Thursday, March 21, 2013

Antique Scales & Old Grocery Store

I use to have a house full of primitives and still love them, however mostly what I have left are kitchen items.  They are so fun to look at and I just can't seem to part with them.

I love scales of all kinds and I have a really small collection.  This is one of my favorites.  It has been put in the storage area for a while, so I thought it was time to give it a little love.  Great piece and it actually weighs pretty accurately.  Finding one with the original brass trays was a real find.

 Playing in my favorite corner of the kitchen again.

 I really love this little chicken egg carrier.  There are antique ones, however, I havn't ever found one, just seem them in books, but this little reproduction will do just fine.  It was a gift from my daughter.  She definitely knows her mama.

 This tray of the scales holds a little tin top syrup pitcher that was my grandmothers, a tiny graniteware teapot and an old bottle opener.

 A couple of old baking powder tin cans and an antique mixer.

 See the looped wire paddles in the bottom.  You just push down on the top knob and they twirl around to beat eggs or mix liquids together.  Wasn't that a clever idea?

I've leaned an old punched pie pan up in the back.  They were punched so the bottom of the crust would cook.  Remember, they had wood stoves, so things weren't as regulated as ours are today.  They needed the top and the bottom to cook at the same time.

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  1. Collections, aren't they wonderful! Like you, I have to reintroduce pieces I collect and that makes it seem like having something new.

  2. You have so many great finds and know how to put them all together!! Love that egg holder!

  3. What a lovely display! I love that scale.

  4. You sure have some fantastic old stuff! I love that egg holder...and the scale!
    Debbie :)

  5. I love the chicken egg carrier too! :) Heck...I just love your stuff all together! :) Have a beautiful day!
    Pamie G.

  6. I love the turquoise color! You sure know how to display! It would look cute with an Easter arrangement too!

  7. Love that scale and am no the lookout for one. Nice!

  8. You have some really neat things!!! I love the scale and the egg holder! That would be perfect for Easter eggs too. XO, Pinky

  9. That scale is a dandy. I couldn't part with it either. Kitchen antiques are fun! Love your vignette.

  10. The tiny teapot and your grandmother's syrup pitcher are my favorites. I love how you change this corner of your kitchen.

  11. What a beautiful piece. Things like this with history always have a story to tell. How sweet.

  12. love everything! I always feel I was born at the wrong time, I love incorporating a lot of lod stuff in my home esp. the kitchen! Got an old lemon press recently, I love it! Thanks for sharing these finds. :-)

  13. Hi Marty,

    Love your scale, and all of your old treasures. I love my pink, but I have country in my kitchen, with a shelf that has old cans, milk bottles, and kitchen gadgets. Love them!!


  14. Love the egg holder! Everything looks great together!

  15. The Clabber Girl warms my heart. Whenever I see it, I always think of a "simpler time" that I never experienced. Your scale is quite the treasure.


  16. Love the coffee pot and pie tin Marty! The punched bottom is so pretty, I just saw a mesh one on QVC, I like the tin one much better-enjoy:@)

  17. I think your vintage collection is so nice. I collect kitchenalia too and use it all. That is a great idea for a pie tin. The beaters too. Why don't they make items like that these days,so much better. :)

  18. Marty, I LOVE your old store/kitchen items!!! I am always on the lookout for something at my parent's or from my grandfather's store.

  19. Neat vignette of antique/vintage kitchen items. The little mixer is really handy, sort of like an early immersion blender. :) Do you use it or only use it for display?

  20. I am drooling over your the color! Such a pretty vignette!

  21. Love the scale!! Your kitchen looks very inviting!!

  22. I have a small collection of scales as well... I adore the colour of yours! What a great piece. I also love the egg display; I would swear that was an antique if you didn't tell me it was new!

  23. What a great scale Marty so charming. Love the whole vignette.


  24. Love it all, Marty! It all looks so welcoming!


  25. I love vintage scales, and yours is grand! I have one, but it's not as unique as yours. Love this corner of your kitchen!