12.06.2012

Vintagely Inspired

I have been wanting a vintage red scale for a while since I started collecting old scales. Red ones are not easy to find. I finally found one from an etsy shop and I love it.

Remember when I shared some of my Christmas peeks the other day? Well guess what he is standing on?

Yep, on my vintage red scale. Don't you love the cute shoes?

Just look at those eyes and mouth made of coal and the carrot nose. When I saw this vintage looking fellow in Tuesday Morning back in September he had to come home with me. For only $7, why not? I was birthday shopping with my mom and sister not Christmas shopping, but there he was.

When the scale arrived I just had to use it in a Christmas vignette in the kitchen. I bought this vintage style Santa in his sleigh about three years ago and have used it each year in a new spot. For some reason I am drawn to these vintage looking decorations. Maybe because I am vintage, too.
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Of course I had to include a vintage bottle brush tree. I set it in a pillar filled with sea salt to look like snow since I was out of epsom salt. Everything sits in a tray filled with batting for snow.

So I am quite thrilled with my red scale....


.......and the whole vignette that it inspired. Don't you love how the wall is blocking my tree. That will be shared another time.

Are y'all enjoying all the Christmas cheer throughout blog land? I know I am. So much inspiration out there.


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And this is a stretch, but since I am not very crafty, but did put this vignette together, I am sharing it at our second hostess' stop for A Homespun Christmas at Cedar Hill Ranch. Please be sure to share all your handmade items over there.

60 comments:

  1. Kim that looks so pretty, that snowman is super cute...he would have made his way home with me too!

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  2. Yay for Etsy! I am glad you found your red scale. How fun! Your vignette is great!
    Karen

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  3. Love it, Kim. It fits right in with your kitchen vignette. I love your snowman and the scale worked great to give him some height. I find I am drawn more to the vintage decorations, too.

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  4. Love it! I'm a traditional girl so I appreciate this very much!

    You had a huge turn out for your WOW party! First time I have linked up in a long time so maybe that is "normal" now!

    Have a great day!

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  5. Of course I love that scale! I am obsessed with scales. :) I love the vintage snowman and santa with it. So cute!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  6. glad you found a red one. Looks great in the kitchen vignette

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  7. I do love your nre red scale! It's perfect in your Christmas vignette too. Love that little snowman you bought. He blends in nicely with all of your other vintage style decorations.

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  8. Vintage Country Charm:) I love the vintage red scale.

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  9. beautiful scale and the vignette created is so sweet!

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  10. Brings back memories! Yes, I think I'm becoming a bit vintage myself.

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  11. Kim, what an adorable vignette you have created using your new to you red vintage scale! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  12. You know I'm in love with your sweet vignette. Yes, that red scale is the icing on the cake! I had to smile about you being vintage. :-) Hardly! But I might start using that about myself.
    Mary Alice

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  13. This is just too cute. I love the vintage Christmas decor too and I also love mixing regular (non-Christmas) items into displays. I think it's wonderful and know you enjoy it very much. It's all about using things you love to decorate.

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  14. He's a cutie... Nice vignette, glad you found your scale, looks great...
    Ciao for now...

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  15. Well Kim, I am vintage too and I love your new snowman, Santa and sleigh and the red scale. They make a beautiful vignette on your kitchen counter. Blessings,
    Pamela

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  16. I love your Christmas vignette, Kim. And that scale... what a great find!

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  17. What an adorable arrangement! I love your little scale - it will be a year-round addition to your decorating.

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  18. So so cute! I love vintage Christmas decor too, kind of hard to find though. That scale is perfect for Christmas and all year through!

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  19. Oh that scale is awesome. I just recently found a creamy white one & it just goes so good with my kitchen. But that red one is just a beauty!!
    http://fernavenueblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. Cute scale! Combined into your Christmas vignette, wonderful. Can you tell us the Etsy shop? I always like to know....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. Kim - love the scale and that adorable snowman. I don't know about you but I love things even more when I know I got a great deal on it.

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  22. Kim, this is adorable! I like your little vintage snowman. I'm drawn to vintage decorations top. They usually have loads of charm, just like these two pieces. ;-)

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  23. I love your vintage red scale and think that Santa looks so cute on top of it. I am loving everyone's holiday decor. You're right...tons of inspiration out there.

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  24. Adorable and you can't beat the price. I didn't know the red ones were hard to find. Great tip to know.

