The good picks are slowing down as the temperature drops. I only have 2 finds to share from this weekend but I think each are quite stellar and a bit Restoration Hardware-esque.
I’ve got a thing for crusty rusty old scales right now. Who doesn’t really? They’re hot! The more industrial the better. What do you think of my latest? It is a very heavy cast iron 5 pound scale with a flat enamel tray. You know how I feel about anything with enamel.
It has a 2 sided face. One still has glass in tact. The scale is by John Chatillion. I researched this one and cannot find another like it. The flat tray would have held meat to be weighed at a deli counter. Have you ever seen a scale like this?
My other spectacular find was an old card catalog. Horizontal. Ten whole drawers long! That’s almost too many drawers to fit in this picture.
The drawers all work and have their original hardware. Wouldn’t this make a cool console table?
That’s all for this weekend. It wasn’t a total wash though. If you follow me on facebook, you know that I finally got my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. And I can’t wait to try it out this week!
10 thoughts on “quality over quantity”
Oh. My. Goodness. I love those drawers!!
Hi, I love those drawers and the scale is great, too. I just found your blog by accident because I had “treasure” listed for my tag search. You might consider adding more tags that would help you attract people interested it the kinds of things you are doing, like “thrifting”, Anyway, I’m, glad I found your blog. Keep up the good work.
Wow, those finds are definitely quality finds. That scale is amazing. I immediately thought of a scale I saw at Pike Place Seattle Market where they throw fish.
The library file drawer is spectacular. Add legs and you have a cool table.
Karen G @ It’s Still Life
I was thinking fish but never saw a scale like this. Thanks that is helpful info!
Great idea with making those card catalog drawers into a table, it looks like it will be the perfect size!
I have a 24lb scale that I can’t seem to get rid of… beautiful white and green chippy. I’m almost determined to just keep it for myself!
Also, I’m IN LOVE with that card catalog!
I have a “thing” for scales too! I’m on the hunt for more of them. And the card catalog is a FABULOUS find!