Monday, 7 September 2009

Vintage find: Salter kitchen scales

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I guess this isn't strictly a 'find' as these Salter Scales were kindly given to me by my Gran a few weeks ago, but I love them so much I had to include it on the blog!

They date from around 1945, when my Gran was newly married. She started married life in an austere, post-war Britain where home cooking and being thrifty was second nature to most women.

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As you can see from the photos, these scales were well used by my Gran. She used to set aside one day a week to bake. This was a very common thing for post-war housewives to do as there was very little, if any, convenience food in the shops. So if you wanted a pie, a pudding or a cake, you had to make it from scratch.

Apart from the timeless design of the scales, I love the fact that my Gran was so fond of them.

It's nice to know that she cooked food for her family using these scales every week. It's a tradition I hope to continue with my own family.

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3 comments:

That Crafty Fish! said...

lovely lovely lovely x

MegPS said...

I've got some Salter scales from my nana, they're pink, but they're bathroom scales, so are merely decorative ha ha

Chop's Cakes said...

Hey I love this blog, so crafty and such beautiful photos. I have these scales too I picke them up from my ocal junk shop for a fiver look at mine on my blog check them out here: http://www.chopscakes.co.uk/blog/?p=67

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