Monday, June 6, 2011

A "Thing" for Scales

Hey my friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful start to a brand new week!
Today I want to share with you my new favorite flea market find :)

Antique Detroit Automatic Scales

If you have been around a while, you may know Mr. Buckets of Burlap
has a "thing" for vintage scales.
What you may not know is, he has a birthday in June :)

So, on our recent "birthday" trip to Canton Trade Days,
he spotted this old Detroit Automatic Grocery Scale...
just as we were leaving.
It was a STEAL, I tell you, a STEAL.

It has very unique, ornate features and stands pretty tall,
so it had to have a corner of it's own.
Take a look at it's backside, too:

I moved our hutch out of the kitchen, 
then placed my old chippy green door behind it, for a little backdrop.

Mr. BofB has an eye for scales, the older the better.
This one's patented in 1903.

It still needs a real good scrubbing around the base.
But I couldn't wait to show you.

It's definitely our favorite scale in the house.
Happy Birthday Mr. Buckets of Burlap!  He's a really great guy ;)

Soon, I'll show you a few other flea market finds we came across.
I am sharing over at Tuesdays Treasures with Kristin :)

I'd like to thank my new followers for joining in!
I appreciate everyone for visiting!
Have a great week :)
Becky C


1 Funky Woman said...

Love old scales too and the old door behind is fantastic! Love the chippy wood!


Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Becky,
That scale is definitely fabulous!! And the colors are amazing!
Happy birthday to your hubby and have a beautiful week.

Karen said...

OOOO, Swooning. love that scale, the back is so beautiful, I love it.

Deborah said...

Becky its gorgeous!!
Oh so neat that he likes these things!
It looks lovely where you;ve displayed it too ...
Love that door....ooh-la-la!

Deborah xo

shannon i olson said...

that is beautiful, I just bought my first scale...smaller, rustier but MINE!!

Angela said...

Hapyy Birthday to Mr. Buckets of Burlap and wow what a gift. I simply love the old scale, the front and the back side of it. And the way you displayed it is awesome. Think you hit the jackpot when you found this one. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing what other goodies you found on your outing. Have a great week.
Angela ( Thru Nanas Window)

Ashley said...

What a great find! I simply adore it....=) Xoxoxo

Amy Kinser said...

Love it and love where you have it! That whole area is fabulous. Tell Mr. BofB that he has a great eye...

Sweet Young Journey said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Burlap! It was meant to be for Mr. Burlap to find that beautiful scale for his birthday! It's just lovely! I'm a new follower..... hi!
: ) Cheryl

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Go ahead girl, rub salt into that wound!! You already know how much I love it. If hubby grows tired of it I know a loving Shoppe that will adopt it! :) Great to see you both this weekend!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the scale - what a great find! I love the blue paint that is exposed and I must say it has a great backside!

saltbox treasures said...

Becky, What a great find! It is gorgeous. Such great detail. It looks wonderful the way you have it set up. Happy Birthday to Mr. BofB!
~ Julie

Nook & Cranny said...

Love, love the scales.
I can see these being decorated for each and every holiday.
Nice find.

Pam said...

I love old scales also, but only have two right now. I wish I could find a big one that didn't cost and arm and a leg.

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, that's a beauty, Becky! It looks so pretty up against that green chippy door. Happy Birthday to your mister :)

Cottage Flair said...

I just found your lovely blog! Love that gorgeous vintage scale. Great colors and detailing. It looks perfect against the door.

Heidi said...

I love that your husband treasure hunts with you ~ and that he has an affinity for old scales. How cute is that?

Privet and Holly said...

LOVE that Mr. Burlap
likes these scales;
he must be a RUSTIC,
too! This one is a
real beauty!
xx Suzanne

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I only have 2 scales, but I love them too. I wish that my husband would like something vintage! That would be a sweet treat! I would have so bought the Detroit scale, being that is where I am from!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a fabulous scale, Becky! I love everything about it. Mr. BofB has a great eye! I would have been drawn to that beauty, as well. My hubby and I have a collection of old scales, too! I have one of them pictured in my blog header. ;)

I would love to have you join me for my Time Travel Thursday linky party each week. Click the button in the sidebar to be directed to it.

By the way, I just joined you as a follower!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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