Monday, September 28, 2009

2nd Time Around: Estate sale scales

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc.

This balance scale is one that came from an estate sale a few years back. Last year, I used it in the fall to display the ceramic pumpkins everyone was buying from the Dollar Tree. I’ve also used it to display small potted plants. It’s one of my favorite estate sale pieces.

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19 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How smart to use it for the pumpkins. I've got some of those scales. I'm going to have to put some pumpkins in mine. Yours is so pretty. No wonder it's one of your favorite estate sale purchases. laurie

Cheryl said...

Very cute... I'd of painted them white by now lol.. heck, I paint everything white!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful scale. It looks great holding your pumpkins.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Diane what a beautiful scale...I love it with the pumkins in it makes it so fall looking...Thanks for sharinh Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sherri S said...

I love the scales! And I picked up a few of this years Dollar Tree pumpkins in cream and white.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Great scale! And it looks so cute with the pumpkins!

Hope all is well with you and your family! Missed you over the summer on my extended blogging break! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Southern Lady said...

That's a beautiful scale, Diane. I love the aged patina of the brass and it looks very heavy. Don't you love treasures like that that you can use year-round!

jeanne said...

Good Morning Diane. I am home from MI and happy to visit you today. I love th scale and the fall pumpkins look very festive. The perfect spot for fall decorations. Love that thrift treasure hunt.

Have a great day.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Darlene said...

That scale is great and I love the pumpkins on them!

Pam said...

Neat scales. Love them...and such a different way to show case your pumpkins or plants.
Pam

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love it! Great find. We went to rummage sales last weekend. The only ones so far this year for us. Finding items like your scale is so much fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Checking in with you, Diane. I haven't had a computer for what seems like FOREVER! And a break before that. I'm on a borrowed one now.

That's very clever what you did with those scales, and I bet they are equally wonderful with Christmas pretties in them. That was a neat find!

XO,

Sheila :-)

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I love those scales and they are so cute with the pumpkins on them!

Robin

xinex said...

No wonder it's your favorite, Diane. It's very pretty!...Christine

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think that might be one of MY favorite estate pieces...and it's not even mine! :-)

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, just stopping by to say hello. I do miss you girl. I keep hoping you will be inspired to blog again more often. You are so good at it Diane. However, I do understand when you aren't feeling the inspiration, it just isn't easy to do.

Have a wonderful evening Diane.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

linda said...

I've always loved scales! My in-laws kept one on their coffee table for years. My MIL never displayed anything on the scales but the pumpkins sure are a great idea. Now you've got me thinking...I wonder where my in-laws scales ended up? I haven't seen it for a number of years now.

REbekah said...

Oh WOW!!! That scale is TO DIE FOR!!! My grandmother had one on her coffee table when I was little and I remember it clear as day...even though I had to have only been about 3 at the time. She kept faux grapes on it and I can remember pulling them off and wanting to eat them! LOL!! (sorry if this is TMI!!)I would LOOOOOVE to find one like it!

bj said...

Hi...I just came over to link up but...well, I'll be back around a little later...:)
xo bj