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Monday, August 15, 2011

Balancing Acts

 Welcome to this week’s post designed to help you bring some “balance” into your home. By using these little gems just like a plateau or stand you can add presence to any item. Let’s begin by adding a beautiful brass postal scale with graduated weights used to determine postage.

 Just look at Miss. Lillie’s post card from 1909. Why not let it hold your mail too?

 A lovely vintage memory of a bygone age. How romantic!

 I’ve displayed this portable hanging scale in an old vintage frame.

 I wonder what they measured? Gold dust perhaps? It makes for some fabulous wall art.

 This little scale, though just decorative, is performing an important function. It holds my bling!

 Hmm… diamonds or pearls? A weighty decision.

 To continue to maintain balance in the home, why not incorporate balances, as in vintage iron scales.

 One sure fire way of sparking harmony is a good cup of tea. I love blends of whole leaf teas after a hard day’s work.

 How many of you use scales in your kitchen décor? To hold a basket of eggs perhaps,

 or fruit?

 This tiny one holds a little Limoges egg carton, now how sweet is that?

 How about a little balance in the guest bath. No really, that is a little (as in small) balance on the back of the commode.

 Just add some wonderful guest soaps, special bath oil, and fresh cut roses and your guests will not only feel welcomed but pampered as well.

 Finally, balance in the boudoir. Display your makeup, jewelry, scented candles, books, or even your glasses!

 So how about bringing a little balance into your home décor too? The possibilities are endless!
Patti & Paula

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Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Motivate me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures 
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Time to Shine @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Whatever Wednesday @ Momma Hen
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
White Wednesday @Faded Charm
Transformation Thursday @The Shabby Creek Cottage 
Thrifty Thursday @Tales from Bloggeritaville 
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Farm House Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Saturday Showoff @ The Rosegarden in Malevik


Blessed Serendipity said...

You have a very nice collection of scales. Love the scales holding your jewels especially.


Angela Richardson said...

Life is truly all about balance, your post made me think. Love your displays.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow, you two seem to amaze me more and more everyday. I read your post and immediately want to go junking for more things to add to my home.
Thank for sharing your decors.

Maria said...

Did you ever read the story "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" from A Thousand and One Nights? Ali Baba and his wife use a scale to measure the gold that Ali Baba steals from the thieves. These scales remind me of that story. Very cute!

Veronica said...

What a fab post and that post card from 1909 is just precious! I love the idea for the guest loo, now where can i find a scale/ Pronto!!!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The scales are absolutely beautiful! Wonderful collection!

Unknown said...

SO beautiful!!! I love how you have used the scales throughout the home! Lovely.

Debbiedoos said...

How cool. You girls are pretty talented and great thrifters too. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Glad you found it, and happy to have you along.

DIYbyDesign said...

Love your blog. I saw you featured over at At The Picket Fence this morning. Any friend of Vanessa and Heather's is a friend of mine. I am your latest follower. Hope you will drop by and say hi. So glad I found your blog.

Jenelle-Van de Mortel Designs said...

The photos are stunning! I am totally inspired!

ox Jenelle

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh I love the postal one..I guess you could say I went "Postal" over that one ha ha!! Hope you girls have a GREAT day..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi P&P,

I love this post. I've never come across a scale that screamed my name, but yours are fabulous. I love the pic of the Limoges egg carton!
Have a great week and come by if you get a chance, I'm having a giveaway. : )


lvroftiques said...

That's some collection of scales! And used in such an interesting array. I really love that old postal scale! How did your collection come about? I'd love to hear! Vanna

Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

This is my first time here, and I just love your blog. I read the interview you gave on another blog, and just had to check your blog out. You have such a lovely blog and I like your style. I for sure will be a regular. I like the scale look, and would have never thought about displaying them. Such a nice idea.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How wonderful. Your scales are all fantastic and you have definitely found fabulous ways to display and use them. Gorgeous collection. Love them all and your vignettes asre stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

A beautiful post as usual. I just left a comment over At The Picket Fence. Was I right, or was I right. You guys are making a splash with your magnificent style. Congrats!

Debbie said...

