Sunday, February 24, 2013

Keeping Balanced

While at one of our favorite antique store's 75% off sale last weekend, I loaded up on a lot of goodies; well how could I resist when the prices were so ridiculously low?

I picked up my fourth, fifth and sixth scales...

I know. That's a lot of scales.

However, these are my first two hanging or balance scales; my previous ones were all tabletop; two postal scales in my studio and the large grocer's scale with tray that's in my kitchen.


The grey tabletop was $15 and the two hanging scales were a mere $7.50 each! I mean really, I would have been kicking myself if I didn't grab them... The tabletop one is a really heavy cast iron with removable enamelware tray. I haven't decided whether this will find a home in my kitchen or stay in my studio...


The larger brass scale has a single tray and a weight that slides on the rod. I love it!


The smallest brass hanging scale has celluloid cups; when browsing eBay, I found out these are apothecary scales and are listed from $75 to $120! Wow!


I think I shall now look for some tiny treasures to display in them.

Really, really, tiny ones that is...


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16 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! Oh I wish there were sales like that around here! :) Simply lovely!!!

    Hugs,

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    1. "Scale Sale!" Ha! Yes, daughter and I had a field day at this place. They were trying to get rid of as much as they could before renovations and a new seller moved in... it will be interesting to see how expensive things get after the reno!

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  2. Great scores once again! You do find some unusual stuff.

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    1. :) Thanks JoJo! Half the fun is finding stuff; the other half is the fun time spent with daughter!

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  3. Maybe it's just because I have such a TEENY house..but I always admire your ability to display these items as much as the items themselves!

    Nice Maureen:)

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    1. Thank you Dez! But just wait; you are going to have a huge beautiful new home to decorate soon! I am so jealous of the the wonderful place you are going to be enjoying!!!

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  4. Qué lindos tesoros encontraste, y qué linda manera de guardar tus cintas, yo tengo un enredo de ellas y todavía no encuentro la manera de ordenarlas, pues no tengo tanto carrete para enrollarlas.
    Tu blog es muy bonito, a mí me encanta lo viejo, retro, Vintage y siempre ando juntando cosas a ver si algo logro hacer. Un arte bien mío, donde saco la creatividad que me da una falla que tengo en el cerebro (de algo que sirva ¿verdad?).
    Nuevamente te felicito por tu blog.
    Un beso
    Maru desde Chile

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    1. I had to use Google translate to read your very kind comment Maru! Thank you so very much. Here is her comment in English for everyone to read:

      "What beautiful treasures you find, and what a lovely way to keep your tapes, I have a mess of them and still not find a way to sort them, since I have both reel rolled.
      Your blog is very nice, I love the old, retro, vintage and I'm always collecting things to see if anything achievement do. A fine art mine, where I get the creativity that gives me a failure I have in the brain (of something that works right?).
      Again I congratulate you on your blog.
      a kiss
      Maru from Chile"

      Again, Maru, thank you for stopping by - I shall reciprocate and visit you back!

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  5. Wow, what an incredible deal! I wouldn't hesitate buying those for one second. Fabulous finds!!

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    1. Thanks Betsy! We both love the old and rusty, don't we? ;)

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  6. Hi Maureen, Love the scales. You sure found an amazing deal. Your display is perfect.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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    1. Thank you Celestina! You are too kind!

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  7. OMG, yes, what a great deal you got, I don't have any scales, but never saw one at that great a deal...Nope a girl can never have to many vintage scales!!!

    PS: I'm so excited you are coming to the ball!!!

    Carol

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    1. Oh yes, Carol! I am all set - the post is all written and we're just waiting for the 11th to come! Can't wait!

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  8. Love these old scales..how wonderful that you keep rescuing them! I know you and I would have a lot of fun together thrifting for the day!
    Xo
    Dagmar

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    1. Oh we sure would! That would be amazing! Thanks for stopping by Dagmar.

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