Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vintage Scale Ideas

You can use vintage scales in so many different ways!

Here, my rabbit Mrs. Fern Cottontail (yes, I've named her!) is watching over the scale as it's being used to hold remote controls and a jar of black-eyed susans cut from the garden.

Another idea is to put it by the door to catch keys and mail!

I love this photo/idea! The scale is by the bathtub, holding a towel, fragrant soaps, and seashells!

And this is what I usually use it for! In the kitchen next to the sink, holding scale weights and paper towels! I've used it this way for several years, and just love the vintage touch it gives my kitchen! It also goes well in the kitchen with my other old scales. But maybe it's time for a change?! I'm really lovin' the bath idea!

Other ideas for using vintage scales (of any size) are:

  • chips on one side, bowl of dip on the other
  • put a pretty plate on top to catch jewelry
  • hold a few favorite books
  • use when entertaining to hold plates, & jar w/ silverware
  • present a delicious dessert on top (use like a cake stand)
  • drape a lace handkerchief over & place a framed photo on
  • candy dish
  • place few pillar candles on
  • plant holder

see what else you can come up with!!!

Leave a comment to let me know what YOU do with vintage scales!




Margo said...

Love your scale ideas. I need to make you a regular contributor to my web site. Can I use your scale ideas for the quick project next week?
Your pictures and scale are lovely.

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Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...


Just in case you didn't get my e-mail, I thought I'd answer you here as well. I am thrilled that you like my ideas, and of course you may use the scale ideas on your web site!!!


Shannon said...

Love all the ideas but especially the bathroom one! That is a gorgeous scale!

Joanna said...

I love your scale & the pic of the soaps & bath towel is my fav. xoxo, Joanna

Becki said...

I love the bathroom "scale" idea. It looks really beautiful!