Monday, July 16, 2012

Bargins! And Then... Not So Much....


A few posts ago,  I think that I mentioned that I was able to wonder aimlessly through my favorite Antique mall the Brass Armadillo. It was my vacation and this was how I chose to spend it.



I got a couple of little items that really make my heart sing! 
One was this Blue Danube canister that I took the lid off of.  It's perfect for this corner and my wooden spoons.  It was pretty inexpensive so I went ahead and picked it up.


Then as I was walking out I saw this little number.... Do you see it in all it's prettiness? This is where it sits on our counter.


Oh my goodness! I saw it and simply couldn't step away. It is so perfect my kitchen!! I've wanted a scale for so long but never found one until I saw this one!

 With the vintage black finish and rose centerpiece ...
Who could say no?
Made in Sweden it measures accurately in Kilos and pounds.


I'm not here to brag about a super bargain basement price... Because she weren't cheap! 
But she's worth every penny that I paid!

I'm going to be joining: 



28 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Totally darling and worth it!

jeanetteann said...

gorgeous finds. Especially the scales. I love old ones too. xx

acorn hollow said...

But she is ohh so pretty.
Cathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word Liz, love the canister, but that scales is just the neatest thing ever. It is absolutely gorgeous and so different than any I have ever seen. Fabulous find. I love your kitchen too, looks so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

That is THE prettiest scale I've ever seen. I'm so glad you grabbed it immediately.

Jann Olson said...

I'd say that you had bragging rights because she's a real beauty. I love the unique shape and the rose is the icing on the cake!
Hugs,
Jann

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Sometimes, you just have to take out the pocket book and do it. She is a beauty and you know I love it...she is such a great find that if you find the butter slab is too bothersome...just let me know...I would go out of my way for you and take the burden from you!!!!!!! love ya!!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The scale is so pretty and definitely worth the wait.

Angie said...

My heart would be singing with you - LOVE that beautiful old scale! Thanks so much for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you next week and there will be an "I Was Featured" button waiting at the party for you!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love both pieces -- but especially the scale. Love seeing your sweet Gooseberry Patch books on display too :)

Blessings!
Gail

Honey at 2805 said...

Great finds! I adore old fashioned scales!

Rustic Anthology said...

Great scale! I've never seen one so ornate!

Found you on Knick of Time and am a new follower!
Ashleigh @ Rusticanthology.blogspot.com

suzyq said...

What a beautiful scale! Great find.
I came by because you sent me a couple of emails and I couldn't reply because you're a no-reply blogger!!!
But I like what I see so am now your newest follower - would love to have you follow back
:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!! I love those books!

And your new treasures are wonderful! Love that piece for your Kitchen! I would have had to fight you for that one!

LOL!

HugS,
Debbie

Janet said...

Really cute vignettes and your scale is just perfect! I finally found a scale for my kitchen, too! Thanks for following and I'm already a follower of your sweet blog!
Blessings,
Janet

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great way to spend the day...just what I would have done. What a pretty canister you found and the scale is gorgeous! You did good!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love old scales and I would have had to purchase this one for myself. I love that rose. Beautiful.

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Love that scale! I've never seen one quite like that. That was a great find.

Mimi said...

HI LIZ!!!
SOMETIMES we must splurge for things WE absolutely LOVE...and this I know is one of those times!!!
it is amazing..I agree with you...best one ever!!!!
I love how it fits right in and just belongs in your kitchen!!!
hugs,
jamie

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

That scale is nice but... I just adore the blue and white... I collect it and really love your pieces! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Trisha said...

The scale is just too perfect! Glad it found you!

~Trisha

must love junk said...

I'm so glad you found me and left a sweet comment! I'm following you back :)
Susan

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love the little rosebud on the face...so sweet!

stefanie said...

swooning over that scale!!!!

The Pickin' Pair said...

Love that vintage scale. I've been searching for just the right one for myself. Still Searching...lol. Found you via the blog hop and am now a new follower!

Jody and Stan said...

Very pretty scale! Love how all your finds look fantastic in your kitchen!

Jody

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

What a beautiful scale.
New follower,Francine

Miss Gracie's House said...

Your scale is just beautiful...I've never seen one like it...quite a treasure!
Rene'