This week I went on a mini buying trip for the shop with my shopping buddy who also has a vintage store. You may remember her from her shortie inlay boot score which I still hate her a little for. Just kidding! I love you.
Anyhoo…we had so much fun! We totally cleaned up too! We almost filled the van with total awesomeness – vintage cameras, souvenir state plates, glassware, pottery, art, linens, and all kinds of random goodies. But my personal favorite score is, of course, bakelite! The bakelite I have in the shop has been selling well, especially the carved pieces, so I wanted to replenish my stock a bit. And I found some really great pieces! Lookie!
Isn’t that bangle that’s half green bakelite, half wood great? I’ve never seen anything like it. And that cherry red necklace. Yum. I am so proud of my restraint that none of these are being added to my personal collection. It’s tough. But, of course, I did by one *tiny* little bakelite prize for little ole me. I’m only human, right?
Aside from the adorable butterscotch horseshoe pendant, I really love the unique chain and length on this necklace. Of course my shopping buddy, who has great taste and a hawk-like eye, picked this up first. Lucky for me she passed on it and I pretty much ripped it right out of her hands. Thanks buddy!
And, naturally, I couldn’t go on a shopping trip without loading up on provisions: