More French Blue

8.19.2012

I never thought much about vintage kitchen scales before blogging. That's right it's y'all's fault for getting me started on collecting these things. I have several white ones, one green, two black and one red and white. A few weeks ago I found the color that I was on the hunt for. BLUE.



Not just any blue. The perfect French blue. This is the same color as my vintage bread box and vintage blue colander.











Pelouze Family Scales date back to the late 1800's and were made in Chicago. This one has patent dates listed from 1898. This scale still works, too and when I looked for more info on them most of the old ones do still work. Not too bad of a find for $20.

Have a wonderful week!

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66 comments:

  1. Fabulous piece. I love all the old scales. I just have the one black one like this, but I love any scales. Great find, perfect color and super price. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  2. That is a wonderful deal, and a very very pretty colour too. You have an awesome collection of scales, Kim, and this newest addition will fit right in.

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  3. I believe that is the prettiest scale I have ever seen Kim!

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  4. What a beautiful color! Love french scales there are so many fun ways to use them in decorating :)

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  5. What a neat piece, Kim. I don't think I have EVER seen a scale in that color of blue. I have spotted a couple of turquoise colored ones but never one in the French blue. How great that it actually WORKS- xo Diana

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  6. Great piece! I love the blue.
    Beautiful!!

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  7. Love it Kim, AND YES I've joined in on the search for antique kitchen scales too. "I ONLY have one SO FAR"! Once we see how WONDERFUL THE WORK "Of course we want "MORE"!!!
    LOVE YOURS!!!
    Have a fun weekend,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Your scale is gorgeous, Kim! ANd yes, I never cared for scales before and because of fellow bloggers I am on the lookout, too! I started collecting ironstone because I saw in blogs, too.
    It looks beautiful in your vignette.

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  9. Love the color, French blue.

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  10. I love your french blue scale Kim! Your vignette looks beautiful.

    Kathy

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  11. Such a pretty blue, Kim, and it looks great in your vignette!

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  12. Nice find! Well worth it. I love the french blue and the way you have it displayed in the basket.

    Scale collecting is addicting. So glad you are a fellow addict. haha

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  13. Don't think I've seen a blue one before...love the color on it. Around here most of the are green or white. I have 2 scales and one of them is a milk scale that hangs up on the wall.
    Cindy

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  14. This is a GORGEOUS scale... I just love that shade of blue. Great find!

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  15. So cute. It is such a pretty shade of blue.

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  16. Love the color. I bought an antique hanging scale last year for a friends pantry and have been on a hunt for the perfect one for our future kitchen. Good find!

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  17. Great find! I'm going to start using the phrase "blame it on blogging". I bet I could use it in reference to a ton of things :collecting, making unhealthy treats, tablescaping, buying more decor items, the "need" to get new throw pillows... I can see this becoming one of my favorite terms, especially in relation to discussions with my husband:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  18. I had to chuckle to myself when I saw this post. Your vignette is almost identical to the one I now have on our kitchen table. It has the same tray, a vintage scale, a bunch of lavendar, and a demi-john. I also added a cloth to soften it. I guess great minds really do think alike.

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  19. I love that you're adding more blue to your home, Kim!
    Brenda

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  20. That blue just stole my heart! Great find.

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  21. Hi Kimmie! OH, I love that pretty blue scale. I've been looking for a scale for a long time! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Slap a seashell on that baby and call it done! What a pretty!

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  23. So pretty. Wishing my plain little scale was blue now.

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  24. Great color! That is a hard one to find.
    Mary Alice

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  25. Beautiful find Kim - so charming playing off the lavender and the weaving of the demijohns! Funny that you never thought about scales before blogging, and as for me, it was demijohns. Around here, when I go into a shop and ask the dealers if they have any they look at me like I am speaking a foreign language! Scales on the other hand have been huge around here for years and are in plentiful supply in nearly every color. Jane@Bluebird1959

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  26. Stunning shade of blue!!
    Cheers, Gee

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  27. That is a great color on that scale! I'm sure your heart skipped a beat when you saw it. It's always exciting to find something that fits in your home perfectly.

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  28. I'm falling for 'blue' myself these days...i love the combo of the blue scale with the wickered bottles! so pretty! xoxo

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  29. Those scales are amazing!

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  30. Beautiful blue Kim! The price was fantatic, so glad you found one!

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  31. Beautiful, Kim! This is a gorgeous color! Great find and price!

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  32. I looove it! beautiful colour, and $20??? They sell in a local store here for $120!

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  33. I love this scale Kim! What a great color....I have never seen another like it!

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  34. I've seen lots of scales, but never one this gorgeous shade of blue, great find!!

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  35. Such a beautiful vignette you have created in your tray! I love the scale with the lavender and jugs..such pretty colors together.

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  36. I'm seeing "green" with your new blue scale ... jealousy! :) Love it! Great piece, and it looks so pretty in the vignette!

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  37. OH that is the perfect shade of blue, Kim! Wonderful find...and your photos are beautiful!

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  38. That is a beautiful scale!! I'm on the hunt for one of those, and yes, my hunt began as I began blogging too! Beautiful pictures, great find!

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  39. $20!!!!??? That is a score! I have never seen a scale this color and I LOVE it. I have about 5 f them too. I stopped at 5 although I have seen some others I would have loved to have had. This is one of the prettiest I have seen in a while. xxoo

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  40. Fabulous piece! I've seen a lot of scales but nothing this beautiful!

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  41. What a gorgeous scale! Great find. Love that color!
    Sherry

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  42. Oh, I LOVE vintage scales. I actually have a vintage baby scale with the tray and all and best of all it's, "Pink" :) Great peace, Kim.
    Have a lovely week
    Angelina

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  43. I love me an old scale, too! I haven't seen one in that pretty shade of blue before. I was on the hunt for a turquoise scale for several years for my kitchen. When I finally gave up and bought a green scale and mostly vintage green accent pieces for the room, the perfect turquoise scale showed up at a local shop. Sigh.

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  44. I love your French Blue Farmhouse scales. Your photos of it are great.

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  45. Gorgeous color! It's very unusual and you really scored with this one.

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  46. Great find! LOVE the color, and the price was good, too!

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  47. p.s. Love the picture w/ the blue bottle & demijohns.

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  48. wow, thats a beauty, that happens to be one of my favorite colors as well, I don't have a kitchen scale but I would like one, just like that, lol!!!

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  49. I would say that is a fabulous find, Kim :)

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  50. Thanks to your nice blog.
    I also love is antique.
    Blue scales, it is very good.
    In addition, manufactured by Chicago in the United States. I have attracted.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.




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  51. At our house, this color is known as Ford Racing Blue. :)

    There's something so appealing about these antique scales.

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  52. Oh Wow, I'm in love with your newest scale. That color is amazing! French Blue. I'll be on the lookout for it.

    http://jbsvintage.com

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  53. Cool scale and really beautiful photos!

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  54. What a fantastic piece. Lovce the vignette and the lavender touch!

    Cynthia

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  55. Kim, the scale was a great find, but it's your vignette that is the show stopper. Love the way you mixed these elements on the wicker tray. Perfect!

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  56. What a great find at a great price! I love scales...always have. I just canpt seem to find them in the color I want for the price I want to pay. Great score!!

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  57. Now you're talking! I love this color! And you've taken some beautiful photos too!

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  58. Such a lovely color! So glad you were able to find it, Kim, and at such a bargain. Isn't it nice when that happens?

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  59. I have never seen one that color of blue before! Love it!

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  60. The perfect blue color!
    and the 20 dollar price..those are the best finds:)
    xoxo

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  61. I am in love with this color and it looks amazing in that basket tray. Does Annie Sloan make a paint color like this?

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  62. Gorgeous color Kim...I love that you placed it in that tray..What a great deal...the scale was meant to be in your home!...

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  63. Kim it is sooo pretty! Thanx for linking up to THT!

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