Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vintage Find {Double Pan Scale}


I was so happy to find a vintage double-pan scale at a local Magazine Street shop recently. I stared at it for about six months, and it finally became mine a few weeks ago.



The scale itself is cast iron and features two original brass pans.




I knew that the moment I carried it home that it would be a perfect compliment to the parlor mantle.

I am having a ball accessorizing the pans with glass orbs, minerals, pottery, clams, and even flowers.

scale with gem

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As a science educator, I have an affinity for vintage measuring devices.

Now, I need your ideas. How would you accessorize the brass pans of the scale? Any ideas are appreciated. I prefer found objects, but any ideas are “good” ideas.

Vintage scale, y’all!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Share Your Style #9

Welcome to the  Share Your Style  party!

Welcome to week 9 of our weekly Share Your Style party! Thanks to all of you who shared their lives with us last week, and I hope you will share again this week.

Today's host:

Hi everyone!  I am Sherry and I write the blog  No Minimalist Here.   It's so exciting to be hosting this week and I truly appreciate you visiting.

My husband and I bought a house nine months ago and I have been busy trying to make it our home.  Our most recent project was removing a wall and adding new wood floors.  Decorating the new dining room is what we are working on now.   I hope you will drop by and see our progress so far.


Features from last weeks party.
It's always hard to choose just a few features each week because ya'll are such a talented bunch.  I hope you enjoy my selections from last week.

Rita at May Days shared her beautiful blue and white Spring tablescape.  Did you notice the creative use of fence pickets?

Liz and her husband built this wonderful pergola and landscaped their yard beautifully.  Visit Home To Cottage to see more.

I love Beignets and whenever we visit New Orleans CafĂ© de Monde is my first stop for these little pastries.  The Painted Apron shared this fabulous recipe at last week's party.

I admit I have potting shed envy every time I visit Mary at Home Is Where The Boat Is.   How beautiful is this Spring vignette?

If you were featured this week please grab our Feature Button.
I look forward to seeing what you share this week and I hope you will visit me at my blog No Minimalist Here , Instagram  and  Pinterest.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Blooms in the Parlor


Mitch’s Flowers did it again! In advance of my weekend houseguests, I called on Monique of Mitch’s Flowers to create a couple fresh floral arrangements for the parlor.


The first for the vintage scale on the mantle utilizes one of my biscuit barrels. The barrel is filled with parrot tulips and pink and white ranunculus.





On the secretary more ranunculus fills a concrete clam shell vessel. Small white orchids and dark pink fuchsia complete the arrangement.







Partying at WOW Us Wednesdays

See you tomorrow night for our ninth installment of Share Your Style.


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Spring Blooms, y’all!

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