Vintage and New

4.07.2011

Last week I went to my favorite antique mall and lucked up on a couple of good buys. Today I am sharing one of those items. I have been on the look out for more vintage scales that don't cost a fortune and lady luck was with me.


Isn't it a beauty? Big, clean and white. It works perfectly and it was on sale! The beginning price wasn't bad, but I got it for $22. I couldn't believe it. Yes, it's mine and let me run and pay for it before someone realizes their mistake.













This is my new sign I bought. I was looking at Joss & Main the other day when an email alert came up and these cute signs were being sold. At first I had planned on using this on the wall with some other items where my cow canvases are. Then the canvases came in and they went on that wall instead. This is not as big as I thought it was going to be anyway so I placed it in this stand.


This is the way the vignette looks now behind my sink. I never know whether to say in front of or behind when it is like this. If you are interested in joining Joss & Main you can sign up through my invite on my sidebar. Great discounts through this site and signing up is free and easy.


I have had this old Southern Living at Home lidded jar for several years. It can be used so many different ways.





I used to have this rooster lamp in this spot for quite some time and then had moved it to the sun room. Well, he made his way back into the kitchen again. I love lamps in a kitchen. Just makes it more homey.

Do you like lamps in a kitchen?

Joining the following:
Common Ground for vintage inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
French Country Cottage for feathered nest Friday
At the Picket Fence for inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for home sweet home

If you haven't signed up for my giveaway you can do so HERE! The winner will be announced
tomorrow night.

KIM

66 comments:

  1. My mother still uses that exact scale! Maybe someday it will be mine. :-) Great finds.

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  2. Awesome finds! I have a scale exactly like that...I paid $2 at a yard sale for it.
    I LOVE lamps in the kitchen, I agree it does make it seem more homey.
    You have such great taste. It absolutely makes my day visiting your blog.

    Michele

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  3. I adore lamps in the kitchen! Are you kidding? Me and overhead lights just don't work. Besides, my house is dark to start with. Love your new finds too!
    Brenda

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  4. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I love your new scale! It is in excellent condition too! You know how to do things right! Love your little Rooster sign!
    Your kitchen is gorgeous.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  5. I LOVE lamps in a kitchen, Kim! I actually finally put one in mine after a year of blogging and seeing everyone else's. I decided to just go for it and it's perfect for just having a light on when we are in the other room watching television. I also loved it on in the mornings this past Winter when I'm up at 6 and there is no sun yet.

    Love your rooster sign! It looks great in the stand.

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  6. I LOVE that little scale Kim! It's fantastic! You could put a little basket on it and weight your little dog, hehe!!! Thank you for sharing with us!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  7. You better have run and pay for that scale. That was a real bargain!! I do have one lamp in the kitchen that my hubs just shakes his head and says he doesn't get it...but thats ok...I like it!!

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  8. Oh my... that scale is a true honey! I've used a lamp in my dinette area just off the kitchen for quite a few years. I like the soft light it gives when I'm making coffee in the morning when my eyes are still half closed and don't like the harsh overhead lights yet. It lets me wake up nice and easy.

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  9. Ceekay, what do men know!
    Donna, Bailey is a wee bit to big to weigh on that scale. She weighs over 15 lbs. She's a big girl.

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  10. That scale was a great find Kim and a great price. Your vignette looks fabulous.I think lamps look great in the kitchen too.

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  11. Your kitchen vignette looks wonderful! I have a weakness for scales too (mine aren't that clean). Very cute sign and I love a lamp in the kitchen too. I have one that I made out of an old silver coffee pot, it's perfect for the kitchen.
    Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
    Jane

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  12. Kim, Thank you for the comment.
    We do wash the slipcovers every few months but some of it is stained...like when my little girl got ahold of a permanent marker. LOL
    My hubby bought me a sewing machine last year and I still haven't learned to use it...everything I have sewed has been by hand, I am no pro LOL

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  13. WoW~~I have that exact same scale onLy it's a bit rusty. I bought mine many many years ago ♥ Thanks for sharing your beautiful *stuff*

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  14. Love your vingette! The scale is in excellent condition...you had a very good day. Thanks for sharing. Luv-Loretta

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  15. Great deal on the scale. I love lamps everywhere, so homey. I have some on timers and some plugged into the light switches.

