this, but didn't really have a place for them in my home.  So, when I found this smaller size, I knew I could use it!


I love that it is made from iron and covered in porcelain.  It has a pan on one side. 


And a flat metal piece on the other side.


I wonder what it was originally used for.  Anybody know?

I placed it on the chest in my foyer.


And filled the pan with my lavender sachets and a little pumpkin on the other side.


I love how it is worn in some places too.  This would also look cute holding a small potted plant in the pan. I'm sure I will have a lot of fun using this piece!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

34 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great find Kelly... I love how you have it displayed!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

I love scales (except for the one in my bathroom, lol!). Your find is wonderful...really like the white porcelain. A perfect addition for you! Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it! Great find and size.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What a great find. IT's a hard size to find. xo Laura

NanaDiana said...

I don't know what it was used for, Kelly, but I'll bet some dealer will know. It is a really cute piece and a GREAT size. I am so glad you found it. xo Diana

Michelle Mortensen said...

I have, seriously, been looking for something just like that. It is the perfect scale (in size, shape, and color). It looks nice in your foyer with the little pumpkin.
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Best,
Michelle

Art and Sand said...

What a perfect size.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this, Kelly...the size really is great!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love how you decorated with it. It is just adorable. It's a perfect size.

chateau chic said...

Darling scale, Kelly, and I really like where you have it displayed.
Mary Alice

Deserae said...

What a great find.....so cute!!!! Looks great in your foyer.
~Des

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

pretty little piece. who knew it work so well in your decor.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I really love this scale. The size is great. You will have lots of fun decorating that special find. Beautiful.
Kris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's a good thing we weren't in that antique shop at the same time, because you would have had to arm wrestle me for it! I love the small size and it fits perfectly where you've placed it.

It was used to weigh body parts during autopsies.

Just kidding - a little sick Halloween humor. :o)
Vickie

Burlap Luxe said...

Love how versatile it will be, come Christmas I see it filled with your beauty in ornaments and greenery.
Love your entryway it inspires a welcoming sight.

Xx
Dore

Cozy Little House said...

Great addition to all your vintage pretties, Kelly.
Brenda

Stacey said...

What a great find! You are right - scales tend to be large. Yours is perfect. :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your little white scale!! I'm not sure what it was used for. I have a large white one and found out that it was used to weigh and measure the length of newborn babies.
~Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

This is terrific, Kelly! I love how you have it on the cabinet. I've been looking FOREVER! Lucky you to find the perfect one!!

Jane xx

Doreen@househoneys said...

There is absolutely NO QUESTION that scale was meant to be in your home. It's perfect in every way. The size, the color, the overall look and feel of it reflects so much of what your home is about. Love it!!

cippy said...

Love your scale...what a great find!
If I had to guess, I'd say it was used in a candy store or at the candy counter of a department store.

JoAnne said...

So cute ~ I love the size of it. So many possibilities for decorating!

Sally Somervill said...

Kelly, I just love your decorating style...your vintage scale is so great!It looks so cute with the little pumpkin for fall.
Sally

must love junk said...

Love this! Such a great size and it's so fun with the 'pan' on one side! I'm sure you'll find tons of great ways to display this :)
Susan

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a great find! I think yours is the perfect size. I like how you've styled it with the pumpkin and lavender sachets. Perfect! You'll have fun displaying lots of different things on it throughout the year. :)

Little Farmstead said...

What a charming little scale! I've never seen one quite like it! I have an antique baby scale that is precious to me too. :) Have a blessed Sunday!

Angela Merk said...

i think it might be a flour scale. it looks a little like this one http://www.pinterest.com/pin/217439488232564037/ .

Christine Vandormolen said...

Very cool find Kelly!!!!!

Robin Johnson said...

Fabulous find. It looks like something you'll have fun using over the years.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

A great find Kelly! I love that it's on the small side. Yes! You will have fun with it :-)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the scale Kelly....my scale that I purchased from France is similar....looks great on the foyer table!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the scale Kelly....my scale that I purchased from France is similar....looks great on the foyer table!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the scale Kelly....my scale that I purchased from France is similar....looks great on the foyer table!

Anne said...

Wow....now that is one cool find! And you know how much I love vintage scales!