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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Weight Scale I Actually Like!

It is a vintage green wicker baby scale. Joe and I found it at a garage sale, of course, dear ones. My eyes went to it at once. Joe thought I was a bit nuttier than usual but indulged me again. We paid ten dollars for it. The face has staining. Our philosophy is to embrace imperfection so we do not mind. I found four similar ones on Ebay but none were green like this one and I see no evidence this was painted. The hydrangeas are dried from our garden. Some dried pretty and some not so much. I blame the awful heat. I had no idea where I was going to put the scale but in front of the fireplace seems to work and protects the fragile wicker which spins by the way. A corner of this scale is the third photo in my header.

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We also replaced the mirror over the fireplace with this print. The print is massive and fills the rock surface better. I found the print at a garage sale in our neighborhood for ten dollars. Hard. To. Believe.

I am linking with Suzanne at Coloradolady  for Vintage Thingie Thursday and Debbie at Debbiedos Garage Salen party. Please visit them for vintage and garage sale goodies.

grace surrounds us

Olive

55 comments:

  1. That is an awesome scale...I love the wicker! You got a great deal at $10.00.
    Jane

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  2. my favorite color green! love the wicker aspect. VERY unusual.
    Happy VTT!

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  3. What a great deal. I have never seen a green wicker scale either. It makes a great conversation piece.

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  4. I have seen these around various sale, but never green. I would leave just as it is.

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  5. "A Weight Scale I Actually Like!" - Ha! ...great title! It is adorable and I love the color.

    Jan

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  6. This is, by far, the cutest baby scale I have EVER seen...You got such a deal on it and it looks adorable when you have it.

    Tell me..is Olive your real name? It is a precious name...just love it.

    Well, I don't really like the chair very much so it will probably be gone quite soon. I've had it for years and years and don't really like it very much...so it's time for it to go.:)

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  7. I wouldn't have recognized this as a baby scale and would have walked on by. Good find. Happy VTT.

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  8. Beautiful. Dried hydrangeas blue and green. Old wicker scale. Large picture over the fireplace. Beautiful stone fireplace.

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  9. I've never seen a scale with a wicker basket container. How intriguing.

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  10. Such a beautiful color! And a good deal. I saw a pink one recently at a yard sale and they wanted $25!

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  11. I love how you have set up the whole thing on your fireplace. It looks so cozy! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your lovely comment!

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  12. Love the wicker baby scale. I have one in cream. Sooo pretty aren't they?

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  13. It's in wonderful shape and you're so lucky to have found it with the wicker piece intact!
    I've been meaning to tell you how much I love your header photos!
    Debbie

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  14. That is a great scale, I saw a white one not too long ago and passed it up.....after seeing yours...I wish I had not left it behind! Thanks for sharing with us today, loved what you did with the scale....have a great VTT!

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  15. Oh my goodness, this is so amazing! I love it!
    I looked for one of these for a baby shower a year or so ago and they were so expensive, great find!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Terry
    PS great blog by the way:)

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  16. What a fun piece to decorate with! And a great conversation starter! I love the green color!

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  17. What a gorgeous find! It looks beautiful with the hydrangeas where you have placed it.
    Love the print too.
    Hugs xx

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  18. Wonderful baby scale! I've never seen one in wicker before...definitely classier than the old white metal ones!

    Love the print!

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  19. Very nice! I have a love of old scale. I'm glad you found yours, it's beautiful!

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  20. I love the wicker scale! The color is beautiful, and it looks perfect filled with the dried hydrangeas. Love your big stone fireplace, too.

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  21. Love it! The color is beautiful!

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  22. That's an adorable vintage scale and I love that color!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  23. I love the scales. My favorite old tin and wicker. Great find for $10. ~~Sherry~~

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  24. Wonderful scale!! It's one of the favorites that I've seen! I'm a new follower!

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  25. It's a great scale. The wicker is so special. I've never seen one like this. Perfect find.

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  26. OMG that is the most unique scale I have ever seen...just adorable. Thanks for joining in on the party...have a great weekend. Debbie

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  27. I've never seen a scale with wicker on it like that before. I wonder what it was used for? It looks great there and I love the print you got for such a great buy! I just became your newest follower although my photo wouldn't load. I am challenged sometimes witht the photo thing!

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  28. I love this post, filled with things I adore ... vintage goodies, green stuff and hydrangeas!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  29. That is a great find, what a fabulous piece!

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  30. What a fantastic scale and deal! I have never seen a wicker scale.

    ~ Tracy

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  31. I am in serious love with that scale. The wicker basket part is amazing.

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  32. Great yard sale find! Any idea how old it is? 1920's?

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  33. Oh my gosh! I just love your scale! I've never seen one like it, and the color is fabulous!! What a great idea to add the hydrangeas!

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  34. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my tablescape and story. Loved having you drop in! I think your scale is exquisite! Sandi

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  35. What a great green color. I love how you used it on your hearth. What a lucky find.

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  36. And what a pretty shade of green it is. Your green basket with the hydrangeas looks so pretty with it. Great deal on the print over your fireplace too. laurie

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  37. That's neat and very unique....good for you! ;)

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

    Sarah

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  38. I love the scale AND the painting--so awesome!!! I bet you're really excited...how fun for you...and I love the hydrangeas...they're my favorite flowers...what a beautiful post.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  39. Olive,
    What a fantastic find!! And I love the face of the scale just the way it is!
    I think where you have it now is the perfect place for it and it looks so lovely with your picture above it.

    Debbie

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  40. I love your scale. What a great decorating piece. The flowers are super in it. Great find.
    Thanks so much for my birthday wishes. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  41. Nice!!! I think you did good! Love the hydrangeas :)

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  42. love the scale, i have a similar one in my kitchen. yes, dead flowers, the heat is tough. take care. Rose

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  43. Love that vintage baby scale...how cool is that girl...Thanks for sharing your great find...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  44. I love the scale, there is no way I could pass that up for 10.00, I love that vintage green. I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

    Carol

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  45. I love the scale. I have never seen a green one. I think your hydrangeas turned out beautiful and your print looks perfect there.
    Annette

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  46. How very neat the scale is, I've never seen one like it! I love the flowers in it too, looks great where you have it!
    The picture you found looks great on the mantel...love the fireplace rock!

    Rondell

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  47. That was a great deal at only $10.00. I have started to see the scales show up a little more often now, but have never been lucky enough to see one with the basket still on it. Score!

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  48. Great scale against an even greater fireplace! Beautiful!

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  49. Oh I love wicker! Now this should win you the award for "most unique" scale in blogger land. I'm not into the scales myself but I enjoy seeing everyone elses. I really like yours! Love the color as is too!

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  50. I love the aqua color. What a find!

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  51. i saw a similar scale at a thirft store for $18 and was going to buy it but wasn't sure that seemed like a fair price. I've gone back and seen it still there. Thought it would make a cute presentation for a baby shower gift but alas have no one to give it too.
    i thought the same thing of just using it for dried hydrangeas!
    xo
    Carole

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive