Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Suzanne at Colorado Lady has chosen a theme for this week's Vintage Thingie Thursday. Her fun but difficult theme is What Was I Thinking?
If there was a prize for this, Suzanne would win hands down. You gotta check out her purchase. It is nothing like you have ever seen before! Way to go Suzanne!!!





Here is my What Was I Thinking? item. Thank goodness I didn't pay anything for this...I heisted it from my mom and dad's a long time ago. It is a galvanized scoop thingie (technical term) that attaches to a hanging scale. I believe that it is from an old store in my hometown.

My initial thought was to use it in the kitchen for veggies or something but after getting it home I decided it was way too big...sooo it has been sitting idle in storage and will be included in a garage sale in the near future. Can anyone think of a good repurpose for it?

26 comments:

Coloradolady said...

You have got to be kidding...garage sale my foot! This is wonderful. How about Towel rack in the bathroom, fabric storage in a craft or sewing room, Oh, this is really cute!

I think I have a problem today, everyone's What was I thinking post have me wanting their items.....yep, a problem

Amy said...

That is SO cool! I am coveting it! Could you display potted plants in it on your porch maybe? Imagine what a conversation piece it would be...

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Put dried flowers in it, or put yer garlic and onions in it in the kitchen? I love it!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you wanna sell that scoop.. you can even hang it in the garden and put some flowers.. or hang it at your porch and drape lace around it.. and some millinery flowers and wallah.. it look so romantic at one of the corners at your porch.. hehehehe

happy VTT

Keetha said...

I remember those in the grocery store to weigh out your produce.

Fun vintage find!!!

Marie Reed said...

I thought that it was a bird bath at first! Maybe birdies would ike it! You could fill it up with birdseed too!

Ulla said...

How about a storage place for children's soft toys? Or if you want it outdoors,plant some nice hanging flowers in it.

Ruby said...

All great and grand useful suggestions for the scoop. It is not the easiest piece to find a space for. I really liked the bird feeder idea. Ruby

Jeanne said...

I too love the old scale thingy. It is fun and vintage. However, we all do not like the same things do we? it is a good thing too. LOL.

Hugs...Jeanne

Robin said...

I'm thinking that a silk floral arrangement (which could be seasonally decorated) would be very pretty!

LV said...

If it fits in with the rest of your kitchen, could be used to hold bananas.

ScrappyPam said...

A bird feeder or bird bath - you've already got the hanging part! Dabble the bottom with alcohol inks for some color... it would also hold plant - a hanging ivy or something that drapes. All sorts of uses!

Donna said...

I remember putting nails in a scoop like that ...weigh them ...use to sell nails by the pound back in the day...make a cute flower container haning from a tree...

mannequin said...

Oh wow. There are a bajillion things you could with that. I sure hope there's a post coming up showing us what you've decided to do with it.
It's a great find!

Stephanie said...

haha I love it! How about a planter...for the kitchen since its a kitchen (sorta kinda) item? A little oregano, some thyme, and mint would pour right out the scoop end! Don't throw it out! :)

shopannies said...

Man wish I was close enough I love it. Magazine holder, bathroom supplies, great for idle kitchen Oh my girl this is surely a find

Susan said...

I remember when our local grocery store had scales like this for produce and it hung by the register--even penny candy was weighed on it.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Are the grand kids too big to be pushed in this? Hanging from a tree, looks like a swing to me!

Wish I could be around for that garage sale!

Virginia said...

Can it go in the garden as a hanging "basket"?

Happy VTT!

Tikimama said...

Wow! You sure got your wish on suggestions for what to do with it! Wish I could suggest something original, but I think you've got plenty of good ideas already here!

Elizabeth said...

Could it be a planter from a tree?

Kris Dickinson said...

Not sure....hummmmm. I guess I'd say a planter too.

nanael said...

I am in your AAWA group.
I LOVE your blog, the colors and the vintage feel.
Ellen

azLizJane said...

Is is big enough to use as a swing?

Liz

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Hmmm... I'm think maybe plants in it? Would that work?

House of Hullabaloo said...

Could you use it as a swing? Would you like to swing from a star? Maybe use it for a tanning bed?