Vintage kitchen scales are our feature in today’s edition of Friday Favorites {Inventory Inspiration}.  It’s only been recently that I discovered these great, rustic props and our inventory has already grown ten-fold.  Anytime I see one, I’m quick to add it to our collection.  Another obsession, possibly.  But then again, I’d have to say that most everything we carry is quickly becoming an addiction as it’s reminiscent of my younger years spent with my grandparents and great-grandparents.  While I don’t necessarily use them for much else than props, they are great conversational pieces and you really can add them just about anywhere to add height to your centerpieces or dessert buffet.

kitchen scale on pie table

These vintage kitchen scales are scattered on a pie buffet table to give the pies elevation and dimension.  They look great on top of the doily tablecloth.  And don’t the soda bottle signs look cute, too (we have some in our inventory along with the milk glass plate)?  {source: Style Me Pretty}

kitchen scale with tomatoes

A perfect pair to your buffet table, this vintage scale is used to prop cherry tomatoes.  You could also use it for olives, relishes, nuts or any other small bites.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

vintage kitchen scale food table prop

Crackers are more in reach with the use of this vintage kitchen scale.  Here, the scale is used during a Holiday party.  Notice the cookies inside a bunt pan with some holiday greenery in the center?  Genius! {source: Funk Junk Interiors}

kitchen scale with nesting birds

Another pie table adorned with a shabby vintage scale.  Perched on top is a cute nested pair of birds.  Yes, Portland, you can even “put a bird” on your dessert table! {source: Style Me Pretty}

kitchen scale on dessert table

A lone vintage kitchen scale graces a wedding dessert table.  This table also features various pedestals (and a wood crate) and notice the creativity in some of the pedestals?  Plates on top of urns create a one-of-a-kind display.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

kitchen scale and citrus

A citrus adorned vintage scale, a perfect pairing for a beverage table alongside your favorite citrus-themed beverage.  This screams “fresh” and the colors are just amazing! {source: Style Me Pretty}

kitchen scale and books with red velvet cupcakes

These red devil cupcakes show grandeur on top of stacked books on this rustic vintage kitchen scale.  {source: Ruffled}

farmers market themed kitchen scale

This very chippy vintage scale proudly serves as the pedestal to a farmers market themed wedding, here displaying rutabaga’s.  Makes me want a salad (and excited about the opening Farmers Market season)!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

kitchen scale and cake

Perfectly paired with a vintage doily, this scale looks great on any dessert table whether its for a wedding, baby shower or anniversary party.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

Have you seen a creative way to use vintage kitchen scales that you’d like to share?


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