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  16. The kitchen scale is so cute and fresh looking. I would just sit at the table and smile at it for a while... then weigh random things and smile some more.

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  17. what a lovely scale..and yes so white and clean..love the look with the lemons..I love the yellow with the white..and I love lamp light all the time but just had under the counter led lights installed..love the look it gives..plus I can dim to my liking..sweet!

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  18. Oh I have a lamp in my kitchen too. I love reading your blog. It is one of my favorites. My lamp is here:
    http://neldiepoo-myheartandhome.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

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  19. I love lamps in the kitchen too Kim, it is much more cozier then having the bright overhead lights on. I LOVE that new rooster sign, and I see you've been changing things around a little can't wait to see!! Martina

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  20. Kim where did you get that cute tea towel? Love anything that has roosters on it.

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  21. Kim, I love how that looks behind the sink now. The tall cylinder with the fruit and the new canvas print. And yes I love a lamp in a kitchen!

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  22. Really great finds! I love the scale. I just put a lamp in my kitchen and it really does cozy up the space.
    Lacy

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  23. Looks great! I like how the scales have the colored foods on them. Your new sign is perfect. I've never had a lamp in the kitchen. Of course the kitchen is all just one big room with my dining and living room. I hadn't thought about putting one on counter, but now that I like the counter...may have to think about it.

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  24. I love your new scale. I just have the one, but would love to find more! And your vignette with the new sign looks so pretty and has french country style written all over it!

    Kat :)

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  25. I always love seeing each and every post you do! Love them every one! The scales are terrific! But so is everything else pictured!

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  26. I always love seeing each and every post you do! Love them every one! The scales are terrific! But so is everything else pictured!

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  27. Yes, I love lamps in the kitchen! Kim, that scale was a flashback from my childhood! I remember Mom having that same scale in out kitchen for years! Wow! blessings ~ tanna

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  28. I love your little lamp! Your scale was a great deal.
    Your kitchen counters are so pretty. Is your sink black and if so, are you happy with it?
    I was thinking of putting one in.

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  29. Yes, it is a black granite sink and I love it. I had a white porcelain sink before that scratched easily. This sink is indestructible.

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  30. Kim I'm not just saying this. I love your kitchen wish it where mine. Love the finds you did good have a good night

    Pattie

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  31. SWEEEEEET! Cute scale. I love lamplight in the kitchen. I have one too!

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  32. Love that scale, great find!!! And I also love lamps in the kitchen, and also in the hallway on a small table....its so homey in the evening to have them on instead of the glaring overhead ones.....cleo

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  33. aaaawww.. that scale is gorgeous! I have one as well.. but doesnt work.. :-) Hope you have a fab day!!

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  34. I love that scale and getting so many ideas from you on what to do with mine...ok that tee towel is sooo cute, I love that!

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  35. I tried to by the same picture board from Joss & Main but I missed it by a few seconds. Oh well, maybe next time.

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  36. Hey Kim, the rooster sign is so cool, I'm going to check out this site. and oh yes, love having a lamp on in the kitchen. When the lights are low and a lamp is on it just brings on a certain coziness. Always love coming to your house!!
    xoxo,
    Debra

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  37. Looks wonderful Kim!! I love the rooster picture too!!! Looks good on the your pretty stand!!!! I've always wanted some of those Southern Living thingys!!! I'm hoping I can get out this weekend to look for some new junk!!!

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  38. The most beautiful and happy find I feel its scale... its so cute and lovely Kim ... and your lemons looks so tempting on it... To find something of your choice in such reasonable rate is the true happiness isn't? Very lovely finds over all and yea your lamp ... its a beautiful one ...
    I would love if you please peek a little at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…
    Love
    Farah

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  39. Hey Kim........love those scales. My grandmother had scales exactly like those that sat on her kitchen counter for as long as I can remember.....I may have to do some rambling at my parents! I too love lamps in the kitchen.....I have 3 in my little kitchen...as a matter of fact my husband says I have a lamp fettish...LOVE me some lamps...think I'll head over to joss & main and sign up! Thanks!

