A Vintage Christmas Gift


I am not one to have lots of decor in our house.  My walls are mostly filled with quilted wall hangings…my shelves and tables are pretty bare.  I rarely buy things at gift shops.  I do have a weakness though..antique chicken items.

I had two egg scales.  Both I purchased from my Aunt Agnes auction.  At some point, she used both of them.

I have seen ones similar to this in antique stores but they typically don’t say “Owatonna, Minnesota” on them.

When I was a kid, my parents had one like this down in the basement.

For Christmas, Kayla and Spencer bought this one for me.  I had never seen one like it before.

On the front it says “Acme Egg Grading Scale, St. Paul, Minnesota”.

It was a wonderful gift and something that I can definitely find room for in our home.

Check out any of these links to see some more vintage goodies:   Time Travel ThursdayTreasure Hunt Thursday, and Vintage Thingie Thursday, and Ivy and Elephants.


  1. Kim Paventy says:

    What a great Christmas gift for you. I purchased an antique piano stool for my husband this year. We have been looking for one in “our” price range for a few years. I found it on craigslist from a lady that lives about five minutes from the house!

  2. Carmen says:

    OK, tell me that I am not crazy, and eggs today are smaller than they used to be! I realize you do not buy store eggs, but it sure seems that the extra large are the same as what large used to be!

  3. I am in love with your scales. My Aunt and Uncle had an egg farm years ago and i have a weakness for these things. Great memories and a great collection.
    xo, Jeanne

  4. LaVoice says:

    You have some great vintage scales. I love seeing the eggs on them. I have a vintage scale, but it is nothing like yours., I paid too much for it many years ago. Just a dust catcher now.

  5. Linda says:

    I totally love your scale—I would love one…….I always use extra large eggs for recipes-the large eggs seem so small from what I grew up with–I lived on a farm as a child—-I agree with Carmen……what do you use Jo?????

  6. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    It is beyond wonderful when someone gets you a gift that is perfect for YOU! I love all 3 of them!