A Vintage Education ~ How to Identify Bakelite

Bakelite Handled Flatware This post contains affiliate links. In the first half of the 20th century, Bakelite was used widely for game pieces, billiard balls, phones, jewelry, buttons and more. The later development of other plastics makes it sometimes hard to tell at first glance if an object is made from Bakelite or not. However … Continue reading “A Vintage Education ~ How to Identify Bakelite”

A Vintage Education ~ Dating Old Canning Jars

 Vintage canning jars are one of those things that have kind of been in the background for me. I see canning jars fairly often at thrifts and yard sales and I normally pass right over them. Most are newer and clear glass. I’ve picked up a few in the past, just for my personal storage…I … Continue reading “A Vintage Education ~ Dating Old Canning Jars”

A Vintage Education ~ Harwood Steiger

I know I’m not alone in saying that one of the best parts of being a thrifter/vintage reseller is the education you receive. I love finding an item and going home to see what I can uncover about its past.Recently, I found this piece of fabric. It was entitled “Woodland” and signed. The motif is … Continue reading “A Vintage Education ~ Harwood Steiger”

My Top 5 Vintage Finds of 2017

Well, it’s that time again! Feels like I was just writing the post for My Top 5 Vintage Finds of 2016, and now it’s time to sum up this year as well. I know I had some good finds…when I was thinking about writing this post, I was trying to think of some highlights from the … Continue reading “My Top 5 Vintage Finds of 2017”

B is for….Brutalist ~ Selling Vintage A to Z

I hope you enjoyed the first post in my new Selling Vintage A to Z series:  A is for…..Anthropomorphic. For this second post, I’m covering another topic that I touched on in the blog years ago: Brutalism or Brutalist style. (This post contains affiliate links) I’d seen the word “Brutalist” here and there on Etsy and … Continue reading “B is for….Brutalist ~ Selling Vintage A to Z”