My Vintage Finds

The other week, I posted some pictures of my dining room that included some of my recent purchases of vintage silver and ironstone.  At the time, I promised to post pictures of the other items that I had purchased on that shopping trip, but to be honest, with my son’s birthday party, my guest bedroom makeover and the start of school, I haven’t yet had a chance to incorporate everything!  But I didn’t want to further delay showing you the goodies I found, so I took a couple of pictures just to give you a sneak peek.  Please forgive that these photos aren’t very exciting!

 

I purchased these three vintage flower frogs because….well, because I like them!  I love industrial pieces and worn metal and these flower frogs do both!  I might use them for flower arrangements when needed, but more than likely, I’ll just use them as part of a vignette in either my dining room or guest bedroom.  If I use them in the guest bedroom, I’ll likely use one as a photo holder since I love to find new uses for vintage pieces.

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Flower Frogs

 

I also found these cute Bingo cards.  I love the worn look on the cardboard!  And these are actually useful because we can play Bingo with the kids for family game night.

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Bingo Cards

 

Both items are currently displayed together in my guest bedroom inspiration piece (that I have yet to paint!)

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Flower Frogs and Bingo Card Vignette 1

 

I also found these three small clipboards.

Tidbits&Twine Small Vintage Clipboards

 

I know they don’t look like much right now, but I plan to add some family photos to them and use them as frames on the wall, as shown below.

Tidbits&Twine Clipboard Frames

 

But the piece I am most excited about and just love, love, love is this vintage scale!

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Scale Vignette 1

 

I love that the colors work well in my kitchen, plus the face is perfectly worn with tons of character!

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Scale Face

 

I haven’t yet exactly figured out how I will use this in my kitchen, so I tried out a couple of different vignettes.

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Scale Apple Vignette

 

Plus, did you notice that this one still has its metal basket on top?  (By the way, does that basket have an official name?  If so, what is it?)

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Scale Top Apple Vignette

 

I had a blast shopping at Room With a Past and am so happy with my purchases.  Now if I could just finish up some of my projects so that these items can finally have a home!

Tidbits&Twine Vintage Finds

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12 comments on My Vintage Finds

  1. Becky
    August 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM (4 years ago)

    Wow! Love all of your finds, and especially love that clip board wall! That is fabulous!! I also have a love for the little flower frogs! Too cute!
    Have a lovely holiday weekend, and thank you for sharing your pretties!!
    Becky

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      August 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM (4 years ago)

      Hi Becky – Doesn’t that clipboard wall look fun?! And I don’t know what it is about those flower frogs, but I just love ’em! Thank you for your kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!

      Reply
  2. Stacey
    August 30, 2013 at 4:59 PM (4 years ago)

    Great finds! I really like the vignettes you’ve created with the scale already.

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      August 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Stacey!

      Reply
  3. Debra
    September 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM (4 years ago)

    Wonderful treasures! The only thing I’ve ever heard the top of the scale called is a ‘Tin Pan’. Hopefully someone else can clarify for us. Enjoy your site.

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 5, 2013 at 7:42 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Debra!!! I looked up ‘Tin Pan’ and found several images similar to mine, so perhaps that’s what it’s called! Thank you so much for the help! :)

      Reply
  4. Laurel@chippingwithcharm
    September 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM (4 years ago)

    Great finds!! Lucky you…I think we like the same kinds of stuff…I would have bought all of those things too :) Laurel

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Laurel – That was definitely a fun day of shopping! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!

      Reply
  5. Donna Wilkes
    September 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM (4 years ago)

    I thought your vignettes were lovely. Love the bingo cards and the scale.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Donna!

      Reply
  6. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose
    September 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM (4 years ago)

    Hi! love the scales! I have one set but would like more. oh and the clip boards… I passed over 4 of these the other day, not thinking what to do with them… visiting thru Knick of Time party ;-)

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM (4 years ago)

      Hi JoAnn – I had never seen small clip boards before but fell in love with them right away. Now if only I could finish my guest room I could actually hang them on the wall! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment!

      Reply

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