I'm a collector of many things but one of my main obsessions is bakelite. I started collecting bakelite about 2 years ago. When other wives want diamonds from their husbands, I want old plastic. I love the clack noise that they make and all of the beautiful colors. Many of my bangles and earrings were found digging through antique mall booths and flea markets. I found several of them marked "plastic bracelet" at the cost of a few bucks and a blister from the rub-n-sniff test. I find such excitement and suspense, digging through piles of junk, looking for my plastic treasures, inspecting, rubbing, smelling them like a lunatic and finally striking gold. I am so thankful to have a husband with rough hands and a keen sense of smell to help me!
|the dangling butterscotch earrings were my first Mother's Day gift from Pj and Olivia|
|My first bakelite|
|Christmas gifts from Amanda (red) and Pj (green)|