I love antiques...
Is this because I, too, am an antique??
Well, whatever the reason...
I love to use antiques in my decorating,
with different rooms carrying different themes.
Right now the kitchen is home to my kitchen scale collection.
Each one of these vintage beauties is different.
Most are still useful...that is if you need to weigh anything...
which I don't.
So, for me they only serve the purpose of "eye candy".
This is perhaps my favorite.
I found it this past summer at an antique shop on the Delaware shore.
It is an old deli scale...
just like I remember as a child in our little neighborhood grocery store.
A few favorites are display pieces...
the rest sit atop our kitchen cabinets.
This one is a favorite and resides on the breakfast bar...
holding a soy candle on one side,
and quite often fresh fruit on the other.
I think what I love most about antiques,
is how they stand the test of time.
I wonder how much of our cheaply made "stuff" of today
will be able to boast the same.