Vintage Scale and Found Nest

5.22.2012

Yesterday I shared my loot with you that I brought home this weekend and today, after cutting the grass and inbetween working on the laundry, I played around with my stuff. Here is a vignette I created using the vintage black scale and a little bird nest I found in my hydrangea last week.


















I switched the large round willow tray with this oblong wicker tray that was on the coffee table in the great room. I filled it with vintage demijohns a tiny fern and the vintage scale. This is the first scale I have found with a round tray and I believed it is made of iron. This vignette is on top of the television cabinet in the sun room. I love mixing textures and natural items and then adding something unusual like the scale.

See you tonight for Wow!

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66 comments:

  1. What a wonderful vignette! I love the vintage scale with the bird nest - so lovely :)

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  2. So pretty and I really love that pop of color in the glass piece. The bird's nest is so sweet, but it reminds me of the first one I ever brought inside. It was full of mites - learned a very good lesson!!

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  3. Love that scale. I once worked with a RN named Chattillion who came from that scale family.

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  4. Hi, Kim!
    Thank you for the inspiration, I find so hard to put things together!
    I loved your vignette!

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  5. Pretty, Kim! Those bottles are gorgeous!

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  6. I love to capture vignettes in trays! Yours is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your vignette looks gorgeous! I love your scale.

    Kathy

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  8. Love the patina on the scale! Also love the mix of textures and the green glass.

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  9. Your vignette looks wonderful Kim! I love the bird nest and the vintage scale.

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  10. You have the decorators touch, Kim! You can put together masterful vignettes!

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  11. Love it! Your fern looks so happy...i always love to see the sweet little curly fronds before they open. Beautiful vignette and perfect for summer!!

    xoxo
    jenny

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  12. I love that vignette in the basket! All the textures and subtle colors look so good together. Your scale is a great addition to the mix.

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  13. Very pretty!!! Love your new scale....such a sweet vignette!!!
    ~Des

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  14. You've got to know I love any vignette with a bird nest in it.

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  15. It's great to see someone else who brings bird nests into the house ... unused, of course, you'll get the mites (as Diane said). I found one in the yard the other day that birds had made using fishing line and horse hair.

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  16. Looks like you've been having fun, Kim, with your new finds. Old scales are great to add to a mix.
    Mary Alice

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  17. I love the way you filled the whole tray. I am beginning to figure that out and it makes such a difference. Of course your demijohns are to die for and the scale is perfectly you. Great inspiration for those of us who struggle. :o)

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  18. Great job on creating this vignette, it all looks like it was meant to go together. I love the scale and nest, such great finds!

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  19. Your finds are remarkable but how you put them together is even better. Such vision you have.

    Liz

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  20. I love that scale, Kim. Both the size and the color are great.

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  21. Hi Kimmie! Love it and I'm coveting that olden scale. I've been on the lookout for one.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Look at that vignette, it's incredible! The textures, the bird's next, the scale...you know how to put things together and make them rock! I'm in awe, okay, you did the laundry and mowed the lawn? Wow, you are one mighty woman!

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  23. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the greenery. Too cute.

    Ps. My hydrangeas are crazy this year just like yours! (previous post). And I did nothing. Maybe the mild winter?

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  24. Love your scale! I've been on the hunt for one. I just found a nest in our yard a couple days ago. Haven't figured out what to do with it yet. Yours looks cute.

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  25. I love the way you create such interesting and beautiful vignettes that attracts one to want to study each piece so wonderfully placed to perfection!!

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  26. Look at those vintage scales what a find. How do you think of these arrangements? Very creative!

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  27. Beautiful vignette!! Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  28. Kim,

    I absolutely love this vignette. So perfect for the season! That nest is sooo much better than one you would ever buy!

    Doreen

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  29. Wonderful vignette, Kim... and so are your photos!!! blessings ~ tanna

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  30. Really makes a sweet addition

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  31. I love that scale! It looks so good with your bottles.

