8.23.2010

Primitive & Proper

If you have not checked out Cassie over at Primitive & Proper you really should.
She designs and restores some amazing furniture. I would identify her style as classy whimsical. She is not afraid to use color and finds amazing unique hardware.

Case in point!

I was reading through her blog a few days back and she had posted about some amazing finds at an estate sale. And did she ever! She landed a couple of antique dressers and this little side cabinet with the cute back splash.

Well another thing caught my eye in this photograph. That old rusty dirty scale! I have been searching for one of those. Oh how I have been searching!

So guess what arrived at my home on Friday!

From her house in Maryland
to
my house in Utah!The scale!
Not just any scale.
But THE scale!
I am thinking about not cleaning it or touching it but letting all of the character
tell its story. I really like it in its raw state with the leaning platform and I am pretty much in love with it just like this.
Ahhhh!

So I am sending my appreciation to her.

Thank you thank You

Cassie.

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29 comments:

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

The two of you together would be the dream team of furniture painters!

NanaDiana said...

Heading over to check out her blog...thanks-it looks like a fun one. LOVE the old scale. My mother had one just like that when I was growing up (minus the rust)-lol Thanks for all the inspiration! Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

melanie- thank you so much for all your kind words! it really was NO problem to ship it to you! and i think it looks perfect as is on your bookshelf- i love the contrast between the old rust and the pure white.
also, man do i look like a frump in that picture! going to chop my hair again on weds so it will be like alice cullen's from twilight eclipse. i can't wait! :)
anyhow, thank you so much for everything you said. i am so glad we have formed a bloggy friendship!

michelle said...

The scale looks so great in your home! What a nice thing to do! She has some great finds and has made them look fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

The Thriftress said...

I am Cassie's Internet stalker! I love her work and I love that I live nearby so that if I ever wanted to buy one of her pieces I could!
Sarah

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Both of you gals are 2 very talented ladies, so I am thrilled that you were able to get the scale. It looks great on your shelf. Love & blessings from NC!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I found a rusty scale sort of like that one and am still debating about painting it!! I think they are so cool! How sweet of her!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh. I love it.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Lucky Duck!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You lucky, lucky girl!!

Sue said...

I love these old scales! No way would I even DREAM of painting mine. I love all the rust on mine too, as well as its crookedness. Plus, it came from a business down the road in Cincinnati.
Yours definitely has character, too. :-) How nice that someone gifted it to you!
~ Sue

xinex said...

Oh what fun! That scale is awesome! You are right about keeping it that way....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I would keep it just like it is, how wonderful and such a great story to go with it. Love our bookcase and how you have things arranged, and the scale is perfect there. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love the vintage scale girl...to fun..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

The face on the scale makes it fantastic!

Kim said...

What a nice rusty addition to your display - how sweet to receive it.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how it is, too, Cassie. In all it's 'rustiness'!! Melanie sounds like a sweetheart to think of you and I love her furniture...it's so bright and cheerful!

xoxo
Janie

Jessica Hills said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on FTF! Thanks for linking up and go ahead and grab a featured button if you would like!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The scale looks perfect in your house. Cassie is talented and sweet!

Tammy said...

Sweet Friend !!
Nice pics of the scale ...it looks great!'s

Popped over from Debra VIF!
Have a great weekend!
Tammy :-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the vintage scales too. I bought a pretty yellow one yesterday at my favorite junk shop.
Hugs, Sherry

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great scale, so glad you were able to get it. I need to check out her blog, she has some great pieces!
Glad you linked up with VIF!
xo,
Debra

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Your scale is great. I love the rusty state it is in. It gives it charm. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

OMG...what a great find...for both of you! Love the patina on that scale. You couldn't faux that...it's perfect!
Wait a minute...one like that would be perfect on my kitchen porch....ooooo now I'm gonna be serching for one like that..especially at that price!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

How exciting that you received "the" scale! Aren't bloggers the nicest people?!

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Great scale and so lucky to received it as a gift. How nice!

Krafty Kat said...

She does do some amazing redo's on furniture! Love that rusty scale! I wouldn't change a thing either! Visiting from the ColoradoLady's Vintage Thingie!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love your scale. I wouldn't change it either. Let it be original it has so much great character. Blessings, Debbie

Anna said...

I would definitely leave it as-is, it is wonderful!!!

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