“Light as a Feather” Scale Styled 4 Fun Ways for Spring


This week was crammed pack for us. It seemed like we had more going on than usual but most importantly a birthday boy was in the house! Brody turned 2! It was such a fun time celebrating the “baby” in our family. Also, we finally got a new dishwasher after we were told ours was unrepairable (always good news to hear, ha!). My husband joked (I think!) that he forgot what the bottom of our sink looked like after 2 weeks with no dishwasher!

With the dishwasher up and running, and some extra time on my hands from cleaning dishes 24/7 , I have been playing around with my beloved “Light as a Feather” scale for Spring. This scale is one of my all time favorite buys because of its versatility and ability to be used all year long. It can be styled so differently depending on the season, holiday, or your current style,  making it a a timeless piece.

Before I go any further let’s take a minute to talk about the name of this scale and where to find this beauty! Many of you may already own this scale or have seen it on Fixer Upper, and might know it as a different name. For continuity purposes I am going to refer to it as the “Light as a Feather” scale (per Magnolia Market)! But I’ve also seen it referred to as decorative iron scale, antique style scale, and decorative vintage style scale. Lots of different names, one beautiful scale. Now that that is cleared up, let’s discuss where to purchase this guy. My go to for farmhouse finds is Decor Steals, and I wasted no time sweeping this particular scale up for $45 total a while back! It’s sold out now (I mean for that price, of course it is!), but they restock and bring back favorite items often so keep your eye out. Other places I have seen it available online are Magnolia Market (here), Amazon (here), and Curtis Creation (here).

I mean really what is there not to love about this scale? The possibilities are endless and it can easily be used in any room in your home.  I am always playing with it and tweaking it here and there, because even the smallest change gives it renewed beauty. Lately, I styled it for Spring in our dining room (#1), but usually you can find it on our kitchen island. I keep it really simple and switch out small things for the different seasons or holidays! Today, I wanted to share 4 fun ways to style this scale for Spring!

  1. First up, I styled it in our dining room. My goal was for this table to resemble a day picking at the local farmer’s market. By keeping it really simple with these found corbels, vintage books, and favorite sage bush the scale is really highlighted. I added fresh tulips to some old jars and love the Spring vibe it instantly gave this scale. This one is a true reflection of my style, rustic simplicity! And it’s a good excuse to have fresh tulips around all Spring long!         
  2. Again in the dining room. I kept the books the same as above, because I like the height it gives the scale in this room. Next, I added this small wreath, a few mint candles, this adorable bunny, and my favorite wood beads. The dark iron scale with the mint candles is such a lovely combination for Spring (see post all about my favorite mint decor here).
  3. Now let’s move on to the kitchen! Our kitchen island is pretty large, but this scale can hold its own. The wood tray is extra special because we used it to serve mini desserts on at our wedding. It is the perfect size for this scale, and a staple on our kitchen island. I had so much fun styling it here with a small nest, and my go to IKEA plant. I love this one for Easter morning! 
  4. Lastly, these adorable herb pots. I found these at a barn sale for my favorite local shop a few months ago and have had them on the scale since. They are just the perfect size for each side of this scale! As you can see I got a lot of use out of that bunny, but I just love him for Spring. Do you own this scale, or something similar? Do you have as much fun as I do styling it for the different seasons? I really can not get enough of this beauty! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Sources:
Decorative Scale// Decor Steals (currently sold out)
Magnolia wreath// Antique Farmhouse
Farmer’s Market Sign// Decor Steals
Wood beads// Gable Lane (no longer available)
Tray, herb pots, books, corbels, glass jars// Found and Antique shops
Bunny// Target
Mint votive candles// Target
Small faux plant// IKEA
Large faux sage// Birch Lane
Nest// Hobby Lobby

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Hi, I'm Jess. Soon to be mom of three and lover of all things decor and design. Follow along as we renovate our newly bought farmhouse one room at at time, and welcome baby #3. So happy you are here!

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