Bouquets of Bakelite silverware is just the thing I needed
to start thinking of the direction I want to go in
to plan for the Fall decor in the kitchen.
Bakelite silverware is some of the many things I that acquired from my friend Martha.
For those who are not familiar with Bakelite . . .
According to Wikipedia.org, Bakelite is an early plastic thermosetting phenol, formaldehyde resin
developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907.
One of the first plastics from a synthetic compound. Because of its non-conductive
and heat resistant properties, it was used in electric insulators,
radio and telephone casings and other products such as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems,
children’s toys and the list goes on.
The retro aspect of Bakelite has made it very collectible.
I have had these pieces of Bakelite in a box, waiting for the perfect moment and idea
on how I want to display these pieces.
I read a post by Kathysue of Good Life of Design,
where she posted about some Fall elements of design and these images caught my eye.
One from Pinterest
And the other was a photo of how Kathysue displayed her bakelite in what I believe was her former kitchen.
The ah-ha moment occurred. I quickly grabbed my box of Bakelite silverware
and started to make my bouquets!
I realized that most of the Bakelite went well with my glass tile in the kitchen.
Like my mantel . . . I am doing a little pre-Fall decorating.
Just gathering ideas and creating a base for the real Fall decor to come.
One of the things I did this weekend was to go to a home improvement big box store
to get a few things for projects and they had mums! Who would have thought in this 95 degree weather.
No mums for me yet! I wait till they arrive at the Farmer’s Market.
Another thing I did this past weekend was attending an estate sale.
I actually walked by this piece and a few minutes later,
my friend Sherri spotted this ironstone piece made by Johnson Brothers that I walked right by.
I quickly went to that room where she said it was and yep, I definitely overlooked it.
Thank goodness for a friend’s keen eye.
I have 2 chamber pots in my collection, but this one was almost pristine and
who can turn away from a $12.00 price tag!
I went to the estate sale hoping that I could snag a farm table that was in the sale.
However, it was too big for the particular place in my home. It was a beauty though!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a most beautiful day!