Vintage French Scale, A Centuries Old French Stock Pot and More French Treasures

I love scales . .

When I spotted this scale at a very large Antique shop in France . .

I knew it had to come home with me . .

~ ~ or should I say, it had to be added to the stash going in the container!

However, as most of you know, there was much more than a scale that was shipped home.

Before I start with the pics, I want to thank everyone for your birthday wishes.

~ ~ I spent my birthday with my family . . always a good one spent with your loved ones!

The vintage scale and centuries old stock pot.

The stock pot has an incredible pewter lid.

It also has an inner lid in which the antique shop owner said was rare for it to have “survived”

I placed my pitcher of silver spoons on the other side of the scale.

Love that I can showcase both the scale and the stock pot together.

How can you not leave France and purchase the wonderful Herbs de Provence ~

I actually bought this at the airport as we were departing.

Then there are the cute glass yogurt cups ~ ~ We ate our yogurt each morning . .

~ ~ ~ and saved our containers! ~ ~ Oh those tourists!!!

A bit of Rosemary and Olive Oil ~ ~

For my birthday, my friend Barbara filled a vase filled with Rosemary…

~ ~ and attached a gift card to my favorite garden center.

So I replaced the Christmas trees with the most fragrant Rosemary.

We all purchased the Olive Oil at the airport before departing too.

I actually did most of my souvenir shopping at the Paris airport. 🙂

I bought 3 French Jam Jars ~ ~ love them.

Waiting for an epiphany for a creative use for them.

My “French Antique Kitchenwares Vignette” ~ ~ and more French kitchen items to share soon.

~ ~ and the only space that there are no Christmas decorations!

Working on doing that this week ~ ~ and next ~ ~ and next!

Have a wonderful day!!

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  1. You found some treasures, Shirley! I love your vignettes! Thank you for sharing a bit of your trip with us!
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  2. Ooh, I love the scale and stock pot, Shirley. I think that’s my favorite scale of all I have seen across blog land. And herbes de provence is my go-to herb mix for most chicken dishes. Good on pork, too. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your goodies. 🙂
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  3. I’m really fascinated with that scale…wonderful! And that stock pot…never seen one like that! Great finds! 😉

  4. Oh goodness that scale is just heavenly. And I adore the stock pot. What a treasure. I know you are having a ball with your recently arrived French purchases. I am loving seeing everything that you and Kim bought. xxoo
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  5. Love that scale and the stock pot. Two great finds. I am sure and idea will come to you for the jam jars.

  6. Shirley, what gorgeous pieces. Love that scale and that crock!!! I really like the touch with the silver spoons in the pitcher too.

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  7. Fabulous scale, Shirley!! Love the whole vignette you created with your French goodies.
    Mary Alice
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  8. Great choices, Shirley!
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  9. Love your new treasures ! Especially the scale !
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  10. I love how the white of the scale base works so well with the other white pieces you have displayed, Shirley! That is a great looking scale. Glass yogurt containers? If we had those here I’d be saving all of mine! As it is, I do save the plastic ones for holding paint.
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  11. Beautiful treasures, Shirley! I knew you would have some wonderful finds; and create some fabulous vignettes with them! I love everything that you brought back!
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  12. Love the kitchenware vignette,Shirley. The scale is fabulous.
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  13. So beautiful! You always create the best looks in your home.

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  14. I love your new finds. That scale is gorgeous and I love all your new white items and the way you have displayed them. Someday….I might just get to Paris. I hope! A girl can dream.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
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  15. Shirley- I would have arm wrestled you for that scale. OMGosh- What a purchase that was!!! I love it- did you sit on pins and needles waiting for it to get stateside? Your vignette looks lovely. I have a couple of those little jam jars, too. I actually use them for votives. Hope you have a grand rest of the day. We are at 45 BELOW ZERO here with wind chill. Yeah- welcome to MY world! xo Diana
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  16. I LOVE your French Kitchenware vignette Shirley and all the goodies you brought back home with you!
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  17. Wow, the scale was worth waiting for….I don’t think I could have passed it up either. I saw one the other day that hangs from the ceiling and it drew me right in, until I saw a two hundred dollar price tag. That kind of stopped me….LOL I hope you enjoy yours and the memories it evokes for a long time!
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  18. Peggy Thal says

    You need to surround yourself with things you love and make you happy. Looks pretty too.

  19. Shirley,
    Your treasures are awesome. The stock pot so great and the little yogurt glass cups too cute I would have kept them too! Love the scale it looks perfect in your kitchen. I cannot wait to see more. Totally worth the wait to get your special treasures.
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  20. I hope you had a great birthday. Today is my son’s birthday.

    Love your new pretties.
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  21. Beautiful vignette and I love all your French treasures. Can’t wait to see more.

