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Weighing the Ways You Can Add Vintage Scales In a Vignette

Is the title more cheese than you can handle? Don't worry! This post focuses on vintage scales decorating, not corny puns. Come find out what we are excited to show you! You're going to love these vintage scale decor ideas.

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Being able to give an old fashioned kitchen scales new purpose makes us so happy. Keep reading for vintage scale decor ideas.

Does it you?

We hope so because that is what we have in store for you! We want to show you how you can re-purpose those vintage scales in such a way, that you'll be running to the closest thrift store to buy one if you don't already have one.


Vintage scales have so much charm.

You might remember going to a penny candy store and seeing how much those irresistible goodies were that you wanted to enjoy. Or maybe you have always been fascinated with equal arm scales.

No matter the vintage scales, we love how these beauties have found a new purpose in life.

Vintage Scale Decor Ideas FAQ's:

Where Can I Find Vintage Scales?

Some people are lucky to have vintage scales passed down through their family. If you're in the market for a vintage scale, consider checking out antique shops, flea markets, or perhaps a resale shop, estate sale or even a yard sale.

Where Can I Decorate with a Vintage Scale?

Good news! One of my favorite things about vintage scales is how versatile they are. It will look amazing in your farmhouse kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, or your porch.

Vintage Scale Decor Ideas for the Kitchen

Crystal added this vintage scale in her kitchen for a trip down memory lane. It's an old confectioner's scale. The touch of cotton and Rae Dunn is something we absolutely love.

Use a Vintage Scale as a Fruit Basket

Like this white vintage kitchen scale with a beautiful pomegranate, a vintage scale is a great way to show off your fresh fruit.

Display Vintage Scales on Open Shelves

This little vignette of plants, a corbel, a vintage scale and a Rae Dunn coffee mug is total eye candy.  Sweet to the eyes and the soul.

Don't you just adore a little chippy paint and rust?

Vintage Scale Decor Ideas for the Living Room

Vintage Scales Repurpose Decor
Photo Courtesy: Repurposed Decor

This curio cabinet displays so many sweet touches of elegant decor. Between the ivy and pure white flowers on an antique scale, to the black and white photo, a precious cottage feeling emanated.

It's so inviting.

As if to say, sit and let me tell you the story I hold.

Create a Vintage Scale Display on your Mantel

I love the mix of vintage items on this mantel. The rustic white scale balanced on an old book and even an antique washboard on display will give your room a gorgeous vintage look.

Use a Vintage Scale on your Coffee Table

Decorating with vintage scales is not only kitchen decor. This one makes a great centerpiece on a coffee table. Everything about this says comfy cottage farmhouse.

Display Vintage Scale on Bookshelf

Sometimes you can't settle on just one scale, so why not add a trifecta with some white as snow pitchers.

We say the rustier, the sweeter the history. And let's not stop there. Add grandma's rolling pins, grater, and beater.

A vignette including a galvanized bucket filled with cotton stems, a vintage scale balancing antique books, with paddle cutting boards all while under a magnolia wreath, is all-encompassing farmhouse decor.

We love adding cotton to home decor.  If you love decorating with cotton, then you will love our how to decorate with cotton post.

We would also love to go shopping with Debbie and find some more great vintage treasures!

Get the Look

Liz is all set with spring decor. Some lavender, a vintage scale, and an old window make a gorgeous vignette.

Not only does this decorative antique style scale have a new life, but it can be incorporated into your year-round decor.

Vintage Scale Decor Ideas for the Bathroom

Use a Vintage Scale as a Soap Dish

What a creative way to use your vintage scale. This small scale is the perfect fit to stack your soap bars while leaving enough room for other bathroom essentials.

Use Vintage Scales as Bathroom Decor

This adorable balance scale doubles as decor and a soap holder. I love how they use the coral and starfish to bring a touch of the sea to the bathroom.

The top of your linen cupboard is a great place to mix essentials and decorative items. This vintage piece is perfectly matched to the paint on the door of the cupboard. You couldn't find a more perfect spot!

Vintage Scale Decor Ideas for Holidays

Holidays and seasons are a great time to change your decor on and around vintage scales. Think of them kind of like tiered trays. They are the perfect little spot to decorate, which makes them fun.

Christmas Vintage Scale Decor Idea

Here is an adorable and charming idea: The Painted Hive used two vintage scales and added snow, bottle brush trees, and mini vehicles to create a winter wonderland.

Isn't this adorable?

Decorate for Fall with a Vintage Scale

What a simple and perfect way to decorate for fall than with a pumpkin balanced on your scale.

As the seasons change, you can bring small details to your decor to celebrate the season. Moving from fall to winter, this vintage scale displays evergreens in a pretty miniature red colander, bringing in the Christmas spirit.

Easter Decorating with Vintage Scales

Another fun time to change your vintage scale decorations is Easter or springtime.

How adorable is this old scale with a tiny bunny nestled next to it and the bowl on top filled with Easter eggs? Vintage scales can be a joy to have around while decorating for holidays.


Do you have a vintage scale?

Does it have a story behind it of coming from your grandparents market?

Well, if you have a vintage scale and would like to learn ways to decorate with your old fashioned vintage scale, tap decorating with vintage scales. If you love anything vintage, you will want to check out these posts.

vintage scales using an old fashioned mail scale and other accessories in the kitchen

We took this little mail scale and carried it around the house to show you all the ways you can decorate with vintage scales.

Now it is your turn.  We'd love to hear your stories!

Happy Decorating!

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Sherry Smothermon-Short

Sunday 25th of February 2018

Beautiful! I would love to get a metal bucket similar to the one in the Rusted Bliss image but with lavender in it. Do you know where I can get something like that? The lavender will need to be fake because I can't seem to keep a plant alive! :) Thanks for the ideas, Linda!

Linda McDonald

Monday 26th of February 2018

We reached out to Lauren and she bought her's in a local home decor shop. We love this one you can order off Amazon . There are lots of options on Amazon and you can find exactly what you want. Not to mention, they have artificial lavender!


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

I love all of this!

Linda McDonald

Friday 23rd of February 2018

Thank you Diane!