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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  1. 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 ;-)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      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!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Donna!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      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!

  2. 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.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      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! :)

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

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Stacey!

  4. 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!!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      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!

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