  22. What a gorgeous piece! and the crock pot is beautiful too!



  23. What a great vignette to warm the inside of your home during these winter months…although I don’t know how cold it really is there. I hear it has been cooler than usual. At any rate, this is beautiful, and I love the scale and stock pot! The pitchers filled with rosemary give me a great idea of what to do with rosemary toward the end of the season around here. I occasionally will have some leftover. Of course, here in the Midwest it only grows seasonally and then dies off unless you want to try to dig it up and haul it in and find a super sunny spot for it to live over the winter months. Uh….no. I’ll just give it a good haircut and enjoy the fronds while I can in a pretty pitcher! 🙂

    Great…this is more inspiration for me to get all this Christmas stuff down and get started making our home feel like just plain ol’ winter again.
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  24. Shirley, all of your French kitchen finds are exquisite!! The scale is amazing (and those jam jars would make the best little bud vases or votive holders!) The rosemary looks wonderful in your pitcher, too-such a thoughtful gift!
    Happy belated birthday, and Happy 2014 🙂

  25. Shirley this is a lovely vignette to display your beautiful treasures xo
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  26. Oh Shirley, what wonderful finds. Love the vignette. You really purchased some terrific items in France and I love everyone one of them.
    Happy Belated Birthday and may all your wishes come true.
    All of my Christmas decorations are put away and now I just have to clean and re-decorate..
    Have a great week.
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  27. Gorgeous! I would have saved the yogurt jars, too. 🙂
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  28. Your kitchen vignette looks awesome. You certainly found some great treasures. I “warned” you the Paris airport was a great place to shop! LOL
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  29. I absolutely love the items you bought in France for your kitchen! I love the scale and little pot on top of it. It’s beautiful. I think I would’ve nabbed that too. Love the olive oil jar you bought as well. So many gorgeous french treasures!

  30. NOW that is a score Shirley. I am in LOVE with that scale, oh boy. Looks fantastic in your kitchen!
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  31. Thanks Shirley for stopping by and your wonderful comments. That is one of my favorite quilts as well, I have several but I always go for that one, I think the bright colors are what do it for me. The old house is coming back to life, the kitchen is going to be one big job! Talk soon.

  32. Shirley, it’s fun to see what you and Kim found and returned home with. Love the vignette on your kitchen counter with that pretty tray as a backdrop. Awesome scale and stock pot. Thanks for sharing these pretty French finds.

  33. What a treasure the beautiful scale is!! You’re going to have so much fun designing vignettes around it, this one is perfect in your kitchen! Those yogurt cups are so cute, I would have been asking for more yogurt!! 🙂
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  34. Happy New Year, Shirley! I hope your holidays were wonderful! I am in love with the new scale and stock pot!! Your entire french kitchenware vignette is to die for!! Gorgeous as always!!! I know you must be excited to have your lovely purchases from France finally out of the container and in place at home!

    Thank you for stopping by and the Birthday wishes for my little guy! You are so sweet! 🙂


    P.S. I do the crazy tourist thing, and save my containers when I’m traveling in Europe too! Oh, and the pretty packaging and boxes sometimes too! 😉

  35. I love seeing the things you got in France, Shirley! Love this pot and the yogurt cups and SCALE!! Keep tyhe posts coming:)
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  36. Just beautiful treasures Shirley! Can’t wait to see more! Scales are one of my favorites too!!~~Angela
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  37. Beautiful french vignette. It is a good thing I did not go to France with you… we would have had to wrestle you for that scale! Boy, the airport in France sure has lots of great things to bring home!!! Happy belated Birthday, dear friend!
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  38. Looks like you found some wonderful treasures! Love that scale and the jar.
    Happy belated birthday wishes!!
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  39. Happy belated birthday!
    I love your new(old) scale & what you’ve done with your counter tops… gorgeous!
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  40. Hi Shirley. I’m a new follower via Bloglovin’. Your French kitchen vignette is delightful. I have that same olive oil bottle on my kitchen counter. I bought the olive oil 8 or 9 years ago basically because I wanted that bottle! LOL. I host Every Room In The House, a month-long blog party at A Joyful Cottage. This month we’re partying in The Kitchen, and I would love it if you’d come and share your vignette. Here’s the link:
    I hope you’ll join us. ~ Nancy

  41. Shirley those are wonderful treasures from France!
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  42. I love the scale Shirley! I hope to get to France one day. What a fun adventure you had. Happy belated birthday!
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  43. Love your stock pot Shirley, it’s beautiful on the scale balanced with your pitcher of spoons! Happy Belated Birthday to you 🙂
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  44. Very nice & unique..

  45. I love the use of Rosemary in a pitcher, what a great idea! Since I have such huge rosemary in the front yard, I’m going to fix something today. I love the smell of Rosemary. The french scale is very cool and a beautiful addition to your kitchen. What a great idea to put silver spoons in a pitcher to equal out the other side of the scale. Your ideas are just endless! Loved every pic. BTW, finally got my email fixed. Love, Pam

  46. Love those little yogurt containers and of couorse everything else.

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