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  25. Love that scale with your snowman. I always without fail find something at Tuesday Morning.

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  26. LOL ... you are not vintage! I love your scale ... it's perfect for the holidays, too! And, the snowman is too stinkin' cute! I love that you filled the tray with "snow," too.

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  27. Oh I have a thing for scales too! LOVE your red scale and your sweet snowman too! Oh recently at one of my favorite thrift stores they had a big red double scale.I did not buy it I thought about it went back and it was gone!
    xx
    Anne

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  28. Love your whole vignette! The scale and snowman really make it. $7 for him?! What a steal!

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  29. Oh, So Perfect!!! I LOVE vintage scales. I have been on the hunt for a Vintage Egg Scale, the perfect one of course :) Your snowman makes an Adorable addition to the scale.
    Angelina

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  30. Everything is just gorgeous Kim!Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    xo
    kristin

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  31. Love the scale and your vintage vignette is wonderful. So cute. Hugs, Marty

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  32. Such a fun little vintage vignette! LOVE that scale!~

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  33. Hi Kim - Love your decorations! I have been working on my mantle for the past few days. Took me two days just to get the mirror up - and now I have to really clean up the room becuase it reflects EVERYTHING!

    Did I miss your link up party? Hope not!

    Linda
    http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

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  34. Lovely vignette and wonderful scale!
    Besos! Silvina

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  35. Kim, this is so cute, love how you've put it all together. that scale is a great find, red ones are hard to locate! thanks so much for joining in~

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  36. I love it Kim. The whole vignette looks so cute and that scale works there perfectly!

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  37. I love the scale, the tree, the snowman, all of it. And I can see why you focused on those little feet; they are precious!

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  38. Ha! If you're vintage than so am I. :o) Your red scale is perfection. Excellent purchase.

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  39. Kim, that vignette is beautiful.

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  40. Love that scale Kim and the great vignette!

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  41. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I'm in love with your new/olden red scale! I just have one, it's not red, but always on the lookout for another one! ;)
    Sweet little vignette too.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  42. Love the red scale! Those were a passion of mine from the very beginning! Love this post!

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  43. So sweet Kim! Thanks for sharing your fabulous vintage finds with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  44. Not sure which I love more, the scale or the snowman! Great combination of items.

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  45. That is awesome Kim. Funny I just found an old white one..I been looking for awhile now. I still love my red one too. Great vignette.

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  46. You found your red scale!!...Fantastic!!...Seven dollars for that snowman..it truly looks vintage..and goes so well with your Santa Sleigh!...
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  47. I love the red scale and the vignette isd beautiful. Love the touches of the faux snow.

    Cynthia

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  48. Hi Kim! So happy that you were able to find a red scale! I love red and it looks wonderful with your vintage decorations - so festive! Hugs, Leena

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  49. Kim,
    I just ADORE your everything about your entire vignette...what an adorable Santa you found!

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  50. I love your vignette and that scale....I would have bought it, too. Super great job, Kim!

    Becky

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  51. What an adorable vignette. Red scales are hard to find. I recently sold a turquoise one, but haven't run across a red one. Great buy.
    Laura

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  52. I love everything vintage...and it's so fun seeing your fun vintage Christmas items! Love the scale, too!! That snowman just makes me smile.

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  53. Oh my goodness, Kim! The red scale is fabulous!

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  54. Kim- I missed this yesterday. I just love it-from the scale to the Snowman- soooo darned cute! xo Diana

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  55. I love this vignette. So classic, a throwback. Especially the Santa and sleigh. Definitely a keeper. My parents have a lot of antique christmas toys that i am hoping to 'inherit' at some point, soon. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays, liz

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  56. You make me want more vintage Christmas next year! It's a bit like comfort food...,makes you feel all cozy and warm and safe! At 62, the vintage is rememberable!!!

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  57. I thought of you today as my daughter and I hit the Buffalo MN occasional sales. I saw so many scales, most for pretty good prices too. There was a red one that I almost picked up, I think it was $15, the others were in the $25-$35 range. I already have two so I dare not start another collection!

    Bliss

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  58. I don't know how I missed this post? I love the scale, love the snowman and love the Santa and sleigh! What a great vignette! $7.00???? That was a steal, he really does look vintage. I, too, am drwn to the vintage looking decorations. I have several santas I have collected that look vintage. XO, Pinky

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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