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  32. Very inspiring, Kim! I need to get the big things under control here so I can play around with the fun stuff! ~ Maureen

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  33. Love all your textures and how you have corralled all the goodies onto the oval tray. The bird's nest is a great find.

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  34. Kim I love all of the wonderful loot you found, especially that black scale! I'm so glad you braved the scary store to find so many wonderful treasures!

    Kat

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  35. What wonderful textures and color. Love the demi-john's in the wicker tray and hte nest on the scale. Great little post Kim. I always love your inspiration!
    Mary Anne ox

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  36. That vignette is perfection!

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  37. I love your new arrangement! I think it's one of your best! Hmmm... Might have to try and copy it;-)

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  38. Kim, your vignette you created is just beautiful! I love your new scale and your demijohns!!

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  39. Thanks for the ideas you post! you give me inspiration. Love the colored glass.

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  40. I love the look of this Kim. I think you should start a styling business~you are so good at it!

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  41. Kim I love your sweet vignette!! What a perfect little nest :)

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  42. I need vignette classes. I don't know how long you played with those pieces but they look great.

    ~Bliss~

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  43. It looks great nestled in that tray with the demi johns and fern...

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  44. Love your vignette, Kim. You should be a photo stylist.

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  45. I love that Kim! I have a little nest that the boys found back in Nov at my moms. I guess I can pull it out and use it since its been air deprived for 6 months now in the a plastic bag. Mom scared me saying it could have mites. Have you heard of that?

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  46. Love this vignette! You are a natural when it comes to styling! Two things that I adore vintage scales and old scales. Love the color of the scale! Hoping to have something to share on your wow us wed tomorrow.

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  47. Wow, you think I could write. I think I need that second cup of coffee today.

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  48. Kim,
    I love this! What an amazing display. I found a bird's nest the other day....and I am totally copying you :)

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    blessings,
    karianne

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  49. While I fuss about the birds & their nests, you use them in your decor! Maybe I need to embrace them instead of getting so aggravated??

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  50. Kim, this is one of the loveliest vignettes I've seen. Love the different textures, the muted colors, and the mix you selected. This definitely has WOW! ~ Sarah

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  51. Beautiful vignette Kim! I love the scale, what a cool find. I am so behind in blogging as my in-laws were here for a visit and you know how that goes. Have a great day!

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  52. I remember when I didn't even know what a "vignette" was! Can you imagine? Yours is gorgeous as always! I LOVE the little scale!

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  53. LOVE IT Kim!
    I found my very first scale about a month ago and I weigh everything,hehe! LOVE IT and don't know HOW I did without it!
    Your vignette is perfect!
    and I (((LOVE))) the birds nest...
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  54. Kim, looks great. Love how you put the whole thing together.

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  55. I love this vignette! I have a tiny nest out in the garage, I need to bring in. I am thinking it is a hummingbird nest.

    Loved seeing your blue hydrangea. Wish mine were blue. Soil not acidic enough.

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  56. I see lots of scales but the beat up black and whites are my favorite. Yours is delightful and you created a happy and fun scene with it. To the commenter who commented on mites in her bird nest. When you find one of those precious jewels of nature, put it in a plastic bag, pop in the freezer and let stay for a few days. That will kill any insects,etc. in the nest. :) See you tonight Kim

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  57. I love the vignette! The bird's nest is so charming on top of the antique scale.

    Jody

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  58. Love your vignette, Kim. The old scale is really a neat piece and that is a perfect looking nest- LOVE it! xoDiana

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  59. You do such a great job with vignettes and this one is extra special with that found nest. Although I'm really liking that hornet's nest from you last post too. I'm wondering where you will go with that?

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  60. It looks amazing. I love the mix and that scale is totally fabulous. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  61. Hi Kim,

    It's a beautiful vignette. I love your new found birds nest.

    Dee

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  62. What a lovely vignette, Kim! I love all of the pieces you have brought together perfectly!

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  63. Thanx for linking up Kim! I still need to get my nest out.

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