Published on February 23, 2009
I love bakelite, even if it is not worth what it used to be. It has wonderful qualities that are unlike other vintage plastics. Bakelite colors tend to be rich and saturated, it was intricately carved and worked, and it has a nice weight in the hand. I am attracted to it whenever I see it, especially in its more unusual forms.
I currently have a pin in my etsy shop that is different than any I have seen. It is the carved face of a man or a troll or a dwarf…I don’t know. He always makes me think…READ MORE
Published on July 13, 2008
We enjoyed a truly beautiful upstate NY summer Saturday today — sunny, hot but not unbearable, with a breeze that felt lovely if you were standing in the shade. You might say it was a perfect day for a picnic, or a hike in the hills, or a visit to a historical site. And you would be correct. Steven and I, on the other hand, saw it as the perfect day to go lawn saling! (Remember what I said in that previous post about Saturday being a prime workday if you are an antique dealer.)
So we awoke bright and…READ MORE