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”

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”

Selling Vintage A to Z ~ Announcing a New Blog Series

I am super excited about this post. I have dabbled in the past with various “Vintage Glimpse” or “Vintage Education” posts…but with no real focus. Just items or brands that I had come across that I wanted to learn more about and so I shared my research with you. The idea for a vintage dictionary … Continue reading “Selling Vintage A to Z ~ Announcing a New Blog Series”