Weighing In...Fun Thrift Store Finds

Last week I was able to get out to the thrift store a couple of times and had some fun finds!  A long time thrifter, 
there are still times I am quite surprised by what I find!


I paid more for this than I usually pay for things in a thrift store...$25...but, if you're familiar with pieces like this, you know it was a steal!  It is a big 60 pound Chatillon hanging produce scale! I've long wanted one of these
 and didn't think twice before grabbing this beauty.


 I love the big galvanized tray on this one...it will be wonderful when I get it hung up!  I can imagine it holding plants, 
kitchen linens, or decorated seasonally. 
Any ideas?  How would you use it?


I found a few fun smaller items, too.  
I love the twisted wire on this metal basket...



This old carved wooden spoon was made from a branch...



I always love finding wood bowls.  This long, newer one holds some big faux eggs that I also found that day...


 The last find I'll share today is this large, wooden cookie mold.  Not terribly old, it is signed by the maker on the back and dated 1967.  It has joined my cutting boards...



I am joining~



Also my newest post is up over on the Novica Blog!
I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Until next time...

37 comments

  1. What great finds! As for what I'd put in the first one, could put produce if it's in the kitchen.
    Brenda

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  2. Awesome, Linda on the scale, but I am loving that spoon a whole lot too! Hmmm....I would probably put my lavender buds in it, which would be fun to watch the scale tip each tip I loaded it up. :)

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  3. Absolutely great finds, Linda. I love everything you got. xo Laura

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  4. Linda,

    You have a black belt in shopping for great vintage pieces. The scale is awesome and I would do the same with it---actually, I never would have come up with these ideas! lol!

    I love baskets and wire is my fave...I love uniques designs and materials.

    Great job as always!

    Jane

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  5. Oh my gosh Linda, some great finds indeed, but that produce scale....what a steal! I would have snatched that up so fast!!!! Lucky you! I can see doing all sorts of things with it! Love the wooden mold, and spoon! Such a good day thrifting! I get giddy!!
    xo Kris

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  6. You found some real treasures, Linda! The scale is a beauty - I can just picture it in your gorgeous home. The wire basket is wonderful and that spoon is amazing! Love it all - I just love a successful thrifting expedition! xx K

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  7. Linda, I love all the treasures but the scale is the most exciting! I would love to find one for that price. I have never seen a spoon like that. A one of a kind treasure! Have a great week!

    xo Dianne

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  8. Wonderful finds, Linda. Especially the scale is fabulous. I would probably use it for seasonal decoration or plants as well. Have fun with all your new treasures!

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  9. Lovely items, you find such interesting things. The spoon made from a branch is just splendid! Perhaps I would fill the scale with coffee beans and candles? Plant in Summer? Great finds. Pam in Norway x

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  10. 10 out of 10 for thrifting Linda :)

    Love the scales.... I can't wait to see what YOU put in them! I imagine you doing something wonderful with them each season :)

    My favourite is that sweet, simple wooden spoon. I just love that.

    Go to top of the class!

    Karen x

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  11. I love all your thrift store finds, but my favourite is that wire basket! Beautiful!!!

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  12. There isn't a single thing in you finds that I wouldn't have purchased too. The hanging scale even at $25 is a STEAL!. That wire basket is pretty special too. All great finds for sure and I'm a bit jealous.

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  13. Did you think you had died and gone to heaven in the middle of the thrift store when you saw that scale! That's amazing that it ended up there!

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  14. Linda, the scale! Can't wait to see how you display it--so fun!

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  15. Fantastic finds, Linda; I love every single one of them. They are all so "you!" That scale is going to look fantastic in your house and your wooden bowlful of eggs is lovely.

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  16. Amazing finds!! You know that scale would hold a big old plant in my house!! And the basket is perfect for tea towels! xo

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  17. I am eternally jealous of your great finds! That scale is awesome and when I see things like that around here they are hundreds of dollars. Love the dough bowl with eggs too.

    Hope you'll link with us for Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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  18. Scored on the Scale, love thrifting!

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  19. You are now, officially, my thrift shop hero. That's so really awesome stuff that you found! The scale is really neat, but the wooden bowl is my favorite. Even in my downsizing mode, I would have sprung for that without a second thought.

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  20. You are the queen of thrift! I want that scale. My FIL has one very similar and I have been hinting for a few years about it. Hmmm..maybe someday.

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  21. You got a great deal on that wonderful old scale!! I've only been to the thrift once this year to donate some items, but it was looking pretty bare. Happy thrifting!

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  22. Hi Linda,
    I am excited if I find one great piece a week, but you my dear seam to find the best bits and pieces.
    What an eye for the best.

    Xx
    Keep sharing it's fun to say to ones self, I had that, or I have that too!

    Dore

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  23. You always find the best stuff! I would have grabbed that scale in an instant, even at $25. Thanks for sharing with us at TotT.

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  24. You found some incredible things! I love that scale. Thanks for sharing on Thoughts of Home Thursday!

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  25. Your finds are amazing! I'd use the scales to weight fleeces, then mail them to the mill to be made into blankets.

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  26. The scale is awesomeness!!! I could see you putting linen in it with lavender on top. I want one!

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  27. Linda, I'm sneaking back in here to say thanks for linking with us. Made my day when is saw that awesome scale again.

    Pinned on the Thoughts of Home Pinterest board. :)

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  28. Love all your fabulous finds! I think that scale would be perfect this spring and summer with plants in it. I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it!

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  29. That scale is fabulous! All of your finds are exactly things I would grab too!

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  30. Thank you for joining our 2nd Thoughts of Home on Thursday party!

    *pinning to our TOHOT board.

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  31. Oh wow! Linda that scale was a steal!!! I love it and if my kitchen were bigger, I would arm wrestle you for it :))) You really found some great stuff. I love how that cookie mold looks among the cutting boards. Just beautiful!
    I want to go shopping with you girl!
    sending hugs...

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  32. What great finds! I adore the mold and that scale was a steal! It is such a joy to have you join the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You really help to elevate it to something very special.

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  33. Wow! I though I had a great Thrift Store to shop at, but I have never found anything like you have. I did find a standing antique scale but nothing like yours. I would have paid that for it too.

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  34. You really scored. I love everything you found.

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  35. Great finds- especially that lovely scale!!!

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