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  40. My mother had a scale that was almost identical to that! Love that you found one.

    I have that same sink only mine is in the deep tan that matches the granite countertop. I think we have the same counters too! You have great taste!;>) Love the vignette you have set up and I DO like lamps in a kitchen!

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  41. I'd never heard of Joss and Main before. I just joined. Thanks!

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  42. Like your new little scale, Kim. Perfect to display so many things on its top. I started looking for my faux lemons and limes last week, but have misplaced them.... That is the problem with having too many things. I have a red lamp on my kitchen counter. I have used a lamp on my counters since we had our first house. The relatives thought I was weird.... LOL

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  43. Kim, I love the soft light of a small lamp in the kitchen. The scale is great and I am looking for one at every estate sale I attend. Have a fabulous weekend. ♥O

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  44. What great finds! Old scales are one of my favorites!
    Have a beautiful day!

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  45. Loving the lemons! They are so fresh for spring!

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  46. Every time I visit your blog, Kim, I am wowed by your beautiful home! I love the colors in your house so much. I'm a fan of vintage scales as well. I found a baby weigh scale from the 1950s that was used in a Dr.'s office. It is one of my favorite things.

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  47. You know I love those scales! I haven't found too many that I can afford but I haven't been out looking much! Love the vignette in the kitchen!

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  48. Kim, what a great find....the scale is neat!

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  49. "lucked up"... that's fun, I just might have to borrow that!!
    Your scale is adorable!! And I LOVE lamps in kitchens! Even back in college I had a lamp in the kitchen!!
    happy weekend and congrats on your finds!
    joan

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  50. That is the cutest scale EVER!!!
    Great buy!!!

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  51. Kim,
    That scale is wonderful. Love how you have it displayed. Very cute. That sign from Joss & Main is cute too. Loving the new look to your kitchen. It is all very pretty! Congrats on reaching 2,000.
    Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  52. Such a lucky find! And I adore lamps in the kitchen too, and still have my white Christmas lights on the baker's rack. I don't think they're ever coming down, because we all love them! Your new vignette looks great, like everything in your home.

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  53. Love your new scale and your vignette. It is fabulous. What a great find. Hugs, Marty

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  54. Your finds are divine! I love scales too, just not the ones we step on. Your fruit jar reminds me of my son & DIL wedding reception, the tables had really tall column vases filled with lemons. Gorgeous!

    Lamps are fabulous in any room but especially in the kitchen.

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  55. Fun finds...I have a "bit" of a scale problem. I actually have the exact same one that you got...and just today I was going through some stuff my hubby brought home from an aution and there was another one! Hmmm...to keep or not to keep? ;) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  56. Hi Kim! What great finds! I love having lamps in my kitchen too and actually have 2 of them. At night, or on a dreary day, they are just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  57. Beautiful! We are in the process of getting granite, and I think it may be the same granite you have. Love it!
    ~Mandie
    thepaperbaker.blogspot.com

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  58. I am swooning over the scale. Lovely, just lovely!

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  59. Love the scale; that SLaHOME hurricane is one of my favs. I have them on my mantle, but I might move them to my kitchen!!! ;D
    I am off to check on Josh and Main! thanks!
    Suzanne

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  60. Oh Kim I wished I would have known you wanted an old scale I still have 3 in my barn..Yours looks wonderful my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  61. I love your old scale! But my favorite of course is your bonjour sign and the rooster lamp.
    I have a rooster lamp in the attic waiting for a makeover. I am looking for the perfect shade for it because I think I am going to spray paint it black or red!

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  62. Hi Kim~
    Love your scale - such a sweet find! I just saw a vintage baby scale the other day at the thrift store- it was darling! Love the bowl of lemons on it too- so charming! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  63. Hello Kim! The weighing scale was a fab find! This is the first time I saw your sink and as expected I saw lot of beautiful things. I love your faucet. The lidded jar is also nice. And how can I forget your tulips and your nice mirror in your previous post!

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  64. Oh Honey! Do I love me a lamp in the Kitchen. We currently have 3! :) Your scale is darling!

    ~Liz

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  65. These are all great finds. I especially love the scale. I just found a slightly smaller but almost identical one at my grandmother's house, and I just love it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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