My two treasures.....

I've have two treasures I've bought this year that I just love.
Both have little stories to go with them.
 So sit back and I'll share.....

Once upon a time (when I lived in Illinois) I bought an antique scale.
The price was very good, $12.00 I think.
It was beautiful and I loved it.


Then one day the top broke off.
This was before I knew blogging existed.
I had never heard of epoxy.
So I.....
Well I......


I threw it away ~gasp!~

I THREW IT AWAY! ~sob~

I feel like such a dummy!!



I recently decided I need to put the past, in the past, and move on to the future.
 So I've bought an antique scale off Ebay.
 She's rusty and curvy and I just LOVE her!
I'm a happy girl!
All's well that ends well!


I found this beautiful candlestick at an antique mall.
For some strange reason I didn't buy her.
I was getting other things that day and I guess I just felt I had to draw the line somewhere.


Of course I couldn't stop thinking of her.
I was kicking myself for not bringing her home.
When I went back to the store she was gone.
Of course.


Except it turns out she wasn't gone.
Many months later I returned to the store.
She had been placed in a different spot, way up on a high shelf.
And now she is mine.
We are living happily ever after. ;)

I'm linking up to: Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

22 comments:

  1. The perfect love story!! I love them too!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. They are great finds. Same thing happened to me. My hubby and I were at a "junk" store. I found a scale sort of like yours but it was really rusted up. No price so I put it back. All I could think about was that scale. Asked my honey if he would stop and ask how much on his way home. He didn't have time. So I let it be. Last night he asked me to get the mail out of the front seat of his car and there was the scale!! I told him it was the nicest thing he ever did for me. Oh and it was $5!!!

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  3. Great stories, Lisa! I'm glad you were able to get another scale {and discovered blogging}. As for the candlestick, things like that say "meant to be" to me.

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  4. Oh I love your scale, I have one similar and I love it too. Your candlestick is just wonderful. What a thrill to find it after thinking it was gone. Hugs, marty

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  5. I love your two treasures, especially your scale!! Your white accents look beautiful against the rusty colors!
    Love the stories behind them, too. :)
    Have a great day! ~ Jo :-)

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  6. I love your new scales Lisa:) I love that both of these gorgeous pieces have a story to them! Hope you have had a lovely week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

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  7. I love these old rusty scales...I have been looking for one myself. The candlestick is adorable.
    xo, Sherry

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  8. Great stories and great treasures. Glad you got what you wanted.

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  9. Love the scale!! I have one in my kitchen! I am glad that you were able to find another one!! And I have found that if something calls out to me that I had better buy it because I know as soon as I get home without it, it will haunt me forever!!

    LOL!!

    Debbie

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  10. I am so glad that you stopped letting the broken, discarded scale "weigh" you down!!!!(couldn't resist)
    The new one is perfect.

    And, I love the candle holder. I love a story with a happy ending!!

    Rhonda

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  11. I'm sorry about your first scale, but love the second one. And I'm so glad you were able to reunite with that gorgeous candle holder!!!


    Hugs,
    Lana

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  12. Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

    Your scale looks utterly charming!

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  13. I felt bad for you when you said you threw your original scale away. But you've bounced back with your new/old one and your "meant to be" candlestick. That's my philosophy too, if it's destined, it will happen. Love your vignettes.

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  14. Hi Lisa,
    I know what you mean about throwing things away and later wanting to kick yourself. I think back about all the things I gave away or threw away before I had my booth and became a junker. Makes me ill. Oh well, live and learn.

    I'm glad you found another one. I like it! I also love your cherub candleholder. It was meant to be.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. Oh how funny!! Can you believe the crazy things we did before we knew about blogging? Now we can get so much inspiration!! Maybe too much sometimes, for me that is! ;)

    Love that little candle holder too, and the scale is just perfect!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  16. Your finds are gorgeous! I especially love the candle holder - she is adorable.

    Leeann x

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  17. I love your cherub and I'm so glad you were reunited...it was a match that was meant to be:) It's funny when I look back at the things I gave away or dumped before I discovered blogging...I'm sure we all kick ourselves over something!

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  18. How sweet, I'm glad it ended happily ever after :).

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  19. I've been getting into scales lately also. I bought and sold one to a friend, only to get a blue one from my husband's aunt just this weekend. I think we've all been there -not buying something and wishing we did. I'm glad yours worked out. Where in Illinois did you live?

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  20. I clicked over from a link party (I can't remember where) but I have been reading back and back and back... I'm going to follow you cause I love your blog. Please come by and check mine out when you have time... we have some decorating in common! :)

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