This is such a great post. I love the ones with the jewelry the best. I hopped over from A Picket Fence, and I really like your blog.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your scales re fabulous! I love love love the display with the tea.. would love to have one some day.. hugs ~lynne~

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I'm in love with your scales. It would be hard to pick a favorite since they are all gorgeous.
Have a wonderful week!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, what a great collections of scales, and your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Debbie-- said...

I need some cute scales, I only have the bad ones-in the bath room! Lovely way to display!

Anu@MyDreamCanvas said...

Wow, this looks so lovely. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

The photos in this post are so beautifully romantic! Many of the scales are so ornate. I'm quite sure I wouldn't be able to afford one, if I saw it in an antique shop!


An Oasis in the Desert said...

You have done such a beautiful job of displaying some "lovelies." I don't personally have any scales, but have now added them to my "keep an eye out for list." You've given me some wonderful ideas. I am now a new follower!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the vintage mail scale, I collect vintage postcards so that one is special to me. We are doing a giveaway at the Cottage and Broome this week if you get a chance please stop by.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love those postage scales I bet you paid a pretty penny for them LOL

your scales are all very neat

KimMalk said...

What eye candy! You girls sure know how to "work" those lovely pieces. I like the photos with the pearls.

Gail said...

Thanks for all the many ideas on how to use scales, all yours are pretty. Your home is both pretty and well balanced.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the scale collection! your collections are amazing.
Thank you for your beautiful visit, taking the time to leave a commet I treasure :)

Olivia said...

Hello new darling friend! Oh my I do love the scales, I am a Libra so that is part of my sign. Your pictures are very pretty and oh so romantic! Love the scale with the drippy crystals, my fave. Thank you for visiting my blog last weekend.

French Kissed said...

Oh my goodness, is there anything you girls love that I don't...I am obsessed with antique and vintage scales. I have a fabulous one on my kitchen island that my mom gave me years of my prized treasures. I love that you don't just put them somewhere to look at, but that you actually put them to use in such a beautiful way like holding your bling or the soap and guest towels. You definitely have the gift of incorporating and putting these beauties to good use with artistic flair.


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love your scale collection! I collect them too and appreciate how neat yours are!

Thanks for sharing.


Marlis said...

so many beautiful ideas. I vintage scales and you showed us some very pretty ones. I have my great grandmother's and although not as quaint as yours, it's perfect for me! xo marlis

Shelia said...

What a wonderful bunch of scales you have. I've been looking for one! You certainly do set up beautiful vignettes!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It seems like everybody either has or wants an old kitchen scale! You have a great collection, and use them well! Lovely!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

How beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing your pieces!

raggygirlvintage said...

Gorgeous scales, looks like there's a common theme in blogland this week!

Alison Agnew said...

vintage scales are so fun...and you've gussied yours up beautifully...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


Diann said...

All of your scales are just beautiful! And all the vignettes you have created are stunning. Now I am going to have to keep my eyes peeled for scales while out thrifting! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

romance-of-roses said...

I stopped by just to check up on you gals cause I knew you would be up to something exciting, well I was not disappointed. You gals are too much. Fabulous as always. Hugs...Lu

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ladies! I am in love with all your scales and you have them displayed beautifully. Thank you for sharing at the Open House party this week.

Bohemian said...

A balanced Life is so important... loving your Scale Collection and the lovely vignettes you've made with them.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Donna O. said...

Beautiful photos!

Johanna Stålros said...

Lovely! Hugs, johanna

Cassy said...

True- the possibilities are endless.
And I like your collections.
Thanks for sharing.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Unknown said...

i just found my second scale so i guess it's the start of another "collection." yours are all so lovely and i adore how you've used them to display numerous items throughout the home. awesome ideas! merci ladies! :)

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful collection of scales! I love the one with the eggs on it. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

Diann said...

Hey girls! I just wanted to let you know that this post will be a featured at this weeks Thrifty Things Friday party. the post will be up today. Thank you! Diann :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Lovely post- I love your scales~ I love them holding jewelry and treasures too~so pretty!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Savannah Granny said...

P & P, You are some talented ladies. This post is breathtaking. Who else could make scales sexy. You two that's who. Hugs, Ginger

Tanya Anurag said...

I absolutely love these set-ups. Superb combinations.

Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun. This post has been featured on Kreative Korner. Feel free to grab the 'Featured on Kreative Korner' button from the side bar and to use it on your blog.

The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)


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