sharing old treasures

there's a blog party over at flea market style...i'm so eager to see what others are sharing today! i think that this old scale is remarkably beautiful...i acquired it just a couple of weeks ago from an antique mall at a very reasonable price:)

thrift store find...love the shape and color...and just everything, i guess

i also found beauty in the colors and graphics of this not quite vintage watkins bottle - thrift store, also

a lovely, serene mix of colors, textures and graphics

and just a little peek at my "vintage hydrangeas" in the front yard...rather stark beauty, but beauty nonetheless:)


cindy@cottage instincts said...

I bought an old scale too and LOVE IT! Maybe your scale and my scale could be friends? I also have lots of those beautiful dried hydrangeas as my mom grows them. I adore their textures and myriad of pale whites. Great post!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

very nice finds! i've never seen a clock quite like that one...i LOVE it! those dried hydrangeas are so pretty..i've been yearning for some to put in a tarnished silver pitcher i found at the thrift store.

Christina said...

Great finds, love the scale and that watkins bottle!

Claudia said...

The scale is wonderful! I have some hydrangeas drying in my living room. I never get tired of their beauty.

June said...

I love to see what others find when they are treasure hunting and it is amazing how many times I think...Oh I would have bought that too. I said that about all your buys today.

Barb said...


Thanks for tip on Party GOING ON.


barbara jean

Gypsy Brocante said...

Hey, do I know you? Hee- hee ...
Lovely finds you have here ... I've got my eye on that scale!!

Hope to see you at VBF!!


Restyled Home said...

I think everyone needs a vintage scale for their home. Yours is lovely!

Thanks for joining our party!

Christine Edwards said...

Mary, I love your thrifty finds. That scale is awesome, and love the vintage hydrangeas. Happy Monday!

Michelle Rayburn said...

I've seen so many scales on the trash to treasure party! I had no idea how popular they are. Nice! I have an old baby scale that I purchased at a yard sale for weighing packages. Maybe I ought to display it!


Uncanny Festoon said...

Your Marysboys drew me over to check you out! I see that you are a hydrangea lover also. I love them at every stage! I also adore your clock. It is a collection that I just started. Which means that you can still find them at garage sales without lugging out your wallet!

thanks for the peak


Anne~fiona and twig said...

Gorgeous junk, love your scale and clock. Great post.
So nice to meet you!

Lynn said...

Love the picture of all your items together - very pretty!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love old scales and I got few myself.. but never have one like your scale, which is super cool! love the rusty old look!.. very nice find indeed.. even the clock looks great too!

trash talk said...

Wonderful color palette...and I love the hydrangea! Cherry on the top!!!

Tracey said...

I too have been liking the old scales this past Summer! I scored one very similar to your beauty and I love it!!

:) T

Jill said...

I like your grouping of items and my favorite dried flower are hydrangeas. My MIL often lets me cut a bunch from her tree to bring home to dry at the end of the summer.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow love your vintage scale. I've seen more of them lately. It's been fun to visit new bloggers who have the same love of treasure hunting as I do.


Lara Harris said...

Love the scale and I too find beauty in dried hydrangea! My husband just shakes his head :)

Rita said...

I've found your blog via kathleen's faded charm. nice to meet you and your pretty blog.
Love that old scale so much. Was never able to find one at our flemarkets but guess that not in every country the same items used to be in fashion in th past. BTW I come from Italy!
Hope to be able to meet you over at my my blog which you'll find at http://ritashabbychicrose.blogspot.com/

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh dear, it looks like the frost hit your hydrangea. It hasn't happened here yet but soon and I dread it. I plan to clean up my back deck this afternoon of the bedraggled summer plants but I keep finding all these cool blogs to visit. :) Lynn @ thevintagenest.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I have a few scales...but I passed up a really tarnished and chippy one and now I have regrets :(

I like the way the items blend together....and off subject~your house looks great for Halloween.

The frame with old sheet music is great :)

Jen R. said...

What a great scale!

beth said...

hi mary! love your eye candy as always...i have BOO'd you as a favorite blog of mine...i know you are a busy girl but if you can talk a little about a few blogs or so that inspire you that would be super! have a great weekend! hope you can make the show!

happy day!


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