The Weigh In

Most of us have a collection of one thing or another. And while one object in and of itself may not be so special, when it comes to collecting, there is power in numbers. This can be problematic for me because at heart I am a minimalist and thrive in an ordered environment. Although I have amassed several collections, I have to be quite selective with my choices. I edit ferociously when it comes to display. I like for collections to be featured so that they take center stage, like an actor in a play awaiting their debut.

When it comes to collections, I'm particularly fond of all things industrial like these vintage scales. Let's weigh in on a few of my favorites, acquired from various antique stores and flea markets (they ranged in cost from $5.00 - $20.00).

I think each scale is unique, unlike so many of the mass produced accessories you might find in a retail store.

To me, this collection is not merely a grouping of things, but has artistic value.

These scales also make a strong design statement lined up on a mantel or shelf.

This beautifully rusted scale has such a rich patina.

A divergence from my typical black/cream palette, I fell for this muted green scale.

So RETRO and I actually use this one for measurements in cooking!

Collections are as varied as the collectors themselves. And I've found that over time, I often develop a liking for something different. With my minimalist personality, I'm okay with enjoying a collection for awhile and then letting it go for someone else to take pleasure in ~ but for now, my fancy and accumulation of vintage scales weighs in as one of my favorites.