In my opinion, there are GOOD scales and there are BAD scales. The above scale would definitely fall into my 'bad' category. A 'bad' scale CAN be a 'good' scale if it's used to weigh something other than me . . . like a puppy
or a hamster
but my FAVORITE scale is of the 'vintage' variety used solely for decorating purposes. A few weeks ago I scored this one at a garage sale for $5.00!
Right now I have it on the floor next to a large pot filled with dried reeds. I love old books so I just grabbed a few I had and put them on top of the scale.
Like ladders, I think scales can be decorated in so many different, fun ways. For example, Songbirdblog stacked some vintage doilies on hers . . .
The Blessed Nest has a slew of ideas for vintage scales including this one where she uses it for soaps and towels . . .
Vintagewithatwist.com used their scale as a centerpiece to hold a flower arrangement . . .
Americanhoneyhome created an entire vignette around her $10.00 vintage scale find!
Gracefully Vintage has a whole slew of ideas for a vintage-style wedding including using scales to hold favors
AND this cute idea using incorporating a vintage jell-o mold with flowers
I played around a little bit with my scale displaying different things like one of my vintage teapots
and this lovely two-handled teacup that my dear friend gave me a few weeks ago
The corsage was mine from my son's wedding last summer.
Do you have any vintage scales? How do you use yours?