Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sale Time!!

It that time of year.. I have cleaned out my studio and have come across some Retro Betty pieces form yesteryear! These pieces are one of a kind treasures, some from last season, some a sort of vintage look at where Retro Betty started, and a few unique current season items that are all marked up to 75% off.. All these beautiful little trinkets are limited quantity, and most are single quantity's .. A glimpse  of what is on the "Sale" page:

It is the perfect time to capture your little Retro Betty treasure, buy one for a friend, a gift for the holidays, and not to be self centered- but one for yourself! Dive in and don't wait to long.... these are sure to go fast! Visit the sale page for more one of a kind CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP Retro Betty goods!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tons and Tons of Buttons....

Much like a treasure hunt.. I sift through the twenty pound box of buttons that arrived to my home via  USPS by route of Canada. Do Canadians have different, better, more unique buttons than that of what I have found here state side? This recent purchase, from a dry cleaner that shut its doors in Canada twenty five years ago.. the smell, not so great- but the hunt... exhilarating!
     After you have been collecting buttons for as long as I have you start to think you have seen it all... now thanks to this box, there are "new" buttons to be seen. A painstaking task, sorting buttons, my younger sister sorts through with speed, paying no attention to the remarkable little pieces of history that she tosses from one pile to the next. I on the other  hand sort a handful to her tons, while discovering each button, exploring each manufacturing detail, and what each is made of. Buttons have been around almost since the beginning of time, though only used for adornment by the Romans, it was in Germany in 1200's that buttons became utilitarian. Manufactured from everything from bone, shell , vegetable resins, wood and now metal and plastic. A recent visit to the Nation Button Society ( unveiled  single buttons that were selling for thousands of dollars!
    A bit nerdy? Perhaps...  but just look what Retro Betty does with these tiny bits of culture and history!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Retro Betty @ Circle 8 Gallery

Circle 8 Gallery will be showcasing a small collection of Retro Betty good from April 26th - May 27th. Some of the pieces on display for purchase include:

Circle 8 Gallery is located @ 4415 W. 43rd Avenue ( 44th and Tennyson), in a hip new area- spend the day, or the evening.. There are many great shops and places to snack. Feel like contributing to the community, drop in to the Comfort Cafe also located on Tennyson for a spectacular meal, pay what you can, this kitchen is a non profit, a new Retro Betty Fav! visit for more information.