Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Birthday Treasures

In my last post, I mentioned that part of my birthday was spent visiting some local antique shops that I had been wanting to check out.  The first stop was a bust, but at one antique mall, I found two of the items I have been keeping an eye out for for a long time!  I was excited to find 2 treasures to commemorate my 30th birthday.

I have been looking for a brown and cream transferware salad plate in a toile pattern for over a year.  I wanted a small, pretty plate for my nightstand to corral my jewelry and hair pins at night.  The colors of this vintage plate are perfect in our bedroom and it was only $3.50!  It has a small chip, but I think that adds to the vintage character.  I love it in it's new home.

I have also been wanting a vintage scale for my kitchen counter.  I found two, but decided on this white 1950's version. 

I am still trying to decide how to incorporate it into my kitchen, and what to display on top, so if you have any inspiration photos or ideas, I would love to hear your thoughts!  Do you have a vintage scale?  If you have photos on your blog of how you've used it in your home, or have bookmarked photos that caught your eye on other blogs, leave me a link to the post in my comments.  I'll let you know when my scale finds its home in my kitchen.


Dawn said...

I LOVE both of your finds! I also have a vintage scale (red!) in my kitchen on top of my fridge along with a large plant beside it. I have a wire basket filled with brown eggs sitting on top of the scale. Adds nice height to the top of the fridge.

3creativechics said...

Your vintage items are beautiful. You did a great job! Happy late Birthday.