Another Vintage Scale Makeover (and, should I open an Etsy shop?)

When I was toying with starting a decorating blog, I thought about some topics I’d want to write about. They included subjects like “why I try not to collect things” and “how to love Vintage and not become a hoarder.”

Well, so far I’ve published 4 blog posts and two are about vintage scales. I’m worried I might be collecting (and possibly hoarding).

I found this amazing cast iron scale on the same outing where I found the scale in the first post. If you’re ever around Columbia, MO, you have to check out Veranda Antique Mall. This place is huge and the vendors are very high quality. The prices can be on the high side, but I found some amazingly reasonable finds and the people are extremely friendly. I happened to stop by when one of the vendors were cleaning out their booth and he was eager to get rid of things. I noticed this scale and he offered such an amazing price, I couldn’t pass it up. I wasn’t in love with the fact it was black and didn’t think I had a place for it, but for the price, I thought it might haunt me forever if I passed it by! I’ve had one too many “One that I left behind” moments. Which happens to be another blog post topic idea… I wasn’t going to regret this one.

So, I bought it, brought it home, and cleaned it up. This one was MUCH easier than the other scale. I love how it looks!! It was a true diamond in the rough. But, the reality is I don’t have a good place that I can put it, but I’m still looking!


But, that led me to a thought of starting an Etsy shop. I have lots of great items that are perfectly awesome, just not in my space, right now. I’m curious if anyone reading this can share some pros, cons, advice, or words of warning for opening an Etsy shop.

In the mean time, I’m busy carrying my scale around the house, looking for that perfect spot!!

I’ll let you know if I find it!