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A “Thing” for Scales

Hey my friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful start to a brand new week!
Today I want to share with you my new favorite flea market find 🙂
Antique Detroit Automatic Scales
If you have been around a while, you may know Mr. Buckets of Burlap
has a “thing” for vintage scales.
What you may not know is, he has a birthday in June 🙂
So, on our recent “birthday” trip to Canton Trade Days,
he spotted this old Detroit Automatic Grocery Scale…
just as we were leaving.
It was a STEAL, I tell you, a STEAL.
It has very unique, ornate features and stands pretty tall,
so it had to have a corner of it’s own.
Take a look at it’s backside, too:
I moved our hutch out of the kitchen, 
then placed my old chippy green door behind it, for a little backdrop.
Mr. BofB has an eye for scales, the older the better.
This one’s patented in 1903.
It still needs a real good scrubbing around the base.
But I couldn’t wait to show you.
It’s definitely our favorite scale in the house.
Happy Birthday Mr. Buckets of Burlap!  He’s a really great guy 😉
Soon, I’ll show you a few other flea market finds we came across.
I am sharing over at Tuesdays Treasures with Kristin 🙂
I’d like to thank my new followers for joining in!
I appreciate everyone for visiting!
Have a great week 🙂
Becky C
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31 Responsesso far.

  1. Love old scales too and the old door behind is fantastic! Love the chippy wood!


  2. Oh Becky,
    That scale is definitely fabulous!! And the colors are amazing!
    Happy birthday to your hubby and have a beautiful week.

  3. I love the scale! Great find!

  4. Karen says:

    OOOO, Swooning. love that scale, the back is so beautiful, I love it.

  5. Deborah says:

    Becky its gorgeous!!
    Oh so neat that he likes these things!
    It looks lovely where you;ve displayed it too …
    Love that door….ooh-la-la!

    Deborah xo

  6. that is beautiful, I just bought my first scale…smaller, rustier but MINE!!

  7. Barbara Jean says:

    wow! that is a wonderful scale!!

    barbara jean

  8. Pattie says:

    Shes a beauty… great find.. Enjoy your week


  9. That is a beauty! YOU are a lucky girl!

  10. Awesome, Becky!!!! What an impressive piece! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  11. Angela says:

    Hapyy Birthday to Mr. Buckets of Burlap and wow what a gift. I simply love the old scale, the front and the back side of it. And the way you displayed it is awesome. Think you hit the jackpot when you found this one. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing what other goodies you found on your outing. Have a great week.
    Angela ( Thru Nanas Window)

  12. Ashley says:

    What a great find! I simply adore it….=) Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

  13. Amy Kinser says:

    Love it and love where you have it! That whole area is fabulous. Tell Mr. BofB that he has a great eye…

  14. What a great find! I love old scales too!


  15. Happy Birthday to Mr. Burlap! It was meant to be for Mr. Burlap to find that beautiful scale for his birthday! It's just lovely! I'm a new follower….. hi!
    : ) Cheryl

  16. Go ahead girl, rub salt into that wound!! You already know how much I love it. If hubby grows tired of it I know a loving Shoppe that will adopt it! 🙂 Great to see you both this weekend!

  17. leah mari says:

    oh i seriously love it

  18. The scale is just gorgeous!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!

  19. Stephanie says:

    LOVE the scale – what a great find! I love the blue paint that is exposed and I must say it has a great backside!

  20. Becky, What a great find! It is gorgeous. Such great detail. It looks wonderful the way you have it set up. Happy Birthday to Mr. BofB!
    ~ Julie

  21. Ruth says:

    I love the vintage scale. It's an amazing piece.


  22. Love, love the scales.
    I can see these being decorated for each and every holiday.
    Nice find.

  23. Pam says:

    I love old scales also, but only have two right now. I wish I could find a big one that didn't cost and arm and a leg.

  24. A Rosy Note says:

    Oh, that's a beauty, Becky! It looks so pretty up against that green chippy door. Happy Birthday to your mister 🙂

  25. I just found your lovely blog! Love that gorgeous vintage scale. Great colors and detailing. It looks perfect against the door.

  26. your scale is divine! and the way you have it decorated is perfect!


  27. Heidi says:

    I love that your husband treasure hunts with you ~ and that he has an affinity for old scales. How cute is that?

  28. LOVE that Mr. Burlap
    likes these scales;
    he must be a RUSTIC,
    too! This one is a
    real beauty!
    xx Suzanne

  29. I only have 2 scales, but I love them too. I wish that my husband would like something vintage! That would be a sweet treat! I would have so bought the Detroit scale, being that is where I am from!

  30. What a fabulous scale, Becky! I love everything about it. Mr. BofB has a great eye! I would have been drawn to that beauty, as well. My hubby and I have a collection of old scales, too! I have one of them pictured in my blog header. 😉

    I would love to have you join me for my Time Travel Thursday linky party each week. Click the button in the sidebar to be directed to it.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage