Friday, September 7, 2012

Another Vintage Scale To Add To My Collection

Happy Thursday everyone!  While cleaning this morning I realized that I haven’t shared my new vintage scale that I bought at an auction. 

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  Charlie and I attended an auction a few weeks ago and it was the biggest auction I have ever been too.  They had four auctions going on at the same time.  Three of them were held outside in different fields and each field had a different starting bid.  The auctioneers ride in a golf cart and go up and down the rows of merchandise.  At first it was a learning experience for me and I wasn’t sure I really liked it.  You had to bid quickly or you would lose out, since the items moved very fast.  After losing out on a couple of things that I really wanted, it didn’t take me long to get the hang of it.   I almost lost out on this scale because someone had moved it from one row to another row which you’re not suppose to do.  But lucky for me, I found it and stayed right there until the auctioneer reached us on his golf cart.   Needless to say, it was a bidding war at first but I won!  I ended up paying $50 for it. 

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I now have three scales and each one is different.  I placed this one on the open shelving in my kitchen. 

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And I have this little postage scale in the kitchen also.

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I did purchase other things at this auction.  I have been working on some of the furniture pieces that I bought and I’ll be sharing all of that soon.

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I’m hoping we can plan another trip back to this auction again sometime next month.  Next time around I’ll know how it works! 

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Gail

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44 comments:

  1. Great scales. I love it. Looks fabulous on the hutch, and I love that pumpkin too. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I'm so happy to were able to bring this beauty home with you. I love the your fabulous vignette, everything is such a feast for the eyes.

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  3. Gail,
    What a great find!!!! Yes that is a great price.I have seen those way over 100.00 for those! Lucky girl!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  4. I love it and have looked at several this week, but did not bite the bullet and pay what they wanted. They were 75 and up. You got a good deal for one that size.

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  5. The patina on the scale is awesome and is so charming on your shelf. I have never been to an auction that is so huge but it sounds like you had a good time.

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  6. Well worth starting a war over!!! I love the rusty white finish on your wonderful old scale. And you've got it so nicely displayed on your shelf full of more vintage goodies!

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  7. You have a great collection of scales. I love your newest addition. Your whole hutch is displayed so beautifully.

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  8. Beautiful new scale and your vignettes are lovely! The auction sounds like quite an experience! I've never been to one that large before! I've been to one here where they will run two auctions at a time and my husband kept an eye on one while I watched items in the other. Tag team junking! I just found your blog through Feathered Nest Friday and will be following, looking forward to more inspirational and fun posts and photos! Feel free to visit me at pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leena

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  9. Just beautiful Gail!! Love your kitchen. The hutch is just perfect!!

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  10. Awesome scale!! I LOVE it! It is so wonderful and fun to use in decorating.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Love the scale...and the pumpkin that is on it!! So pretty!!

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  12. Love it and it looks great how you are using it...great price too!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. What a great old scale. It looks so pretty on your hutch. I like the pumpkin on it too.

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  14. That is a cool looking scale Gail. Makes for a perfect vignette. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Last year I won a scale at an auction. The kind with the big scoop thing you can lay a baby in which is why I got it. The problem is that the person before me painted it lime green. I haven't felt like sanding it down. Now that I know a few painting tricks maybe I should get it out and have another look at it, yours sure look pretty on display.

    ~Bliss~

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  16. great collection, I only have 2 scales so far, love love your new one!!

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  17. Wonderful...I would add to my collection as well if I find any!! Looks great with the stoneware!

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  18. Totally fabulous! I have one old scale that is great and when our kitchen makeover is done it is going to be USED SOMEWHERE. Thanks for sharing!

    xoRebecca

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  19. after reading some of your wonderful posts, can you tell me how you make homemade chalkboard paint? I love the results!

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  20. How fun, I went to auctions with my dad as a young girl and he found some really wonderful things at them. Once, he bought just a box of stuff, sight unseen and there was a pair of black velvet shoes in the box that fit me perfectly. I was only nine years old and I'll never forget them.
    I love the scale that you found there, the other scales are fabulous, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  21. Beautiful, Gail! It looks so pretty on your hutch! Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Gail, your vintage scales add a lovely touch to your vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. That's a heavy one Gail. It is beautiful. Auctions make me terribly anxious and it is easy for me to get carried away. Best for me not to go. You go for the both of us:}

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  24. That is a great old scale. Your cabinet is decorated beautifully.

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  25. I am scale crazy too and love your newest one.

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  26. What a great scale Gail, I like the little pumpkin you added.

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  27. Hi Gail,

    You have some great looking scales. I've never been to an auction.

    Dee

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  28. Good morning Gail. I love how you decorate your shelves and use the unexpected. I love it. Your home is warm and beautiful and I love your color scheme. You always inspire me to try something new.
    Have an awesome weekend.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  29. I love your new scale, Gail! What a great color! It looks wonderful on your shelves and I really like how you've decorated it with the pumpkin.

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  30. Fantastic scale, I've never seen one like it! You did good!

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  31. What a lovely scale to come across! Auctions are becoming my newest addition.
    JoAnn

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  32. Love all your scales. We had one very similar to your newest addition.
    Can't remember how much I sold it for in a yard sale years ago.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a beautiful scale. Great auction score.

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  34. You got a great scale! I love the rust on it. Good job getting the hang of the auction and finding the moved scale!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  35. You have great scales. I would have bid on any of those. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  36. I love your whole vignette~ so pretty!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  37. What a gorgeous scale! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  38. Hi Gail, this newest one is really amazing, love it's wonderful chippy goodness!!

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  39. You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

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  40. Hi Gail! Congrats at being featured over at "Potourri Friday" blog party. I just love the scales that you have found especially your newest one...just beautiful with lots of patina. I have never been to an auction like that one...it sounds like fun.

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  41. Beautiful job and your photographs are stunning!

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