Friday, 21 May 2010

Vintage finds....

On a recent visit to a thrift shop, my heart skipped a beat as I spied these beautiful vintage scales!! You know what it's like when you can't believe some other person hasn't spotted your find already and made off with it!!
I couldn't get in there quick enough!!
Once they were safely within my eager hands, I could barely part with them to let the lady wrap them in newspaper!
When I got home and looked at them more carefully, I discovered they say Made in Sweden and I just love the little floral picture.

I had bought them with the hope of using them every day happily weighing out buttons in my sewing room. Sadly, they are not that accurate, but I will not part with them now and they are sitting happily with other 'finds' on my Grandma's chest of drawers.
I also bought this lovely jug - loved the pattern and the colour and the useful size. This is being used daily as it holds the perfect amount of milk so that it doesn't require filling every five seconds!!
I do love a good find, don't you? And I love imagining where the finds have come from and who used them daily!! x


  1. Those scales are so beautiful & I just love the gorgeous little floral detail!! I've been looking for some lovely old scales with character (& with a reasonable price range)- a wonderful find, I will keep looking....have a great weekend!

  2. I'm loving all things Swedish at the moment so very much like those scales, who cares if they are inaccurate!