Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One Scoop or Two?



Lately I’ve been finding vintage scoops....not just one scoop....not just two scoops.....lots of scoops!


I showed you this turquoise Lustroware scoop last week….Would you believe that this week I found a red Lustroware scoop that matches it?



This red-handled scoop is marked A&J ¼ cup and is perfect for dishing out pet food. The old aluminum scoop is pretty rough but it would be good for potting soil, I think.




A harvest gold ice cream scoop from the 70s and a red-handled melon scoop are still useful for their original purposes. There’s a ColorCraft measuring scoop and scoops for measuring coffee. The Sunbeam Bread scoop does double duty as a set of measuring spoons all in one utensil. One side is used for Tbsp and tsp; the other side for ½ tsp and ¼ tsp. Space-saving!



Though just barely vintage, these Tupperware rocker scoops are my favorite every-day scoops. They are great for flour and sugar and can be thrown in the dishwasher for cleaning.



But my all time vintage favorites have to be these old grain scoops. The big one looks like it was handmade of tin with a wooden hilt and handle.


I love the their time-worn look and can’t you just see them re-purposed as candleholders?




How about you?
Do you have any vintage scoops?


I’ll be linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence


35 comments:

  1. So, what's the scoop on the scoops? Where are you finding them? I don't have any and don't remember seeing any (but, maybe I never really looked.)

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  2. The scoop with the red handle and a scoop on each end is wonderful! I'm sure I have vintage scoops...I still use them! lol

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  3. Wow ~ I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scoops ~ why? I don't know ~ I just love them ~ the red and turquoise ones are fabulous ;-)

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  4. I love the scoops, especially the wooden ones! I have a couple of the big metal ones and love using them.

    You have a great collection of them!

    Pam

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  5. I still have a red handled scoop like that that my mom had in the flour FOREVER. She also had the red tupperware - maybe they were a hostess gift for a party or came with something?

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  6. Can't resist saying that you have really "scooped up" some great finds. I still have some of the Tupperware scoops too and they always come in handy. My favorites, though, are your old wooden scoops...love them with the candles in them!
    Cheryl

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  7. I love the old wooden handled scoops, yellow, red, green! And your wooden grain scoops are great! I'm on the lookout for one of those!
    Blessings!!

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  8. What a very fun collection of scoops.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. Cool scoops and I love the linens displayed with them!

    I own only one vintage scoop. It's a pink plastic one for sugar, I think.

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  10. I really love how you always seem to discover great looking treasures that are oh so useful, Sherry! I have a vintage red handled metal scoop very similar to yours. You have inspired me to actually put it to use!!!

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  11. You have been out really scooping around.

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  12. These all are looks very best and I like to prepare it on birthday party. Your posts are very much valuable for me and best way to get idea in short time, superb post.

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  13. I don't have a single vintage scoop to my name. :)
    Your's are cool.

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  14. I have one, it's copper. I LOVE the red scoops you found. I never knew the Tupperware one came in red also. Mom is still using the clear one for her sugar canister(and yes that canister is T'ware too!).
    Great idea on the candleholders. LOVE it! :)

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  15. You have a great collection of vintage scoops. I have a few and need to get them out and use them! I also love those lusterware scoops. hugs, Linda

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  16. I never thought of collecting vintage scoops, but I've had the clear Tupperware ones for years and years and use them regularly. The ones I used the most are in my Tupperware flour and sugar canisters and in the Tupperware container that contains rice.

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  17. I do have a few vintage and antique scoops. I do love what you did with the scoops and the candles, I am inspired, thanks!
    I specially love the grain scoops, more up my alley.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  18. What a cool idea using the scoop as a candle holder. And I really like those tupperware scoops. Mine always have sugar or coffee or flour on the handles. It's just a bit messy. ~Ames

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  19. I love old scoops, Sherry. And you have a terrific collection of them! My favs are definitely the grain scoops. I had a very special one a few years back and decided to sell it. Almost as soon as I did, I regretted it! I've never seen one exactly like it since.

    Thanks for linking your collection to the party. It's always so much fun to see your fabulous vintage finds. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have found a whole bunch of scoops lately too! they work great for my baking.

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  21. I would love to have an old wooden handle scoop but I never see them! I'll have to watch closer.

    I always love coming over to see what you found - always great things.
    Thanks for coming to the party.
    Rhonda

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  22. I've got some of those Tupperware scoops. Clear and yellow. I guess I never thought of them as vintage before, but they are from the 1970's. That would make me vintage also.

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  23. Love them all. How clever to put those old rustic scoops in the jars and use them as candle holders. Love this idea!

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  24. Sherry I don't have any vintage scoops, but watch now I will start finding them! Isn't it always like that! A candle holder is a great idea!

    Carol

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  25. I can honestly say I don't have any scoops but those pics make me want them! I especially like the candles.

    Coley
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  26. The old grain scoops are terrific. I've seen them done as individual shelves attached to a wall. They seem to show up every now and then.
    Ann

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  27. Yes, I do have a few old scoops and I love them. My favorite is a vintage coffee scoop with the coffee name on the handle. You have some great ones!!

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  28. What a cute idea to use grain scoops repurposed as candleholders!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  29. fun post, love the old grain scoops! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  30. I'm a one scooper myself but after seeing this I'll take as many scoops as I can get!!

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  31. What a fun collection! I especially love the old grain scoops. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  32. Love your scoop collection! When we cleaned my Mom's house, I came home with two old ice cream scoops with worn red wooden handles...and they still work! Not like the ones today (read China) where they break the first time you use them!

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  33. Oh, I love your new vintage scoops! And that is such a cute idea to use the as candle holders! I am always looking for old scoops. I have a few and use them all the time one way or another. You really have some fanastic ones. thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

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  34. I don't have any scoops but I think I'll start looking for them. Love how you have used the last two for candle holders....great idea!
    Jane

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  35. Enjoyed reading about your scoops! I just found a Lustro Ware red scoop today buried way in the deep. Brought it home, cleaned it up and it looks great. Thanks for the enjoyable read!

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