Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Little Scaley

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would share with you a little something I found in a thrift shop in England.
Don't you just love her? This was just the cutest little scale and I had to have her! I dressed her up with some faux fruit. I think she looks lovely.
This is an old balance weight scale made in England but the weights are in ounces and pounds! The tray, or scoop, looks like a big scoop, is copper. I haven't cleaned her up yet and will treat the cast iron weights like I do my skillets - rub em down with shortening and bake em up a bit.
 Here you can see the copper or maybe it's brass.
Well, my little olden scale is feeling right at home sitting here on my island in the kitchen. Mr. Precious started poking his bananas in the scoop and I told him, no, no, Nannette! Sorry, this scale is not a banana boat! :) Men!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Day-O (Banana Boat Song)

Day-o, day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Work all night, gonna drink our rum
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Stack banana 'til the mornin' come
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Come Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Come Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

A beautiful bunch, a ripe banana
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
I seek deadly lacked a launch-ra
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Come Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Come Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)

Day-o, day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan' go home)
~ sung by Harry Belatonte


30 comments:

  1. I've been catching up on all of your England posts - looks like you had a wonderful time! Love this scale - really different from most olden scales. ...now I'll be humming your song all day long!! :)

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  2. Hi Shelia, love this scale you found while on your trip. It has the perfect old patina. Love how you've display it. Love that song too. I'll be singing it all day now!!! Have a blessed Sunday. xo

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  3. Aww how darling. I love the weights that came with it. You did good, and found such a unique piece.

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  4. Sheila, this scale sure is a good find. I love what you did with the fake fruits.

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  5. Shelia, I love your scale. What a great find and souvenir from England!!

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  6. Well, you just made me laugh, Banana boat! Kathleen in Az

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    1. 's always good to laugh, Kathleen! Hope you're doing well.

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  7. I love your scale! It's looks very rich with its colors of black and copper. I wonder if it ever graced the kitchen of a royalty.

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  8. Shelia,
    I love, LOVE, L O V E your English Scale,dear friend!!!
    I'd say copper. . .but at second glance, it appears to be brass!!!
    It's absolutely adorable!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. What a treasure! Love, love, love it. fondly ~lynne~

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  10. What a cutie!! And, a wonderful reminder of your trip. It must weigh quite a bit -- did you carry it on in your purse???? Sally

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  11. What a cute scale...and in ounces...yeah!!! It's darling!!! What...bananas...??? Men are a trip!!!

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  12. As a science educator, I love vintage scales and other equipment. I love that it came with the weights. Love it!

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  13. What a lovely scale from England, Shelia. I know you will enjoy having it in your kitchen. A nice souvenir from your trip! ♥

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  14. What a great find, Shelia! I am surprised the weights are in ounces instead of grams...do you think it was made for export to the US?

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  15. Oh my, I love your vintage scale with weights and all...and the way you embellished it for Fall sweet friend.
    I will put one on this on my to 'find list.'
    I'm so happy you had an awesome time in England, I love England too.
    Thanks for your sweet visit, I so appreciate it and it'll make me start my week in a happy mood.
    You have a great week too!
    FABBY

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  16. What a wonderful piece to bring back from your trip to England, Shelia! I great reminder of your trip and perfect to incorporate into your vignettes.

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  17. That was certainly a FIND, Shelia! What a neat old piece. It looks great as is but will be purty all shined up, too! Love it! xoDiana

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  18. What a wonderful find! Love the weights that came with it! I only have one vintage scale....so far:)

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  19. Great find - its a beauty. Looks good on your island.
    Mary

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  20. What a great new treasure you found, Sheila. It looks JUST RIGHT on your counter.

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  21. Love it, we are heading to France soon, I hope I can find a great beauty like that. How did you get her home?

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  22. I love it, Shelia. And, you have her dressed so beautifully!

    Barb ♥

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  23. Beautiful find! I had to laugh -- bananas live on our olden one, too. Sometimes tomatoes on the other side... sigh.

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  24. What a wonderful and charming find... love that little scale! Bananas... sounds like something Mr. Ramblings will do! :) ~Rhonda

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  25. I love your little scale. What a wonderful find from your trip to England! My dear mother has a scale in her dining room. I really must get some photos and share some of her things on my blog.
    ~Adrienne~

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  26. What a wonderful find. A scale. I love it. Of course you always make things look so lovely. Hugs to you my friend. Karie

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