When I am browsing in antique malls I love looking at the old scales, but then I see the price on the larger pieces and pass them on by.
So while I was in France treasure hunting I came across this beauty.
She was sitting among many other scales that had been tossed aside and no longer used.
She was rather tarnished and dirty, but I cleaned her right up.
She still had some rust on her, but that's okay. She doesn't need to be perfect.
I didn't even realize she had these pretty flowers.
She's pretty heavy and I love her typography.
The base is in pretty rough shape and someone has already filled in the broken corner with ink or something. I may clean and paint the base.
I need to buy some Brasso to clean up the brass. They were very tarnished and I temporarily used some ketchup to take away some of the tarnish since I had that on hand.
Maybe the brass bowls will clean up better with the right product.
For now she sits holding some apples in a very special spot. Oh, and the red striped grain sack is French, too.